Category: Restaurants

What’s Cooking In Granby: 4 Restaurants to Try 1

What’s Cooking In Granby: 4 Restaurants to Try

If your Colorado travel plans bring you to the mountain community of Granby, you are in for a treat. Sitting 7,935 feet above sea level, here you can experience the Rockies with much less cost than the larger resort community, yet without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Granby is known for its family-friendly community. Everything from restaurants to skiing locations welcomes…

240 Union: A Lakewood Exclusive 4

240 Union: A Lakewood Exclusive

The Denver West Metro area has a lot to offer for businesses, vacationers and the families who live nearby and are able to take advantage of the attraction at a mile high. If you find yourself in the Lakewood, Colorado area, you’ll find that no matter what type of cuisine is on your list of favorites, you’ll have no trouble…

Bender’s Brat Haus: Simple and Fresh 5

Bender’s Brat Haus: Simple and Fresh

Some people celebrate the birth of a child with a cigar or a bottle of expensive wine. My family? They celebrated my birth in a different way. They went out to Bender’s Brat Haus and brought back krautburgers for the whole family to enjoy at the hospital. Bender’s has had a special place in my life since. If you’ve ever…

Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste 7

Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste

The smell of morning coffee and croissants can adjust your attitude for the entire day. And Buffalo Doughboy in Denver’s West Washington Park neighborhood is just such a place to start your day off on the right foot. Clark Eaton started this small bakery seven years ago. He and his staff of “dough girls” come in before the crack of…

Reaching for the Summit: Historic Broadmoor Gets Brash 9

Reaching for the Summit: Historic Broadmoor Gets Brash

The iconic 14,110-foot Pikes Peak and the 90-year-old Pikes Peak International Hill Climb — a car-and-motorcycle race up the famous mountain each July — were the inspirations for The Broadmoor resort’s new Summit restaurant. So says the restaurant’s renowned designer, Adam Tihany. He likens being in the 98-seat dining room to sitting in a car with everything going by very…

White Fence Farm: Old-Fashioned Fun and Food 11

White Fence Farm: Old-Fashioned Fun and Food

Noted for its fried-chicken dinners served family style, White Fence Farm restaurant is located on what used to be a country farm in Lakewood, Colorado. We have celebrated birthdays and special occasions with family and friends many times at this Colorado restaurant. Our grandchildren love to frolic on the beautifully landscaped grounds and pet the farm animals in the OK…

Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park 13

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…

Taste of Denmark: Oh So Sweet 15

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…

Kids in the Kitchen: At Copper Mountain Pizzeria 17

Kids in the Kitchen: At Copper Mountain Pizzeria

This uncooked pizza clearly resembles the Rocky Mountains: Mounds of cheese jut from the 18-inch crust. Their giggling creators grab more of the shredded mozzarella by the fist full and drop it like avalanches on pepperoni slices and mini meatballs. Green stuff is conspicuously missing here. Spinach, peppers and broccoli are definitely not my kids’ palate when they have a…

Big City Burrito: Fast, Fresh and Sloppy 19

Big City Burrito: Fast, Fresh and Sloppy

Every town has a legendary restaurant. It’s the place where every visitor aspires to stop, whether staying in town or just passing through. Many travelers devote entire trips to the discovery of such legendary establishments. Fort Collins has one such place. It’s simple and beautiful and called Big City Burrito. The restaurant’s creators came to Colorado in 1994 and brought…