2018 "Best of" awards for local eats and drinks

Bakery

  1. Boonzaaijer's Dutch Bakery 610 E. Fillmore St. 264-0177
  2. Marigold Café & Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776
  3. Wimberger's Old World Bakery & Delicatessen 2321 Bott Ave. 634-6313

Barbecue

  1. Front Range Barbeque 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596
  2. Bird Dog BBQ Multiple locations
  3. Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q 315 S. 31st St. 471-4120

Breakfast

  1. Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery Multiple locations
  2. King's Chef Diner Multiple locations
  3. The Omelette Parlor 900 E. Fillmore St. 633-7770

Brunch

  1. Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery Multiple locations
  2. The Broadmoor, Lake Terrace Dining Room 1 Lake Ave. 577-5733
  3. 503W 503 W. Colorado Ave. 471-3370

Burger

  1. The Skirted Heifer 204 N. Tejon St. 635-3276
  2. Drifter's Hamburgers 1485 Jamboree Drive 264-15124455 Mark Dabling Blvd. 548-8163
  3. Bingo Burger 132 N. Tejon St. 418-622, 3101 Central Plaza, Pueblo 719/225-8363

Cajun/Southern

  1. Springs Orleans 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 520-0123
  2. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew 118 N. Tejon St. 375-1925
  3. Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen 6620 Delmonico Drive, Unit B 964-0234

Caribbean

  1. Rasta Pasta 405 N. Tejon St. 481-6888
  2. Spice Island Grill 10 N. Sierra Madre St. 473-8280
  3. HavanaGrill 3748 Astrozon Blvd. 445-0776

Caterer

  1. Garden of the Gods Catering and Events 2201 Hagerman St. 471-3663
  2. Picnic Basket Catering 1701 S. Eighth St. 635-0200
  3. AspenPointe Catering 1675 Garden of the Gods Road 444-5239

Cheap Eats

  1. Fuzzy's Taco Shop 5915 Dublin Blvd., #100 388-8226
  2. Taco Star Multiple locations
  3. Taco Express Multiple locations

Chef

  1. Chef Brother Luck, Four by Brother Luck 321 N. Tejon St.. 434-2741
  2. Chef Mark LeFebvre, Cerberus Brewing Company 702 W. Colorado Ave. 636-2337
  3. Chef Supansa Banker, The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point 247-9504, 2611 W. Colorado Ave. 308-2619

Chinese

  1. Coal Mine Dragon Restaurant 1720 W. Uintah St. 578-5430, 1779 S. Eighth St. 471-7007
  2. China Village 203 N. Union Blvd. 475-8299
  3. Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant 402 W. Fillmore St. 635-0112

Dessert

  1. Josh & John's Multiple locations
  2. Marigold Café & Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776
  3. Boonzaaijer's Dutch Bakery 610 E. Fillmore St. 264-0177

Diner

  1. King's Chef Diner Multiple locations
  2. Rosie's Diner 411 Hwy. 105, Monument 481-3287
  3. Crazy Brothers 4423 Centennial Blvd. 247-8288

Donuts

  1. Amy's Donuts 2704 E. Fountain Blvd. 632-0512
  2. Hurts Donut Company 6165 Barnes Road. 888-0037
  3. The Donut Mill 310 E. Midland, Woodland Park 687-9793

Fine Dining

  1. The Famous, A Steak House 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333
  2. Four by Brother Luck 321 N. Tejon St. 434-2741
  3. Summit at The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5733

Food Truck

  1. Piglatin Check Facebook for locations 347-1144
  2. Chef Bob's Lobstah Trap thelobstahtrap.com770/714-3616
  3. Lucy I'm Home Check Facebook for locations 332-6982

French

  1. Marigold Café & Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776
  2. La Baguette, Old Colorado City 2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818
  3. La Baguette French Bistro 4440 N. Chestnut St. 599-0686

