Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Ok, here goes!

Saturday and Sunday Chef’s Catalogue warehouse is having a huge sale.

Chef's Warehouse, Colorado Springs

Chef's Warehouse, Colorado Springs

Chef's Warehouse, Colorado Springs

Chef's Warehouse, Colorado Springs

Drop your lady off there and then go to The Hub Diner and Car Wash and get that crap off your car. What is that stuff anyway??? It might rain this weekend and if so, the car wash won’t be open. But you can still get some breakfast or lunch. We haven’t been there so let us know how it is!

If you’ve got your kids with you (or even if you don’t), head on up to Adventure Golf for some miniature golf. It’s fun! Mini golf starts at $5 per person for one game. You can also get cheaper replays, and packages of two or three games so you can play all three courses. We  played the Wild West course.

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs

After working up an appetite playing serious golf, you can go over to Squeak Soda Shop for a grilled cheese sandwich and some ice cream.  We went there the other day and thought it was pretty good but is probably a lot better for kids than adults- except for the adults in there that were acting like kids, and not in a good way. Mike is going to post a review of Squeak Soda Shop  pretty soon here, so check back, and if you go, be sure to comment and let us know what you think.

If you’re getting tired and need a drink, with or without the kids, go down to Cowboys- Sunday is family day- they have line dancing lessons from 5:00 to 8:30 and Happy Hour from 4-7. There are small cover charges (different prices depending on age) but it’s not too bad, especially considering the Happy Hour drink prices include $2 bottled domestic beer, 2 for 1 drafts and mixed drinks, and then $3 mini pitchers from 7-midnight. Please be sure to check their website for current prices and specials because they do change a lot.  They also have ok food if you want to have dinner.  We’ve been to Cowboys lots of times but never taken the line dancing lessons so be sure to let us know how they are in the comments!

Have a great weekend!

Happy birthday, Linda Webber

Mom’s birthday was the other day, so we took her to Nosh for happy hour. We’ve written about Nosh before.

We had three items from the food menu and some drinks.  Mom seemed to have a good time, and I’m glad she went with us.

Happy birthday, Linda Webber

This is my mom.

Mom and me in downtown Colorado Springs at Nosh

Mom's birthday at Nosh

We had some drinks at Nosh for happy hour

The pomegranate lemonade and a beer at Nosh

Adrienne had the Nosh Cosmo, but after tasting it decided it wasn’t her favorite, and one of the workers offered to switch it out for us. Very nice. Excellent service.

I had a beer — I can’t remember, some kind of ale — and a shot of Jim Beam bourbon. No complaints.

Mom had what’s called a Cuban Passion. I didn’t hear any complaints from her, either. Overall, a very nice time. Thanks again for going out with us, Mom, and happy birthday!

Alice’s Mexican Cuisine: C

If you’re a Mexican restaurant and you charge for extra chips and salsa, you’re cheap.

I understand we’re in a recession, but come on, Alice’s Mexican Cuisine. You really can’t let me have that second basket of chips and the thimble of salsa for free? Is that really going to break you?

The salsa was very good, though. That’s a fact. I’ve never had warm salsa before, so that was kind of a treat. And it was spicy, too, which was another nice treat. So many Mexican restaurants are afraid of hot salsas, so the bland sauce they put on your table might as well just be ketchup. Warm, spicy salsa. Nice job, Alice.

But I have a lot of problems, Alice. I’ve already talked about charging for chips and salsa refills. Cut that shit out. It’s cheap and wrong, and nobody likes it. Also, dim the lights a little. Walking into your restaurant was like staring into the sun. Dim the lights a little, and you might save enough on utilities to spring for that second basket of chips.

We’d been wanting to go to Alice’s for some time, but the hours are so crazy, they were never open when we were downtown. Very frustrating. From their website (which could use the services of an editor, by the way):

Our hours of operation are Lunch from Monday thru Friday from 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m on Thurdays & Friday Evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Overall, the food was good. It’s hard to really screw up Mexican food, which is essentially the same ingredients just arranged in different formats. I had the green chili burrito. Adrienne had chicken tacos. Her dish came with rice and beans (surprise!). Mine came with nothing.

Chicken tacos at Alice's Mexican Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs.

The chicken tacos

The green chili burrito at Alice's Mexican Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs.

The green chili burrito at Alice's Mexican Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs.

Chips and warm salsa at Alice's Mexican Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs.

Chips, warm salsa. This is all you get. You want more? Pay up!

Let’s recap.

The good

  • Warm, spicy salsa
  • Good, solid Mexican food — Adrienne raved about her tacos.

The bad

  • Charging extra for chips and salsa refill
  • Bright, bright lighting
  • Location: Where the hell are you? Oh, you’re in the alley, back there in the dark.
  • Hours: What kind of hours are these?

Neither here nor there

  • Prices were average, but on the high side
  • Big TV in the dining room? Are you a sports bar?

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