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Old 05-24-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I just read in the Colorado Springs Business Journal that Dion's is breaking ground at Powers & Dublin. I'm super excited for this. Being an Albuquerque native, it is a restaurant I must visit when I head to Abq for a weekend. They have great pizza, salad and subs. A good atmosphere too. The article mentions that they intend to open in November. Hopefully they make it here because I will be a frequent visitor.

Colorado Springs Business Journal Ľ Blog Archive Ľ Dionís Pizza shop will break ground next week on Springs store
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Userdavey,
Is this place still open? I'm from Albuquerque as well and would love to find a good restaurant with New Mexican food. Its a little out of my way but I would head down there if so. Thanks!

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I am from Albuquerque (31 years worth) and have been in the Springs for about 9 years.

My stand is that the food in the Springs is not exactly to die for. Until now. I found a tiny little place in Security on Main called Vi's Take Out (719) 391-8257. The place is tiny and the owners lived in Albuquerque for many years. This is the only place in town that has anything close to the red chile I was used to in Albuquerque. And this stuff is to die for. Like red chile should be. Anyone from Abq will know what I mean.

I do not mean to advertise on here, but rather to provide a service to anyone that wants seriously good food. I just tried it today and aim to go back for a burger as the owner said that the burgers are pretty much their main thing. They have an open face burger smothered in chile and cheese that looks like it is straight from heaven.


They have an article from the Gazette on the wall and it's a great review. Whether or not you like it, the chile there is exactly what you find all over Albuquerque. Awesome!
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Powers/Dublin
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I just read in the Colorado Springs Business Journal that Dion's is breaking ground at Powers & Dublin. I'm super excited for this. Being an Albuquerque native, it is a restaurant I must visit when I head to Abq for a weekend. They have great pizza, salad and subs. A good atmosphere too. The article mentions that they intend to open in November. Hopefully they make it here because I will be a frequent visitor.

Colorado Springs Business Journal Ľ Blog Archive Ľ Dionís Pizza shop will break ground next week on Springs store
Also saw this a few weeks ago in the Gazette. Retail development ramping up at Powers-Dublin intersection | powers, become, shopping - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO

Just wanted to comment about the eating at chain restaurants. I do appreciate restaurant variety and non-chain restaurants, but sometimes familiarity, kid friendly, and diet conscious makes you go to the chain more often than the others. The bigger chains will at least have the nutrition available and ingredients to know somewhat of calories you are eating. Advertising to the kids - they want Red Robin or whatever.

Anyway I look forward to the new development in this area.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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I really like Carlos Miguel's for Mexican - great service. I've only been to the one on Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. but I do highly recommend it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Tucanos Brazilian Grill

I was really looking forward to chowing down at the new Tucanos Brazilian Grill, off Powers, but what a disappointment. I can't speak to the quality of the menu or the food, since we walked out after enduring about five minutes of the ear-splitting noise inside this place. The acoustics are terrible, blaring music and just way too much noise to enjoy anything that might resemble a good meal. When the waitress came by to explain the menu, and I couldn't make out a word she was saying...I knew it was time to go. BTW, we asked to be seated in the "quite section".

If you’re a teenager who drives around town with the windows rolled down and the music/bass on full-blast, making all the houses you pass by rattle, then you’ll really like this place...yum.

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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I was really looking forward to chowing down at the new Tucanos Brazilian Grill, off Powers, but what a disappointment. I can't speak to the quality of the menu or the food, since we walked out after enduring about five minutes of the ear-splitting noise inside this place. The acoustics are terrible, blaring music and just way too much noise to enjoy anything that might resemble a good meal. When the waitress came by to explain the menu, and I couldn't make out a word she was saying...I knew it was time to go. BTW, we asked to be seated in the "quite section".

If youíre a teenager who drives around town with the windows rolled down and the music/bass on full-blast, making all the houses you pass by rattle, then youíll really like this place...yum.
BTDT at other places over the years.

It's not the least bit enjoyable when the noise is so overwhelming you can't even talk to your wife w/out shouting.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Powers/Dublin
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I was really looking forward to chowing down at the new Tucanos Brazilian Grill, off Powers, but what a disappointment. I can't speak to the quality of the menu or the food, since we walked out after enduring about five minutes of the ear-splitting noise inside this place. The acoustics are terrible, blaring music and just way too much noise to enjoy anything that might resemble a good meal. When the waitress came by to explain the menu, and I couldn't make out a word she was saying...I knew it was time to go. BTW, we asked to be seated in the "quite section".

If youíre a teenager who drives around town with the windows rolled down and the music/bass on full-blast, making all the houses you pass by rattle, then youíll really like this place...yum.
Okay so we tried this place. It is loud and a crowded feeling. They do have patio seating that looked a little more appealing even if the weather is chilly, I think it had heaters and covered. I felt confused on what I was eating or what I should order. The salad bar was awesome though! If I go back I will just get the salad bar and maybe a skewer of meat or shrimp.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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My wife and I will be staying at a B&B in Chipita Park in July and have dinner reservations at the Craftwood Inn In Manitou Springs. Has anyone eaten there? Are we in for a good meal? Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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My wife and I will be staying at a B&B in Chipita Park in July and have dinner reservations at the Craftwood Inn In Manitou Springs. Has anyone eaten there? Are we in for a good meal? Thanks!
You're not in for a good meal; you're in for an outstanding meal. The Craftwood is well known for Colorado cuisine. They have dishes like wild boar, deer, and elk, and all are very, very good. Sure, there's chicken and beef and such on the menu, but be adventurous. You won't regret it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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You're not in for a good meal; you're in for an outstanding meal. The Craftwood is well known for Colorado cuisine. They have dishes like wild boar, deer, and elk, and all are very, very good. Sure, there's chicken and beef and such on the menu, but be adventurous. You won't regret it.
Thanks Maynerd. We informed our children that on this vacation we will begin spending thier inheritence. First class all the way for this 3 week trip. Santa Cruz--Manitou Springs and Branson Missouri!
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