Catering Companies

Picnic Basket Catering, Cravings Special Events and

Buffalo Gals Grilling Co.

1701 S. Eighth St.

Phone: 635-0200


Year Established: 1989

Number of Employees: 30-40 full-time, 50-70 half-time

What makes your business stand out from its competition?

“Good food is important, but it’s just as much about the high quality of the service as the food. We have amazing service and support staff who make it come together. The whole operation is wonderful, not just the food.” — Michelle Talarico, co-owner

Second:Garden of the Gods Gourmet

Third: Front Range Barbeque

Conference/Meeting Facilities

The Broadmoor Hotel

1 Lake Ave.

Phone: 634-7711


Year Established: 1918

Number of Employees: 1,600

What is your business philosophy?

“Our philosophy is simple, and that is to meet the needs of our guests, offer a diversity of experiences, accommodations, amenities and activities, and to have each of these elements delivered with the best in service. We have been doing that for 98 years. I firmly believe that is the cornerstone of our success.” — Jack Damioli, CEO

Second:The Antlers

Third: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Golf Courses

Patty Jewett Golf Shop

900 E. Espanola St.

Phone: 385-6935


Year Established: 1898

Number of Employees: 85

Why do you think readers chose Patty Jewett?

“Patty Jewett has long been a favorite for golfers, with its rich history, location in the heart of the city, outstanding views … and an old school charm makes this municipal golf course the “Cheers of Golf” in Colorado Springs. Patty Jewett Golf Course, is the third oldest public course west of the Mississippi, built in 1898, and has been city-owned since 1919. The entrance sets the elegant mood, complete with a wonderful wrought-iron gate and a drive down a narrow road lined with a canopy of 100-year-old trees. The 18-hole course has a par of 72 and can challenge even the most experienced golfer.” — Patrick Gentile, golf division superintendent

Second:The Broadmoor

Third: Colorado Springs Country Club


The Broadmoor Hotel

1 Lake Ave.

Phone: 634-7711


Year Established: 1918

Number of Employees: 1,600

What is The Broadmoor’s business philosophy?

“There are many things that make us stand out, other than the obvious ones of size and history. The Broadmoor’s business philosophy is to provide the best in quality, service, training, amenities and facilities.” — Allison Scott, public relations manager

Second:Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Third: The Mining Exchange

Museums and Art Galleries

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

30 West Dale St.

Phone: 634-5581


Year Established: 1936

Number of Employees: 48

Why do you think readers chose the FAC?

“The Fine Arts Center has been a cultural pillar in the community for nearly 100 years. We strive to provide exceptional arts experiences and continually push ourselves to make each year bigger and better than the last. We love you Colorado Springs!”  — Amanda Weston, media relations and outreach manager

Second:Garden of the Gods Visitor Center

Third:Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Tourist Attractions

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road

Phone: 633-9925


Year Established: 1926

Number of Employees: 100 year-round

What makes your business stand out from all the others?

“We strive to provide guests with the opportunity to do or see something remarkable, rare, beautiful or interesting during every visit to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Whether they are feeding a giraffe, giving an elephant a snack, riding an antique carousel, watching animal husbandry training or exploring ways to partner with us to protect the natural world — every visit is unique and memorable.”

— Erica Meyer, public relations manager

Second:Garden of the Gods

Third: Pikes Peak