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Colorado Recap #5: Breckenridge, Silverthorne, and Denver (Continued)

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Are you getting tired of my Colorado recaps yet?  I sure hope not!  Hopefully you are enjoying seeing all that Colorado has to offer when it comes to drinks, food, and entertainment.  And maybe I have even convinced you to consider it as the location for your next vacation.  My final recap will focus on a day in Breckenridge and more of our time in the mountains and Denver.Breckenridge Colorado 2Our Thursday started out with a 30 minute trip to one of the cutest towns that I have ever been to: Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Brewery ColoradoOur first stop was to the Breckenridge Brewery for a beer.  Priorities, right?  I ordered an Agave Wheat, which is actually one of my favorite wheat beers.

Breckenridge Colorado 4Before lunch, we walked around the quaint town and even stopped to feed the fishies.  I believe they were rainbow trout… my fishing-loving boyfriend will be disappointed in me if that is not right.

Downstairs at Erics ColoradoBy the time we were finished with our stroll, it was after 1:00 and we were starving.  We decided to eat at a restaurant called Downstairs at Eric’s, which was literally located downstairs.  We both found the restaurant name funny since we actually first started hanging out together in one of our best friend, Eric’s, basement.

Downstairs at Erics Colorado 2To start out the meal we ordered their Bavarian Pretzel Stix with cheese sauce.  Um, you guys… these were awesome.  They tasted like a combination of a garlic breadstick and a salted pretzel.  It was definitely love at first bite!

Downstairs at Erics Colorado 4Jeremy ordered a burger and I ordered the Southwestern Veggie Burger.  While I loved the ingredients of the burger, I thought it could have had a little bit more flavor, but I loved that it was served on toasted bread and the accompanying cajun mayo was delicious!  Overall I enjoyed it, but the pretzel “breadsticks” were definitely the star of the meal.

Breckenridge Colorado 6After lunch we walked around some more and then I had to stop by this little joint.  What can I say, bakeries just call my name.

Breckenridge Colorado 7I was originally planning on going the ice cream route… until I saw all of the baked goods.  They had ginormous cookies, decadent brownies, and humongous slices of carrot cake.  I ended up going with this bar that contained chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel… three of my favorite things!

Dam Dillion Brewery ColoradoWe left Breckenridge in the afternoon and went back to the condo to relax for a few hours.  Around 7:00 my hunger signals were kicking in again.  We went to a local restaurant, Dillon Dam Brewery, where I ordered their Mediterranean salad.  It was good.  Not great, but good.  It was also nice to get in some greens after my day of splurging on decadent eats.

Silvi's Udi ColoradoOn Friday morning I think we both woke up a bit sad knowing that it was our last full day in Colorado.  We drove back to Denver in the morning and went to Silvi’s Kitchen (formerly Udi’s… yes, the gluten-free brand!) for lunch.  We both ordered pizzas and were shocked by how big they were.  Jeremy built his own pizza and I ordered the vegan kale pizza.  I loved the crust, sauce, and truffle oil on the pizza.  The kale was good, but I thought it would have been a lot better had they cooked the kale before putting it on the pizza.  Unfortunately, it got a little too crispy for my liking.  I shoveled down four of the pieces of pizza and took two home with me, which I ended up eating cold the next morning for breakfast.  There is nothing better than cold pizza for breakfast, right?

VooDoo Doughnut Colorado 2Jeremy and I knew that we could not leave Denver without stopping at VooDoo Doughnut.  He ordered the Dirt doughnut (a raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting and Oreos) and I ordered the Old Dirty Bastard doughnut (a raised yeast doughnut with chocolate frosting, Oreos, and peanut butter).  Both with delicious, but we both agreed that my choice was better!  Never ever say no to more chocolate and peanut butter!

*P.S. It totally hurt my soul to have to type “doughnut” instead of “donut!” 😉

Coors Field 3We went out with a bang on our last night in Colorado with one of my favorite parts of the trip.  We watched the Rockies and Brewers play baseball at Coors Field.  Beer was involved…

Cours Field Veggie Dog…the required veggie hot dog (I swear there is a dog under all of those toppings!)…

Coors Field 6…and a gorgeous Denver sunset with the mountains in the background.  Is there anything better than baseball, beer, food, mountains, and sunsets?  Well, quite possibly, but I happen to think all of those things make for a really great combination.

*FYI: Some of the other vegetarian main options at Coors Field included a veggie burger, pizza, and nachos.

And there you have it!  It only took me five posts (I was originally planning on three!) to recap our Colorado adventures.  It was a wonderful trip with great food, delicious drinks, and amazing company.  I hope to go back again soon.   And if you have never been to Colorado, you need to do yourself a favor and get there ASAP.  Maybe I should start working for their tourism bureau?

