Monday, September 10, 2007

Food in Falcon

I lived in Falcon in the '90s, when it was just starting to develop as a Colorado Springs bedroom community.

Your dining options back then were limited. Western Omelette had a small, short-lived outlet.

S&S Subs attracted most of the diners.

I drove through Falcon on Sunday and was amazed at what's become of the place. It's littered with fast-food joints: KFC/A&W, Wendy's, Sonic ... I'm sure there must have been others I missed.

My family and I ate at Frankies Too, an eastern brand of the Frankie's Place bar and grill on Powers.

Man, this was a phenomenal family dinner. The burgers were perfect, the steak about the finest you'll find in a bar west of The Keg, the tortilla soup meaty and vivacious, the chicken wings (on sale for 35 cents each at happy hour) may be the best in the region.

It also has a big-city sports bar vibe that reminds me of how far Falcon has come in such a short time.

Next time, I'll have to try the Italian restaurant, near the Safeway. ... Wait, pretty much everything is near the Safeway.


Blogger . . . said...

i live in falcon/peyton. it's a little disappointing that my only somewhat healthy dining option here is at the chinese restaurant (by the safeway, of course). and moo goo gai pan is possibly my only somewgar healthy option THERE.

as for the italian place you mentioned . . . did you mean mancino's? because that place has been closed ever since i moved here four months ago. i suppose the other non-fast food options here are the falcon grill, jill's country cafe, and . . . um . . . frankie's too. which you've mentioned.

i'm really excited to have found your blog, by the way. it can be tough living in a new area, so this is another great resource to check out. thanks!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

So, how is that Chinese place?

2:35 PM  
Blogger . . . said...

it's not bad, but it's definitely nothing special.
i haven't tried out many chinese places in the springs yet, but so far i love silver pond (their fresh tomatoes with chicken is amazing). and wok in wok out has some delicious healthy options.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

I love that name-- Wok in Wok Out.

Years ago, there used to be a pseudo-Japanese yakitori place on Filmore called You Chow Now.

9:57 AM  

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