Frozen Treat

  1. Josh & John's Multiple locations
  2. BJ's Velvet Freez 1511 N. Union Blvd. 633-6365
  3. Rita's Italian Ice 7866 N. Academy Blvd. 465-2867

German

  1. Edelweiss German Restaurant 34 E. Ramona Ave. 633-2220
  2. Uwe's German Restaurant 31 Iowa Ave. 475-1611
  3. The Potato House 2220 Academy Place 434-1737

Gluten-Free Friendly

  1. Coquette's Bistro & Bakery 616 S. Tejon St. 685-2420
  2. TAPAteria 2607 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8272
  3. Outside the Breadbox 2027 W. Colorado Ave. 633-3434

Green Chile

  1. King's Chef Diner Multiple locations
  2. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722
  3. Western Omelette 16 S. Walnut St. 636-2286

Happy Hour Menu

  1. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072
  2. Sonterra Innovative Southwest Grill 28B S. Tejon St. 471-9222
  3. Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop 5198 N. Nevada Ave., #150 639-7440

Indian

  1. Little Nepal Indian Restaurant1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997, 4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428
  2. Mirch Masala 5047 N. Academy Blvd. 599-0003
  3. Sherpa Garden Restaurant & Bar 1005 W. Colorado Ave. 896-5577

Irish

  1. Jack Quinn's Irish Pub and Restaurant 21 S. Tejon St. 385-0766
  2. Alchemy 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887
  3. McGinty's Wood Oven Pub 11115 U.S. Hwy. 24, Divide. 686-7703

Italian

  1. Paravicini's Italian Bistro 2802 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8200
  2. Mollica's Italian Market & Deli 985A Garden of the Gods Road 598-1088
  3. Roman Villa Pizza 3005 N. Nevada Ave. 635-1806

Japanese/Sushi

  1. Fujiyama 22 S. Tejon St. 630-1167
  2. Ai Sushi & Grill Japanese Restaurant 4655 Centennial Blvd. 266-5858
  3. Ai Sushi & Grill at Powers 3215 Cinema Point 622-8866
  4. Jun Japanese Restaurant 3276 Centennial Blvd. 227-8690, 1760 Dublin Blvd. 531-9368

Korean

  1. Tong Tong 2036 S. Academy Blvd. 591-8585
  2. Korean Garden 8025 Fountain Mesa Road, Fountain 382-6262
  3. San Chang House 3659 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., #45 598-1707

Late-night Dining

  1. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072
  2. Taco Star Multiple locations
  3. The Burrowing Owl 1791 S. Eighth St. 434-3864

Latin American

  1. Piglatin Cocina 2825 Dublin Blvd. 375-0939
  2. Havana Grill 3748 Astrozon Blvd. 445-0776
  3. Monse's Taste of El Salvador Pupuseria 115 S. 25th St. 473-0877

Local/Regional Chain

  1. Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery Multiple locations
  2. Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza 11 S. Tejon St. 475-9224, 5214 N. Nevada Ave. 590-8633
  3. Drifter's Hamburgers 1485 Jamboree Drive 264-1512, 4455 Mark Dabling Blvd. 548-8163

Lunch

  1. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722
  2. Shuga's 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412
  3. Colorado Craft Tejon Street Social 15 S. Tejon St. 428-3002

Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

  1. Jake & Telly's Greek Taverna 2616 W. Colorado Ave. 633-0406
  2. Heart of Jerusalem Café Multiple locations
  3. Mediterranean Cafe 118 E. Kiowa St. 633-0115

Mexican

  1. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722
  2. Hacienda Colorado 5246 N. Nevada Ave. 418-7999
  3. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill Multiple locations

Neighborhood Restaurant/ Downtown

  1. Shuga's 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412
  2. The Rabbit Hole101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072
  3. Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127

Neighborhood Restaurant/East

  1. The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point 247-9504
  2. Frankie's Too 7376 McLaughlin Road, Falcon 495-8707
  3. O'sae Sushi Ramen Bistro 1825 Peterson Road 570-0543

