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I work there..its a very nice place and the workers are amazing people!Okay, here are my choices. For some of these, it was really difficult to decide, so what I did last night in bed was ... I let the first restaurant that came to mind be the winner, instead of overanalyzing all the restaurants.
Nicest Place to Impress a Date
Adam's Mountain Cafe - The ambiance is delightful! The food has a gourmet-ish flare to it that's just a cut above!
The Best Among the "Ritzy" Ones
Briarhurst Inn - Oh they're so proper and formal there! The old home that you'll dine in is an experience in itself. The Cliff House Restaurant, the Craftwood Inn and the Mona Lisa are all pretty darn good too!
Best Place to Hang Out
Spice of Life Cafe - Oh you knew this was coming! What can I say? It's where all the locals hangout. Good coffee and drinks. Plenty on nice snacks. Right in the heart of downtown. This is definitely NOT Starbucks, people!
Stagecoach Inn - Holy Goats Milk! Everytime I go there I am BLOWN AWAY by their food. Their buffalo is scrumptious. Everything is just wonderful there!
Most Overrated Establishment
The Organic Cafe - This place is WAY OVERPRICED! I think I paid nearly $5 for an average sized portion of soy bean ice cream. And I think it was $3 or $4 dollars for a coffee! Yeesh! Sure, if you're a hardcore vegan, this is a cool place, but uhhhhhh...
Most Underrated Establishment
Tajine Alami - I've never eaten there, but here's why it wins this category: Everyone tells me how great it is there and yet I'm too ambivalent to actually try it. Maybe I'm intimidated my Moroccan food. Maybe it's the idea of sitting on a floor with a pillow. Hmmmmmmmm... but for what it's worth, everyone I know loves in there!
There you go! What are YOUR favorite restaurants?
Heh heh! I love this picture...
On our wedding night, my wife and I went to the craftwood. It was so awsome, the manager came out and greeted us, congratulated us, and thanked us for spending our special night with them. The food was some of the best I've ever had (although it might have just been the company I was in). It was really good.I think Dave and I are getting a little tiresome don't you? Tough.
But since you asked, my family and I hit the Loop a lot since it's close and cheap. I'm still mad at them though for kicking out the liquor store from what's now their 'extended' section. But when I get hungry, I put that aside. Try the Asade Carne burrito (heck I can't spell it). Not on the menu, insider secret.
For that special night out, we do the Craftwood Inn - an awesome meal and ambiance - take wife material there, you won't regret it.
Wife material. That reminds me of the special female code word - IBM - said to another woman when sizing up a potential mate. Ideal Breeding Material. Who doesn't believe in evolution now!?
Since these threads are so ancient (and some of the restaurants don't even exist anymore, like Organic Cafe), I thought I'd revive it...Okay, which restaurant do you think is the best in Manitou Springs? It may be best to categorize Manitou's restaurants into different categories:
[*]Nicest place to impress a date
[*]The best among the "ritzy" ones
[*]Best place to "hang out"
[*]Most overrated establishment
[*]Most underrated establishment[/i]
Alrighty, I'm going to sleep on it and give me selections in the morning!
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