The Wines of Colorado
After my hike to Mount Esther near Pikes Peak I needed to find somewhere to eat. Just down the road before I connected with US 24 I found my answer with the Wines of Colorado.
At first I thought it was just a winery when I drove past but then I saw the sign that said “Bite on the Creek” so figured I would stop in. While they had a ton of wines they also had a full food menu and I sure was glad I made the stop!
The hike was a little chilly although it was a nice day but I needed a bit of a warm up. I ordered Marv’s Buffalo Chili to start my meal. The chili was a red chili with a good amount of beans and big chunks of meat. They actually used black beans in the chili which was a nice touch. Along with the beef and beans I think I saw some carrots, onions and peppers in the chili with cheddar cheese on top.
What I liked most about this dish is that it had a bit of a sneaky spice to it. It really kicked in after a few bites and I liked that. While it had a good spice, I could have had it served a bit warmer. There was no steam coming from the chili and I would describe it as warmer than hot. It did taste good though and I ate it all!
Next for my main dish I went with the Cascade Club Sandwich. The club came with smoked turkey, crisp bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, red onion and a pesto aioli.
There was a big chunk of turkey breast on this sandwich with a very rich, smoky taste. The bacon was crisp and delicious as well. I couldn’t really differentiate the aioli from the smoky flavor of the turkey. I would say the smoked turkey was the dominate flavor of this whole sandwich.
Swiss cheese was melted over the warm turkey breast which was nice. The thick bread held up to the large sandwich and didn’t fall apart. The side of fries was really good. Crisp on the outside with a soft center that I really enjoyed.
Finding The Wines of Colorado
I enjoyed my stop here for lunch and if you are a wine drinker you really should check out their wine selection.
The Wines of Colorado is located at 8045 W. Hwy 24 in Cascade, Co. It is on a small frontage road just off of 24. They are open daily from 10:30am to 8:30pm. If you find yourself in the Cascade area, just 10 miles outside of Colorado Springs, give them a shot!
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