Tag: bakeries

Omonia Bakery: From Athens to Denver 1

Omonia Bakery: From Athens to Denver

Dino Karas grew up with the aroma of kourambiedes and melomakarona in his nose. The traditional cookies came out of the ovens in his house in Athens, Greece – it also housed the family’s bakery. He started baking when he was 15. More than half a century later – how much more, he won’t say – the silver-haired Karas still…

Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis 3

Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis

Dodgy characters and a hodgepodge of storefronts have long characterized East Colfax Avenue in Denver. But we love the busy street for all her charms. Nearly hidden among these haunts at East Colfax Avenue and Ivanhoe Street, Phoenician Kabob is a cozy Lebanese restaurant that brings a breath of fresh air on this side of town. We don’t know what…

International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs 4

International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs

It has been said that variety is the spice of life; it keeps things interesting and prevents repetition and routine from taking over.  Colorado Springs takes this seriously and, as such, is a city that offers a number of different styles of cuisine. Should you find yourself passing through on your Colorado vacation, there are some internationally-inspired venues to check…

Start in Granby for Fun and Food 5

Start in Granby for Fun and Food

Granby, Colorado is located directly between Grand Lake and Winter Park.  Located on Highway 40 about 85 miles west of Denver, Granby itself provides year-round activities as well as numerous options nearby.  As it’s situated between two well-known tourist destinations, it’s a perfect home base for local activities. Winter Park is home to Winter Park Ski Resort, and Grand Lake…

Fill Up in Frisco Colorado 6

Fill Up in Frisco Colorado

Whether you’re getting ready for a day of kayaking on the river or making your way from one of the many nearby ski resorts, you’ll need to keep yourself charged on your Colorado vacation.  It has been said that the brisk mountain air stimulates the appetite, and as such you should always know your options when it comes to satisfying…

Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants 9

Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants

Known as the Peach Capital of Colorado as well as for their local wine vineyards, Palisade is a town that prides itself on locally grown produce and their ideology of making everything from scratch.  With this unique combination of traits, Palisade makes a name for itself in the food world.  While the town itself only encompasses about 1.1 square miles,…

Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste 10

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…

Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park 12

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 14

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…

Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License 16

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…