I am a native Coloradan, but I also went to high school and college in Ames, Iowa. I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in hospitality management. When I graduated from college, I moved back to Colorado and went straight to the mountains. I lived and worked in Summit County, where I met my husband, Mike. He was a waiter and I was a hostess at a Keystone Resort restaurant. We lived in Summit County for 10 years where we got married and had our first daughter Lea. When Lea was born, we decided to move to “town” and that’s when we took over Angie’s in Castle Rock.
A family business
Angie’s Restaurants were started in Denver in 1965 by Mike’s dad, Mike McCaffrey Sr. He opened the Castle Rock Angie’s in 1998. There is currently another Angie’s location in Littleton, owned by Mike’s brother Chris and sister-in-law Jen. Angie’s serves Italian and Mexican, a very popular combination in the Denver area. Our specialty is our homemade spaghetti noodles, sauce and meatballs. Some of the things we are most proud of at Angie’s are that we have employees who have been with us for over 15 years, and even more importantly, customers who have been coming into Angie’s since we opened. I remember some of our current employees coming in as babies. We have made so many good friends over the years.
We love working and living in the Castle Rock area, because it is a friendly, small community. We run into people we know all over town. And, although Castle Rock has grown so much since we moved here, I still think of it as a small community.
Outside of work, I am very busy with my two very active teenage girls, Lea and Emma. They are high school students at Rock Canyon High School and keep me busy with their dance and cheer schedules. We like to camp, hike and ski as a family, and as much as possible, we like to travel. Beach vacations are our favorite.
We hope to be in Castle Rock for many more years to come! As the owner and operators of Angie’s we work hard to provide a great place to dine, and work. You’ll find one of us at the restaurant most of the time. And, having worked in the hospitality industry most of my life, I live by the rule “treat people the way you want to be treated.”