Looking for some good eats in Colorado Springs? Check out three recommendations from a local.
Colorado Springs experiences many visitors who come to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, varied landscapes, and multiple family-friendly attractions.
While visitors may come to view the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and other natural wonders, there is also an amazing food scene to experience in Colorado Springs.
Here are a few of our favorites;
Colorado Mountain Brewery – Great beer and fantastic food
This brewery is located on the north end of town, near the Air Force Academy, and offers “The True Taste of Colorado.” Since 2009 Colorado Mountain Brewery offer great beer and fantastic food. Furthermore, the brewery atmosphere is “upscale casual,” and I can tell you it has an amazing view of the mountains. Additionally, Colorado Mountain Brewery (CMB) features over 20 micro beers on tap in addition to ales and lagers.
My husband enjoys the “ole 59’er ale” with its full body and has a moderately sweet finish. In fact, this is a red ale with caramel malts & American hops. CMB also offers a flight of their six flagship beer so you won’t have to choose just one. Further, CMB offers a wide selection of wine and specialty cocktails. My favorite, is the “Sunset Martini” made with pineapple vodka, pomegranate liqueur, simple syrup, lime juice and pineapple juice.
Next, this brewery offers Colorado themed appetizers (i.e., bison poppers). Of course there is several entrée choices; my favorite is the Bison Meatloaf Wellington. This mouth-watering meal offers bison mixed with shallots, mushrooms and baked in a puff pastry. Additionally, it is accompanied with a savory Amber Ale sauce, ginger glazed carrots & garlic mashed potatoes.
The “half-rack of Brew House ribs” is also a favorite. These ribs are slowly smoked with Ole ‘59er spare ribs and served with coleslaw and French fries.
The Rabbit Hole – Wide-range of cuisine, exotic cocktails, and haunting style
If you happen to be downtown in Colorado Springs, you can take a leap down the rabbit hole. This little gem is hidden underground, and you can get to it via a subway-style entrance in the middle of the sidewalk.
Take a journey underground and experience a wide range of cuisine, exotic cocktails, and haunting style. The restaurant has a Wonderland-gothic inspired vibe that offers a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Our first time at the restaurant, we sat at the bar, and the bartenders were very attentive. In fact, the manager even came by to check on us; we have been back a few times with the same experience. Excellent service all around.
The food theme has an imaginative spin on your classic pub food. We started with a Veggie Nosh Board that offers various veggies and spreads, which was very good.
Though I am not big on gamey type meat I have tried the bacon wrapped rabbit meatloaf. Strangely it has a comfort like flavor and was good. The meatloaf has a savory honey adobo seasoning, whipped potatoes, and roasted carrots.
Give this restaurant a try if you want a fun atmosphere and a British-inspired food menu. Make a reservation because they can be pretty busy.
Urban Tandoor – Traditional Indian food with a touch of something different
The Urban Tandoor offers traditional Indian food, located on Academy off of I-25. The décor was traditional Indian style, and the odors from the kitchen were enticing. In fact, the first thing we noticed was a robot brought the food to the tables, and the waiter placed it on the table. Something different for sure.
We ordered a variety of food; Tour of Tandoor, a mixed platter of chicken, shrimp, fish, and cheese, all fried with various dipping sauces. We also have two different types of Naan (butter and garlic) and traditional curry. I think we made yummy noises the whole time. Everything was so flavorful we can’t wait to go back.
I love Indian food with the rich textures and flavors, while the Naan is always fresh and warm. And nothing is boring about their rice. It is light, fluffy, and flavorful.
Finding the right places to eat in different cities can be challenging. Indeed, I have only listed three, keep in mind that I only list suggestions of where to go and not places we didn’t enjoy. In fact, I’ll continue attending as we get out more. If you have any suggestions, let me know.