Sunday, April 15, 2012

Brunch at 240 Union

I was relaxing in my yoga pants this morning....about to open the Denver Post when my husband asked if I'd be interested in going to brunch.

Hell Yeah! 

He's not much of a breakfast person so when he's in the mood, I jump on it.

We decided now would be the perfect time to start teaching our two 5 year olds about eating in a fancy restaurant so we went to 240 Union.

I loved my $2.40 Mimosa but I was shocked to see that they charged me $2.50 for a child's orange juice.  It would have been cheaper to order them Mimosas.....Champs on the side.

Champs.  That's what I call Champagne now because of my idol....Heather Dubrow from The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Where was I?  Oh yes,  we ordered the Deviled Eggs and they were delightful!  I wasn't really expecting much because Deviled Eggs aren't all that usually but these were different.

They had a bit of a kick to them....we debated on what it was, cayenne or Wasabi.  The green liquid on the plate was basil oil and it took every once of willpower not to lick the plate clean. I was trying to set a good example for the children.....

I ordered the Egg on Brioche with Spinach and Wild Mushrooms.  It was really tasty but I discovered that I'm not that much of a fan of spinach so I switched plates with my husband.  He had the Smoked Salmon and scrambled eggs with chive cream cheese.  I liked it very much.  Thank Honey....for letting me eat your breakfast!

We were all stuffed....but I noticed Key Lime Pie on the dessert menu and I've never had it and figured everyone would help me finish it.  This was more like a cheesecake and the lime flavor wasn't as pronounced as I was expecting but it was light and creamy.  

240 Union
240 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for my review of 240 Union and I would never serve my children Mimosas.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Food from a Road Trip

For Spring Break, we went on a whirl wind trip! We left Denver and headed south to Winslow Arizona. From there we hit The Grand Canyon, Huntington Beach, Disneyland and ended up near Fresno to visit family.

Along the way, we had some great food. Food that I don't want to forget.....

Porterhouse Steak at Dambar and Steak House in Kingman, Arizona.  This place was great! Checkered table clothes and sawdust on the floor. 

Crab stuffed mushrooms and sushi at Roe in Fresno.  This place is LA cool with an all-you-can-eat option.  Everything we tried was very fresh and had a lovely presentation!  Late at night this place is also a nightclub.

Pho Saigon Garden in Dinuba California had an extensive menu....but we were here for Pho.  It was my husband's first time and now he's hooked!

Bravo Farms Cafe in Traver California is a hidden gem!  It's a cheese factory, antique museum, petting zoo, restaurant and gift shop!  This place as has a tree house in the courtyard.  Kids will love it and you'll love the salsa.  Spicy and fresh!  I tried the nachos and they were delicious!

I also need to mention.....Tony Roma's across the street from Disneyland.  After a long day at the park, my husband walked down and got a to-go order of ribs, filet medallions with blue cheese, bacon topped mac and cheese and beans. 

I don't have pictures of this incredible meal.....because we devoured it like animals in the privacy of our hotel room!

What unforgettable meal have you eaten lately?