You can still eat good in the neighborhood and support your local businesses. Like the awesome Sweet Ruth combo, turkey, corned beef, and swiss with coleslaw on griddle rye...yum!
Doug's Breakfast & Lunch
3659 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Wow! What a great deal today...two fresh and tasty Chicago dogs, fries, and a drink for just $8. Remember, now is the time to let our local businesses know we care and want to show them we support them more than ever.
Larry's Chicago Dogs & Deli
3320 Academy Place
(Directly behind ProSound Music Store)
Be of good courage...all is not lost. At least we can still get some of our favorites (like Drifter’s Big Island Burger) at local restaurant drive thru windows and take outs, even if we have to eat it temporarily in the car, at the office, or in our homes. Today it is a burger and fries at my local Drifter’s in Briargate. For many years Drifter’s has been the place former and visiting Californians go to satisfy their cravings for an “In-n-Out” style burger. Drift on in to get yours, but remember, they’re closed on Sundays. 😋
Patsy's has your Valentine's Day covered...in chocolate! After 117 years in business, this local candy shop is sure to have that perfect gift for the one you love. Don't get the cold shoulder for not remembering...you certainly can't say we didn't remind you!
Amazing the taste buds since 1903, and parking is FREE!
1540 S. 21st St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
It would hardly be a happy Ground Hog Day without something sweet to celebrate. The Sangria will certainly hit the spot - packed full of apples, strawberries, peaches, and blueberries! Oh my, what a pie...and only six more weeks 'til Spring!
3:14 Sweet & Savory Pi Bar
5152 Centennial Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
The Hungarian Goulash at Uwe’s really hit the spot for lunch today. Couldn’t resist a slice of warm Apple Strudel for dessert! This place is surprisingly bigger than it appears on the outside, and tends to fill up with loyal regulars rather quickly. The staff are always very welcoming and the food spot on each and every time. Uwe's has been serving Colorado Springs authentic German and European cuisine since 1985.
Uwe's German Restaurant
31 Iowa Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
One of the newest additions to Colorado Springs ever expanding dining choices is Colorado’s Rib & Chop House at Powers and Dublin. The 6oz Filet was cooked to perfection and served with two sides. I selected the loaded potato and “Carrot Soufflé. Wow, who knew carrots could taste so good! Definitely my new favorite side, but the only place I’ve ever seen it is here. Shout out to Regina for her excellent suggestions and service.
Colorado's Rib & Chop House
5935 Dublin Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
Just a short walk from the hotel we found many dining options. We chose to try the fish and chips at Pompei's Grotto, locally owned and operated since 1956. While eating a light rain shower started, which is not uncommon this time of year. Afterwards I took an Uber ride downtown for a night at the theater.
LIVE at the Sydney Goldstein Theater
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Christmas Show
What an awesome, live, Saturday night performance of A Prairie Home Companion at the packed Sydney Goldstein Theater with the entire original cast. A Prairie Home Companion is a weekly radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor that aired live from 1974 to 2016 on NPR (National Public Radio) every Saturday evening from their home at the Fitzgerald Theater in Minneapolis or some large city throughout the United States when they took the show “on the road”. The group reunited for four Christmas performances in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Atlanta, and New York City for 2019.
Any visit to the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area should include a visit to Fisherman's Wharf, famous for seafood dining. The Franciscan Crab Restaurant was just a short walk from the hotel and offers superb panoramic seafood dining. Enjoy seafood favorites including Dungeness Crab, Crispy Crabcakes, Seafood Antipasto, fresh oysters, and steamed mussels. They also features freshly made burrata and salumi. To further enhance your visit, you'll find unforgettable views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco's spectacular skyline, Alcatraz and of course, historic Fisherman's Wharf right from your table. A local favorite since 1957.
After securing tickets for a BigBus Tour there was just enough time for a terrific breakfast at Boudin's Bakery. I had the traditional breakfast, which was very filling and included fresh-toasted sourdough bread. They have an amazing gift shop too!
LIVE at Grace Cathedral
ORGAN & BRASS Christmas Concert
By doing research ahead of your visit you may discover additional things to see and do. We happened to find that a Holiday concert was being held at the beautiful Grace Cathedral on one of the evenings we were in town. It featured San Francisco's own Bay Brass performing alongside the church's 7,466 pipe organ. By purchasing our ticket ahead of time on line we were able to secure a fifth row seat for the event.
Just a short walk from the hotel is the Powell & Hyde Street Cable Car. We got off at the top of Lombard Street to walk down the "Crookedest Street In The World".
A steep downhill block or two away I stopped in at the 901 Columbus Street Cafe for a light breakfast before catching the next cable car that would take me to the Bart Station that takes you to the airport.
Consistently good, consistently fresh, consistently clean, each new day after day. Serving breakfast and lunch daily from 7:00am - 3:00pm, this gem of a cafe in Rockrimmon is sure to please everyone in your party. Shout out to Alyson for great service in the middle of the busy lunch hour.
New Day Cafe
5901 Delmonico Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
A great way for us to wrap up November is having dinner at Dat’s Italian in the heart of Old Colorado City. Tonight I strayed from my favorite, the Lasagna, to try the Sicilian Spaghetti Pie. It too was very good and SO filling. The evening would not be complete without an out-of-this-world delicious Canoli for dessert, the best I’ve ever had anywhere to date. Shout out to Phillip for his excellent recommendations and service. Dennis and his family have been serving Colorado Springs since 2010 and also own and operate Templetons, one of Colorado Springs newest restaurants.
2514 W Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904