26.1.13

Groom before you brunch

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I spent my Saturday afternoon in Denver hunting for vintage and antique goods and eating spectacular food with my awesome friends Kelly and Dane. We put-in a good chunk of time at the Yankee Trader antique store on Tennyson St. The place is stocked with collectables from civil war helmets and armbands to fine jewelry to Star Wars memorabilia to vintage kitchenware to vinyls.
Dane had a haircut at the ultra-hip barbershop, Proper, across the street at 1:30. Kelly and I enjoyed the heaping pile of Playboy magazines while he sat in the antique barber chair and got man pampered.
Off to brunch. After a short online search, it was clear Sassafras would be our culinary destination for today. We, all having culinary careers, sat and gawked at the menu and read each item as if we were opening acceptance letters to our dream schools. After strategically planning our orders our waitress told us she wanted to sit at our table. We know whats up. But we could have never expected what was coming.
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Warm Peanut Butter Mousse filled Banana Beignets, served with a Bacon Molasses Jam, featuring our House smoked Sassafras Bacon IMG_9744
 Tender Pulled Pork and fried Red Onion, on Green Chili and Sharp Cheddar Grits, with a Sunny side Up Egg and Pico De Gallo, served with a House-made Buttermilk Biscuit IMG_9746
Local mushroom and English Peas, Herbed Goat Cheese Grits, with a Sunny Up Egg and Grana Padano served with a House-made Buttermilk Biscuit IMG_9749
Smoked Colorado Buffalo Hash topped with Two battered Eggs fried Golden, roasted Fresno Chili Hollandaise, served with Freshly Baked Cornbread IMG_9750
Incredible food. Adorable house turned restaurant. Amazing service. Housemade jams, ketchup, and hot sauce. I will most definitely be back for more Sassafras.

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