Since opening its doors in 2008, Wisdom Tea House has become a central part of the community in Historic Downtown Monument. Owners, Diane and Tom Wisdom, have created a warm space for people to build relationships over a pot of tea and delicious food.
While hiking or mountain biking are the usual ways for people to get outside, the city also has an impressive array of outdoor dining options in the city. Mountain views and plenty of sunshine make the Pikes Peak Region an ideal spot for dining al fresco
Full Interview with Frank Bonanno: Owner, Chef of Mizuna, Lou’s, Osteria Marco, Bones, Smoke House, Green Russell, Wednesday’s Pie, LUCA, Vesper Lounge, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, Salt & Grinder in and around Denver
Liz Rosenbaum owns and operates Her Story Cafe, located at Library 21c, the newest branch of Pikes Peak Library District. Patrons browse for books, and families shuffle by for story time, as the faint sound of hissing lattes plays in the background. Rosenbaum considers herself a culinary anthropologist—someone who loves both food and history.
Starting the day with coffee is typical for most people. For Tyler Hill, barista at The Principal’s Office, it’s more typical to spend the entire day surrounded by coffee. Hill is a specialty coffee enthusiast and is quickly becoming one of Colorado Springs’ most talented latte artists and teachers.
The vibrant green of the pesto and vegetables in this pasta makes it a cheerful dish for Spring. I like using Kale Walnut Pesto in this dish during the early days of Spring, because it gives it a hearty, rich flavor, rather than the lighter, summery flavor of basil.
Inspired by the vintage charm of the Old North End, Sabrena Soong has created a warm, inviting space with freshly brewed coffee roasted in-house. However, her original vision was more about art than coffee.
When Katrina Benson and Colleen Bye were in the beginning steps of opening Fossil Brewing Company, they weren’t just dealing with the typical feats that come with starting a business, they were also experiencing another big life change––becoming moms. Katrina and Colleen, wives of fellow co-owners Rich and Josh, respectively, were pregnant with their first children during much of the planning process while opening Fossil Brewing Company.
Avid local history enthusiasts (and staunch supporters of reviving downtown Cañon City), Koenig and Sack imagined the party as a way to share their love of local history, vintage fashion, music, fine cocktails, and restoring the Hotel St. Cloud.
Since opening Fruition Restaurant in 2007, both Alex and his restaurant have won numerous industry awards, including Zagat’s best Colorado restaurant, Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef of 2010, and Alex has been a James Beard Award finalist several times. However, Alex says his biggest sense of accomplishment comes from the caliber of people he has had the opportunity to work with.
One of my favorite ways to cook apples is to put them in a traditional apple crisp. The simplicity of this dish allows the flavor of the apples to shine through with just a crunchy topping of oats and nuts to complement the tender, juicy apples.
In the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, nestled in-between where locals stop for bagels and where they go to sip a handcrafted cocktail, is a bright, fresh and welcoming juice bar run by a local herself, the humble and gracious Nissa Wecks.
Nestled in the foothills of Monument is a beautiful late 1800’s homestead in which Adrienne Larrew and Dan Lorenz run their ranch, Corner Post Meats. A hard-working couple eager to share their passions for ranching and farming with our community.