It’s easy to grab the most popular brand or the cheapest product when you’re getting what you need for a night at home, but sometimes it’s worth the extra pennies or dollars to buy local. There are a lot of Colorado branded food and drinks that I use regularly.
The Villa is a cozy, Italian restaurant located in Palmer Lake. The menu is filled with pizza, pastas, salads, and sandwiches. If you’re looking for comfort food and good service, this is your spot.
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.
I’ve been pretty absent from writing actual blog posts for the past year or so. And I have zero excuses. But that’s changing, and so is Springs Native. As much as I love writing about the food and drink community in Colorado Springs, I do think there’s a space for more of the Colorado Springs lifestyle to be put on display.
The past year has been one change after another for me when it comes to my personal and work life. And although I have continued to explore the Colorado Springs restaurant scene, unfortunately Springs Native had to take a backseat. There is good news though – summertime is coming up! That means it’s the season to eat and drink on the patio, which is pretty much a sport for me.
When my best friend Lauren came to visit Colorado we stayed a night in Denver. When we woke up in the morning, we grabbed breakfast at the Denver Biscuit Company. We walked into the local restaurant rejuvenated from our short jog, but left feeling three pounds heavier from the ridiculously large plates we were served. It was awesome and miserable.
Denver Style Magazine hosted a blogger get together called Diamonds in the Daytime and the event made me feel like I was first class! We began with a brunch at Capitol Hill Mansion and finished the morning with a tour of the Molly Brown House. Not only was the food delicious and the tour educational, but the bloggers I met were great company, too!
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.
The Donut Mill is a great early morning pitstop if you’re heading to the mountains to camp, ski or fish. The donuts are the size of your head and are made fresh daily. The Bacon Maple Fritter was is my favorite but they have a pretty large selection of regular donuts. The flavors aren’t crazy, but they still are tasty.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill wasn’t my first choice when a group of us were picking a spot for dinner in downtown Denver, but I was very pleased with my meal and since then my love of sushi has really grown. The happy hour prices at Blue Sushi make the visit affordable and the Hawaiian Roll is the best sushi roll I’ve ate. Ever.