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August 2014


VENETUCCI STARLIGHT DINNER.   Chef Jay Gust will once again be cooking up a storm with freshly harvested Venetucci Farm produce at the Starlight Dinner, Mon Aug 11th.  He'll be joined by Chef Greg Soukup, former owner of Blue Sage Catering and Cafe and now at both Pizzeria Rustica and TAPAteria, and Chef Brent Beavers of AspenPointe Cafe.  The event is sold out but you can join the wait list with an email to Steph Ford.

ARTWALK.  OCC will be packed for Artwalk Fri, August 1st with fine weather after the recent monsoon rains so please be sure to call ahead for seating.  It is going to be a great weekend!  Pizzeria Rustica 632-8121.  TAPAteria 471-8272.

USA PRO CYCLING TOUR.  It's exciting to have the Pro Cycling Tour back in Colorado Springs on Thursday, Aug 21st.  Check the schedule and website for street closures.  Colorado Ave will be closed from 12-5pm so you will want to access the area via Pikes Peak or Cucharras off US 24 to spectate and dine with us.  It's going to be great fun!  We will be running food and wine specials to enhance your enjoyment of the race.

OTHER EVENTS.  Aug 16-17 is the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, and Aug 23-24 is the Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb so those will be busy weekends on the Westside and you will want to call ahead for seating.

Pizzeria Rustica News

NEW DIRECT IMPORT WINES.  We just tasted some sensational new wines from Small Vineyards that we will be phasing into our Special and Reserve lists, including a super value Barolo. 

CLASSIC VALUE WINE DINNER.  Speaking of value, the book is already open at Coaltrain for our Sept 23rd Classic Wines dinner with Ross Seville.  We will be focusing on superb value wines you will be able to obtain from Coaltrain Wine & Spirits where you can reserve, 719-475-9700.  The menu and pairings will be in our Sept newsletter.  $59 + tax & service for 5 courses paired with 5 wines.

FREE DINNER WINNER.  The winners of a free dinner for two at Pizzeria Rustica are Ryan and Debbie Harris.  Enjoy a shared appetizer, two pizzas, two glasses of house wine, and two mini desserts on us!

TAPAteria News

Remember, we are now OPEN MONDAYS 11:30am-Close.  Come enjoy wine & tapas on the patio 7 days a week!

PAELLA ON THE PATIO.  Sunday, Aug 17 and Sun, Sept 14 are the next two Paella on the Patio events at 5pm.  $29++ includes a glass of wine, sangria, or beer.  Reserve soon at 719-471-TAPA (8272). 

Come in and enjoy our Happy Hour 3-6pm with great drink and tapa offerings.  You can even pick items from our well-stocked deli case to enjoy at TAPAteria or to take home.

FREE DINNER WINNER.  The winner of a free dinner for two of $50 in tapas and drinks at TAPAteria is Rebecca Bates.  Thanks for filling out our comment cards.  We hope to see you soon.

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