Guys, I’m so behind, but I’m finally sharing the trip we took in August to Denver. We totally fell in love with Denver! Of course it didn’t hurt that we had the BEST tour guides in the world. We were so lucky that B&E are such great hosts. I did spend less time documenting the trip and just enjoyed it, but I still wanted to share what we did. Also, we basically just ate and drank the entire time 🙂
Atomic Cowboy/Denver Biscuit Co./Fat Sully’s Pizza
One of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a while. So so good, I wish I could fly back right now and have those biscuits and grits. Yum! If you hit the breweries a little too hard the day before, this is definitely the place you want to B-line to. So technically we ate at the Denver Biscuit Co, because we went for breakfast and had biscuits. Though you could go later in the day and sit at our same table and have visited Fat Sully’s and Atomic Cowboy. It’s very confusing, but very good!
Tapas with a Latin American twist. I enjoyed all our dishes. My favorites were the shrimp and grits, very nicely spiced, and the ceviche. They know what they are doing.
Small, intimate dining room, with a concise menu, offering seasonal bistro fare. The entrees were really good and the foie gras tart, but the fried green tomato appetizer was a let down. Overall, a very lovely dinner.
Sorry guys, no pictures on this one. I just was not in the mood, and we might have had one too many cocktails, and I just wanted food 🙂 Mercantile is located in the same building as Union Station, and has a very lively atmosphere. It’s on the loud side for dining, but the food was very good. Again more farm to table focused fare.
Loved, loved this place. It is the perfect spot for Sunday brunch, the food is delicious and the atmosphere lively and hip. All of it was the best! Yum!!
This was a pre-dinner, snack stop on our first day. Great cocktails and food. The pizza with the lentils and eggs was so good, but it is not something I would have ordered probably. That is one of the greatest perks of going out with others, is getting to expand your tastes and try things you might not order otherwise. And the company is ok too 🙂
This was an accidental find, since I can’t go without eating on a regular schedule, especially when drinking. So my whine of needing food while at Great Divide, sent us to this gem. And what a find it was, very creative menu with top notch ingredients. I miss restaurants like this, much more farm to table than what we get in San Diego.
Casual brunch/lunch spot, that serves up one really good Bloody Mary. House-made Bloody Mary mix and house-made pickled items. It hit the spot. The sandwiches were also very tasty. This is a nice spot to find a bit lighter breakfast fare (as opposed to biscuits and gravy) 🙂
This place was fun. We stopped in for a few cocktails after dinner at Lena. It has a bowling alley, good cocktails, arcade games, and shuffleboard.
Overlooking the interior of the Union Station, this is a must! It’s like something straight out of Great Gatsby. I loved it and they had more than just looks going on, their cocktails were well balanced and interesting. You should make a reservation to hang out.
We also stopped in at:
Below are all the breweries we were able to squeeze in 🙂 The first three were my favorites, based on beer + atmosphere. Denver has some cool beer spaces going on for sure! All the beer we tried was good, no fails in this group.
Here are a few views we passed between eating and drinking :p I loved their light-rail system, which made it super easy to get around, plus Denver seemed very bike and pedestrian friendly.
We packed a lot in, and I can’t wait to go back!! Denver was AWESOME!!
Have you been to Denver? What is something we missed that we should definitely eat, drink, or see next trip?