And the Winning S’more Is …

    Toasty gets tasty as local chefs and restaurants create their own versions of the s’more mascot to celebrate the new Rocky Mountain Vibes. Here's your winner.

    till kitchen's s'more lamb chop
    Till Kitchen's Savory and S'more Lamb Chop

    The Toasty S’mores Tasting Contest came down to the bottom of the ninth, and with a final surge of votes, Till Kitchen claimed victory with a walk-off homer. Congratulations to Till and their chef for creating such a unique and delicious “Savory and S’more Lamb Chop” dish.

    And congratulations to everyone who got to taste these scrumptious s’more-inspired creations! Our hats are off to each of the participating restaurants as well! Thanks to all of you from the Springs team and Rocky Mountain Vibes for making this a fun and tasty contest.

    Be sure to come out June 22 during the Rocky Mountain Vibes’ opening homestand against Grand Junction to celebrate Till Kitchen and a new era of baseball in Colorado Springs. And, yep, you can eat s’mores at the ballpark. Play ball! 

    If you’re wondering what this is all about, keep reading for a recap of the contest and descriptions of the s’mores smorgasbord. 


    The Contest

    The countdown is on for the latest iteration of baseball in the Springs. The Rocky Mountain Vibes will throw out their first pitch at home in the Pioneer League this June. To celebrate, we got in the spirit of the game by hosting a contest with Toasty, the fun-loving s’more. With his hair on fire, it’s Toasty’s goal to spread a winning attitude and good vibes all around, says Chris Phillips, team president and general manager. So we figured what better way than to throw a Toasty S’mores Tasting Contest.

    In collaboration with Springs magazine and the Vibes, six restaurants around Colorado Springs offered a special s’more-inspired item on the menu for a limited time. Their only requirement was to include each element from a classic s’more—chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker—in the dish. But don’t think they stuck with dessert only! These eateries stepped up the game with culinary creativity. And food fans headed out to savor some s’mores and vote for their favorite. The Toasty champion will be honored June 22 at the Vibes’ game.

    “This is a great example of the type of community-engaging, family-friendly activities that connect with our core values,” Phillips says. “We’ve had a ton of fun developing our new brand, and we can’t wait to share the results with our fans.”


    The Lineup

     

    Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery – S’mores Cheesecake Bar

    A homage to summer’s most revered campfire dessert, this take is a creamy chocolate cheesecake built on homemade, gluten-free graham crackers, layered with melted marshmallow and topped with rich chocolate ganache drizzle.
    616 S. Tejon St., coquettesbistro.com


    HuHot Mongolian Grill – Sweet Victory S’mores

    Keep your s’mores traditional, and make your own. Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are served with a tableside campfire for an authentic s’more experience.
    5843 Constitution Ave. and 7790 N. Academy Blvd., huhot.com 


    Pizzeria Rustica – Smoky S’mores Cannoli

    A twist on the traditional Italian treat, this dessert is a graham cracker cannoli with amaretto marshmallow fluff and smoked chocolate sauce.
    2527 W. Colorado Ave., pizzeriarustica.com 


    Till Kitchen – Savory S’more Lamb Chop

    Dinner and dessert come together with a graham cracker tarragon-crusted lamb chop, marshmallow creamed potatoes and braised baby carrots with a dark chocolate demi-glace.
    9633 Prominent Point, tillkitchen.com 


    Urban Egg – S’mores Pancake

    This pancake tastes like dessert with chocolate espresso sauce, graham cracker streusel and toasted frangelico marshmallows.
    5262 N. Nevada Ave., 28A S. Tejon St., 5925 Dublin Blvd., urbaneggeatery.com


    The Warehouse Restaurant – S’mores Florentina

    This dessert brings the fire. A graham cracker and almond florentina is layered with homemade marshmallow fluff and chocolate ganache, then finished with rum flambé.
    25 W. Cimarron St., thewarehouserestaurant.com


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