Colo. restaurants poised for strong 2013

Colorado restaurants are expected to have stronger sales in 2013 than last year, data released by the National Restaurant Association shows. Colorado also is expected to outpace the national average in disposable income, employment and population growth, said Peter Meersman, Colorado Restaurant Association President and CEO. “Disposable income is expected to advance 2.5 percent in […]

Manitou’s Coquette hopes to expand into downtown

Delight Gluten-Free Magazine named Coquette Bistro and Bakery’s brunch among the five best gluten free brunches in the country. But that’s just the icing on an already rich cake for the Manitou Springs eatery. From possible national product deals to second locations and growing statewide and national notoriety, the restaurant seems to be on a […]

LiveOnLocal site creates a better deal for businesses

Two local restaurant and bar owners were fed up with the high percentage of profits they paid to deal-of-the-day sites like LivingSocial and Groupon. So they launched a local alternative aimed at being a good deal for the businesses that use it. LiveOnLocal.com will only feature restaurant deals in the Colorado Springs area and the […]

New establishments coming in downtown with restaurant licenses

Two new bars are preparing to open downtown, this time, without controversy. Supernova, a bar and arcade with vintage video games, announced plans to open at 111 E. Boulder St.  Whiskey Dick’s will open at 26 E. Kiowa St., where Conscious Table closed down earlier this summer. The new establishments didn’t have to go through […]

Firehouse Subs opens first Springs location

Firehouse Subs is opening its first restaurant in Colorado Springs Monday at 7543 N. Academy Boulevard. The company features sub sandwiches in a firehouse setting based on the founders’ 200 years of firefighting heritage. The new location is decorated with local firefighter memorabilia donated by the Colorado Springs and Castle Rock fire departments. Every Firehouse […]

COPPeR launches new Peak Arts fund

The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region announced  the launch of its new Peak Arts Fund today. The fund is designed to increase funding for 15 area arts organizations and build partnerships between the business and the arts community. Businesses and employees can give to the fund. An annual donation of $60 or more […]

Local restaurants rank among the most romantic

With Valentine’s Day still more than a week away, there are four local restaurants with reputations for romance that are booking up quickly. Mona Lisa, the Craftwood Inn and Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs, along with The Pepper Tree on the southwest side of Colorado Springs, were ranked among the 100 most romantic restaurants in […]

Denver claims nation’s largest restaurant week

The visitors bureau for Denver says the city now has the nation’s largest restaurant week based on the number of participating restaurants. Visit Denver, The Convention and Visitors Bureau said Wednesday that 303 restaurants offered multicourse meals last Feb. 25 to March 11 for the special price of $52.80 for two people, or $26.40 for […]