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A Place To Come Often And Stay Late


719-351-2806 / Reservations

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A Place To Come Often And Stay Late


719-351-2806 / Reservations

 
 

2South is a neighborhood restaurant and wine bar, where you can come and have great wine, incredible food prepared by James W. Davis Jr. and his talented team, while surrounded by friends old and new. It’s a place to come often and stay late. We embrace a seasonal, local-farm & market driven menu that is constantly evolving.

 
 
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Our Story


Many passions surrounding this dream but just a few are: to connect people to community and to provide a place where people can come and enjoy, not only each other but great food and great wine. 

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Our Story


Many passions surrounding this dream but just a few are: to connect people to community and to provide a place where people can come and enjoy, not only each other but great food and great wine. 

 
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The idea and representation of what you see at 2South was birthed out of a history of connecting people, creating environment, and loving community. My wife Ami and I have had a dream for many years now to have a place where people can connect over a great glass of wine, while enjoying fabulous food and experiencing deep relationships and discovering new friendships.  We have realized over the years that it is hard to find a place where we have felt comfortable to go often and get great & consistent service, food, and atmosphere.

The Journey began quite a few years ago back in 2004. We felt like we needed to transition out of a non profit organization we had been involved in for 8 years at that time.  We were not dissatisfied, but just felt like we needed to change how we did life.  Instead of instructing and facilitating others experiences in an educational environment, We wanted to create a destination close to where people live where that could take place naturally in community. We realized that most times that happens while people take the time out of their day to Nourish themselves, and slowing down to also interact in the relationships of those around them.  

Creating that to its fullest means not having to worry about shopping, prepping and constructing a meal that satisfies.  It happens best when you can step in, sit down, relax and enjoy being served while unwinding from your day to day.

Our love centers around these components: Service, Wine, Food, Atmosphere, Relationships. 

Living your Dream is something that all of us long for, too many times our fears get in the way. To take that first step into actually making that Dream a reality and living it out can be a frightening process. We have had a dream to open a food and wine bar for quite a number of years now. In 2012 this dream is becoming an actual reality. We are incredibly blessed to have people in our lives who have believed in us and made it possible for what is now to become 2South Wine bar in Old Colorado City. We have many Passions surrounding this dream but just a few are: to connect people to community and to provide a place where people can come and enjoy, not only each other but great food and great wine. 

We are passionate about these simple things!

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


James W. Davis Jr.

EXECUTIVE CHEF

James W. Davis Jr. has been serving up magic in this town for twenty years, and it was our absolute honor at 2South to welcome him into our kitchen in the spring of 2014. James is originally from Vidalia, Georgia, and there's no mistaking it when you hear his drawl, or taste the southland in his food. He loves playing pickle ball, and lives for Crimson Tide football. He studied culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University, and since then has been accruing endless accolades in this town as a master of his craft. James has won the annual Chefs' Gala three times, and was an original member of the annual Fiddles, Vittles, and Vino festival at Rock Ledge Ranch. He has run several highly successful kitchens, including The Blue Star and Springs Orleans. You'd be hard pressed to find someone in the Colorado Springs restaurant industry who doesn't have a fond memory of his legendary charm. Mothers love him, and his employees respect him. There's a legion of folks in this town who would follow him anywhere. And in fact, many of them have followed him right to 2South, both in the kitchen and at the tables. We are so happy to have the one and only James Davis as part of our family. Roll Tide!

Supansa Banker

SOUS CHEF

Originally from Thailand, Supansa Banker is a professionally trained Chef who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the culinary arts program at PPCC. She has worked at fine dining establishments such as Nosh, and Summit in the Broadmoor. She joined the 2South team in the spring of 2014. Supansa's dedication and passion are the foundation of her craft. While at work, she is constantly brainstorming culinary innovations, and seeking feedback from her coworkers. She prefers to prep in peace and quiet, as cooking for her is like meditation. She exemplifies integrity, and tells it like it is. We are so very grateful to have Supansa's strength and talent in the 2South kitchen.

 

 
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Up Front


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Up Front


Ami & Rod Quass

Ami and Rod Quass are the shareholders and founders of 2South Wine Bar and Restaurant. They have been longtime players in the Colorado Springs community. Rod invested years in youth ministry, and Ami is part of the realty world. This is their first venture into food and beverage, and it has truly been a profound and wild ride. They have been married 21 years, and have two beautiful daughters, with whom they share a life full of laughter and genuine gratitude. Rod and Ami love great food and wine, the mountains, and being together at their favorite time of day, 7pm on a beautiful Colorado night. They have three French bulldogs, who frankly seem more like little pigs than dogs, and who make them laugh every single day. They have poured their hearts not only into the business of 2South, but also into the staff. They have entrusted their vision to each and every employee. They regard the 2South team as an extension of their own family. This is crucial, because 2South is a family business to its core, and creating it has been a labor of love. Customers have seen Rod bartending, Ami wearing an apron and washing dishes, and Rilee and Claire running food. Rod and Ami are true partners. Together they strive to create a strong sense of community wherever they work and live. Above all else, it is faith that has brought them success in business, life, and love. They feel privileged to be part of the 2South experience.

