Sandy’s Restaurant – Colorado Springs Review

We love going out for breakfast, I mean LOVE going out for breakfast. Especially, a small, locally owned place, with good, hearty food, that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! Sandy’s Restaurant in Colorado Springs, is that place for us. We have never been disappointed, and we love the cozy feel we get every time we go in. We have been in several times since we found Sandy’s a couple years ago, and it is our favorite breakfast spot close to home. Most of their menu is homemade, and it tastes as such. This last time we went in, on New Year’s Day, I tried something new, I got the Chili & Cheese omelet with hash browns. The omelet comes in two sizes, the full size has 6 eggs, and a small size. I got the small size, the waitress called it the half-size, so I assume it has 3 eggs, but don’t quote me. It was smothered in their homemade red chili and, of course, cheese! The hash browns were perfectly cooked, and golden brown. Todd got a create-your-own omelet with bacon, ham, sausage, cheese, and smothered in their green chili. He also substituted the hash browns with french toast. Every time we go to Sandy’s he gets something smothered in green chili, he describes it as having good flavor and mildly spicy (he likes spicy foods). He says it has just the right amount of heat for breakfast. The food is always good at Sandy’s, and the atmosphere is comforting and welcoming. We will most certainly be back, over and over again. If you are in the area, swing by and try them out. Sandy’s is open early, and open for breakfast and lunch. They are located at 6940 Space Village Avenue, near the Peterson AFB North gate.

As big supporters of local businesses, one of our favorite things about Sandy’s is that they have been a part of the local community in Colorado Springs since the 1970s. When their regulars walk in, the waitresses know them by name and know where they like to sit. I could hear the conversations between the people who worked there and their customers, and it sounded more like old friends than a business conversation. We happily recommend trying out Sandy’s if you are in the area. It can get busy, so it may be a bit of a wait, but it is certainly worth the wait. You can check out Sandy’s at their website at https://sandys-restaurant.business.site/ and you can find them on Facebook.

Check the gallery for more pictures from our New Year’s day breakfast!

The Start of the Low Class Foodies

Hindsight is 20/20 they say.  If I had known that Todd and myself would end up married, I might have seen how food would play such a large part in our life together. We met in June of 2008, at the electronics store in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where we both worked. We dated occasionally, nothing formal, most of the time we would just order pizza and watch the Food Network. Six years after we met, we started dating, for real this time. Our first formal date was to Flat Irons restaurant. The date was simple and comfortable, just food and conversation, and we have been eating and talking ever since.  Currently, we both work day jobs in retail, and we both work for locally owned, Colorado based businesses. Because of this, we love supporting other locally owned businesses and restaurants and we are always searching for new places to eat and shop. We found some gems around the state of Colorado over the past 4 years, since we have been together.

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, after a long day at work and a dinner of barbeque, Todd proposed, and I said yes! When we started planning the wedding,and we knew food would play a big role in our big day, and we spent hours discussing all the little, delicious details. We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of who we are, and what we love.  We had a silver tray of bacon passed during cocktail hour, we served tacos from Yolanda’s Tacos (in Castle Rock, Colorado) for dinner, and instead of the traditional cake, we had an ice cream truck to serve dessert. Two days after our wedding, we took off to Crested Butte, Colorado for our honeymoon. The food adventure we had in Crested Butte was amazing! From the pizza at Secret Stash, to the tamales at Teocalli Tamale, and we have to mention the hot donuts at Niky’s Mini Donuts, everything was amazing. Now, we spend many Sundays, trying new places to eat around town.  And in the two years we have been married, we have tried some incredible locally owned restaurants. Some of our favorites include, Sandy’s Restaurant, Mountain Shadows, Fiesta Jalisco, and Josh & John’s Ice Cream. We also love to cook, and try new ingredients. When we were in Breckenridge, this past October, while our friends were in the souvenir store, we made our way to the local spice store to pick up our own kind of souvenir, Breckenridge Spice Rub…delicious by the way!

In March of 2018, while on a drive to Denver to celebrate Todd’s 40th birthday, we started the dream to start this blog. We wanted to share our love of food, and each other, with everyone. We wanted to give you a place where you can come and learn a new recipe, watch us fail at something we found on Pinterest, follow our journey for perfection of a beloved dish, and learn about some incredible restaurants. We plan on showing you some of our favorite restaurants and recipes. We hope you follow us on our journey. It is always a tasty ride!