Our Favorite Things From the New Pikes Peak Market

January 10, 2018

We discovered some amazing new artisan treats at the Pikes Peak Market right in Downtown Colorado Springs! The artisan food scene in Colorado Springs just got a mega boost with the recent opening of Pikes Peak Market in downtown. Debuting on November 1, 2017 just in the time for the holidays, this rustic space located […]

2017 Blog Recap

December 27, 2017

A lot of exiting news filled our blog during 2017, and we wanted to end the year with a quick recap! We tasted a lot of great food, traveled to far off places, and interviewed our partners to get to know them better. But the thing we’ll remember most from 2017 is you! In 2017, […]

Video: What happens on a food tour? Watch to find out!

December 13, 2017

Preview our food tour video shot in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs. Still not sure what to expect on a food tour? Watch our new video to find out more! Of all the things to do in Colorado Springs, this one takes the cake. As you stroll from restaurant to restaurant in downtown Colorado Springs, you will experience a […]

8 Reasons Why a Food Tour E-Certificate is the Perfect Gift

November 29, 2017

Hey, Santa! A food tour makes the perfect gift this holiday season. Holiday shopping is in full-force, and if you’re like us, you’re busy crossing items off your gift list! We’re here to help you be the best Santa yet. Here are 8 reasons why a Rocky Mountain Food Tours e-certificate is the perfect gift for […]

Noel’s Food Tour in San Francisco’s Mission District

November 15, 2017

Our Culinary Walk Through San Francisco’s Mission District Hello all, Noel here! My husband and I took a vacation to California recently and marked San Francisco our first stop. With so many things to see and do, it was difficult to narrow down which attractions would make the final cut. But one thing we knew for sure was that we […]

Samantha’s Hawaiian Food Adventures

November 1, 2017

Our Babymoon and Favorite Hawaiian Food Recap Aloha! Whenever I (Samantha) have the opportunity to savor great food while traveling, I like to share it with all of you – my fellow foodies! I am due with our first baby in early November (a girl!), so to celebrate our final days together as a couple, my […]

Interview with The Rabbit Hole

October 18, 2017

Interview with Matt Baumgartner General Manager of The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 We never tire of taking groups to the ever popular and always crazy busy subterranean restaurant known as The Rabbit Hole. Owner Joe Campana has created a wonderland of cocktails and food in a swanky atmosphere right off the main […]

Interview with Brother Luck: Four by Brother Luck

October 4, 2017

Interview with Brother Luck Owner and Chef of Four by Brother Luck 321 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 When a chef of Brother Luck’s caliber decides to set up shop in Colorado Springs when they could easily make it big in a larger metropolitan city, we certainly don’t complain! Chef Luck recently appeared on Food […]

Interview with Richard Warner: Bingo Burger

September 20, 2017

Interview with Richard Warner Owner of Bingo Burger 132 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Nothing beats a good burger. Mix that with our locally famous Pueblo Green Chiles and a boozy shake on the side, and culinary bliss is on its way! For the past couple of years, we’ve been bringing groups on our Delicious Downtown […]

Interview with Odyssey Gastropub

September 6, 2017

Interview with Tyler Sherman and Jenny Schnakenberg Owners of Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 This hip joint in downtown Colorado Springs opened its doors in November 2014 and is always hopping with a diverse group of grub-loving locals. We’ve been honored to work with them since our relaunch and fall in love with […]

Interview with Savory Spice Shop

August 23, 2017

Interview with Dick and Mary Frieg Owners of Savory Spice Shop 110 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 If you’ve never been to a speciality spice shop, you’re missing out! We know we’ve been guilty of keeping large tin spice jars in our cabinets for FAR too long. Maybe you’ve done the same. Time […]

Announcing Friday Food Tours!

August 9, 2017

Take advantage of this limited edition food tour In addition to our normal Saturday and Sunday food tours in Downtown Colorado Springs, we are adding a limited number of tours on Friday starting August 18! What’s on the menu? This menu is delicious! As we walk through downtown Colorado Springs, you’ll experience food and drink from the following […]

Meet Olivia, Our New Tour Guide

July 26, 2017

We have a lean but fierce team here at Rocky Mountain Food Tours. We are pleased to welcome a new addition to our Tour Guide lineup. Originally hailing from Michigan, Olivia has made beautiful Colorado Springs her home over the past several years. To allow everyone to get to know Olivia a little bit better, we […]