Neighborhood Restaurant/ North

  1. Piglatin Cocina 2825 Dublin Blvd. 375-0939
  2. Till Kitchen 9633 Prominent Point 282-8004
  3. Back East Bar & Grill 9475 Briar Village Point 264-6161, 1455 Cipriani Loop, Monument 488-2252

Neighborhood Restaurant/ West

  1. Front Range Barbeque 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596
  2. Cerberus Brewing Company 702 W. Colorado Ave. 636-2337
  3. Adam's Mountain Café ; 26 Manitou Ave., Manitou 685-1430

Neighborhood Restaurant/ South

  1. The Burrowing Owl 1791 S. Eighth St. 434-3864
  2. The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079
  3. Prime 25 1605 S. Tejon St. 358-9822

New Restaurant (since 7/1/17)

  1. Piglatin Cocina 2825 Dublin Blvd. 375-0939
  2. Moxie 925 S. Eighth St. 465-3595
  3. Colorado Craft Tejon Street Social 15 S. Tejon St. 428-3002

Overall Restaurant

  1. Cerberus Brewing Company 702 W. Colorado Ave. 636-2337
  2. Four by Brother Luck 321 N. Tejon St.. 434-2741
  3. Margarita at Pine Creek 7350 Pine Creek Road 598-8667

Patio

  1. Cerberus Brewing Company 702 W. Colorado Ave. . 636-2337
  2. Hacienda Colorado 5246 N. Nevada Ave. 418-7999
  3. Edelweiss German Restaurant 34 E. Ramona Ave. 633-2220

Pizza

  1. Louie's Pizza Multiple locations
  2. Bambino's Urban Pizzeria 36 E. Bijou St. 630-8121
  3. Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W. Colorado Ave. 632-8121

Restaurant for Tourists

  1. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800
  2. Fargo's Pizza 2910 E. Platte Ave. 473-5540
  3. Colorado Mountain Brewery 600 S. 21st St. 466-8240, 1110 Interquest Pkwy. 434-5750

Seafood

  1. Bonefish Grill 5102 N. Nevada Ave. 598-0826
  2. Bonny & Read 101 N. Tejon St. 896-4145
  3. Chef Bob's Lobstah Trapthelobstahtrap.com770/714-3616

Steak

  1. MacKenzie's Chop House 128 S. Tejon St. 635-3536
  2. The Famous, A Steak House 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333
  3. Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop 5198 N. Nevada Ave., #150 639-7440

Tacos

  1. Fuzzy's Taco Shop 5915 Dublin Blvd, #100 388-8226
  2. Monica's Taco Shop 30 E. Fillmore St. 473-1996
  3. Monica's Taco Shop 5829 Palmer Park Blvd. 597-7022
  4. T-Byrd's Tacos & Tequila 26 E. Kiowa St. 375-3376

Thai

  1. Thai Basil 7882 N. Academy Blvd. 268-1688
  2. NaRai Thai Restaurant 805 Village Center Drive 531-5175, NaRai Siam Cuisine120 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 434-1975
  3. Thai Mint Restaurant 1725 Briargate Blvd. 598-7843

Vegetarian/Vegan

  1. Adam's Mountain Café 26 Manitou Ave., Manitou 685-1430
  2. The Burrowing Owl 1791 S. Eighth St. 434-3864
  3. Moxie 925 S. Eighth St. 465-3595

Vietnamese

  1. Saigon Café 20 E. Colorado Ave. 633-2888
  2. Pho-nomenal Vietnamese Restaurant 5825 Stetson Hills Blvd., #100. 597-0277
  3. Lemongrass Bistro 6840 N. Academy Blvd. 592-1391

Wings

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings 2905 Geyser Drive 219-1500, 7425 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9464
  2. Wingstop Multiple locations
  3. Manitou Brewing Company 725 Manitou Ave., Manitou 282-7709

