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Denver Eats: Jelly

With Monday being my first day allowed out of the house after having El Influenza, I was excited to take the big guy up on an offer for lunch out.  There’s a new retro-styled Breakfast & Lunch joint in our neighborhood called Jelly that I’ve been waiting to try.

I really wish I had taken more pictures because the restaurant is just plain cute, from the menus to the mason jar water glasses.  But, I was distracted by the hunkster.  Typical.

We ordered a nice mix of breki and lunch.  Preston got the Salmon Scramble

And a rather large order of buckwheat pancakes

While I didn’t try the scramble, the ‘cakes were hearty and delicious with just a bit of syrup on top.

I myself ordered the veggie burger and sweet potato fries

While eating this burger smothered in roasted red peppers, zucchini, mixed greens and herbed mayo, I found myself thinking, “This thang can’t be healthy.”  The bun was just so buttery and decadent.   Then I thought, “Who cares?  It’s delicious!”  The Big Guy had half my burger and agreed upon the deliciousness.  The Sweet Potato fries were good, crispy and sprinkled with sea salt – just how they should be.

With price points between $6-$9 for most meals, and yummy bites all the way around, we agreed we’ll be visiting Jelly again.  I love having more choices just down the street!

Show them some love at www.eatmorejelly.com

 

Denver Eats: Rooster & Moon

I checked out a new lunch spot in Denver this week – Rooster & Moon.  It’s a coffee shop turned pub that has free WiFi and a full menu.  Oh, and it’s right in my neighborhood at 9th and Bannock!

Fun(ky) little vibe.  I dug it.

I was drawn to the Caprese sandwich, naturally, and a berry salad that came with  jalapeno vinaigrette.  The sandwich was served warm on crunchy ciabatta, and the salad was the perfect mix of sweet and savory.  While this was one of my favorite lunches I’ve had in a long time (and a steal at $6.50) I was still really hungry when I finished eating.  I could have easily eaten a whole additional plate.  I don’t feel like I need huge amounts of food to be satisfied, so before I pooh-pooh the portion sizes too much, I’ll go back for round 2.

My girl Abba-dabba had the Flatbread and Hummus sandwich, and the same salad.  She said it was really good!

The first write-up I read about Rooster and Moon mentioned their homemade Banana Pudding, which is supposedly an employee’s Grandmother’s recipe.  While I’m not the biggest fan of Bananas, this little treat was amazing.  The flavor was outstanding and the consistency was more mousse-like.  The crumbled Nilla wafers added just the right amount of texture.  I loved it!

Next time I visit Rooster & Moon, I’m going to go for the full size version of the Berry Salad and see if that does the trick in filling me up.  If not, this place might be a heartbreaker!