Interview with Claudette Hutchinson: Spice Island Grill

July 12, 2017

Interview with Claudette Hutchinson Co-Owner of Spice Island Grill 10 N. Sierra Madre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Spice Island Grill is a veteran on our list of destinations for our Delicious Downtown Food Tour in Colorado Springs. We are the first to admit that we love their food! But we’re not the only ones. […]

10 Lesser Known Yet Awesome Things to do In Colorado Springs

June 28, 2017

There’s more here than what meets the eye! Vacationing in Colorado Springs soon? You’ll no doubt drive through Garden of the Gods, take the cog up to the top of Pikes Peak, and marvel at the base of Seven Falls. We highly recommend these attractions as they are well worth your time! But what if […]

Interview with Richard Skorman: Poor Richard’s

June 14, 2017

Interview with Richard Skorman Owner of Poor Richard’s 320 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Poor Richard’s Restaurant has been a loyal partner and featured destination on our Delicious Downtown Food Tour for more than seven years. As the second oldest restaurant in all of downtown, it has been a place of community gathering since […]

10 Summer 2017 Food Festivals in Colorado

May 31, 2017

Summer is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to attend one of Colorado’s many food festivals! There are a lot of things to do in Colorado Springs, Denver, and around the state over the next few months. We’ve narrowed this list to our favorite food festivals and celebrations and have added a link […]

International Food Tour: Haarlem, Netherlands

May 17, 2017

Our Journey Through Traditional Dutch Cuisine We’re always looking for opportunities to combine our love of travel with our love of good food. So, during our most recent family vacation, we signed up for the Dutch Food Tour offered by Haarlem Food Tours. Haarlem is a quaint town characterized by cobblestone streets and an old-world […]

Interview with Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub

May 3, 2017

Interview with Les Bridger & Martin Troy Managers of Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub 21 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 If you want traditional Irish food in a fun environment, look no further than Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub in downtown Colorado Springs. A long-time local favorite, this bustling watering hole has an ever-rotating lineup of live […]

Interview with Travis Ashing: Cacao Chemistry

April 19, 2017

Interview with Travis Ashing Co-Owner of Cacao Chemistry 109 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Cacao Chemistry opened in 2014 as a premier chocolate shop combining ethically sourced ingredients with colorful design. We sat down with Co-Owner Travis Ashing to find out how this one-of-a-kind sweet shop nestled on Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs came […]

Interview with Joe Campana: Bonny and Read

April 5, 2017

Interview with Joe Campana Owner of Bonny and Read 101 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 We sat down with restaurateur, Joe Campana, to find out what makes him tick. He shared with us his vision for his pirate-themed seafood restaurant, Bonny and Read Fresh Seafood and Steaks, which just celebrated one year. It seemed like […]

Announcing Benefit Tour Ticket Release

March 8, 2017

April 9, 2017 – Proceeds Benefit Care and Share As a long-time Colorado Springs resident, I’ve seen the work of local non-profit, Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, firsthand. A staggering 161,000 people do not have enough of the right food to maintain a healthy lifestyle in Southern Colorado. Even more heartbreaking, 20% of […]

9 Things to do in Colorado Springs for Spring Break

February 22, 2017

Your personal guide to having fun and getting off the beaten path Springtime in the Rockies can be wonderful! If you’re planning a visit to Colorado Springs this Spring Break or perhaps are entertaining out-of-town guests, consider some of these fun things to do and local attractions.   1. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado […]

How to Plan the Perfect Group Event

February 8, 2017

Your friends and colleagues will have a blast on your private food tour in downtown Colorado Springs We get it. Event planning is hard! There are so many details and so much coordination. Wouldn’t it be easier if someone else planned your event, and you enjoyed it as a guest instead of as the organizer? […]

Colorado’s Top 10 Local Chocolate Shops

January 25, 2017

We support our local chocolatiers, and so should you! Our owner, Samantha, is not coy about her daily consumption of chocolate. She will confess it without shame or reservation. If only it could constitute a well-balanced diet along with a little cheese and wine. Though she would like to declare chocolate its own food group, […]

12 Upcoming Cooking Classes in Colorado Springs and Beyond

January 11, 2017

Learn the tricks of the trade from local culinary experts! I’ll admit – my ability to eat food is far greater than my ability to prepare it! Thankfully, there are many opportunities to learn the tricks of the trade from our local culinary experts right here in Colorado Springs and around the state. There are […]

Cheers to the New Year

December 28, 2016

Our favorite part of 2016? You! As 2016 is drawing to a close, we are getting a bit reflective. So, in the spirit of thankfulness, we’d like to recap our year by reviewing a few of our favorite moments. Here it goes: January – Taking an international food tour in Barcelona, Spain February – Adding […]

