It was yet another gorgeous day in Colorado Springs. The warm weather was enough to make it a nice day, but discovering this Tasty Freeze as I was driving on North Weber made it even better. Then, finding out they had just reopened for the season made me feel like I had struck gold! My Reeses Flurry really hit the spot, and I hear the burgers and fries are pretty good too. One of these days I want to do the split. Banana split, that is. They don't call it Tasty for nothing. Who's in?
After reading so many great reviews I decided it was time to give this place a try. I don't even attempt to pronounce it, but I do know it is also the name of a city in Jalisco, Mexico. The servers were friendly and patient with me as I scanned the many menu options above the counter before settling on the beef chimichanga, [$8] served with rice, beans and a dollop of sour cream. Since it was St. Patricks Day I went with the green sauce. The food was great and the restaurant was both clean and comfortable. Give them a try. You'll be glad you did.
After an appointment downtown I decided to stop in and try the burger I'd heard about from an associate. The host explained the menu items well, so I settled on their flagship onion-fried burger. The diner is family-owned and the food is described as Oklahoma-style. El Reno, Oklahoma to be exact. The burger was tasty and fresh and the prices are reasonable. Don't let the outside of the building fool you. The inside is clean and welcoming. I'm looking forward to returning soon to give the Coney dogs a try. They're also open late—a refreshing switch by Colorado Springs standards. 230 1/2 Pueblo Ave. 719.964.1461 greenlinegrill
No trip downtown is complete without stopping in to get some great tasting french chocolates. My purchases included a Candied Orange Peel and Milk Chocolate candy bar along with some Milk Chocolate-Hazelnut bark and White Chocolate-Strawberry bark. Yum! The folks at Cacao are always so friendly and welcoming! The next time you're walking downtown be sure to stop by, say hello, and sample some awesomeness.
One of my favorite places to have breakfast in town is at the New Day Cafe. The prices are reasonable and the place is clean, comfortable, and not so noisy you have to shout at each other. I love the California omelette with hash browns and sour dough toast. Our server is always friendly and helpful if there are any questions about the menu. They are open from 7:00am - 3:00pm daily serving breakfast and lunch.