On Cinco de Mayo, Jose Santos Colmenares Jr. with his brother, Roberto Colmenares, and dad, Jose Santos Colmenares, opened Moctezuma Mexican Grill foods truck on the southwest corner of Union Boulevard and Vickers Generate.
Born and lifted in California, Jose came to Colorado Springs in 2014 when he was stationed at Fort Carson.
“Later my brother joined the Military and, the good news is for us, he also was assigned to Fort Carson,” Jose mentioned. “Then my father joined us, and our move to Colorado Springs grew to become long lasting.”
When Jose completed his Military tour, he and his family members fulfilled their dream of possessing a restaurant.
“We have normally had the want to commence our possess cafe but until eventually now, it appeared like a farfetched desire,” Jose said. “This food truck is our 1st move in direction of setting up a far better future for our household.”
Jose began his research for the opening by cooking for buddies and spouse and children.
“Once I felt like I experienced anything special, I recruited the help of my dad and my brother,” he claimed. “My dad has normally had a expertise for cooking. He constantly cooked for us developing up. No matter of his function plan, which was generally the night shift, my brother and I would usually arrive dwelling to some fantastic meals he had cooked for us.”
The truck menu presents tacos, burritos, bowls, taco plates (two tacos, rice and beans) and tortas. Hrs are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays by means of Sundays. There is a QR code on the entrance of the truck you can use to place orders on your telephone and hold out in your motor vehicle for foodstuff to be sent. Specifics: 719-820-4011, tinyurl.com/5n6cp3pt.
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Drumroll, make sure you:
3rd put — Picnic Basket Catering Collective with candied pork tummy.
2nd position — Luchal’s Gourmet Catering for spicy fried shrimp tacos.
First place — Lumpia Lhea’s for island barbecue chicken, rice and beef, and veggie lumpia with sweet chile sauce.
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The French Kitchen area, 4771 N. Academy Blvd., is owning a tailgating get together 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to celebrate 5 profitable yrs in small business. Operator Blandine Mazéran will be making her popular sweet and savory crêpes, which will be offered for decide-up only in to-go containers. Flavors include things like sugar and butter, salted butter caramel, Nutella, gruyere, ham and gruyere, ham, gruyère and egg (scrambled or sunny side up), and rolled crêpe with sausage, gruyère and Dijon mustard. Pre-orders strongly recommended.
Amusement and specials consist of:
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Baraka actively playing reside French songs.
• Cooking demos in the course of the working day.
• 10 per cent off products in the cafe, bakery, boutique and frozen food marketplace.
• From 3 p.m. Friday via midnight Saturday , get 10% off cooking classes
Details: 719-528-6295, tfkcc.com
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Mountain male weekend
Nathan Rockwood, operator of Man Cave Meat Co. and co-founder of Gray Wolf Vacation resort, 2631 County Highway 86, Victor, is obtaining the Gentleman Cave Meat Pageant: A Mountain Person Rendezvous, June 10-12. There will be unique and farm-to-table meats, which will be smoked, grilled, flame broiled and barbecued for sampling. Also take pleasure in ax-throwing competitions, foraging walks, bean bag toss, horseshoes and cooking lessons. Tickets, which contain evening meal, are $50 for every day and $25 for kids (5 to 11). Visitor cabins and campsite rentals further. Go to tinyurl.com/55wdhpnc.
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