Food & Drink in Fort Carson

40% Off at Taste of Jerusalem Café

Downtown Colorado Springs

$10 $6

Classic Middle Eastern dishes such as falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, and halal meats such as shawarma and gyros served in a casual setting

Up to 51% Off Wine-and-Cheese Tasting for 2 or 4

Multiple Locations

$46 $23

Vintners and staff guide palates through tastings of wines handcrafted, bottled, and fermented onsite in a historic bathhouse

Up to 52% Off Café Drinks and Food at Loco Bean Coffee

Colorado Springs

$28.50 $14

Visitors pair drinks such as a Mocha Diablo with chocolate, cinnamon, and chipotle dust with café eats, including biscotti and muffins

$10 for Pub Food and Drinks at Overtime Sports Bar & Grill

Norwood

$20 $10

Patrons drink brews and nosh on burgers and hot dogs at sports bar that also hosts poker tournaments and murder mystery nights

Up to Half Off at Mollica's Italian Market & Deli

Colorado Springs

$37.90 $18.95

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Sandwiches, pizzas, calzones, and pastas crafted from family recipes, with ingredients such as housemade sausage

$11 for Comfort Food at Sandy’s Restaurant

Colorado Springs

$20 $11

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Omelets, sandwiches on housemade bread, biscuits and gravy, burgers, and other American comfort food

Up to 49% Off at George's Gyros And Burgers

Colorado Springs

$19.56 $10

Gyros, Chicago-style hotdogs, and chicken sandwiches with deep-fried sides of pickles and mushrooms

45% Off at Wild Wings 'N Things

Broadmoor Bluffs

$20 $11

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Chili-smothered burgers, cheesesteak sandwiches, and boneless and bone-in wings in flavors such as kamikaze, garlic parmesan, and chili lime

Up to 42% Off Upscale Dinner at Briarhurst Manor Restaurant

Manitou Springs

$102 $59

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Meals with North Atlantic salmon or steak diane at a pink-sandstone manor hailed for its romantic vibe

Up to 51% Off at Fat Boys Pizza

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Restaurant blends speed and quality into classic pizzas, subs, pastas, and salads

Loonees Comedy Corner – Up to 51% Off Standup

Loonees Comedy Corner

$24.50 $12

Club offers a weekly selection of nationally touring comics who lob punch lines at audiences munching on appetizers

Up to 51% Off Wine-and-Cheese Tasting

Cascade-Chipita Park

$50 $25

Signature wines paired with cheese, and served in a relaxing garden room

48% Off Italian at Mama Lisa's Little Italy

Castle Pines

$25 $13

Chicago-style specialty and build your own pizzas topped with such ingredients as pesto sauce; pasta with housemade alfredo and meatballs

Up to 47% Off at J&J’s House of Prime Rib

Parker

$15 $8

The memorable prime rib is slow-roasted in a garlic-mustard rub at this restaurant, where dry-aged meats and filet mignon are king

45% Off at India's Kitchen

Parker

$20 $11

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Indian beers pair with contemporary recipes and traditional cuisine, such as tandoori kebabs, spicy shrimp madras, and mint chicken

Up to 50% Off Lunch and Dinner at Pasta Jay's

Lone Tree

$20 $11

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Handmade classics such as plates of meatball stroganoff and crumbled sausage diavolo, or margherita and pesto pizzas

Up to 55% Off Scotch Flight or Drinks at The Robusto Room

Lone Tree

$100 $45

Sip on four single-malt-scotch selections during flights, or choose martinis, beer, and cocktails from the bar

Up to 52% Off Bottle of Wine and Crostini Trio

Indulge Wine Bar

$39.95 $19

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Choose a red, white, or sparkling bottle of wine to pair with three bistro-inspired crostini varieties

30% Off at Bop & Gogi - Korean Kitchen & Grill

Centennial

$10 $7

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Fast food Korean restaurant tickles tongues with specialties such as bibimbop, Korean barbecue, and savory kimchee pancakes

Up to 45% Off at Luigi's Italian Restaurant

Centennial

$30 $16.50

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Traditional Italian recipes of osso buco, roasted chicken, stuffed salmon, and linguine-and-clam pasta made from fresh ingredients

40% Off at Bucci's Greek & Italian Specialties

Centennial

$20 $12

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Eatery merges Greek and Italian favorites such as chicken gyros and moussaka or ravioli and baked ziti

Half Off at COYO Coffee & Yogurt Lounge

Centennial

$10 $5

70-plus toppings crown 12-plus rotating yogurt flavors, such as almond vanilla; locally roasted beans create coffee drinks like café au lait

Half Off at El Parral Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Chefs craft traditional Mexican food from fresh ingredients served with margaritas at two lively locations

$10 for Peruvian Chicken Dinner at La Polleria

Centennial

$20.16 $10

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Slow-roasted Red Bird Farms chicken served with traditional aji pepper sauce and sides that include yuca fries, plantains, and tostones.