Drink

Barista

  1. Seth Fuller, Loyal Coffee 408 S. Nevada Ave. 235-5477
  2. Ashton Longwell, The Principal's Office 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6112
  3. Taylor Ashley, Story Coffee Co. 120 E. Bijou St. 758-4444

Beer Event

  1. Springs Beer Fest springsbeerfest.com
  2. The Feast of Saint Arnold 8 Fourth St. feastofsaintarnold.com
  3. Pint Night, The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079

Brewery

  1. Bristol Brewing Company 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555
  2. Cerberus Brewing Co. 702 W. Colorado Ave. 636-2337
  3. Goat Patch Brewing Co. 2727 N. Cascade Ave., #123. 471-4628

Coffee Roaster

  1. Loyal Coffee 408 S. Nevada Ave. 235-5477
  2. SwitchBack Coffee Roasters 330 N. Institute St. 581-9478
  3. Inertia Coffee Company 406 S. Eighth St., Suite B 428-1901

Craft Cocktail Menu

  1. The Principal's Office 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6112
  2. The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point 247-9504, 2611 W. Colorado Ave. 308-2619
  3. Axe and the Oak Whiskey House 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 660-1624

Distillery

  1. Axe and the Oak Distillery 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 660-1624
  2. Distillery 291 1647 S. Tejon St. 323-8010
  3. 3 Hundred Days of Shine 279 Beacon Lite Road, Unit G, Monument 466-0023

Drive-Thru Coffee

  1. Dutch Bros Coffee Multiple locations
  2. Humble Coffee 2103 Templeton Gap Road 448-6253, 4379 Integrity Center Point 352-5491
  3. Kangaroo Coffee Multiple locations

Local Coffee Shop

  1. Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House 5965 N. Academy Blvd., #203 522-1432
  2. Loyal Coffee 408 S. Nevada Ave. 235-5477
  3. Inertia Coffee Company 406 S. Eighth St., Suite B 428-1901

Local Tap Beer

  1. Laughing Lab Scottish Ale, Bristol Brewing Company 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555
  2. Elysium IPA, Cerberus Brewing Company 702 W. Colorado Ave. 636-2337
  3. IPa Freely, Smiling Toad Brewery 1757 S. Eighth St. 418-2936

Margarita

  1. Fuzzy's Taco Shop 5915 Dublin Blvd., #100 388-8226
  2. The Loop 965 Manitou Ave., Manitou 685-9344
  3. Crystal Park Cantina 178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou 685-5999

Smoothie/Juice Bar

  1. Pikes Peak Lemonade 224 N. Tejon St. 418-6480
  2. Ola Juice Bar 27 E. Kiowa St. 633-3111
  3. Café Red Point 2727 N. Cascade Ave., #175 425-9688

Store for Craft Beer

  1. Coaltrain Wine & Spirits 330 W. Uintah St. 475-9700
  2. Cheers Liquor Mart 1105 N. Circle Drive 574-2244
  3. Downtown Fine Spirits and Wines 103 S. Wahsatch Ave. 475-8115
  4. (Tie) Veterans Wine and Liquor 3630 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., #170 266-1179

Store for Spirits

  1. Cheers Liquor Mart 1105 N. Circle Drive 574-2244
  2. Coaltrain Wine & Spirits 330 W. Uintah St. 475-9700
  3. Downtown Fine Spirits and Wines 103 S. Wahsatch Ave. 475-8115

Store for Wine

  1. Coaltrain Wine & Spirits 330 W. Uintah St. 475-9700
  2. Cheers Liquor Mart 1105 N. Circle Drive 574-2244
  3. Downtown Fine Spirits and Wines 103 S. Wahsatch Ave. 475-8115

Taphouse

  1. Trails End Taproom 3103 W. Colorado Ave. 428-0080
  2. Brewer's Republic 112 N. Nevada Ave. 633-2105
  3. The Brass Tap 13271 Bass Pro Drive, #110 487-8076

