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Fat Boys Pizza was born at an intersection of two dreams: to create authentic, quality Italian pies with the speed and delivery of chain restaurants. And on pizzas, the restaurant delivers: pies come topped with classics such as pepperoni or sausage. There is even a cheese pizza, the Gut Buster, that spans 28 inches and carries more than 8 pounds of flavor, feeding 10 to 15 adults or one Ninja Turtle. But pizzas aren’t all the eatery dishes out—13 hot and cold sub sandwiches present ingredients like salami, turkey, and bacon, while baked spaghetti and chicken parmesan pair up with salads and garlic bread.

2049 B St
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

Real Deals on Home Décor is an affordable home-accessory, furniture, and decoration emporium. Due to the limited hours and nondescript exterior, shopping at Real Deals feels as exciting as finding an unlit firework in a bale of hay. Inside, accessories including picture frames ($5.99 on average) and pottery vases ($9.99) are stylishly arranged on tables and in groupings around the store. If you're in need of shopping navigational aid, the Real Deals staff can assist by pointing you toward decorative lamps ($19.99) and a wide variety of smaller home accents such as scented candles ($6.49).

2772 Janitell Rd
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

With brightly colored walls and ceilings that parallel the fruity flavors and toppings of their yogurts, iTopIt’s dual locations cheer the eyes as they chill the stomach. Each shop fills its self-serve spigots with 24 flavors of yogurt and sorbet, including nonfat and nondairy options. More than 70 toppings topple down each cupful’s creamy peaks, from fresh fruits to favorite candies and Triple-Dog-Dare, an oatmeal concoction that telepathically goads its eaters into licking frozen lampposts.

1610 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

Steve Kuhnau grew up battling allergies and low blood sugar, and in the late 60's, he finally found the perfect solution, and it was delicious. Blending real fruit, proteins, nutrients, and other mix-ins, Steve created Smoothie King to provide nutritious drinks, many of which can be as filling and healthful as a meal. Fiber, probiotics, antioxidants, and other enhancements can boost the health effects of customers, plus skipping added sweeteners can help avoid calories, carbs, and conniving tooth fairies who have a malicious contract with all sugars.

1801 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

Overhearing such words as kamikaze, sonic boom, and bomber, you might think you’re on an Air Force base instead of in a chicken restaurant. But these are the names of Wild Wings ‘N Things’ wings, slathered in 10 zesty incarnations of sauce so named for their respective abilities to send taste buds soaring. The franchise has spent the last several years cropping up across Colorado and Mississippi like hot-sauce dollops on a crisp white napkin, with its Fort Carson location serving up bone-in and boneless wings in baskets of up to 100 pieces.

As patrons lounge amid the dining room's Tabasco-red walls, chefs in the kitchen construct buffalo and teriyaki sandwiches to pair with comfort foods such as okra, fried pickles, and deep-fried recliners. After two-handing a chili-smothered slopper burger, diners can question the counter person about the weekly offerings of NFL Sunday Ticket viewable on the eatery's many flat-screen TVs.

6504 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

Meat is the primary item on the menu at Flatiron's American Bar & Grill. Blank-angus steak comes in three cuts—the signature Flatiron, the rib eye, and the New York strip—and shares a plate with a choice of veggies and potato. Orders of chicken wings, whether coated in spicy buffalo sauce or honey-chipotle glaze, weigh in at one pound, making for a hefty appetizer or a delicious paperweight. Although it's technically meat-free, the three-cheese mac-n-cheese comes with a “robust bread-crumb crown” and benefits from the addition of shredded spiced chicken, according to food critic Nathaniel Glen of The Gazette. On a daily basis, the restaurant’s chefs inspect each meat shipment to ensure top-notch quality and freshness.

2540 Tenderfoot Hill St
Colorado Springs,
CO
US