Up to 50%% Off at Mesquite Grill Steak & Seafood

Greenwood Village

$20 $10

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Real mesquite grill churns out calamari steak sandwiches, Cajun burgers & chicken kebabs at lunch & mahi-mahi & orange roughy at dinner

50% Off Latin-Fusion Cuisine at Las Brisas

Englewood

$40 $20

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Mexican, Spanish, and Caribbean flavors weave into one menu populated by fresh seafood, tacos, enchiladas, pork, and lamb

Up to 38% Off Dinner at The Wooden Table

Greenwood Village

$93 $60

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Glazed pork belly, ravioli stuffed with house-made mozzarella, roasted duck breast with pancetta, and other gourmet Italian specialties

Up to 50% Off Small Plates at Angel's Share WinePub

Roxborough Park

$30 $15

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Upscale small plates such as lamb lollipops, bangers, and crab crostini, served alongside wines and regional beers

Half Off Diner Food at Gunther Toody's

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Burgers, hotcakes, shakes, and housemade soup at six 1950s-themed locations

Up to 48% Off Indian for Two at India's Best Restaurant

Littleton

$47.97 $25

After a shared appetizer, such as coconut shrimp, pairs feast on Indian classics such as shrimp vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, and biryani

50% Off Pub Food at Old Mill Brewery & Grill

Littleton

$20 $10

American pub food such as wings and burgers paired with house-brewed beer; big-screen TVs and brick fireplace make for casual environs

Up to 51% Off Chocolate-Pairing Class for Two

Historic Downtown Littleton

$100 $49

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Learn how to pair international wines or select beers with handcrafted chocolates from a team of experts

Up to 47% Off Japanese Food at Land of Sushi

Centennial

$15 $8

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Sushi rolls are made with fish shipped fresh each day

50% Off at South Philly Cheese Steaks

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Cheese steaks, wraps, and other hot sandwiches made with some ingredients sourced directly from Philly

45% Off Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at Costa Vida

Englewood

$20 $11

Chefs create authentic Mexican meals with from-scratch ingredients, including tortillas, salsas, and slow-cooked

Up to 48% Off at The Altitude Bar and Grill

Englewood

$33.85 $18

Wings ranging from barbecue to teriyaki, breaded zucchini, handmade third-pound beef patties, grilled chicken sandwiches, and fresh salads

Up to 54% Off Seafood or Small Plates at The Creek Seafood Grill

Centennial

$24 $12

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Owner-chefs create upscale seafood small plates such as P.E.I. mussels steamed in craft beer or entrees such as shrimp with cheesy grits

50% Off American Food at The Copper Pot

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Neighborhood restaurant serves comfort food—ranging from meatloaf and hamburgers to baked mac and cheese—for lunch, and dinner

Up to 53% Off Wine Classes

Dove Valley

$60 $30

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In a hands-on tasting-and-pairing class, sommeliers instruct guests in the intricacies of wine vintages and flavors in a rustic barrel room

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Once upon time, the Stagecoach Inn was as famous for its fried chicken and biscuits as it was for stuffing Dwight D. Eisenhower's tummy and pants pockets with mouthwatering comfort food. Though the clattering of President Eisenhower's cutlery has long since faded from the log cabin, the eatery's fried chicken continues to draw in crowds of hungry locals and travelers alike. Their chefs cook up a well-rounded menu of such time-honored classics as pork chops with molasses and bacon and their signature-stuffed steak, a local favorite. Bartenders uncork Colorado wines and local brews—including Bristol Brewing Company's award-winning Laughing Lab Scottish ale—as hungry guests dig into meaty burgers and classic fish and chips. The Stagecoach Inn's rustic décor evokes the warmth and comfort of dining at a friend's house across its café, lounge, and upstairs dining room. Guests can also enjoy their meals creek-side outdoors or by the warmth of a fire.

Though the Stagecoach Inn has long since established itself as a community staple, Manitou Springs' old-timers remember a time when the old stage stop upheld another distinctive honor. The structure also housed the town's first electric company—an important feat, since Manitou Springs enjoyed electric power before even New York. The rest of the inn's past, however, is a matter of western lore, but many believe this rustic log cabin served as American author and civil rights activist Helen Hunt Jackson’s summer cottage.

702 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs,
CO
US

Situated at the foothills of Pikes Peak, in a 19th-century hotel, the Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant is primed for romance. The restaurant's past life as a hotel means that tables scatter throughout various rooms and levels, giving diners the space to entertain private conversations and practice lighting candles with their mind. Meals might unfold in The Veranda, for instance, where mottled walls, green ivy, and a decorative streetlamp recall a Venetian street. The Wine Cellar, meanwhile, lines its walls with hundreds of bottles that encompass more than 80 varietals stretching back to the early 1900s. With such ambiance, it's no wonder Mona Lisa was selected as one of Colorado Springs Independent's Best Fine Dining restaurants in 2012.

