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Pizzeria Rustica is relatively new to the OCC scene but it hit the ground running. Dave, the owner, has a sense for business and food and balances the two beautifully. I typically enjoy the wood-oven pizza with a Peroni but John gets the Amarcords. But I think if I had to pinpoint what I crave when I go there is their balsamic fig glaze on their spumoni. I've never had anything like it and now I'm a committed customer.
In the summer time, Bon Ton's outdoor patio is bustling with people. This 'greasy spoon' of a restaurant has a mean two-egg breakfast complete with the hashbrowns, bacon and toast. John is a big fan of their coffee even though it's just standard brew. I agree that it never tastes burnt or old which has happened in many a mom&pop shop.
Continuing down the Avenue you'll run into La Baguette, a chain of French sandwich shops. Their french-onion soup is always piping hot and not too sweet with a baguette slice toasted on top. Get the soup and a ham & swiss sandwich and you'll be set for the afternoon. I actually prefer their coffee to many others because it's a stronger brew...okay so maybe I like to chew my coffee ;)
Finally, at the very end (or the very beginning) is Front Range BBQ. When you're west of the Mississippi the barbeque tends to be on the smokey side, I've noticed which isn't a bad thing...just different. At Front Range I like to get the pulled pork because it's the juiciest and you pick your poison as far as sauces are concerned. I recommend the Sweet 'n' Spicy personally, but do what you want.