I have done a couple of hikes down in Castle Rock but haven’t spent a ton of time there so finding a restaurant to try was easy and hard at the same time. I decided to let fate make the choice for me.
I headed down towards the town square where I knew there were a couple of places. The only parking I could find was in front of Angie’s Family Restaurant so that pretty much made the decision for me and I’m glad it did.
Angie’s has a mix of Italian and Mexican foods, which I thought was an interesting combination but everything on the menu looked really good. The menu also talked about having a homemade pasta special where you could pick your homemade pasta, a sauce, and a side. I know I usually order off of the special menu but that was just too many choices for me while I was hungry.
I decided to do the next best thing which was to order a sandwich that had their award winning meatballs. The Fiasco Sandwich was the best of all worlds as it was a meatball and Italian sausage on the same sandwich. It also had green peppers and cheese and came with a side of pasta salad.
The sandwich was really good although I am not sure that it was a proper fit geometrically. The meatballs were really good. They were soft yet firm with a really nice flavor to them. The sausage had a little bit of spice but not too much (I could have gone with spicier). The green peppers were very fresh and there were enough of them that the did not get lost in the flavors of all the other ingredients.
My favorite part of the sandwich is that it wasn’t drenched in marinara sauce. It had sauce but each bit wasn’t covered completely. A lot of places try to hide the flavors by drenching the sandwich but this was just enough to get the flavor of the sauce without needing a snorkel to find a meatball.
Now geometrically I don’t think the sandwich worked that well and it pretty much fell apart after each bite. It is hard to put a bunch of meatballs and sausage pieces on a sandwich and not have it fall apart. This might have been better off as an open face style. That being said, I still ate it all. I just used my fork to grab everything that was falling off.
For as thick as the sandwich was, the pasta salad was very light and refreshing. It was penne style pasta with sliced tomatoes and some sliced cheese on it as well. It was all covered in a nice, sweet Italian style dressing. The pasta with the sweeter dressing made for the perfect side for the rich sandwich. All told a really nice meal. If you are ever in Castle Rock be sure to give them a try.
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