Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park

What’s better than a day on the slopes or trails of Winter Park? The breakfast beforehand, of course. Get your morning going with a meal at one of these in-town eateries. The Mountain Rose Café 78542 U.S. Highway 40 Winter Park, Colorado 80482 970-726-1374 www.mountainrosecafe.com The restaurant equivalent of the one-room schoolhouse, The Mountain Rose is small, cozy and often crowded. The café has eight tables out front, a kitchen in...

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Taste of Denmark: Oh So Sweet

I come from a Swedish-American family. We eat limpa bread at Christmas, have Swedish pancakes with lingonnberries for breakfast and love Scandinavian sweets. So I was thrilled when my sister introduced me to Taste of Denmark, a thriving bakery in Lakewood. It’s not often you find authentic European-style bakeries in Colorado. I know of only a few. But this is the real deal. Ronny Tronoe and Diana Honoe, natives of Denmark, own...

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Eggs Benedict: Denver’s Top Three Places

It’s my all-time favorite breakfast indulgence – Eggs Benedict. Light lemon Hollandaise sauce atop two perfectly poached eggs safeguarding two lightly browned English muffin halves and a shaved pile of honey-tinged ham. Forget the slice of Canadian bacon. I don’t want a slab, I want a stash! Layer upon layer of delicate ham finery. Once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back. I have found three Denver eateries that serve it any way...

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Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License

Taylor Hutchison, a tall 22-year-old in blue jeans and a flannel shirt, is reciting one of his original compositions at the microphone on a raised stage in the corner of The Folsom Street Coffee Co. in Boulder. “Maybe if I wrote in bold my ideas would be bigger.” The crowd nods, laughs or applauds as different lines strike them as especially well-penned. Hutchison is competing in tonight’s installment of the Folsom Slam, a monthly...

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Azucar Bakery: Sweet Secrets

It’s so easy to tell the difference between pastries made in a small bakery and a big chain bakery. The melt-in-your-mouth texture of a cookie made with real butter or the light smoothness and faintly crisp edge of butter cream frosting whipped up using all-natural ingredients mark the difference between lovingly crafted confections from a creative, small bakery and the oily, mass-produced sweets from a grocery bakery case. Azucar...

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