My “crazy” BIG “half-portion” breakfast combo: bacon and egg omelette with jack cheese, included biscuit and gravy, just $8.99. Show some brotherly love. Stop by Crazy Brothers Diner for breakfast or lunch in the West Wind Marketplace at Centennial and Garden Of The gods Road. You’ll be glad you did! Have you accepted the Love Local Challenge? Discover more...
Whether you're traveling or just looking for a place to dine out ON Christmas Day, here's a list of places that we hear WILL BE OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY. We recommend calling ahead to make reservations. We don't typically list chain restaurants on our site, but if you're traveling out of town this weekend, you might like to know that Waffle House is open 24/7 including Christmas Day.
Happy Friday y’all!
The Love Local Challenge continues with some awesome wings at Colorado based Golden Flame Hot Wings at Stetson Hills and Powers. Take the challenge with us. Visit just one new local small business a week over the next year. That’s 52 visits a year in support of our local economy. 100 of us doing that equals 5,200 visits. 1000 of us equals doing that equals 52,000 visits. You get the point. Spread the word. Discover more...
Stop #3 on my Love Local Challenge shopping spree found me in the Santa Fe Springs gift and souvenir store in Old Colorado City. This place is literally packed full of some awesome gift selections and stocking stuffers. My nose caught a whiff of something wonderful and it didn’t take me long to find this Finch Berry soap display from where some wonderfully pleasing aromas were making their way through the store. This locally-owned store has been there for 24 years. Sadly, this was my first visit, but now you and I both know it’s there, so the next time you’re in Old Colorado City be sure to stop in.
Day one of my Love Local Challenge where I visit at least one new locally owned small business per week. This is stop #2 today and wow, do you ever feel like a kid in a candy store here! I found some great stocking stuffers. Pop Rocks and huge rolls of Smarties, my sister’s favorite! It’s a bit cool today but a great day to get out and do a little exploring. If YOU haven’t already accepted the challenge, why not today? Just visit at least ONE locally owned business a week, take some pics, and then share your finds with your friends and family and encourage them to accept the challenge as well. Remember, just 100 people doing that for one year (52 weeks) and that’s 5,200 visits to our local shops and restaurants. Tell THEM what you’re up to so THEY can get in on the excitement too! We’d love to hear about YOUR adventures.
Getting off to a great start with the Love Local Challenge with some spectacular Asada Pupusas stuffed with Pueblo chili and cheese. Loving the strawberry lemonade too! This is our first visit and it won’t be our last. Fast, friendly service and free parking too. The restaurant entrance is at the opposite end of the bakery in the same building.
In support of our local small business owners, we would like to challenge YOU to visit at least one new small business a week starting today. Take pics of your adventures and of the cool things you find and share them with your family and friends while encouraging them to take the challenge too. Just imagine 100 people doing this just once a week for 52 weeks. That equals 5,200 visits over the year that will help support our small business owners and keep our local economy strong. We’d love to hear about YOUR adventures! Not sure how to get started? Why not visit us at DiscoverCOS.com for an ever growing list of awesome, locally owned businesses right here in Colorado Springs. Let’s get started!
Perhaps it's because I'm still "reeling" about the loss of a few restaurants in town or maybe it's just because when I was a kid growing up on the North Coast we regularly ate fish on Fridays. Whatever the reason, I was certainly craving a good old fish fry tonight, and what a great "catch" it was! If you haven't been to Marigold Cafe on Centennial, just north of Garden Of The gods Road, you really should stop in and give them a try. Their fish and chips are "fin-tastic", and they have a lot of other delightful menu items as well. A basket of fresh bread and butter is hard enough to resist, let alone trying to choose a dessert from their two-page dessert menu! Did I mention they have an in-house bakery? I settled on the citrus cheesecake which was absolutely delicious. It's a good thing I was wearing my new "stretchy" belt tonight! Discover more...
It is with great sadness that we report the recent closings of three local restaurants that we've had the pleasure of dining at and blogging about since the launch of our DiscoverCOS.com website in January 2016. The other day we drove by The Dive and found they had closed their doors after 5-1/2 years. Wednesday we stopped by JP Fizzy's for dinner and were so disappointed to find they had also closed, just several months after their grand-opening in April. Then just down the street from there we found the Land Of The Pyramids building empty with no signs saying they had moved to another location. We were unable to reach them by phone to confirm. As anyone who follows this blog and our social media posts knows, we really do believe in supporting our local businesses and try to encourage others to do the same. When we discover news like this it really hurts our hearts to think these business owners just didn't feel they were able to continue. We hope you'll join us in taking every opportunity to continue supporting our wonderful, locally-owned businesses throughout the area.