 
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Beth & Jerry Paulison

Beth and Jerry are the most recent addition to the 2South family. They partnered up with Rod and Ami in September of 2014 to become co-owners. As business continues to boom at 2South, Jerry and Beth look forward to getting their hands dirty behind the scenes, and getting to know the faces of the devoted clientele. Beth is a lover of food and Nascar, and a barbie collector. She is the kind of woman who makes things happen. Jerry is a lifelong foodie from Jersey who still misses the ocean but who came to Colorado to lay down roots. One might say he's got a touch of ADD, or that he's a bit of a germophobe. About one thing there is no question: he is thrilled to be part of the 2South team. Jerry and Beth are looking forward to blazing trails with their partners and friends Ami and Rod. Look out Old Colorado City. 2South has doubled its horsepower!

 
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Becky Crane

Becky is a transplant from the east coast. She has been serving in restaurants since 2004 and has been working for Ami and Rod since early 2013. She believes in the unprecedented charm of 2South and is thrilled to be working with a crew of friends that are as dear to her as family. In her down time she likes to read, write, and take pictures. She has an annoying tendency to sing often and at high volume, and a neurotic compulsion for list making. She is always looking for a new thrill or adventure. Among other brags, she has been thrown through glass, and set on fire. She believes in love, being present, and listening to your gut. Words to live by: “Don't ask what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman

 

Santana Kimball

Yes, Santana is named after Carlos. No, there is no relation. When she was born, her nine year old sister got the honor of naming her. She's from Michigan originally, and soon after moving to Colorado she took on 2South. Santana has worked nearly every position at the restaurant and, as the jack of all trades, is an integral part of the quality of 2South service. She has a rock collection that she would love to tell you about if you asked. She is fascinated with bugs and dinosaurs, and wishes she had more time to get to the museums. She spends the majority of her days getting dirty, as a gardener. Santana's energy is unmistakably bright. When she smiles the whole room feels it. “To be happy is one way of being wise.” -Collette

 

James Eberhart

A relatively new face on the Colorado Springs food and drink scene, James is from West Palm Beach, Florida. With several years of 5-Star service and a quick wit, the transition to Bartending at 2South was a welcomed one. With a soft spot for homestyle cooking combined with a taste for the finer things in life, his passion for the food at the establishment is only echoed in his service. In his offtime, James enjoy's reading classic Science-Fiction, his favorite being Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Cody Rilo

Cody Rilo has one of the most recognizable faces in Colorado Springs Food and Bev. For nearly two decades now she has been building a customer base that can rival that of any bartender in this town. She is a dog rescuer and a “foster failure”, which is how she ended up with Fern, with whom it was love at first sight. Her and her husband are the proud parents of three canine kids, and the proud founders of Koozapalooza (wouldn't you like to know). While helping furry friends find forever homes, Cody has found her own forever home in Colorado and wears it on her sleeve so to speak, through a tattoo of the Colorado flag. She believes in a plant based diet and does what she can to excite people about vegan food. She has been to a total of three Weird Al concerts. She likes drinking Jameson because she found out a long time ago that, “it is better to be a good liver than to have one.” She works like a mule and plays like the Irish. And she loves fiercely. Cody is a crafter, a do-it-yourselfer, and an enthusiast for any event which requires dressing in costume. When Cody took on 2South in the summer of 2014 it was nothing short of a gift.



Taylor Trumble

Taylor joined the 2South family in August of 2014 and is originally from Oklahoma City. She has played many different roles on the team. Her flexibility and agreeable nature are an asset to a staff as small and unique as the one here at 2South. She loves candy, cake, and chocolate. Even more so though she loves Mexican food. She is building an ink zoo on her body, which so far consists of an African elephant and a black moor. She loves children and babies, and most of all her son Cale, who incidentally is named after the vegetable. Taylor is particularly fond of sneak attacks and if you hang around 2South long enough you will eventually get pummeled with a cork or branded with her red OUT OF STOCK stamp. She is truly a kid at heart.

Heather Robinson

Heather joined the 2South family in the summer of 2014, bringing boat loads of knowledge and restaurant experience with her. Previously she has managed food and bev teams at Phantom Canyon, the Blue Star, and Bourbon Brothers. As soon as she walked through the door of 2South she fit right in. She has a refreshing wit that she brings to her tables, and into the staff circle. This is quite appreciated, especially when everyone on the team is in the weeds and in need of comic relief. She knows how to laugh at herself, and helps others do the same. She is originally from Nebraska and has lived in Colorado for eight years. She loves rock climbing, acrylic painting, and gardening. But most of all she loves her daughter, and would do anything for her, including work nine shifts a week. Heather is an unshakeable rockstar server and the 2South team wouldn't be complete without her. And she wants you all to know that she will be taking over the world in the near future. Consider yourselves warned.

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