I love breakfast. A breakfast out. A breakfast in. Just a good one.
Breakfast is important. I have been thinking lately about how much I love breakfast. I love going out for breakfast when home in the states. Like those early morning breakfasts, you know what I’m talking about? I’m not talking brunch, here.
This picture is from a little diner in Aspen Park, Colorado, near by mom’s house. It has the best breakfast in the area… so delicious and hearty! Sometimes a croissant just doesn’t cut it for me.
What are your favorite things to eat for breakfast when it’s cold?
On a healthier note, this looks fantastic.
Totally off topic, but so much beauty with these bad boys.
I’m craving strata.
I’m dying to make this kale frittata.
Coconut lentil soup? Yes please.
Sometimes all you need is a damn good taco smothered with queso and green chili and a variety of so many other delicious things. Luckily in Denver we have a lot of options… but nothing is quite like Pinches.
Pinche Tacos was originally a taco truck, and now they’ve got a taqueria as well. Located in City Park West, Pinche Tacos (where you can eat sitting down, as they say) has got a full bar with great music and a fab atmosphere.
Liz and I went one night when Happy Hour was all night. Why? More like why not?! While sipping our delicious creatively crafted tequila cocktails, we balled at the menu of tacos trying to figure out which ones to get.
Although every taco looked delicious, we went with queso a la plancha, camaron a la parilla and asada. Since they are served à la carte, you can just choose whichever mix you want. I think it’s the best way to order tacos! (Tacos are priced between $2.95 and $4.50 each).
This particular night we were sitting at the bar, so we could watch the dudes make the tacos, which was so exciting. How they melt the cheese was so intriguing…
Meanwhile, I’m dreaming of green chili back here in Paris. Next time I’m in the mile high city, I plan to pop by their taco truck to eat standing up.
Do you know what the name of the restaurant actually means in Spanish? Hehe.
1514 York Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
Evergreen, Colorado is a little wonderland about 20 miles west of Denver. As kids we would spend a lot of time here as a family friend lived close by, and now that my mom lives up there, I am so excited to be able to rediscover this beautiful area.
Evergreen started to become populated around the late 1800′s, and continued to grow as it provided lumber for the buildings of Denver. Once roads through the mountains were improved, it became a popular summer destination. You can read more about what you can do in Evergreen here. If you’re driving through the Rockies, on your way to the ski resorts, I highly suggest swinging by Evergreen!
Downtown Evergreen is basically one main street, filled with the basics and a few specialty shops. It is the home of the Little Bear, a western saloon that my parents would go to before I was born to dance and drink, and the Baskin Robbins where my brother had his first taste of ice cream! There are many galleries as well, and Evergreen’s winery, Creekside Cellars.
This area is filled with so many family memories, and it was so wonderful to stroll down Evergreen’s main street with my mom to reminisce and hear all of the stories she had to tell from the 80′s.
My favorite Evergreen spots:
Creekside Cellars Winery
Ice House Café & Coffeeroasters
Rio del Sol