Although Aspen is seen as an ideal location for winter sports, many people don’t realize that the preferred time of travel is in the fall or summer–when the crowds have thinned. Colorado Collective recently spent time in Aspen discovering how to enjoy Aspen like a local, no matter what the season might be. This beautiful […]
As people all over the country have started to pay more attention to their food sources, the health-conscious population of Colorado Springs has begun to demand more accountability from their food providers. While several restaurants in the downtown area of the city have made a commitment to using more locally-sourced foods, this trend hasn’t quite […]
Justice Snow’s Restaurant and Bar has become an Aspen staple. It’s both both hip and rooted in history – not to mention the bar has the largest cocktail selection in North America. The restaurant concept is the brainchild of Michele Kiley, and at one point the name was highly controversial. “I think it wasn’t a […]
When Jon Weber decided to expand his successful San Diego steakhouse, Cowboy Star, to a second location in Colorado Springs he hired a local, Bryan Bradigan, as the General Manager. Why? Because he wanted Cowboy Star to feel authentic to its locality here in Southern Colorado. “We wanted there to be a strong connection [between […]
Are you looking for a impersonal, brand-oriented restaurant with an extensive menu of hard-to-pronounce exotic foods? Then Juniper Valley Ranch Dining Room does not fit that criteria. Situated 15 miles south of Colorado Springs on highway 115, Juniper Valley Ranch Dining Room lies serenely nestled amidst the dappled, rolling mountains of the picturesque stretch between […]
Taking time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast with friends is one of the best parts of the weekend. But it’s not always easy to find a great breakfast spot, where the coffee flows freely and the food is hot and delicious. So we’ve created a list of our favorite breakfast spots along the Front Range […]
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
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.
Over the past several years, Shuga’s Restaurant has become the yardstick by which all other Colorado Springs restaurants are measured. A new restaurant might have great cocktails, but are they as creative as Shuga’s?
“We just can’t keep up with cookie production. If I’m out of a customer’s favorite cookie, I hear about it for sure!” I first visited the Hopscotch Bakery in Pueblo soon after it opened several years ago, and I remember being impressed with the selection and quality of freshly baked cookies. On that first visit, […]