Since 1995, The Blue Star has elevated the Colorado Springs dining scene to a higher level, and it's an excellent choice for foodies. The menu changes monthly, and there are nightly specials depending on what's fresh and in season. Clever pairings like butternut squash and shiitake mushroom bruschetta and wild boar pasta with pappardelle pasta enliven the menu, which always includes at least one meatless option. The dining room has a quiet atmosphere, while the happening bar has several less expensive options as well as selections from the dining room menu.