About our Family

It started in upstate New York in 1980, our family opened our first pizza shop in the corner of our farmers market. Before you knew it we were remodeling and cooking our own recipes for everyone to enjoy. Being the youngest of 5 boys, Michael got his start at the early age of 14 and has been cooking ever since. In 1997 he decided he was ready for somewhere new. He moved to Colorado Springs and opened his own pizza shop, Back East Pizza and Subs, on Airport and Murray in Colorado Springs. Having made his pizza shop a huge success the next step was obvious, marrying his love Megan and having his beautiful daughter Abby and twins Reese and Cooper. Together, they furthered the Back East dining experience by opening the Back East Bar and Grill in Briargate, and Monument, Abby's Irish Pub, and Atmosphere Gastropub. We have added Red's American Grill to our restaurant family. 

Red's American Grill features fresh, homemade ingredients brought all the way from home. We focus on a family friendly atmosphere and supporting local community events. We take pride in knowing our customers and what they want by serving only the best food with the freshest ingredients. We know you will enjoy every minute that you share with us. So sit back and have a drink, eat some great food, and lets us take care of the rest!

Thank you and we look forward to being your favorite local neighborhood bar and grill. Our General Manager Patrick is always on site, be sure to come in, say hi and try some of our homemade dishes!