When I was driving from Sacramento to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park, I stopped at a Black Bear Diner off of I-5, and liked it. I drove past this diner when I was tooling around Colorado Springs Monday, and realized that I had eaten in the Diner here about five years ago.
I went there for dinner Monday evening. The meal started off with a very good chicken noodle soup. Thick and hot and not too salty, and very good. The soup came with a very good cornbread, that was hot from the oven, and served with warm, sweet butter. Yum.
The only downer part of the meal came when my entree was served while I was only about half done with the soup.
I ordered pot roast. It was huge!
The pot roast was OK. Most of it was tender, but a couple pieces required some effort to cut apart. The flavor was OK, not spectacular. The pot roast came with mashers. Both roast and potatoes had a decent brown gravy over them; more gravy was requested and delivered. The meal came with green beans. These were very, very good, and had some onion and a significant amount of chopped up bacon. The plate had a lot of celery (not so good) and a couple (ONLY) carrot pieces. Should have had more carrot and less celery. There was also some red/purple onion that needed to be cooked more.
I decided that some cobbler would be good. It came hot, and had a largish scoop of ice cream on top.
The cobbler was huge. It was baked like a chicken pot pie – a complete shell, filled with peaches. The peach was flavored with cinnamon. It was really good, and hotter than heck when it was served. The ice cream was good for cooling it down, and adding some more flavor.
I got iced tea, it was strong and kept refilled.
I got there around 1715 and left around 1830. My check was $19.30. There was a lot of food there. I probably could have split my pot roast with Raegan and we both would have been happy about it. Same with the cobbler. Service was excellent.
I’d eat here again, and not wait five or so years.