When I began walking upstairs into what looked like it could be someone’s apartment, I was a bit skeptical of the supposed wine bar my mom had suggested. Once we got all the way to the top of the stairs though, all hesitation was replaced with sheer excitement in finding such a hidden gem in Old Colorado City.
When it comes to anything chai, I don’t mess around. Almost every coffee shop offers chai in a variety of forms but he perfect cup is spicy enough that your throat tingles for a few seconds afterward, but still calm enough that you want to drink a second. Jives Coffee Lounge is my favorite spot to grab a tea and cozy up for a few hours.
Pizza is my life. No, really. I love any kind of pizza – chain, delivery, thin crust, Chicago style, it really doesn’t matter. But if I’m looking for a great authentic Italian pizza, I head to Old Colorado City for a peach bellini and slice of Margherita at Pizzeria Rustica.
The weather in Colorado Springs this fall has been exceptionally warm but the time for patio happy hours without a parka and gloves is coming to an end. It seemed to be one of the final warm days of the season, so mom and I decided to hit Crystal Park Cantina in Manitou Springs for one last outdoor drink.
I stopped by Mission Coffee Roasters after leaving the studio and wanted to grab a quick lo-cal drink to sip on my way to work. As soon as I walked in, I gave the baristas a mission – to make me something sugar-free. They gladly accepted and the result was delicious.
We decided to celebrate Oktoberfest at work, and instead of firing up the office grill we ordered a German meal from Schnitzel Fritz. With such a large spread, if I had wanted seconds of something I’m not sure I’d have had enough room for any.
I went to the Colorado Springs Young Professionals meetup at The Principal’s Office and decided to try something different. The Blackberry Smash was delicious. Made with freshly smashed blackberries, lime, bourbon, mint and something sparkling to give it some bubbles, for something sweeter than I’d normally get, I’d order it again.
When the Colorado Springs Pure Barre team spent a few days training in Denver, we had lots of time to try new restaurants and delis. Lucky for us, we got some great recommendations on places to eat over the weekend. Masterpiece Delicatessen is one of the awesome restaurants in the Highlands area of Denver.
There are two Coal Mine Dragon Chinese restaurants in Colorado Springs. If that’s not already confusing, both are located on the Westside. Despite having the same name, the Uintah location wins in taste and has some great chicken entrees.
Cream cheese pizza is a weird midwest thing. Or maybe it’s a Kansas thing? Regardless, A cream cheese pizza from Pizza Shuttle is quite possibly one of the best things you’ll eat anywhere. Top it with bacon and jalapenos and you have the perfect pizza.