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.
I’ve been pretty absent from writing actual blog posts for the past year or so. And I have zero excuses. But that’s changing, and so is Springs Native. As much as I love writing about the food and drink community in Colorado Springs, I do think there’s a space for more of the Colorado Springs lifestyle to be put on display.
The past year has been one change after another for me when it comes to my personal and work life. And although I have continued to explore the Colorado Springs restaurant scene, unfortunately Springs Native had to take a backseat. There is good news though – summertime is coming up! That means it’s the season to eat and drink on the patio, which is pretty much a sport for me.
When my best friend Lauren came to visit Colorado we stayed a night in Denver. When we woke up in the morning, we grabbed breakfast at the Denver Biscuit Company. We walked into the local restaurant rejuvenated from our short jog, but left feeling three pounds heavier from the ridiculously large plates we were served. It was awesome and miserable.
Denver Style Magazine hosted a blogger get together called Diamonds in the Daytime and the event made me feel like I was first class! We began with a brunch at Capitol Hill Mansion and finished the morning with a tour of the Molly Brown House. Not only was the food delicious and the tour educational, but the bloggers I met were great company, too!
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.
The Donut Mill is a great early morning pitstop if you’re heading to the mountains to camp, ski or fish. The donuts are the size of your head and are made fresh daily. The Bacon Maple Fritter was is my favorite but they have a pretty large selection of regular donuts. The flavors aren’t crazy, but they still are tasty.