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Delicious Denver Eats WIAW

Are you ready to hear about our Denver eats?? I know you are. Because you know that I like to eat well, and it is easy to do that in Denver!

Linking up with Jenn, Arman, and Laura for WIAW! Sadly, some of the pictures just didn’t come out right, and I couldn’t use them. I don’t have high standards, but I do have some standards, people. So bear with me!

We had some seriously amazing Denver Eats! Find out where and what to eat in Denver, from date night to brunch! at http://suzlyfe.com/delicious-denver-eats-wiaw/

Delicious Denver Eats!

Thursday:

We arrived to Denver HANGRY, but giant taco salads from La Casita took care of us.

La Casita Taco Salad from the Denver International Airport. Get more Denver eats at suzlyfe.com

Love that they have a whole wheat tortilla shell option! Mine was romaine and mixed greens topped with pulled chipotle chicken, sautéed veggies, pico de gallo, jalapenos, red salsa, and pickled radishes with a touch of queso fresco.  #demolished #likeaSuz

Hibiscus Lemon iced tea from Maui Wowie in Denver Colorado. suzlyfe.com

When on vacation, hibiscus-lemon tea and Pinkberry Original Tart soft serve just felt right. And yes, we knew that we would be eating a large dinner (s). WORTH IT

Yummy Pinkberry swirl on vacation! Original tart frozen yogurt cone! suzlyfe.com

Alex and I met up with Tara from Treble in the Kitchen and her husband Brian at Avanti Food and Beverage Hall near Coors Field. The concept is essentially grown up (very grown up!) cafeteria—almost like going to a permanent food truck hub. The servers bring you drinks, but otherwise, you are up to your own devices for food! Alex started with an old fashioned, while I went with an elderberry mescal mule, which I LOVED. Just the right amount of sweet and acidity!

Avanti Food and Beverage Hall in Denver has amazing pizza (like this Brussels sprout and bacon pizza and chopped salad! Get more Denver eats at Suzlyfe.com

Dinner was scrumptious—Alex and I shared la Caribe arepa (salmon, avocado, plantains, and more!) and the special pizza (Brussels sprouts, bacon, goat cheese, and a drizzle of garlic infused olive oil) and Italian chopped salad (who knows what was in it but it was delicious). #Diedandgonetoheaven

The le Caribe arepa from Avanti Food and Beverage hall in Denver is AMAZING! A must eat in Denver! More delicious dishes at suzlyfe.com

The arepa was pillowy and savory and then sweet  (from the plantains), the pizza was airy and light but still packed a punch, and the bacon was tres magnifique. The salad (with a Mediterranean honey mustard) was the perfect fresh and crisp compliment to everything.

Friday:

After riding Friday, Alex, Saana, her husband, and I went to a café called Toast (can we talk about how their URL is ToastyGoodness? LOVE THAT), and it was HARD to choose what we wanted. I went with a veggie omelet (you know me) and Alex got some Pulled Pork Chilequiles. I really, really REALLY wish that my picture of Alex’s dish had looked in any way appetizing, but the picture was terrible and the meal was AMAZING. Pulled pork, jalapeno, pickled red onions, roja salsa, and a fried egg on top to ooze all over it. It was food porn indeed. Just not the way I took a picture of it!

We definitely licked our plates.

Eggplant and quinoa rollatini with marinara and veggies

The food at the rehearsal dinner was fine–I ended up with the dairy/gluten free option of eggplant and quinoa with tomato sauce which was simple but actually quite tasty (and then I stole some of Alex’s shrimp). The real star of the show was this dark chocolate cake. Now THAT was a chocolate cake!

Amazing chocolate cake from the rehearsal dinner!

Saturday:

After our original brunch option fell through, we met Heather at a breakfast place called Syrup in the neighborhood of Cherry Creek. I totally recommend this place for brunch! I was a cute and quaint café with a line out the door (but it moved, so we weren’t waiting long), and they know how to keep their audience: they put out a tray of fresh sweet cornbread muffins for you to eat while you are waiting. WHY IS THIS NOT A THING. Also, why did I not take a picture??

