January 26, 2011

Breakfast Boom

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Or so the old adage goes. Whether you believe the axiom or not, the recent restaurant trend is doing its best to make it true. Breakfast has taken over the local dining scene.

Traditional dinner restaurants are opening their doors earlier. In Denver, the pizza joints Atomic Cowboy/Fat Sully’s and Basil Docs have put coffee on their menus, and each morning, they pop biscuits into their ovens so you can enjoy sausage and egg-stuffed breakfast sandwiches. The late-night bar and taco spot El Diablo also just added Mexican morning eats, like huevos and chorizo.

But the latest Denver spot to put some prestige into breakfast is Jelly. The three-week-old Capitol Hill spot serves up tasty breakfast sliders (think gourmet omelets on a mini hamburger bun), as well as sweets, like Bakti chai French toast and Corn Flake and banana pancakes. Even 5280 magazine is a fan.

Now, we just can’t wait for what’s next. In early April, Alec Schuler of Arugula and Phil Armstrong of Hush plan to open Tangerine, and when they do, Boulder will finally get its very own hip breakfast diner.

-Kazia Jankowski

Kazia Jankowski
Associate Culinary Director

1 comment:

  1. kristin1/28/2011

    I love breakfast. Looking forward to trying out Tangerine in April!! (And I need to venture to Jelly too; it sounds amazing!)