brown dog coffee ~ buena vista, colorado

Brown Dog Coffee

Anywhere close to Buena Vista, Colorado, you must visit Brown Dog Coffee.  Superb coffee, bakery items from scratch and their Coffee Fudge is a gift from the God’s.  Staff is so friendly.  Atmosphere is perfect, inside and out and the mountain views and fresh air can’t be beat.  Yes, you’ll be happy to eat that whole hunk of gluten free Carrot Cake, including the frosting, in one sitting!

 

north italia ~ austin, texas

North Italia

For that ‘Austin’ experience, North Italia, downtown Austin.  (Second location- in the Domain.)  Excellent food, great service and people watching that is out of this world.  Totally refreshing Sangria and homemade fresh pasta you will crave for days later.  Save room for desert-whatever this secret special thing was, you don’t want to miss it!  Have fun!

garrison at the fairmont ~ austin, texas

Garrison at The Fairmont Austin

No words to describe the magnificence of a meal at Garrison inside The Fairmont Hotel, Austin.  Service is second to none.  Wine list diverse and amazing.  Before and after tidbits a lovely and unexpected gift.  The Wagyu Ribeye mouthwatering and tender.  Housemade Tater Tots so much fun!  Original desserts made onsite from scratch.  Make a reservation.  Stay at the hotel.  Don’t miss a once in a lifetime Garrison experience.

 

magnolia table ~ waco, texas

Magnolia Table

Followed the crowd and the hype to stop for breakfast at Magnolia Table.  You only need to go once to say you’ve been to Chip and Joanna’s place.  Right off IH 35 just south of downtown Waco, easy in and out.  Order some of their amazing bacon and splurge on the homemade hash brown rounds just for fun.  If you need a tourist trap experience, this is it.  Including the wait!

aspen open market ~ aspen, colorado

Aspen Farmers Market

Fresh air open stalls at the base of Ajax Mountain in the heart of Aspen, June-October, the most stunning time of year!  Locally grown produce, locally raised meats, chocolates,  pastries and breads in every size, flavor and shape.  Tea, Coffee, Kambucha.  Clothing, fabric, pillows, blankets and shawls.  Artisan art work, pottery, furniture, leather goods.  A market that must be experienced.  Enjoy!

four friends kitchen ~ denver, colorado

Four Friends Kitchen

Fresh squeezed orange juice, HUGE portions, housemade jams, real whipped cream, crisp bacon, delicious coffee, THE BISCUITS!!!  Super diverse menu.  Fun open atmosphere and great service.  Breakfast treat must do.  Arrive early-the line can get long.  You can check wait and get on list via website.  Click link above!  Enjoy!