Where do we get our news these days? Television? Newspapers?
I follow the marvelous Colorado Springs Food Tours to keep up on their offerings (check out the website for their new Downtown Cocktail Tour). They know all the local restaurants and yesterday posted a flyer for the brand new breakfast-and-brunch place, Over Easy.
I contacted my favorite lunch companion and local social media expert, Pk from Helium Elemental Creative Marketing. How did I contact her?
“Brunch, anyone?”, I posted on her page and off we went!
Over Easy is at 28A Tejon. Despite the focus on breakfast they are open until 2:30 on weekdays. We walked into a cheerful, busy place. Not bad for a first day!
Nonetheless, we were seated immediately and asked for a drink order. Over Easy gets its coffee from Barista Roasters on West Colorado Ave. and the friendly waitress took us on a tour of the drink menu, including the Make-Your-Own bloody mary bar. Really. You can make it yourself!
In the name of research, we both decided to try this. The waitress brought glasses, rimmed with smoky salt from Savory Spice Shop, which is just down the street.
Since I have absolutely no idea what goes into a bloody mary and had never tried one before, she walked us through the process until I had a completed drink.
“How is it?”, she asked.
I tasted it and wrinkled my nose. “I think I’ve discovered I don’t like this kind of drink.”
“Hmm… would you like something else?”, she responded.
I asked if the bartender would be so kind as to make me one of their signature mimosas with the fresh squeezed orange juice. She quickly took away the drink I didn’t like and took it off the bill.
After all that excitement, we ordered food too. The chef has a way with basil.
Check out this new offering from the Colorado Springs based Rocky Mountain Restaurant Group if you happen to be downtown. But if you’re like me, a person who has been focused on coffee all her life, let the bartender make the drink.