for someone who’s hated brunch in the past (at least working it: the dynamic of diners is completely different than dinner service. these sleepy, hungry, grumpy people want their food NOW!), we sure have been going out to brunch as a family a lot. it’s a nice start to our weekend. we don’t have to cook, our kitchen doesn’t have to get messy, and we get to do some R&D by trying out great new places popping up in the denver/boulder food scene (the universal, linger, sassafras are our recent favorites).
so after our hunger-inducing sunday hike at sanitas, we decided to try SALT. we found a quiet corner table looking out on pearl street and settled in. pictured above are the margarita special (it was cinco de mayo, after all), chilaquiles, odell’s ipa, and the tom’s tavern burger that jp and i ordered. everything was scrumptious! ramona got the kids’ mac and cheese, which we may or may not have helped her eat bc it was so so good. we finished up w doughnuts, which i can confidently speak for ramona when i say they were her favorite. (btw: someone in denver or boulder NEEDS to open up a decent doughnut shop. pretty please!)
not to mention, the service was fantastic. the young lady knew her food, treated us warmly, and engaged sweetly w ramona. what a great spot this is!
looking to dine in boulder? my suggestions for dinner spots are: basta (our personal favorite), oak at fourteenth, pizzaria locale, the kitchen (all of them), frasca (if you’ve got the moola). we look forward to going back and trying SALT for dinner. what other spots must we try?
besides being the place where ramona first learned to use chopsticks, uncle is a new-ish noodle bar in the LoHi neighborhood of denver. we’ve been twice now and, each time, leave happy and satisfied. the service is a bit aloof but certainly not rude or unprofessional. there are no reservations, which i’m partial to bc it makes it more of a neighborhood place — the place you want to pop into when you want some warm, comfort food. however, it still works great for a fun night out with friends. i’m not a food critic (and neither are you, you delusional yelper) so you can read all about the food at uncle here. suffice it to say, the powerdriver family loves the restaurant: the counter service, the cool cat servers, the limited menu, the sparse decor, the proximity to our home.