The restaurant has become the go-to spot for hoagies in the Springs, especially the Philly-style cheesesteak. It is operated by John Sr. and Barbara Trivelli and their three sons, John Jr., Steve and Tony. The little shop is attached to Murphy’s Tavern.
“There’s still a bit of work to do opening week,” Steve said. “But there was enough preparation for us to start.”
There was no doubt that longtime fans were ready as well.
“We had a great response,” Steve said. “It was great to come home to Old North, to see people I hadn’t seen in years. We really appreciate that.”
In 2018, Steve closed the Nevada Avenue store and opened a new location at 6827 Space Village Ave., which continues to be open for business.
The Nevada Avenue store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Details: 719-463-8017, trivellis.net.
The French Kitchen, 4771 N Academy Blvd., has a new entrance for the cafe, culinary store, bakery and boutique. This new entrance is adjacent to The French Kitchen.
There are now more cafe seats and refrigerated space for take-out items as well as freezer cases for prepared foods.
Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Details: 719-528-6295, facebook.com/tfkcc.
The Best of the West Wing Fest takes place at the FH Beerworks, 2490 N. Powers Frontage Road, from noon to 8 p.m. on August 6. For $50 (plus shipping) you get a chicken wing from over 15 wing restaurants, then vote for best wing, sauce/rub, and vegan option. There will be small business vendors, live entertainment and contests for participants.
Think you can eat the most wings or the hottest wings? You will have the opportunity to test your skills with other competitors for bragging rights.
VIP tickets are $65 (plus fees), which gives you access to all general admission activities as well as a tent lounge with shade, fans, and misters. You will also receive a goody bag.
Ticket sales benefit the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. Visit tinyurl.com/2paw7ptx.
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Improved food truck
Luchals Food Truck, known for its Southern seafood, has been on the road for six years and the owners are celebrating with a business relaunch. They also upgraded the popular restaurant with a new truck. Celebration Weekend is held at Spring Creek Market, 1660 S. Circle Drive, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 29, and Saturdays at The Square, 165 Fontaine Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 29. July 30. There will be free Luchals gift bags for the first 10 guests. Details: 310-864-0092, facebook.com/LuchalsFoodTruck.
Seafood summer party
Momma Pearl’s Cajun Kitchen, 162 Tracker Drive, is the place to be on weekends through September. The fun and food starts at 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with offerings of snow crab, easy-to-peel shrimp, clams, mussels and seared Mahi Mahi. Details: 719-964-0234, mommapearls.com.