Culinary Insider program launches secret menu items in Colorado Springs diners

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The Colorado Springs skyline around 11 a.m. Friday.

The Colorado Springs skyline around 11 a.m. Friday.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Downtown Partnership has launched a brand-new program to bolster support for over 30 locally-owned restaurants, breweries and distilleries in Colorado Springs.

What: $10 Culinary Insider dining pass
When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 31, 2021
Why: Explore the best of the Downtown food scene while supporting local business
Tickets and Info: downtowncs.com/culinary

The $10 digital pass provides access to off-menu treats at 18 Downtown Colorado Springs culinary destinations. Passholders become eligible for exclusive rewards based on how many pass destinations they visit during October.

“We’ve seen in this past year the depth of love for, and loyalty to, our Downtown restaurants, brewers and distillers,” said Claire Swinford, executive director of Downtown Ventures. “Culinary Insider rewards that love and loyalty with creative pairing and offerings not available to anyone else.”

Culinary Insider inspires support for local restaurants by giving passholders access usually reserved for food reporters or friends of the chef, including exclusive pairings, revived favorites and new dishes never before seen on the menus of beloved dining spots such as Jack Quinn’s, Spice Island Grill, Ephemera and Mash Mechanix.

Passholders have 32 days to visit as many locations in town as they can, earning prize drawing entries along the way. Offers range from cocktails and appetizers to entrees and desserts!

At the end of October, passholders will be entered to win prizes donated by local businesses from dining gift cards and tasting experiences to private meals made by local star chefs and tickets to culinary performances at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts.

PARTICIPATING CULINARY INSIDER LOCATIONS

  • 1350 Distilling
  • Brakeman’s Burgers
  • The Carter Payne
  • Chiba Bar
  • Ephemera
  • Fratelli Ristorante Italiano
  • Homa Cafe + Bar
  • Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
  • Mash Mechanix
  • Odyssey Gastropub
  • Pikes Peak Brewing Lager House
  • Spice Island Grill
  • Rooster’s House of Ramen
  • Streetcar520
  • Till South
  • Track 10 Urban Kitchen
  • The Warehouse Restaurant

BUSINESSES PROVIDING PRIZES & REWARDS

  • Blue at Red Gravy
  • Bread & Butter Market
  • Brooklyn’s on Boulder
  • Downtown Colorado Springs
  • Eclectic Co.
  • Kreuser Gallery
  • Ladyfingers Letterpress
  • Lee’s Spirits
  • Local Relic
  • Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts
  • Pikes Peak Lemonade
  • Savory Spice Shop
  • Sparrow Hawk Cookware

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