I spent the past weekend in Denver, Colorado for my friend’s wedding weekend. Kraig and I flew into Denver very late on Thursday night, so we went straight to our AirBnB rental to unpack and sleep.
We woke up on Friday PUMPED for breakfast at Jelly with friends. We were introduced to Jelly on our last trip to Denver and couldn’t wait to go back on this trip. My favorite things here are the jelly doughnut holes, Tres Leches Pancakes, and their amazing iced coffee.
After breakfast, some of us checked out what a dispensary was like since it’s such a foreign concept to us Massholes. That was an interesting and surprisingly fun experience for an adult. I was also able to get my hands on some Deschutes beers to enjoy on the porch of our rental.
After relaxing for a bit, we went to a wedding get together at Cheesman Park. Dinner that night was at Dos Santos which was SOO GOOD. The tacos were great and the bill was very affordable for a large party of 8 consuming cocktails, appetizers, and tacos. I highly recommend going here if you’re a foodie that loves Tacos.
Saturday was our day in the mountains. The plan was to do Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park with a group of wedding guests. Unfortunately, the park was turning around cars when we got there because the trail was too full. It may have been for the best because a lot of people in our group could feel the altitude sickness. We ended up just driving around the park to take in some views. We drove up Fall River Road and made a stop at The Alpine Visitor Center before heading out of the park out through the Estes area, through Boulder, with a pit stop at Avery Brewing Company. The food looked so good here, but we were on a timeline to get our Zipcar back, so we just sampled some beers.
This was a long day in the car, so we quickly freshened up before meeting friends at Torchy’s for dinner. This place was really good and popular, but I liked Dos Santos more.
On Sunday morning, we grabbed brunch at Vert. This place was sooo good. Kraig and I shared the frittata, L’ENTRECÔTE (Arugula, Skirt Steak, Walnut Mustard) sandwich, and a salted caramel cookie. The sandwich was out of this world and the salad accompanying the frittata was fresh and tasty.
We got ready for the rehearsal dinner, then met up with some friends at Crooked Stave Brewery. This place is a sour beer lover’s heaven. I loved this brewery. We visited the Great Divide Brewery afterwards (not pictured below), but I didn’t really like the beers I tried there. After the breweries, we attended the rehearsal dinner.
The wedding was on Monday night and beautifully located at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park. The Bride and Groom had a ton of cute thoughtful details including home-brewed beer and Voodoo Doughnuts for dessert! They even provided free transportation to and from the wedding venue.
In case anyone is curious, my purple maxi dress that I wore to the wedding is by Flynn Skye (available here and here).
Tuesday morning we woke up early to catch our flight back to Boston. See you later Colorado. You’re always a good time!