What I am Loving | Pizza Edition

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G and I have been loving Ian’s Pizza lately. We were going to another place for our bi weekly pizza nights and then discovered Ian’s when we were too lazy to drive far. We got lucky because Ian’s is amazing! We usually get half pepperoni for me and half grilled onions and bacon for G. The crust is super doughy so if you are in to that then you will love their pizza. The only down side is that they are located right next to Coors Field so if there is a game going on you might have trouble finding anywhere to park.

-M

Dinner at White Pie

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This past weekend started off right with dinner at a new restaurant for me, White Pie. A co worker of mine was raving about it and told me I had to check it out. It is located in the uptown neighborhood. G and I went on Friday evening and the weather was perfect so we go to sit outside on their patio. We got there around 6:30pm and there were still plenty of tables and were sat right away without a reservation. The vibe is also super casual. Most people were in jeans an t shirt and some were even in workout clothes from biking over there.

We started off with a house white wine for me and a Negroni for G as well as their house salad that fed 2-3 people. The white wine was pretty bland without much flavor, however I think that was needed to pair with all the amazing flavors of the food. G said his cocktail was great. The salad was huge! The both o us could hardly finish it and we are not light eaters so it is more than enough for 2 people.

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We also got the lasagna which they are known for as well as the Paulie Walnuts pizza. I wish I had taken a photo of each, however I was too hungry and everything looked too good that I completely forgot to. The lasagna is what everyone said to get and it was homemade with about 10 layers. It was good, however I don’t think it was the best I have ever had. The pizza had mashed potatoes, bacon and candied walnuts and OMG it was amazing. If you end up going I would highly recommend getting the pizza. G and I can’t wait to go back soon and try another pizza.

-M

FNG Restaurant Review

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Another successful weekend in the books! We got lots of yard work done and were able to sneak out for an early dinner at FNG Denver.

FNG is part of the TAG restaurant group and I was lucky enough to get a gift certificate for Admin Day. FNG is located in the Highlands neighborhood and only 11 minutes from downtown. I love Guard and Grace so I was really excited to try out their new less fancy sister restaurant.

We had an early dinner and arrived a little before 5 so seating was not an issue and it was such a nice day that they had all of their windows open and it was the perfect setting. Their vibe is retro classic rock. G ordered the F’n Burger with avocado and I got the Rotisserie Chicken Salad. We also got a basket of fries to share.

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The the food and the portions were great, except for the basket of fries. I think those were probably enough for one person. We ended up ordering a second basket. The drinks were probably the best part though. I got the Almost Famous and G got the Debbie Gibson. The Almost Famous had the perfect amount of sweetness to it, but not too sweet and was perfect for a warm spring day.

The only complaint that G and I had with FNG was their wait time. We think that it might have just been us for some reason but it took forever to get our food and the second order of fries. G also ordered a side of ranch dressing and that did not arrive until he was finished with his burger. Again we think that this was mainly just us for some reason so we are both down to try it again soon because the food was so good.

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-M

Breakfast in Del Mar | Stratford Court Cafe

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I can’t believe I forgot to post this when we went to San Diego! Stratford Court Cafe is a Del Mar staple and something I have grown up with. My grandfather would walk up to get coffee here every morning so I may be biased but I think it is a pretty special place.

My sister and I had breakfast there and I got the acai bowl with coffee (their regular black coffee in the nutty roast flavor is honestly the best I have every had) and my sister got their croissant sandwich. The acai bowl was really good and large, I couldn’t even finish it. My sisters sandwich looked amazing as well with cheese, egg and bacon in it.

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Stratford Court Cafe is inside of a beautiful house and is walking distance to Del Mar beach so the location could not be any better. The price is pretty high, but then again the location cannot be beat so I think it is worth it, plus the portions are big and the food is very good quality. If you are ever in Del Mar, I highly recommend stoping by.

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-M

Weekend Breakfast at Stowaway Kitchen

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This weekend we hit up one of our favorite brunch spots, Stowaway Kitchen. This place is tucked away in one of the old converted industrial buildings on Walnut street in Rino and has a really relaxed vibe. They also have a really unique breakfast/brunch menu that is delicious and filling! I had the Citrus + Vanilla Porridge and G had the Scram Breakfast Sandwich. We both also shared the blueberry scone and everything was amazing! I highly recommend this place. They usually will hold a line after 9:00am but it is worth the wait and we only had to wait like 15 minutes.

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I kept this look super casual and went with athleisure wear. My pants and pullover are both Lululemon but super old. Here are good alternatives: pants, pullover.

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-M

 

Denver Eats | To The Wind Bistro

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If you drive by too fast you just might miss this little gem on Colfax. To The Wind Bistro is a tiny 10 table restaurant, but the food is incredible! I was told to get there early since they do not take reservations, are only open for dinner and have very limited seating. I made G get there at 4:45 since I was starved and wanted to make sure we got the first seating. I am not sure if it was just that particular night, or if Friday nights are not that busy, but the place didn’t fill up until about 7. IMG_4278

The menu changes seasonally and they start you out with their homemade peanuts which were unique but delicious. G and I shared the Cornmeal Waffle (which is a menu staple), and the Roasted Quail. I was a little nervous about the quail being too gamey but it was actually really good and would highly recommend it.

For the entires G got the Salmon and I got the chicken. Both were amazing and filling. We commented at the end of our meal that we were very happy with the portions. Sometimes when we go to a fancier place we feel like the food is awesome but the portions are so small and sometimes we leave wanting more. Not the case here, we were stuffed!

We finished off our dinning experience with some tea, coffee and the bread pudding. We each also had a couple of glasses of wine and our total bill came out to about $150.

I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the mood to try something new and tasty. The atmosphere was totally relaxed and not stuffy at all. Jeans were appropriate and below is what I wore.

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Jeans, Boots (under $30!), Sweater (mine was bought in store at Nordstrom Rack a while back but here is a good option)