Chef Reenacts ‘Beast Feast’ Chopped Episode

December 14, 2016

After competing on Food Network’s Chopped, Chef Brother Luck hosted a wine dinner featuring ingredients he was challenged to use during the competition It’s no secret that we’re addicted to Food Network (just check out this blog post). So, it probably comes as no surprise that we snagged two coveted seats at the recent “Beast Feast.” We’ve […]

25 Holiday Events in Colorado

November 30, 2016

We’re helping you whittle down your list for the best holiday events, attractions, concerts, and shopping markets! Now that the crisp chill of winter has finally started to descend on our beautiful state, we’re getting into the holiday spirit and making a list of our favorite holiday events in Colorado. From Santa sightings to sleigh […]

International Food Tour: Dublin, Ireland

November 16, 2016

Grab a Guinness and Let’s Toast – Sláinte! We love to support our fellow food tour friends by patronizing their businesses while we globe-trot. Just last month, my husband and I traveled to Ireland to explore their quaint towns, spectacular coastlines, and friendly hospitality. Having only a short time in Dublin, we knew that a […]

9 Holiday Party Venues in Colorado Springs

November 3, 2016

Private rooms are booking quickly, so we encourage you to act fast in order to make this fête your best yet! It’s November, time to start planning your holiday party! Whether you’re in charge of planning your corporate event or just a festive get-together with close friends and family, there are a lot of great […]

6 Reasons why Colorado Springs is the Perfect Vacation City

September 10, 2016

Summer may be coming to an end but don’t let that stop you planning the perfect vacation! Colorado Springs may not be the first city you think of when planning your next trip, but it should be! We’re bursting with pride over all our city has to offer, from our nationally recognized Olympic spirit, amazing […]

Our 7 Favorite Places to Watch Bronco’s Football

August 24, 2016

Whether in Colorado Springs or Denver, you’ll be in good company. It’s time to get ready for some Bronco’s football! We bleed blue and orange here in Colorado and couldn’t be more excited for our 2016 Super Bowl 50 champs to get back to the field for another unforgettable season. There’s nothing better than cheering […]

End of Summer Cocktails

August 10, 2016

Don’t fret – summer is not over yet! Enjoy the last bit of sunshine and heat with a chilled summertime cocktail from one of our partner restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs or Manitou Springs. We believe the best months for al fresco dining in Colorado are late August and September, so we’ve noted where you […]

So, What’s a Food Tour, Anyway?

July 13, 2016

Find out more about the new best thing to do in Colorado Springs. Though it recently was given a name, the idea of food tourism has been around for quite some time. Everyone knows if you want a beignet, you go to New Orleans. Want some great barbecue? Try Kansas City. Or, how about fresh […]

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Manitou Springs (unless you’ve taken our food tour!)

June 29, 2016

Manitou Springs is an eclectic mixture of art, history, and culture Though a small town at the base of Pikes Peak, Manitou is brimming with charming tidbits and fun facts just waiting to be discovered. We’ve compiled a list of just eight…but there are a lot more!   Fun Fact 1 Did you know that […]

Announcing Two NEW Food Tour Routes in Downtown Colorado Springs

June 15, 2016

Choose your own culinary adventure on one of two new Delicious Downtown Food Tour routes! There are many things to do in downtown Colorado Springs, but only one that combines food, drink pairings, and local history like we do! With so many great restaurants to choose from in downtown, we decided to launch two separate routes! If you’re […]

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Downtown Colorado Springs (unless you’ve taken our food tour!)

June 1, 2016

There’s more than what meets the eye in our charming downtown Learn all of this and more on our Delicious Downtown Food Tour! Fun Fact 1 Any idea why Colorado Springs has a traditional Japanese Torii gate in one of its medians? Colorado Springs has a sister city in Japan, Fujiyoshida, which also sits at the […]

7 Of Colorado Springs’ Best Burgers

May 18, 2016

Spring has sprung and it’s finally grilling season—which means BURGERS! We know that even the seasoned chef needs a little inspiration now and then, so before gathering friends and family for the first big BBQ of the year, let our list of favorite burger joints be your muse. Stop in and check out a few! […]

Our 8 Favorite Beer and Food Pairings in Colorado Springs

May 4, 2016

To enjoy a craft beer on its own is smart, but to pair it with food is wise. Tips on Pairing Beer with Food In honor of American Craft Beer Week (May 16-22, 2016), we’ve put together a list of 8 delicious beer and food pairings you can get from local breweries right here in […]