Veggie omelet from Syrup Cherry Creek in Denver! A fantastic place for brunch in Denver! suzlyfe.com

The food was fantastic—all three of us got omelets. Heather got one that had Aztec in the name and was covered in pork green chile, Alex got one with jalapenos and bacon, and I didn’t leave a spot on my plate as I downed my veggie omelet. SO GOOD.

That afternoon, we went out with our friends to a local place called North County that specializes in seafood and tacos, and yum yum yum.

Queso fundido from North County in Denver is awesome and filled with delicious fillings! suzlyfe..com

The table shared queso fundido (chorizo and all the fixings) and salsa, and Alex and I had a margarita and a mezcal Old Fashioned (YUM). Alex got a trio of tacos (two different fish tacos and a cumin slow roasted pork, while I got the shrimp and octopus ceviche, which came with jicama wraps, which you all know I am obsessed with.

Shrimp and Octopus Ceviche from North County is AMAZING! A must get in Denver! Suzlyfe.com

Basically, if we lived by this restaurant, we would be broke and very, very full at all times.

Sunday

Egg white everything thin sandwich from Einstein Bros is the perfect breakfast sandwich. Gotta add jalapenos! suzlyfe.com

I picked us up egg sandwiches from Einstein Bros for breakfast before we headed to the airport. You know I went with an everything bagel with egg white, lettuce, tomato, and jalapenos (and some ketchup because I am classy). For lunch we returned to la Casita for round two! This time I didn’t get the taco shell because of trying to fit it in a takeaway box, but I had the wheat thins from Southwest as a nice substitute.

I know we only scratched the surface of what Denver has to offer. I remember going to Breckenridge Brewery for lunch with my family when we would fly into Denver before going to Vail for Spring Break, and I hear so many good things about the Denver food scene. I am just glad that I got to have so many amazing meals with some truly remarkable company!

 

When can we go back for round two???

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66 Comments

  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    Denver has such unique food options! I can see why you loved it so much and corn bread muffins for breakfast? Heck yes!
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    October 18, 2016 at 6:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      ALL THE CORNBREAD MUFFINS!

      October 18, 2016 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Marcia

    Now I’m hungry. I love Denver and have raced there many times. How fun you met Tara. I met her here in Chi at a NOW event a few years ago.
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    October 18, 2016 at 6:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I totally want to race there now! And Tara is such a sweetheart!

      October 18, 2016 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Yum so many good eats! The tacos and pizza look amazing. Ryan and I always do what you and Alex do: split two meals so we can try more food!
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    October 18, 2016 at 7:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Also: so I can steal his fries.

      October 18, 2016 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Cora

    Ugh. Can we just please go on a trip so you can use your crazy magnetism/intuition for finding the most amazing restaurants wherever you go? Seriously. You and alex could make a living telling people where to go eat.
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    October 18, 2016 at 7:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I really wish I could do that. I’m pretty good at picking. And I like telling people what to do.

      October 18, 2016 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Holy smokies! I want to go to Denver just for the food now! What a great weekend of eats. It’s been way too long since I’ve had breakfast out!
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…Healthy Pumpkin Pie SmoothieMy Profile

    October 18, 2016 at 7:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know I love a good brunch opportunity!

      October 18, 2016 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    You make me want to do nothing but eat out all the time! My goodness, the FOOD!!!!!!! I finally made a meal plan for the week and I consider that a BIG win! It’s nothing glorious like the photo’s here but it’s so nice to know what I’m eating for the week, ha ha!
    Anna @ Piper’s Run recently posted…Valley Harvest Marathon 10k Recap 2016My Profile

    October 18, 2016 at 8:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was great to eat out, but I tell you what, I am excited to get back to eating like normal again!

