Photo Credit: Molly E. Lee
Is there anything better than a crisp Sunday morning in Colorado Springs? With a hint of rain scenting the air and the mountains stretching across the horizon? How about a spectacular brunch? One that offers bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s for only $10? Sound too good to be true?
Well, look no further than Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern—a cozy little place tucked into a corner of northern Colorado Springs that gives you a perfect view of the mountainscape from the patio. The building exudes southern charm with whitewashed boards on the exterior and warm rich wooden tones on the interior. Bourbon barrels line the walls and mouthwatering southern smells permeate over the expanse of tables and booths.
Like any good brunch goer, I took my approach to the array of food Hungry Caterpillar style—selecting one of nearly everything to give me an idea of the restaurant’s palate on any given day. Pancakes, eggs benedict, biscuits and southern gravy, bacon, hashbrowns—the breakfast options were endless. A make your own omelet and waffle station was also set up among the popular morning selections.
For more savory options there was tender prime rib with house made au jus, spiral cut ham, delicious fried chicken, and classic sides like mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and perfectly seasoned green beans. A full salad bar with fruit and a soup of the day was available for those searching for something on the lighter side. And, of course, to round out the mile-long variety was a sweet little dessert table, complete with some incredibly soft triple chocolate cookies.
While I enjoyed the breakfast side—pancakes were fluffy and the maple syrup was on point—it was the fried chicken that won me over. The dredge on the variety of light and dark meat was seasoned like any good southern girl would know—with lots of salt and a hint of spice to make it just right! The husband indulged in the bottomless Bloody Mary’s and gave the concoction two big thumbs up, noting that the balance between zingand zangwas perfection. Of course, if you’re in the mood for something with more of a kick, they offer nearly one-hundred different kinds of bourbon!
And if the food wasn’t enough to seal the deal for me as Bourbon Brother’s being one of my new favorite finds in Colorado Springs, then the service certainly would’ve! The entire staff was friendly and our waitress went above and beyond to brighten an already wonderful day. With two toddlers in tow, she made sure to make them laugh and chat with them. As a mama let me tell you this makes a world of difference. I have to be selective about the establishments I take my family to and when I find one with not only delicious food but outstanding service that is kid-friendly? Forget about it! I’m all in!
Bourbon Brother’s Smokehouse and Tavern is clearly a brunch master but I’ll be heading back on lunch and dinner dates too!
Molly E. Lee is an associate copywriter at Amy Puchaty Communications - a Denver-Boulder-based copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing and creative copy that inspires. Amy Puchaty is a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist whose marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Why Amy Puchaty? Because it’s selling season. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com #AtHomeWithAmy #AmyPuchaty #LuxuryRealEstateWriter
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