Girls’ Weekend Getaway In Colorado Springs

April 20, 2016

Pack your cocktail dress, hiking shoes, and bathing suit, because you’ll need them all during your girls’ weekend getaway in Colorado Springs! No planning required – just follow this itinerary! If you’re like us, planning a flawless vacation takes a lot of effort. Between working, family obligations, and maintaining a social life, it’s hard to […]

Best Restaurants to Prepare and Replenish on Race Day in Colorado Springs

April 6, 2016

If you’re competing in a race in Colorado Springs, where can you go to carbo-load before and recharge after? Colorado Springs Races Colorado is a destination state for runners of all levels who seek to experience our beautiful terrain and meet other fitness-focused athletes. Though there are popular races throughout the state including the Bolder […]

What’s Colorado Springs Doing on Food Network? We’ll tell you!

March 23, 2016

How many chefs and local restaurants from Colorado Springs have been featured on Food Network in the past six months? More than you think! What do Chopped; Cooks vs. Cons; Diners, Drive-ins and Dives; and Halloween Wars all have in common? They’ve all featured a Colorado Springs chef or restaurant in fall 2015 or spring 2016. […]

Things to do on St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado

March 8, 2016

18 Ways to Celebrate 2016 St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Whether you’re in Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo, Boulder, Durango, Grand Junction, Aspen, or Fort Collins this St. Patrick’s Day, there are plenty of fun things to do! We’ve selected 18 events throughout our state that will inspire your inner Irishman. See a parade, ride a train, […]

Have You Tried Colorado’s 8 Famous Foods?

February 24, 2016

8 Colorado Foods and Flavors After searching the four corners for the most famous Colorado foods (and drink!), we’ve created this list to help visitors and locals get the most out of the Centennial State. There’s something for every palate, so grab some Rocky Mountain Oysters, raise a pint of craft beer, and let’s toast to Colorado!   […]

10 Of Colorado Springs’ Coziest Coffee Shops

February 10, 2016

Let’s get cozy with coffee! For those who crave a cappuccino, chai tea, or caramel latte in a cozy atmosphere, look no further than this fantastic list of Colorado Springs’ coffee shops. Inviting you to cuddle up with a fresh cup of joe, these local java joints will keep you warm all winter long! Forgo […]

International Food Tour: Barcelona, Spain

January 27, 2016

Will Travel for Food We might be biased, but we believe that taking an international food tour is one of the best ways to explore a foreign city! Over the years, we’ve taken culinary tasting tours in Denver, Charleston, San Diego, Chicago, Seattle, and New Orleans. These tours gave us a personalized and behind-the-scenes look […]

7 Of The Most Romantic Restaurants In Colorado Springs

January 13, 2016

Paint the Town Red this Valentine’s Day with these Romantic Restaurants! Make this a memorable Valentine’s Day by dining at one of Colorado Springs’ most romantic restaurants! No matter your preference on cuisine, style, or budget, we have a romantic restaurant recommendation for you. Let our passion for local cuisine guide your planning and preparation […]

Foodie Inspired New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

December 30, 2015

New Year’s resolutions for the foodie fanatic in us all! As we ring in 2016, we invite you to make these food-focused New Year’s resolutions with us!   We resolve to dine local and support the entrepreneurs, small business owners, and corner cafes among us. We will do this because we believe our dollars are […]

3 Cocktail Recipes for Your Seasonal Soirée

December 17, 2015

Cocktail recipes designed for the everyday entertainer! Add some cheer to your seasonal celebrations with one of these festive cocktail recipes! Whether you’re toasting to friends at a party, opening presents with family, or sharing a holiday meal with neighbors, you’ll find that these Santa-approved adult beverages fit any occasion. How did we come up with […]

Colorado Gift Guide for the Adventurous Foodie

December 1, 2015

8 Delicious Gifts for the Colorado Foodie. Give memories this holiday season with a unique culinary experience! We searched all over the state to find some of the most exciting food-focused excursions for the 2015 Colorado Gift Guide. From cheese making classes to bike tours to picnic hikes, there’s something your favorite foodie will love to […]

5 Tips on Dining Small on Small Business Saturday

November 19, 2015

Shop Small? We Say Dine Small! Break the chains this year and dine small on Saturday, November 28! A day set apart for the entrepreneurs and restaurateurs among us, Small Business Saturday puts the spotlight on those who flavor our local communities with culture and personality. How do shopping and dining small have a big […]

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