      October 18, 2016 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply GiGi Eats

    When I lived in CO – I definitely appreciated food, but I didn’t branch out. I had like 3 restaurants (one of them being WHOLE FOODS – haha) that I would go to and that’s it. So I am a bit bummed that I wasn’t more experimental and willing to check out new digs – these days I totally am, so if I ever get back to Denver – IT’S ONNNNNN!!!
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    October 18, 2016 at 9:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I WANT TO GO WITH YOU when you do!

      October 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Babydoll_Brea

    I haven’t been to Denver and I’m clearly missing out culinarily! Every description had me nodding, ‘I’d get down on that. Oh! I would love those…!’ I can’t think of a single thing you had that I wouldn’t eat, actually.

    One of the things your husband had was garnished with pickled red onion. They are my current obsession!
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    October 18, 2016 at 9:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I LOVE pickled red onion! LOVE IT. I may or may not steel Alex’s. Whether he likes it or not.

      October 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    omg, mouth totally watering! Sounds like you guys packed in a lot of great options for just a long weekend. Well done! (Although I must admit it was a little torturous reading this while sitting at my desk after a light breakfast that left me a little hungry!)

    October 18, 2016 at 9:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Girl, get you an omelette 😀

      October 18, 2016 at 2:46 pm
      • Reply Sarah

        The rainbow bagels showed up just in time 😉

        October 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm
        • Reply suzlyfe

          They were magical.

          October 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    again-how on earth do you not weigh 500 lbs? LOL! That all looks soooo good!
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    October 18, 2016 at 10:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I honestly don’t know how. I don’t eat like this all the time!

      October 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    Whoa, it looks so gourmet there! I’ve always wanted to visit Colorado. I’m not a huge cake person but that chocolate cake looks like the only cake I’d really love. I don’t like fluffy cake–I like moist dense super chocolately cake. YUMMO.
    Suzy recently posted…Week in ReviewMy Profile

    October 18, 2016 at 10:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Gurllll you would LOVE THIS one. Like, sex on a plate.

      October 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Sara @ Oats & Rows

    THAT OMLETTE. Totally drooling over here
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    October 18, 2016 at 11:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know I love a giant omelette!

      October 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Alyssa

    I want to go to Denver so bad! Seems so beautiful there. And YES to pinkberry! I used to work there. There fro yo is the best in my opinion!
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    October 18, 2016 at 12:38 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I haven’t had Pinkberry since I was in LA last year for blogfest, and since NYC before that! I loved the original tart!

      October 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Why yes, I would love to eat all this food, thankyouverymuch. Thanks for the food FOMO. Lol! Mwah!
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    October 18, 2016 at 2:40 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Here to serve 😀

      October 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    Oh goodness, I haven’t had Pinkberry since I was in LA and like 12 years old. Literally everything looks amazing. And is it weird that I’ve never had ketchup with eggs? I feel like that’s one of very few normal-ish food combos I’ve never tried…
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    October 18, 2016 at 2:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I had never had ketchup with eggs until my 20s. I had heard that it was pedestrian, and you know me. But now….

      October 18, 2016 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Gimme all this.

    October 18, 2016 at 2:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We need to see each other again.

      October 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Lesley

    There’s a breakfast place that has a few locations in the Denver area, called Snooze. I haven’t found one thing I didn’t like yet. Their sweet potato pancakes are amazing.

    October 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Adding that to my list for next time!

      October 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Jo @ Living Mint Green

    I have been to Denver – but I was a teen and only liked eating shit like McDonalds and chocolate then. Hahaha
    Calgary (the city closest to me) is a lot like Denver. They’re basically twins.
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    October 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That’s what Ange just said! Thus I must come and visit.

