Hangry Ohana Restaurant Review

Todd and myself made a trip up to the Parker area this past week to drop something off to a friend, so we decided to try a new restaurant while we were in the area.  Todd used to participate karate tournaments in Parker, so he had been to a few different restaurants up there in the past, and we wanted to try somewhere new to both of us. We both love Hawaiian food, and BBQ, and from what we could see, their menu was an interesting cross between those two styles of cuisine. The owners started with a food truck and grew their business into a restaurant in Parker. Since, we are avid followers and supporters of local businesses, this place seemed right up our alley! In an unassuming strip mall in Parker, Colorado, this little gem is hiding in plain sight!

Let’s take our meal piece by piece, I’ll start with the bacon fried rice…that is right, you did not read that wrong, I said BACON FRIED RICE! Lots of flavor, not greasy, and super delicious! I got the kalbi short ribs, along with the fried rice and macaroni salad. The ribs were perfectly cooked with the right amount of flavor in the marinade.  That macaroni salad was really good as well, not overly mayo-y (yes, I made up that word), and not bland like most I’ve tried. Todd ordered the mix plate with brisket and kalua pork, along with the fried rice and tater tots. Both of Todd’s selections were juicy and full of flavor. I capped off this meal with the pineapple soft serve, which was HEAVENLY!

There were several dishes on the menu I want to try on our next visit. For example, the Kahuku Garlic Shrimp, along with their Yakisoba Bowl with BBQ Chicken. Todd wanted to try the Teri Beef and the Poke Bowl. The only downside to this place is that it is in Parker, and not in Colorado Springs…we strongly recommend you check this place out the next time you are in the area, or even better yet, make a trip to Parker to check it out! And when you do, make sure to leave a review and like their Facebook page.


https://hangryohana.com/

10471 S Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134

(720) 287-2516


https://www.facebook.com/HangryOhana/

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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!

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