Another Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant Opens in Colorado Springs | Subscriber content

Fillmore Pizza Kitchen recently opened in the lobby of the Best Western Plus Fillmore Inn, just west of Interstate 25 at 3150 N. Chestnut St.

In charge of the kitchen is Executive Chef Adam Vanlengen. Even though pizza is the menu’s flagship offering, don’t fear calzones, lasagna, meatball sliders, Italian sub sandwiches, salads, garlic knots, wings and apple dip. artichokes and spinach. There are also two desserts – cannolis and a giant chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet.

Dine on site or order online at DoorDash. Hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a full bar with daily happy hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Details: 719 635-5955,

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Holiday events

Here are some places to make the season happy and bright:

• ViewHouse Eatery, 7114 Campus Drive, offers the Ladies Lounge, where women drink free from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursdays. Also consider New Years Eve in Hollywood, which starts at 6:00 p.m. on December 31 and continues until 2:00 a.m. Live music, dancing, free champagne toast (at midnight), a buffet dinner and gifts will be on the program. Ticket options include $ 25 for general admission, $ 70 for general admission plus five drink tickets, and $ 75 for general admission plus buffet dinner. Details: 719-394-4137,

• The Lee Spirits Co. Tasting Room, 303 W. Colorado 105 in Monument, features a classic holiday movie marathon from 3 pm to 10 pm on Fridays. Sip holiday-inspired cocktails while watching classics such as “The Grinch”, “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer”, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Muppets’ Christmas Carol”. Food can be ordered from Jarrito Loco or you can bring snacks. Visit

• The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 17th St. in Denver, offers cocktails in the atrium lobby and jazz from 5 pm to 8 pm Tuesday through Sunday in December. Plus, back-to-school lunches at Ellyngton’s are back from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Details: 303-297-3111,

Lobster roll served at the breakfast service at Brown Palace Hotel Ellyngton. Courtesy photo

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Comfort options

Susanna Maestas, owner of Susanna’s Comfort Cuisine, has three fun offers for diners:

• Maestas’ Holiday sides (six servings) include her cornbread stuffing, fresh cranberries and mashed sweet potatoes for $ 35 each. In addition, until December 31, obtain a free Boulangerie cinnamon sourdough bread with the purchase of an entree. Menus available on Place your orders 48 hours in advance. Free delivery within 6 miles of downtown Colorado Springs.

• Discover Sabor, Maestas’ trailer, at Red Leg Brewing Co., 2323 Garden of the Gods Road, from 4 pm to 9 pm on December 30th.

• Make plans for Valentine’s Day weekend with the Maestas Pop-Up Dinner on February 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 4315 Team Roper Place. For $ 65, get a six-course dinner for two with three drink pairings. Limited places. Place food orders and dinner reservations at

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More italian

Mici Handcrafted Italian opened a second location in Colorado Springs at 9275 N. Union Blvd. It is his first restaurant dedicated specifically to take-out and delivery.

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Take-out holiday lasagna available at Mici Handcrafted Italian stores. Courtesy photo

Enjoy Mici’s third generation lasagna recipe anytime. What’s great is that you can pick up a pan of cooked or uncooked lasagna. The cost is $ 110 per platter, which will serve between 12 and 20. Made with Tuscan meat sauce, it comes with cooking instructions. Order 24 hours in advance with the choice of cooked or uncooked noted on the order form.

Pre-order online at or call 720-295-6109. Available until January 1.

Contact the editor: 636-0271.

contact the editor: 636-0271.

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