Food & Drink in Fort Carson

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Springs Ranch

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

$20 $10

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for Two Create-Your-Own Ice Creams at Cold Stone Creamery ($26.40 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Colorado Springs

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$8.80 $5

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$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for Two Create-Your-Own Ice Creams at Cold Stone Creamery ($24.54 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

First & Main Town Center

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$8.18 $4.33

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$20 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at Carlos Miguel's Mexican Bar & Grill

Carlos Miguel's Mexican Bar & Grill

Briargate

Succulent pollo borracho, camarones tequila, street tacos, verde seafood enchiladas, table-side guacamole, and decadent fried ice cream

$30 $20

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$20 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at Carlos Miguel's Mexican Bar & Grill

Carlos Miguel's Mexican Bar & Grill

Colorado Springs

Succulent pollo borracho, camarones tequila, street tacos, verde seafood enchiladas, table-side guacamole, and decadent fried ice cream

$30 $20

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Tropical Dinner for Two or Four with Drinks, Appetizer, and Sides at Spice Island Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Spice Island Grill

Downtown Colorado Springs

Jerk chicken, oxtail stew, red snapper, and vegetarian feasts created with Jamaican spices from family recipes

$65.48 $35

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Sri Lankan Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Sri Lanka Curry Leaf Restaurant (45% Off)

Sri Lanka Curry Leaf Restaurant

Colorado Springs

Sri Lankan chef fuses European and southern Asian flavors to create her native country's signature curries and entrees

$20 $11

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Italian Lunch or Dinner for Two at Mollica's Italian Market & Deli (Up to Half Off)

Mollica's Italian Market & Deli

Colorado Springs

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

$37.90 $18.95

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$11 for $20 Worth of Comfort Food for Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch at Sandy’s Restaurant

Sandy's Restaurant

Colorado Springs

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

$20 $11

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$5 for $10 Worth of Frozen Treats at Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato

Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato

Colorado Springs

Up to 60 award-winning flavors of house-made ice cream and gelato made from fresh fruits and many locally sourced ingredients

$10 $5

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Food at Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen (45% Off)

Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen

Northwest Colorado Springs

Authentic, Cajun dishes like okra gumbo, fried alligator po' boys, and crawfish etouffe, made from generations-old family recipes

$20 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Wings, Burgers, and Sandwiches at Wild Wings 'N Things

Wild Wings 'N Things

Broadmoor Bluffs

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

$20 $11

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Five-Course Upscale Dinner for Two or Four at Briarhurst Manor Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

Briarhurst Manor Restaurant

Manitou Springs

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

$102 $59

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Wine-and-Cheese Tasting for Two or Four at D'Vine Wine (Up to 51% Off)

D'Vine Wine

Manitou Springs

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

$46 $23

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Game-Day Pizza Package with Breadsticks and Soda or $10 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Fat Boys Pizza

Fat Boys Pizza

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $10

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Nick Swardson at Pikes Peak Center on Friday, October 24, at 8 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Nick Swardson

Pikes Peak Center

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Comedian best known for Benchwarmers and Reno 911! tours in advance of a new Comedy Central special

$45.50 $25

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"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus LIVE!" on Saturday, October 4, at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus"

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$57.75 $28

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$55 for 2 Tickets to All Colorado Beer Festival on Sat., Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. (Up to a $95 Value)

All Colorado Beer Festival

Freedom Financial Services Expo Center

More than 70 Colorado breweries serving over 200 beers at this annual festival benefitting local nonprofit organizations

$95 $55

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Beer-Tasting Experience for Two or Four at Fieldhouse Brewing Company (44% Off)

Fieldhouse Brewing Company

Colorado Springs

Brewery offers beer such as Sticky Paws honey wheat beer, Fist Pump milk stout, and IPA Paralysis by Analysis via flights and pints

$18 $10

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Borriello Brothers Pizza didn't just copy New York-style pizza?they imported it. Owned by New York natives, the pizza joint pays tribute to the city's staple, craftting their pizzas with attention to detail. Their sauce comes from California tomatoes, they only use 100% real whole milk mozzarella cheese, and they layer their pizzas with sausage made from prime cuts of pork. The result is a pie that grew out of original New York recipes, just as the city's skyscrapers sprout from cracks in the sidewalks. In addition to traditional NY-style pizzas, they serve Sicilian crust pizzas, and feature signature pies with toppings such as Genoa salami, sliced steak, and baked ziti. The menu also incorporates calzones, pastas, and other Italian specialties.

6371 Specker Ave Bldg 1532
Fort Carson,
CO
US

Fountain Community Theater opened its doors in 2014 in order to, in the staff's own words, "bring Fountain together through theater and arts." Though their professional backgrounds are in other fields, every founding member shared a passion for family entertainment, along with a drive to inspire young audiences. And while they admit their beginnings took some trial and error, and some improvisation, the team stocked its inaugural season with a staggering 10 productions that include musicals, comedies, dramas, murder mystery plays, and children's theater. If its debut dectet of plays is any indication, Fountain theatergoers will enjoy countless outings in the years to come.

6436 US Hwy. 85
Fountain,
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.

4935 Centennial Blvd
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

Nestled in what was once the famous turn-of-the-20th-century gentlemen’s club known as Hiawatha Gardens, Tajine Alami has replaced the fancy footwork of silver-screen legends such as Rudolph Valentino with the fluid undulations of belly dancers. Scarlet tapestries and golden curtains have transformed the historic space into a Moroccan haven where chefs and hosts Mohammed and Laila Alami welcome diners to slip off their shoes and sink their feet into thickly woven carpets. As guests lounge on cushions, they savor the medleys of saffron, cumin, coriander, and ginger that season chicken and lamb, both slow-cooked in clay pots. The tender meats join couscous, the national dish of Morocco, during six-course feasts, which patrons are encouraged to eat with their hands instead of with a pitchfork and shovel. Servers arrive with basins of warm water to wash fingers before and after the meal, as well as orange- and rose-blossom water just before guests sip steaming cups of mint tea and munch the honeyed layers of baklava. On weekend nights, the restaurant’s belly dancers not only shimmy but also cup flames in their hands and balance curved sabers on their heads.

10 Old Mans Trl
Manitou Springs,
CO
US

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