The time has come to celebrate the end of your high school years. After the graduation ends, the party begins. Make sure to party responsibly and include your family in the fun. After all, they are graduating too, in a sense. They have watched you toil over your homework and studies all this time. Don’t they also deserve a party? If you are looking for a nice place to eat and have a party, check out these local options.
Steak lovers will delight in the options available at Prime25. Not only do they have prime USDA beef, but they also have seafood, chicken, ribs, dry-aged pork chops and more. And the steaks they offer are anything but ordinary. You can add lobster tail, lump crab, bacon and egg, or blue cheese crust to send your tastebuds over the top. It isn’t just the food that brings people in to this establishment, it is also the ambiance. With deep rich woods, copper accents, glass and steel, the feeling is warm and luxurious, and welcoming. Watch your meal being prepared through the open kitchen. They also have a private room available perfect for any event, including a graduation party. They are only open at night for dinner and are closed on Mondays. Prime25 is located at 1605 S. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit www.prime25.com.
Opting for something European for your celebratory meal? What about German? Try Edelweiss. They have been around for more than 50 years offering authentic German specialities. This family-owned estabilishment has traditional fare like Schnitzel, Bratwurst, and Sauerbraten and continental fare like fresh fish or Chicken Cordon Bleu, and newer items like Flammekuchen and Maultaschen. Stepping into this restaurant is like taking a trip to Germany. The interior of their newly-remodeled Ratskeller is cozy with stone walls and is a perfect area for groups. Their east wing can seat up to 130 people. The strolling musicians add to the ambiance, as do the wintertime fireplaces and summertime biergarten. You can also sit in the shady outdoor patio. They have European-trained Swiss pastry chefs who create handmade desserts to eat in or take home when you leave. Edelweiss is located at 34 East Ramona Ave. in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit www.edelweissrest.com.
The Carter Payne
Looking for several options under one roof within a casual atmosphere? Then, try The Carter Payne, an interesting concept with several vendors to choose from. Here you can grab something to eat from Immersive Cuisine. They focus on seasonable ingredients using a farm to table approach with an ever-changing menu, offering Contemporary Colorado upscale bar food. After having a bite to eat, relax with a beer from Local Relic, a craft brewery producing more than 200 unique beers every year or sip a glass of wine from CRUSADE World-wise wines. Perhaps you prefer something a bit more festive. Maybe Araucana Bespoke Cocktails will have something that is more satisfying. The multi-concept space was originally built as Payne Chapel in 1897. It was renamed to celebrate the four founding Carter Brothers. The location is at 320 South Weber St. in Colorado Springs. Want some more information? Visit http://carterpayne.se.
How about an Italian feast to celebrate your big day? The whole family can enjoy lasagna, chicken parmigiana, basil salmon, fettuccine alfredo or make their own pasta. Their specialty is the panino, which is available in many different varieties, including smothered green chili, reuben, chicken enchilada, philly steak, grinder and many more. They also have beer and wine. Don’t forget dessert. The Mud Pie is a customer favorite. The Frasca family has owned Panino’s since 1974. They have several locations – three in Colorado Springs, one in Ft. Collins and two in Minnesota. They also own a a new style of store in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida called Trasca & Co . Their banquet hall that seats up to 40 people, which is perfect for larger groups and parties. It includes a 70-inch HD TV with audio system and free wi-fi. You can decorate as you wish. Mangia bene! For more information, visit https://paninos.com/
Those who love Mediterranean food will flock to Caspian Cafe’. Here you can find plenty of options, including dishes with lamb, Moroccan chicken, kabobs, gyros, moussaka, Persian chicken and more. Sitting in their restaurant is like being on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean and stopping at different ports to sample their local fare. Their chefs have been working in top restaurants to cultivate their flavors and bring them to their prime location in Colorado Springs (at 4375 Sinton Rd.) They have been in the biz for more than 20 years so they know a thing or two about not compromising on high quality fresh ingredients. They make everything from scratch. If parents want to have a drink with their meal, they have beer, wine and cocktails – everything from a margarita or mojito to a Colorado Negroni or Cosmopolitan. They are available for private events of all kinds. For more information, visit https://caspiancafe.com.
El Padrino Mexicano
Want something spicy from South of the Border? Try El Padrino Mexicano, a perfect place to feast and be festive. Start off with some nachos or queso fundito, street tacos, soup, salad or other choices. Then, move on to the real feast. How about a stuffed soapapilla or chile relleno? Maybe huevos rancheros are more your style or tamales, or simply enchiladas, tacos or burritos. Straight from the grill, they have fajitas, Mexican rubbed ribeye, carne asada and more. The selections seem endless. This locally owned and operated family restaurant also has hand shaken margaritas, so you can’t go wrong. In fact, they have a full service bar to accommodate everyone. Here, you will find a large private party room with a patio with a view of the beautiful Air Force Academy, as well as a fire pit. They also do catering. They are located at 13425 Voyager Pkwy. in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit www.elpadrinomexicano.com.