My other Colorado recaps:

Recap #1
Recap #2
Recap #3
Recap #4

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  • Joanna @Makingmine July 8, 2014, 6:28 am
    Ok, I NEED to recreate that bar you found at Clint's Bakery - it looks awesome!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2014, 7:31 am
      I would definitely not be opposed to you doing that! ;) You are an awesome baker so I'm sure you could figure it out!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate July 8, 2014, 8:10 am
    Love these recaps! We are thinking about going to a Rockies game when we head to Colorado- was it worth it?! I heard the atmosphere surrounding the stadium (bars and restaurants) is super fun too. Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...Boating, the Next Blue Diamond Model, & Wedding CraftsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2014, 8:44 am
      Yes, it was SO fun!! You should definitely go! We didn't get to go to any of the bars, but it sure looked like everyone was having a great time.
  • Lish July 8, 2014, 8:19 am
    Isn't Breck one of the cutest mountain towns ever? I love it there. Joe and I snowboard at Breck at least 10-15 times each season. Breck Brewery makes some really good beers. During a good snowstorm we will stay at a hotel right next to Dillon Dam Brewery - they have a portobello sandwich that is probably the best I've every had - I get it every time :) You definitely hit some of the best spots in CO!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2014, 8:46 am
      Breckenridge was seriously the cutest place that we went to! I loved the restaurants and little shops there. I am glad to know that we went to some of the best ones! It is hard to squeeze in so much in a week, but I think we got a lot accomplished!
  • Emily @ More Than Just Dessert July 8, 2014, 9:41 am
    Loved reading your recaps, as we are in Colorado this week visiting my sister! I've been making notes of all the yummy places you ate. We are actually in Dillon/Silverthorne today --small world! :) Emily @ More Than Just Dessert recently posted...Madrid Recap (Eurotrip 2014)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2014, 12:45 pm
      So weird!!! It is totally a small world! I hope you are finding some great places to visit/eat!
  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie July 8, 2014, 10:10 am
    What a fun trip! I've always wanted to try Voodoo! Is doughnut vs donut a regional thing? I spell it both ways and am never sure which way is right! haha Those pretzel sticks look amazing! Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted...Advice from the no-longer newlywedsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2014, 12:48 pm
      I am not sure if it is regional... maybe. I have always spelled it donut so doughnut looks really weird to me!
  • Em @ Love A Latte July 8, 2014, 12:35 pm
    Veggie dogs are seriously the best. I'm yet to find one from the store that I like as much as when I get one out at a burger joint. Any suggestions? I just ate lunch but I could totally go for one right now haha! Em @ Love A Latte recently posted...Pregnancy Journey - 34 WeeksMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2014, 12:49 pm
      I used to like the Morningstar ones but they are not vegan and obviously don't contain the greatest of ingredients. I LOVE Field Roast vegan sausages but haven't tried their "hot dogs" yet. I should do that soon!
  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes July 8, 2014, 3:06 pm
    Awww so fun! I'd love to go to Colorado one day - it looks beautiful! Jealous you went to to a baseball game - I try to hit up every new stadium that I can when I'm in a new city :) Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes recently posted...Frozen Fruit Bar Strawberry DaiquiriMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2014, 8:47 pm
      I LOVE baseball games, especially MLB! It was definitely a must go!
  • Jeremy DeHague July 8, 2014, 8:04 pm
    Good job on remembering they are rainbow trout!;) and those pretzel sticks were to die for!! Thanks for making it a awesome trip!:)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2014, 8:46 pm
      Yay, I was hoping I got it right! ;)
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine July 8, 2014, 8:31 pm
    Oh how I love Breckenridge! It is seriously the CUTEST town in America... basically what you said ;) I'm so pumped Blend is in CO next year - it's going to be so much fun! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#43 Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 8, 2014, 8:48 pm
      When I heard that Blend was going to be in CO next year I got SUPER excited. I am thinking it will be MY YEAR to go!!! ;)
  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen July 10, 2014, 7:34 am
    I'm so glad you posted these recaps...just adding to my "must see" list for after Brian and I move out there :) Tara | Treble in the Kitchen recently posted...Tempeh, My Experience with Fabletics, and a Chance to Meet You!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 11, 2014, 8:48 am
      You are going to have SO much fun there!! The whole time I was there I was thinking... "gosh, I need to move here!"
  • Danielle July 12, 2014, 10:16 am
    I just looked through all of your Colorado recaps and now I HAVE to plan a trip there. So many good restaurants and beautiful scenery! Thank you for taking the time to share everything! Danielle recently posted...How to Save Money on Natural Food + Products: Using Coupons {Part 2}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 12, 2014, 2:24 pm
      Colorado is a beautiful place with so much to do and SO much good food! You definitely need to plan a trip there as soon as you are able to!

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