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.
After being closed for almost two years, Seven Falls reopened on Thursday renamed the Broadmoor Seven Falls. With a new restaurant and almost $12 million worth of renovations, the local attraction is looking good. I got a sneak peek Wednesday during its grand reopening, and there are a few key things to know before making a trip to the beautiful Colorado Springs spot.
If I am going to spend my hard-earned treat calories, I almost always reach for a pizza rather than any sweets. A few months ago a blogger sent my company cupcakes from the Cupcake Girls and my will power flew out the door. The cupcakes were dense, moist and full or flavor.
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.
Every once in a while my friends find a restaurant that they enjoy and I just don’t care for it. Nosh used to be one of those places, until this past weekend. After a second night of dinner and drinks at the downtown restaurant, I’ve decided I’ll be spending many more happy hours drinking Sangria and munching on salad on their patio.
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.
Located just north of Kiowa on North Nevada Avenue sits Brewer’s Republic. A tap room with an rooftop seating area, a changing tap list and a great menu, this local spot has huge potential.
Shaes is a new hole-in-the-wall bar in Old Colorado City serving up beer in mason jars and cheap pizzas that will satisfy your late night hunger. With a menu offering pizzas and sandwiches, a liquor shelf filled with everything you can think of and an incredibly welcoming and genuine staff, this place should quickly become a Westside favorite.
If I had a love of my life, it would be pizza. With Duca’s Neapolitan Pizza opening a second location on the south side of town, my life is (almost) officially complete. Their crust is chewy, sauce is flavorful and the toppings are fresh. For a pizza lover like myself, the new restaurant off Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard is a dream.
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!