Many business owners put everything on the line to open, and I want to share their stories: the happy, the heartbreaking, the hopeful. Over the next month, I’ll be using Springs Native to not only help you connect with local restaurants and businesses who need support, but to remind you why it is so important to have these businesses in Colorado Springs.
The Principal’s Office, located inside Ivywild School, has always had stellar bartenders and tasty cocktails, but the food menu was usually a bit hit or miss. Or at least it used to be. I stopped by for their all night Monday happy hour, and of course it turned into a happy four hours because… PO has debuted a new food menu that will make you beg for detention.
I love a good brunch spot but restaurants with a delicious brunch menu as well as a decently priced bottomless mimosa are very limited in Colorado Springs. Odyssey Gastropub started its brunch service just two weeks ago and so far, they’ve done well. It’s a great menu with decent prices and the mimosas are good, but the food is where Odyssey’s creativity shines.
Postino Annex in Tempe, Ariz. was one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had. The bruschetta was insanely good, there were $5 glasses of wine and pitchers of beer almost all day and the service was impeccable. Now here is the best part: Postino is opening a Denver location in LoHi this Spring. Be still, my beating heart.
I attended Radiantly Raw’s online ordering launch party in early December at Urban Steam and was impressed with the venue’s great atmosphere, enthusiastic owner and surprisingly delicious cracker crust pizza. Urban Steam is a coffee/whiskey/brunch bar and it doesn’t disappoint. It has a HUGE whiskey list and a small food menu, but the real star, according to owner and customers alike, is the coffee.