      October 20, 2016 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Woah so much delicious food! 😀 I recently had a wasabi sesame seed ahi tuna steak and it was so delicious!
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    October 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Allie

    I second snooze for next time you come back! Though we also like the brunch ones you went to 🙂 and there are about a billion more other favs to go to next time, when I am off hopefully haha…but at least Brian introduced you to North County, which is one of my all time favs. They have this absolutely amazing salad that you will always crave once you have it!

    October 18, 2016 at 10:27 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I totally will be back for alllll of those. Thank you for letting us crash!

      October 20, 2016 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Emily

    This ALMOST makes me want to go to Denver more; the only thing holding me back is that I’m such a small town girl. Maybe I’ll just hope that you come to Denver more often and share all these tantalizing photos. 😀

    And you got some amazing photos; despite the difference in lighting in each location. Go Susie!
    Emily recently posted…WIAW: My Feelings on the ‘Guilt Free’ Food LabelMy Profile

    October 18, 2016 at 11:59 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks love! And we could always meet on the outskirts 😀

      October 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Trish

    WOW! There is so much deliciousness ion this post!! Completely drooling now. Must go eat my snack =)
    Trish recently posted…Fall In DeliciousnessMy Profile

    October 19, 2016 at 6:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I need another snack myself!

      October 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    Stop, I need all of this food. I always want to try an arepa but never find a place! (I don’t try that hard, in the defence of NJ arepas.) I always see this stand at fairs and stuff for Mozzareps which is like arepas stuffed with mozzarella cheese, though and I’m intrigued.
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    October 19, 2016 at 8:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am totally judging NJ arepas right now ;D

      October 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply kat

    Oh.My.Lanta. This all looks so freaking amazing. Thanks for reminding me that I haven’t had a bagel in ages. Gahhh I need to find a gluten-free one STAT and stuff that sucker with some homemade herbed cream cheese!
    kat recently posted…[WIAW] Why I Don’t Mind Eating an Entire PizzaMy Profile

    October 19, 2016 at 9:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      mmmmmm and smoked salmon

      October 20, 2016 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Heather @ FITaspire

    It was so great to see you this weekend and you picked a great place for breakfast!! 🙂

    October 19, 2016 at 10:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was pretty lucky!

      October 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    Oh my this all looks amazing, I don’t know what I would want to try first! I am loving the idea of that pizza combo though, I’m going to try it at home. And now I’m craving an omelet with all the veggies. I don’t know what I enjoy more about another city the shops and scenery or food and drinks?!?
    Patricia @Sweet and Strong recently posted…What I Ate Wednesday, Game Day Party RecipesMy Profile

    October 19, 2016 at 10:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Why not eat outside in the scenery :D?

      October 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    I need to go to Denver someday. <3 Also, I just need to let you know that it's because of your post that I definitely have to go to Costco today to replenish on edible substances. I'M SO HUNGRY NOW. ;_;
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    October 19, 2016 at 10:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Edible substances are always a good thing. ALWAYS

      October 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Allie

    I knew I should not have read this on an empty stomach!!! So many things but we don’t have an Einstein Bros anywhere near me anymore so each time I travel I try to seek out that exact sandwhich!! It is to die for! #starving #drooling
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    October 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love Einsteins–I’ve been going there since before the rebranding, and when they only had a few stores!

      October 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    Omg , taco salads, frozen yogurt, and bagel sandwiches?! Those are like all my favorite things, haha
    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables recently posted…Tone It Up Meals Week 3My Profile

    October 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Um, let’s get together, then!

      October 20, 2016 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Jen @ Chase the Red Grape

    I need to get to Denver.. And when I get there I will literally eat. All day.
    Oh and thank goodness there is someone else out there who appreciates the wonder of original tart froyo – the best!
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    October 20, 2016 at 2:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have to say that the Pinkberry Original tart is ON POINT

      October 20, 2016 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    HOLY FOOD! I think I need to go to Denver next year when we head back to the US 😉
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    October 20, 2016 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply San

    This all looks amazing!!
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    October 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm
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