WIAW: Colorado Eats

Happy Wednesday!  I’ve actually been looking forward to this post all week because I’ve been really excited to share some of the great eats we had on our trip last week.  So let’s jump right into What I Ate Wednesday.  Thanks for hosting, Jenn!

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John has a friend that lives in Colorado Springs, and he and his wife routinely make the three-hour drive to Leadville, Colorado just to have breakfast at The Golden Burro.  When we heard that we knew we needed to check the place out!



The Brass Ass is connected to The Golden Burro.  How could I not take a picture of that?



When I go out for breakfast, there’s rarely a question about what I’m going to order.  I’m a pancake girl all the way, and these certainly did not disappoint.  Check out the crust on those bad boys!  There were about four other things on the menu that I wanted to order so I’m already looking forward to our next trip to the area!

The same friend also recommended the Coyote Cantina which is just outside of Buena Vista.  We decided to grab lunch there on our first full day.  The Cantina is a combination of bar food and Mexican, and I decided to go with the fajita chicken salad.



It was really good, but I think the best part was the view from our table.  John was pretty enamoured with the mason jars for glasses!

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One of the nights we were there we decided to take advantage of the fact that we were car camping (something we almost never do!), and cook hot dogs over the fire.  I’m convinced there is no better way to cook them!  They just taste awesome that way.  We cooked a can of beans on our backpacking stove, and had a great meal on our camp picnic table.



Of course when we bought the beans at the grocery store, we failed to consider our lack of can opener.  Not to worry-my handy husband took care of the problem with a tent stake!  Necessity is the mother of invention!

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What’s camping without s’mores?  You know that happened for dessert!




Our last night in Buena Vista we discovered what could possibly be the best pizza in the Rocky Mountains.  Seriously, Pizza Works in Buena Vista has its own road sign announcing it’s presence!


We went with a sausage and jalapeno pizza (John’s choice of course!).  I ended up having to pick off the jalapenos because they were a bit too warm for me, but this pizza was so delicious!  The menu had a ton of combinations that I’d love to try so it’s a good thing we’ll definitely be back!

John and I love to travel, and one of our favorite aspects of traveling is discovering local eateries.  As you can see, we found a few on this trip that we’ll be visiting again in the future!  In fact, I’m already dreaming about my next encounter with those pancakes.  Have a delicious day, everyone!

Do you like local eateries or do you stick to chains while traveling?  Tell me about your favorite vacation eats!

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11 thoughts on “WIAW: Colorado Eats

  1. Carrie

    Oh. Em. Gee. Everything looks absolutely delicious! When I eat out for breakfast, I usually order a side of chocolate chip pancakes to split with my dining mates. Mmmm!

  2. Jorie

    Yum, these eats look delicious! I love a good pancake with a hearty crust too. And that pizza looks scrumptious — right up my boyfriend’s alley too! Probably too spicy for me.

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