Denver BrunchFest was like a personal challenge to see how many mimosas I could drink and just how hard I could brunch. I got super sunburned and had a hangover by 5 p.m. but it was totally worth it.
The Principal’s Office, located inside Ivywild School, has always had stellar bartenders and tasty cocktails, but the food menu was usually a bit hit or miss. Or at least it used to be. I stopped by for their all night Monday happy hour, and of course it turned into a happy four hours because… PO has debuted a new food menu that will make you beg for detention.
I love a good brunch spot but restaurants with a delicious brunch menu as well as a decently priced bottomless mimosa are very limited in Colorado Springs. Odyssey Gastropub started its brunch service just two weeks ago and so far, they’ve done well. It’s a great menu with decent prices and the mimosas are good, but the food is where Odyssey’s creativity shines.
Postino Annex in Tempe, Ariz. was one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had. The bruschetta was insanely good, there were $5 glasses of wine and pitchers of beer almost all day and the service was impeccable. Now here is the best part: Postino is opening a Denver location in LoHi this Spring. Be still, my beating heart.
I attended Radiantly Raw’s online ordering launch party in early December at Urban Steam and was impressed with the venue’s great atmosphere, enthusiastic owner and surprisingly delicious cracker crust pizza. Urban Steam is a coffee/whiskey/brunch bar and it doesn’t disappoint. It has a HUGE whiskey list and a small food menu, but the real star, according to owner and customers alike, is the coffee.
After receiving an email for a wine and food pairing from The Sweet Elephant I figured it was worth giving the cute corner shop in Old Colorado City a call for more details. When the associate on the phone explained that it was free with the purchase of a glass of wine I was sold. The dinner featured food prepared by a local chef and wines from Ten Bears Winery.
Meadow Muffins may have closed a few months ago, but the former westside restaurant and bar has now reopened as Mother Muff’s. It opens for breakfast, serves a full-menu all day and has an extensive drink menu. Although I miss Meadow Muffins, I think this new restaurant is just what was needed in Old Colorado City.
When I began walking upstairs into what looked like it could be someone’s apartment, I was a bit skeptical of the supposed wine bar my mom had suggested. Once we got all the way to the top of the stairs though, all hesitation was replaced with sheer excitement in finding such a hidden gem in Old Colorado City.