Chris, my mom, and I headed to Boulder this morning. I had a photography “thing” that kept me busy for about 4hrs. It was very fun and I should be able to fill you in soon :)
After that was done, we wanted to show my mom Pearl Street, which is a huge pedestrian mall that is around 6 blocks long. It’s literally packed with amazing stores…like Patagonia, Prana, American Apparel, etc…and about a bajillion restaurants. It’s also usually packed with people, especially when the weather is nice. A definite favorite Colorado spot of mine.
We went to Salt for their hors d’oeuvre hour. It’s a “farm to table” restaurant that supports as much local as possible. Their menu changes with the season and they specify where all of their meats come from [like, the specific name of the ranch]. I love the atmosphere and their awesome hors d’oeuvre menu prices! Everything is $2-5 and a pretty good portion. I’ve been there two other times and can’t wait to actually go for a full dinner.
Obviously, salt is on every table. Himalayan pink salt…and I can’t remember the other kind ;) oops! Loved the mini spoon, hehe.
They have the best fries I think I’ve ever had…not to mention the KETCHUP. WHOA. If you know me, you know I’m kind of a ketchup freak. I don’t really like condiments..but ketchup, I love. This is homemade and SO flavorful. It’s packed with basil and maybe a little rosemary. I swear I could eat it as a cold tomato soup. Seriously, amazing.
Any ideas what this is?? Chocolate? Jelled something? BEETS! Roasted beets with local Haystack Mountain Chevre and hazelnuts. This was ALL mine :) Beets are so earthy and delicious.
My other plate. This was $4 and a huge serving of the flatbread of the day. It had arugula pesto, sundried tomatoes, a few red onions and chevre. The actual flatbread was amazing, but the pesto dried out a bit in the oven, making this a tad bland. I mean, I still ate it ALL but it was a little dry/bland.
My mom + Chris got a beef slider with the OMG homemade ketchup ;) It’s looked fab, but I wasn’t in a meat mood. The bun looks like the best part to me! They said it was really yummy.
My mom also had a bowl of this baked orecchiette bolognese pasta. I had a noodle bite, which was delicious. The sauce was creamy and extremely flavorful.
I ended up spotting Laura! Yay :) She called me to let me know she had to run an errand with her co-worker Cesar. They came by to see us on a tandem bike. Hilarious.
<3 <3 this girl
Even more hilarious was when she
made asked me if I wanted to go for a ride. I don’t think I’ve been on a bike in FIVE years, haha. We did a loop up and down one of the side streets. It was a bit sketchy but we made it back in 1 piece.
Then we walked around Pearl St.
Last day with mom!! :(
EXhausted! I’m taking my mom to the airport pretty early tomorrow morning. I’ll probably come home and take a nap? Or workout? We’ll see what happens ;)