After our adventures on Saturday I was excited for more fun. We started the day with a super delicious breakfast at Snooze, an AM Eatery. It was about a mile from the hotel, so instead of driving we decided to walk down Larimer Street to get there. We were there relatively early, but there was already a line and wait list started. We waited about 15 minutes before we were seated and handed a menu full of yummy sounding food.
Everything was so darn good. The puff pastry and sausage gravy were perfect together, I couldn't stop going back for that. The Spuds Deluxe was really rich and full of flavor. The corned beef was perfect. That OMG French Toast did make me say "oh my gosh" after taking a bite. It was brioche stuffed with mascarpone and topped with vanilla creme, salted caramel, and agave soaked strawberries and coconut. OMG, right?! I wish we had gotten a whole order of that instead of the flight. We all agreed it was one of the best breakfasts we had ever had.
On the walk back to the hotel we decided to make a day trip to Colorado Springs to explore the Garden of the Gods. Katie has blogged about hiking there and how beautiful it is, and I wanted to check it out myself. It was about an hour ride to get there and we stopped by the visitor center to find out which trails we should explore. I asked a guide and he directed us to one of his favorite trails which was around 3.5 miles long.
This trail was definitely more of hike than our one the previous day. We were actually hiking up the mountainside on uneven terrain. The only downside about the trail is that it is shared with horses, so there was quite a lot of horse droppings on the trail, but that's nature, right? Other than that it was really cool to walk amongst all the rocks. The rock formations are so interesting and there were some spectacular views on our hike.
|Pikes Peak in the background|
|In front of the Siamese Twins|
After dinner we headed back to the hotel and Mom and I hung out at the spa for a little while before settling in.
Our last day we just had the morning left before our flights out of town and hit up another delicious breakfast spot in Denver. This place was called Sassafras American Eatery.
The restaurant was adorable. It is in the historic William J Dunwoody House which was built in 1889. There were wood tables and benches and cute knick-knacks all around. Each table had a unique set of salt and pepper shakers and the silverware was wrapped in different printed cloths.
Once again everything on the menu sounded good. We got a few different things to try. We started with the Elvis Beignets which were banana beignets filled with peanut butter mousse and served with bacon molasses jam. It was an interesting combination. I'm not really a bacon fan, but the jam was pretty tasty - sweet with just a hint of salty bacon flavor. The peanut butter mousse inside the beignets was really good too. We also had some of their fresh squeezed orange juice which was perfection.
For our meals we got a Breakfast Slider, Biscuits and Gravies, and Southern Sunrise. I know I keep saying this, but the food was so, so good.
The Breakfast Slider was egg and cheese on their buttermilk biscuit. The Biscuits and Gravies were the perfect combination. Their biscuits were buttery, soft, and fresh. The Southern Sunrise was a bowl of cheese grits with pulled pork, fried onions, pico de gallo, and an egg on top. It had the right balance of spice and the pork and grits combo was a winner. If this place wasn't halfway across the country I'd be there all the time!
After breakfast we stopped by Happy Cakes to grab some cupcakes for the trip home and then had to head back to the airport.
What is one of the best breakfasts you've ever had? Have you ever been to Colorado? What location is on your to visit list?