My recent trip to Colorado encompassed everything my life stands for: fantastic food and drinks, challenging and fun fitness experiences, and lots of exploring.
This post is here to just highlight my favorite meals throughout my Colorado weekend, and to make you drool a little. Basically none of it is healthy, but we're going to put health aside for this one post.
Keep in mind, I was only there for 2.5 days, but boy did I make the most of those 8 meals!
First, this salad and beer picture describes my weekend eating habits perfectly: a bit of healthy and a bit (a lot) of indulgence. This salad had grilled chicken, quinoa, beets, beans, raisins, avocado and a lemony vinaigrette. And the beer was an APRICOT beer called Dry Dock ‘Paragon’ Apricot Blonde Ale that was incredible! It tasted like a Blue Moon with accents of apricot instead of orange. Highly recommend.
This picture below is of the Colorado Grass Fed Burger we had in Denver. It had a creamy aioli, melted cheese, sautéed mushrooms and crispy onion fries on a buttered brioche bun. Holy decadence.
And now for the moment of shame.... we ordered one burger to share (along with a 3 other dishes to share) and after the second bite we both had, we ordered A SECOND burger. The waitress just laughed and said it's coming right up! I've never ordered another entree of the one I'm currently eating, but all shame aside, it was a great decision.
Next in line is the meat and cheese filled spread at The Truffle Table in Denver. This place was my sanctuary. The menu featured meat and cheese boards customized to order, cheese and truffle filled appetizers and decadent small plate entrees.
We ended up customizing our own meat plate with prosciutto, capicola, and a paté with a side of toasted bread, dijon mustard and cornichons. I made hella mini sandwiches.
That cheesy bowl to the left was another appetizer we got: The Cheesy Bacon Artichoke Dip. Its basically what you would make for a Super Bowl party but waaaayyyy better. No description needed on that one.
We've covered lunch and dinner, but now we are on to the breakfast dishes. First up, is THE FRENCHIE bagel from a Jewish deli called Rosenberg's. I don't have bagels or bagel sandwiches often, but when I do, I go big. This sandwich is a french toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with scrambled egg, sausage, cheddar cheese, and drizzled with maple syrup. When I was eating it, I realized it is a jazzed up version of a McGriddle sausage egg sandwich at Mickey D's. Don't regret a second of it.
Last, but most certainly not least, is our brunch feast at Bacon Social House in Denver. The name describes it all- bacon infused this, bacon filled that, and just plain bacon.
We started with a bacon-infused vodka bloody mary, and it was by far the best bloody mary I've ever had. And then of course we had to try to Bacon Flight consisting of 6 types of bacon: Applewood smoked, BBQ, Candied, Habanero, Maple, and Peppered. Our vote for #1 is the BBQ- it was the crispiest bite with the perfect touch of BBQ.
I may have clogged some arteries with this meal, but it was definitely one to remember.
****Annnnddd then I left Colorado 3 pounds heavier and in a state of food euphoria****
Shoutout to Payton Sprague for all the recommendations!!!
About this Section
This section highlights any type of noteworthy experience I've had with food. It also covers some of my traveling adventures! I am an avid traveler and love trying out new cuisines and local foods wherever I go. I will give any and all the details of the food I've tasted around the world.