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.
The margaritas at Sonterra Grill’s happy hour are some of the best in Colorado Springs. Sonterra doesn’t just have great drinks, but the discounted food and tapas offered during their happy hour really make it worth the sit at the bar. Plus, their happy hour goes later than most other restaurants in the Springs.
Summer is never complete without at least one trip to Coors Field to watch the Colorado Rockies. Ballparks typically mean spending an insane amount of money on food, however there is one secret spot at Coors Field that makes a trip to see my favorite team affordable and yummy.