After my last (snowy) training run at Red Rocks with Jess, Loki and J, it was time for some nourishment.
It ended up being J and me. While I am not opposed to traipsing into a restaurant in my work out attire (mind you I hardly sweat, even with an intense workout. I glisten!), J was not up for any of my brunch suggestions. So Le Peep it is.
I love Le Peep! I can admit that. It’s nothing fancy but a good breakfast and lunch eatery. And there is one a few miles away from the house. Or at least there was. It closed! How dare they close a breakfast/brunch place! It’s odd because it always seemed busy. Oh well…but I’m heart broken. I have been eying the Aspen Crepes filled with vanilla ricotta, cream cheese topped with strawberries for more than a few visits. Damn, not so much in my backyard anymore.
Mimi’s…no; Snooze…no; anything in Cherry Creek…no; Tavern Lowry…no. Good thing I have a topographical memory because I remembered a breakfast place in Lowry that was agreeable to Mr. Cranky Pants J. Mind you it is 1 o’clock, and dangerously close to either closing time or end of brunch. Low and behold, Delectable Egg in Lowry!
Cute lil breakfast nook with lots of windows and sunny décor. We knew that we were one of those tables that came in about 45 minutes before closing, so we made an effort to quickly choose our meals from their extensive menu (read: lots of choices of eggs any way you want ‘em, pancakes, waffles, sandwhiches …everything! ). I ended up getting the Green Door omelet.
Actually, I was guilted into getting the Green Door omelet. Damn you thighs. I had just completed this great work out, I deserve extra calories that cheese or hollandaise sauce provides. But no, the workout had activated the health conscience part of my brain. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great dish. A calorie counters dream meal of egg whites, with fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and green peppers served with sliced tomatoes. I drenched my omelet with a little hot sauce and my mouth (and thighs) was happy.
While I was sitting there in my health conscience bubble, J didn’t have the same thoughts about a calorie conscience meal. Hello breakfast burrito filled with scrambled eggs, potatoes (and chorizo if you’re a meat eater, which he is not) wrapped in a warm tortilla topped with salsa, cheese and sour cream.
My tummy longed to have that breakfast. J loved me enough, that day, to let me have a bite!
Now while the food and service were good, there one thing that irked me. Yes, I understand that we were there with about 50 minutes left until closing. But, we chose our meals and ate in a timely manner. We were paying our tab and walking out the door at 2pm sharp. What I didn’t like, was that while we were eating, a server, who was not ours came over and starting refilling sugars, creamers and jelly. Right at the table. Didn’t bother to grab them and move to another table. Just stood right there, while we are eating and conversing… “Hey guys, I am just going to join you.” No. I don’t want you to join me. You can do your job after we leave.…is what I wanted to say, but I was in such disbelief that she would do that, that I was speechless (plus I had post work out endorphins, so I didn’t feel like making a scene). I understand that the Delectable Egg is not fine dining, but at least let us enjoy our meal in peace with out interrupting our table to do your cleaning. I know you want to go home but you don’t have to throw it in our faces. J and I have both worked in food service (many many many years), we get it. But it is also annoying from the customer end.
I would have walked out of their (at 2pm when they officially close) miffed, but the 15% military discount made it a little more likely that J and I will be back.
Delectable Egg, 200 Quebec St. Denver, CO 80230