Wine Menu

  1. The Wines of Colorado 8045 W. U.S. Hwy. 24 684-0900
  2. Swirl 717 Manitou Ave., Manitou 685-2294
  3. TAPAteria 2607 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8272

Nightlife

Bartender/Mixologist

  1. Montana Horsfall, Axe and the Oak Whiskey House 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 660-1624
  2. Dave Baumgartner, Zodiac Venue and Ba r230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059
  3. (Tie) Stephanie McNamara, The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079
  4. Stephen Winchell, The Warehouse 25 W. Cimarron St. 475-8880

Dive Bar

  1. Benny's Restaurant & Lounge 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309
  2. Ivywild Tavern 1529 S. Nevada Ave. ivywildtavern.com
  3. Triple Nickel Tavern 26 S. Wahsatch Ave. 477-9555

Happy Hour

  1. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072
  2. The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079
  3. The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point 247-9504, 2611 W. Colorado Ave. 308-2619

Karaoke

  1. Thunder & Buttons II 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888
  2. Hatch Cover Bar & Grill 252 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-5223
  3. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

Music Venue

  1. The Black Sheep 2106 E. Platte Ave. 227-7625
  2. Stargazers Theatre & Event Center 10 S. Parkside Drive 476-2200
  3. Sunshine Studios Live 3970 Clearview Frontage Road 392-8921

Neighborhood Bar/ Downtown

  1. Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127
  2. Tony's 326 N. Tejon St. 228-6566
  3. SuperNova 111 E. Boulder St. 418-3484

Neighborhood Bar/East

  1. The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point 247-9504
  2. JAKs Brewing Company 11860 Stapleton Drive, Falcon 375-1116
  3. Dueces Wild Brewery 660 Peterson Road 394-4811

Neighborhood Bar/North

  1. Johnny's Navajo Hogan 2817 N. Nevada Ave. 344-9593
  2. STIR Coffee & Cocktails 2330 N. Wahsatch Ave. 418-6188
  3. Back East Bar and Grill9 475 Briar Village Point 264-6161, 1455 Cipriani Loop, Monument 488-2252

Neighborhood Bar/South

  1. The Principal's Office 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6112
  2. The Burrowing Owl 1791 S. Eighth St. 434-3864
  3. Hatch Cover Bar & Grill 252 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-5223

Neighborhood Bar/West

  1. Cerberus Brewing Company 702 W. Colorado Ave. 636-2337
  2. Mother Muff's Kitchen & Spirits 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727
  3. Alchemy 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887

New Bar/New Brewery (since 7/1/17)

  1. Goat Patch Brewing Co. 2727 N. Cascade Ave., #123. 471-4628
  2. Trails End Taproom 3103 W. Colorado Ave. 428-0080
  3. Atmosphere Gastropub 1327 Interquest Pkwy. 354-4764

Overall Bar

  1. Brooklyn's on Boulder Street 110 E. Boulder St. 415-3115
  2. The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079
  3. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

Place for Bar Games

  1. SuperNova 111 E. Boulder St. 418-3484
  2. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew 118 N. Tejon St. 375-1925
  3. Mother Muff's Kitchen & Spirits 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 344-8727

Running Club

  1. Jack Quinn's Running Club jackquinnsrunners.com
  2. The Public House Hustle facebook.com/publichousehustle
  3. JAKs Brewing Company Thursday 5K Run Club 11860 Stapleton Drive, Peyton 375-1116

Sports Bar

  1. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew 118 N. Tejon St. 375-1925
  2. Tony's 326 N. Tejon St. 228-6566
  3. Back East Bar and Grill 9475 Briar Village Point 264-6161, 1455 Cipriani Loop, Monument 488-2252

Upscale Bar

  1. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072
  2. Brooklyn's on Boulder Street 110 E. Boulder St. 415-3115
  3. The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point 247-9504, 2611 W. Colorado Ave. 308-2619