Nothing like a tasty Shepherds Pie at our Colorado owned and operated Black-Eyed Pea. The meal comes with soup or salad and a basket of fresh hot dinner rolls and corn bread for just $11. Yum! Discover more...
Now DON’T PANIC people. Stay calm, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. Something eggstaordinary has happened in Colorado Springs. One visit to our local Over Easy locations and it’s easy to think it’s over for Over Easy, and were that true, it would likely put many of us in quite a scramble. We love our popular daytime eatery. If you haven’t already noticed, however, the next time you visit you’ll see the sign now says Urban Egg. Same great owners, they simply wanted to rebrand the Colorado Springs stores to match the Denver stores. So it’s easy...it’s NOT over. Colorado Springs has just officially been urbanized, that’s all.
What a great turnout for the Mike Boyle Lunch Bunch Christmas Toy Drive at Rocco’s Italian Restaurant. Awesome lunch selections were available for just $5.00 during the LIVE broadcast of The Restaurant Show on 1460AM and 101.1FM. Hundreds of toys, gift cards, and donations were received from those who attended to support this great cause.
Out with the fam at Fargo’s Pizza, a local family favorite for four generations.
When I think of toys, the first place that comes to mind is Little Richard’s Toy Store downtown. This place is packed wall to wall with some of the most amazing toy selections I’ve ever seen under one roof. I found this cool John Deere dump truck made out of recycled products, made in the USA, and even cooler, made in Colorado by Begin Again Toys in Fort Collins. The same item is listed today on Amazon for just .95 cents less than what I was able to purchase it right at the store and take home with me. This toy will be donated at tomorrow’s Christmas Toy Drive at Rocco’s Italian Restaurant during the Boyle Lunch Bunch live radio broadcast with Mike Boyle’s The Restaurant Show between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Bring an unwrapped toy for a girl or boy and while you’re there enjoy some great Rocco’s lunch specials for just $5.00 during the show. Hope to see YOU there! Remember to support our awesome local small businesses and help keep our local economy strong! Discover more...
Discover the taste of Zacatecas, Mexico right here in Colorado Springs. Beautiful views of the mountains from the patio and even from my window in the spacious dining area. Today’s lunch special was the chicken enchiladas platter for just $7.99, a great Black Friday deal indeed with fast and efficient service by our server Victoria. Discover more...
Getting an early start on Thanksgiving weekend with some tender, fall off the bone Chipotle Ribs and an order of complimentary chips with pineapple-habanero salsa...oh my! Then Anna twisted my arm to order Sopapillas for dessert. SO glad she did...they were fabulous! Stop by the Briargate location and welcome Zach the new General Manager to the neighborhood! Discover more...
Stopped by to pick up a pie to take to an event this weekend. What an awesome pecan pie indeed! There's even a surprise layer of chocolate between the pie crust and the filling. Event canceled due to the icy roads, so...loving me some pi! Discover more...
Great turn out and great deals at the BOYLE LUNCH BUNCH with The Restaurant Show’s own Mike Boyle during a three hour LIVE broadcast on AM 1460 and FM 101.1 from 10:30am - 1:30pm. The cafe is located inside the Trading Post at Garden of the gods Park. TWO buffalo burgers with chips or fries were just $7, Starbucks coffee was only $1, and ice cream from Colorado Creamery was also just $1. Be sure to visit mikeboyle.com for information about more upcoming events. Hope to see YOU on the air. Discover more...
Enjoy a great lunch and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping all under one roof. Every inch of this Colorado Springs landmark will amaze you. It's packed full of incredible gift items, books, and toys, as well as some fantastic edible options!
Had a delightful lunch while in the Shooks Run Park neighborhood of Colorado Springs where THIS delicious sandwich got its name. The Shooks Run includes bacon, guacamole, Pepper Jack cheese, tomatoes, greens, and ranch dressing. It’s also available vegan-style. A huge bowl of fresh-cut fries with ketchup and fry sauce was only an additional $3. The building also houses a market stocked with a nice variety of healthy foods, snacks, and drinks, all in a warm and inviting setting with a friendly staff quick to answer any questions and help you with your order.
749 E. Willamette Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
We weren't seeing red or feeling blue...just felt like having some "dElectable" Mexican cuisine after stopping by to place our vote. The real winner of the night was the Enchiladas Suizas. Absolutely fantastic! We then “elected” to have dessert and the Churros and ice cream got our vote. Thank you Donis, Maria, and Carlos for an evening to remember! We give you two thumbs up! Discover more...
A great October afternoon for a Chili Dog and a Root Beer Float on the patio at Colorado and 26th Street! Free parking in the lot just above and behind this landmark shop in the heart of Old Colorado City. Discover more...
2602 Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904