Instead of all the moaning and groaning about the current economic state I believe it’s a time to celebrate in it. It all boils down to attitude. I personally love the stories of previously defined cubicle dwellers who have taken whatever changes have happened in their lives and decided to embrace the future. I’m talking about the stories of the person who has started up their own dream enterprise. That might be baking cupcakes, doing design, picking up the camera, or even (ahem) writing. And how (un)shocking is it that almost all these new fun enterprises that people are starting up are something creative, artistic, or expressive of their own passions.
Heck yes, there is something to be said about the strength of human character and creativity in times of change. Along with that character however there is the reality of a new monthly budget. Perhaps you are a starving artist, struggling small business owner, or saving up for that just in case emergency fund. Whatever you are doing Denver is a city where you can still have a great meal, a great time, and not break the bank (which by the way you can’t do because they already broke themselves).
So The Urban Brain will be sharing some ideas and looking for you all to share your tips and findings for great restaurants, happy hours, and those magical hole in the wall restaurants that deserve great praise.
Today it’s all about BREAKFAST. The best way to start is with the meal that starts your day. And for a great meal on a budget one of my absolute favorites is Sam’s no. 3 on Curtis. Many of you may have tried Sam’s for your weekend “wow I can’t believe last night” recovery meal. You are missing out on the bargains they offer in their exclusively MTWRF breakfast menu. For $4.99 I enjoyed two eggs, bacon, and french toast. My need for caffeine required that I bump up my cost with a cup of joe for $1.85 pushed me up a bit but still a great breakfast for the price.
And Sam’s has all the warmth and character you would want in your breakfast diner. If you go to Manhattan and love the corner diners serving up good grub and good atmosphere you really need to check out Sam’s. Chicken fried Steak and Eggs fan, look no further. And it’s one of the breakfast specials. Want to be healthy, go ahead and low carb it for $0.99 and swap those potatoes for some cottage cheese and tomatoes. And I have to mention the rockies burrito… two chili rellenos inside a burrito and covered with pork green chili. Mmmmmmm that’s one that can sustain you for the entire day, but it’s a special so if it’s not on the chalkboard you had better ask REALLY nice to see if they will make it for you.
Well that’s it for the first of what I hope to be many Denver deals. Embrace the economy and go find some creative meals, deals and also the creative genius within yourself.