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Colorado Springs during CC graduation

anperkins May 9, 2010 01:44 PM

Our family will be in Colorado Springs for Colorado Springs graduation next weekend, and we need recommendations for a fun (and delicious) Birthday dinner, as well as breakfast and lunch spots. Anything goes! Thanks!

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    ClaireWalter RE: anperkins May 10, 2010 11:09 AM

    Depending on your budget, all of the Broadmoor's food outlets are excellent in their style and (relative) price group. Sunday brunch is legendary. If a brew pub would be suitable for one meal or another, Phanton Canyon is a good one.

    1. WriterDude RE: anperkins May 12, 2010 01:27 PM

      I concur with ClaireWalter on Phantom Canyon -- a bonus there is that they make the best India Pale Ale in the state.

      For a great breakfast spot, head west a couple of miles from downtown up Colorado Avenue to Bon Ton's Cafe, in the Old Colorado City historic district (which you won't want to miss seeing anyway, trust me). Corner of 26th and Colorado. Worth the wait for seating if the weather isn't patio-conducive.


      Bon Ton's Cafe
      2601 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

      1. WriterDude RE: anperkins May 13, 2010 08:08 AM

        I neglected to include a link for Phantom Canyon: http://www.phantomcanyon.com/

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          anperkins RE: WriterDude May 13, 2010 03:15 PM

          Thanks! Any Broadmoor restaurant better than another? We'll definitely go to Phantom Ranch and Bon Ton's - any ideas for Mexican?

          Bon Ton's Cafe
          2601 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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            Veggo RE: anperkins May 13, 2010 03:44 PM

            The Penrose Room at the Broadmoor for dinner with the spectacular mountain view throught the huge windows, old fashioned tableside preparations, nightcap in the piano lounge on the mezzanine. You know you'll be treated well when you drive up to the valet and rather than being handed a ticket with a number, they simply ask your name.
            The Golden Bee pub across the street but part of the Broadmoor is fun for a casual group lunch.

            Penrose Room
            1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

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              WriterDude RE: anperkins May 18, 2010 08:53 AM

              You're most welcome. There is a Mexican restaurant a block and two doors from Bon Ton's that in 1999 I would have told you was one of the best in the state, but the family who founded it in the 40s or 50s sold it a number of years ago, and I have not had a chance to try it under current ownership, so I can't offer an actual endorsement. According to what I found on Yelp (link below), the former Henri's is now called Jorge's and gets somewhat mixed reviews there:


              Bon Ton's Cafe
              2601 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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            Chimayo Joe RE: anperkins May 13, 2010 03:42 PM

            If you want to try something out of the ordinary, The Curry Leaf might interest you. It's a Sri Lankan restaurant. It's not very big which might be a problem for a large family, but I thought the food was pretty good on the one time I've been there.


            The Curry Leaf Restaurant
            26 S Wahsatch Ave Ste A, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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              Heyteacher RE: anperkins May 18, 2010 12:21 PM

              My favorite three restaurants in the area are Edelweiss (German), The Loop (Mexican) and Adam's Mountain Cafe (organic).

              Adam's Mountain Cafe
              934 Manitou Ave Ste 102, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

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