After touring the McAllister House, we drove to Old Colorado City. There was a farmers market going on in the square across the street from Front Range Barbeque, and we expected the place to be packed. The parking areas were, but when I finally found a spot two blocks away and we walked through the market to the restaurant, it was mostly empty and we had no wait at all.
My wife ordered brisket and I ordered ribs. The sides—potato salad, cornbread muffins, onion rings, and baked beans were all tasty. I was disappointed with the “original” BBQ sauce and, therefore, with the restaurant. After all, it had been on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and this watery, vinegary stuff was the best they could do. Then I tried the “sweet and tangy.” It wasn’t the best sauce I’ve ever had, but it was much better.
We both stopped halfway though our meat so we could split a piece of key lime pie. And it was simply amazing, one of the best pieces of key lime I’ve ever had. I’m pretty sure Front Range won’t be our go-to place for BBQ, but I’m guessing we’ll be back for the pie.