Of course, the centerpiece of the Mona Lisa's romance is the food. The signature four-course fondue meal for two brings couples together with shareable pots of melted "Old World," "New World" or "South of the Border" cheeses before breaking into heartier offerings. Duos can dip tiger shrimp, flatiron filet, chicken breast, or even game meats such as mallard duck or Rocky Mountain Elk into six gourmet sauces. And like the best dreams, the interactive dinners end in a pot of warm chocolate fondue, ready to coat cakes and fruit.

733 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs,
CO
US

Winner of numerous accolades from the readers of the Springs Gazette and the Independent, Josh & John's has firmly established itself as a local favorite. Each scoop of the shop's ice cream is fresh, often churned just hours before, and made without hormone-filled, artificially beefed-up dairy products. Like the seasons, special flavors come and go by the day or week, but popular stalwarts such as yellow cake, chocolate-chip-cookie dough, and oatmeal cookie hold down the creamy fort. Toppings such as fresh whipped cream, nuts, fruit, or house-crafted caramel add an extra dash of flavor.

Decorated with pastel and chrome creamery gear and an open chalkboard filled with doodles, Josh & John's is as local as an ice-cream parlor can get, unless it’s located inside an actual local resident. Every day, the friendly staff puts up a new trivia question for patrons to answer, and if you come in on cold, rainy, or snowy days, you'll get bonus punches on your Ice Creamometer card. Josh & John's is also celebrating the opening of a new location in Mountain Shadows.

111 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

After spending years working for Dominos Pizza, Vince Schmuhl decided that he could do a better job of preparing and delivering quality pies to people's homes. He challenged the nationwide chain's dominance in the region by founding the first Blackjack Pizza on June 29, 1983.

Although delivering oven-fresh pies within 30 minutes was still a major goal for Schmuhl, he emphasized the importance of quality ingredients using sauce made from freshly packed tomatoes as well as hand-tossed dough that never sees the inside of a freezer or cryogenic chamber. This dedication to quality and speedy service allowed Blackjack Pizza to not only survive, but also thrive over the decades. The chain now includes more than 40 stores operating in four different states.

In addition to offering seven signature pies, Blackjack Pizza also allows customers to build their own order from crust to toppings. A choice of up to four savory, tangy, and piquant sauces form the base, topped with any of the 3 available cheeses, 7 meats, and 10 freshly diced vegetables. Regardless of the toppings, Blackjack Pizza respects the potential danger of food allergies by ensuring that none of its pies ever contain traces of MSG, peanuts, or peanut oil.

2328 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

Diners leave their passports and carry-ons at home and embark on culinary odysseys to Tajine Alami, enjoying four- or six-course meals of traditional Moroccan cuisine. After leaving their shoes at the door, guests tuck into six-part dinner travelogues ($32/person; $27 vegetarian) starting with their choice of lamb-lentil or vegetarian soup followed by second and third rounds of homemade honey wheat khobz bread and a platter of Moroccan salad. Tables share the flaky fourth-course bastella, mining the phyllo-dough crust to uncover a subterranean civilization ruled by chicken, spiced eggs, almonds, and an austere oligarchy. Individual tastes take the front seat as eaters select one of the chicken, lamb, seafood, or veggie entrees simmering in the kitchen, all slow-cooked with a few friends in a traditional clay tajine or served over a pile of couscous. Baklava and hot mint tea close out the evening with a sweet curtain call and politely turn down requests to play "Where the Streets Have No Name.” Visitors afraid of overstuffing can select the slimmed down four-course experience and forego the salad and bastella ($24/person, $21 vegetarian) while youths peruse selections from the children's menu ($10.99).

10 Old Mans Trl
Manitou Springs,
CO
US

Her Story Cafe trucks gallivant around Colorado Springs, enlivening lunch breaks with a rotating menu of hearty soups and sandwiches named for influential women and crafted from local ingredients. A selection of soups might include the Greta Garbonzo Bang!, Annie Moore potato soup, or the Marie Curie chicken gumbo, a gluten-free concoction that pays homage to the French woman’s famous discovery of chicken gumbo. Like Frank Lloyd Wright during his underappreciated sandwich period, chefs construct towering stacks of deli meats and vegetables on foundations of pumpernickel, rye, French, and wheat breads, flush with ingredients straight from local farms, ranches, and bakeries. Made from scratch, sides range from tangy German potato salad to banana pudding sweetened with cream and Nilla wafers. Fans of the food truck can now frequent a non-mobile café that also offers breakfast, and where Her Story classics are served up with the same frequently-rotating selection of soups and specials.

2356 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs,
CO
US