On Bruxie

Last week (to the date; we went on January 18th), we were meeting a friend/work colleague of Brandon’s for a late lunch. We needed to find something on Colorado Boulevard and we were hoping to try something new, so we decided to try Bruxie.

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Bruxie is a waffle cafe based out of California, making sandwiches with waffles instead of bread. We like waffles and we like sandwiches, so we figured hey, why not?

Brandon had their standard chicken and waffles (because hey, why not?) and I had their roasted turkey club – roasted turkey, applewood bacon, gruyere, avocado, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, and pesto aioli.

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With it came fries and I chose to forgo my typical water for their old-fashioned, artisan-crafted cane sugar sodas (root beer). Brandon tried the orange and it was ORANGE. Almost too orange-y for me, and I like orange soda. The root beer was good – nice and smooth.

The sandwich itself was pretty good. I enjoyed it.

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(sandwich close-up).

The fries were okay; I actually prefer Chick-Fil-A’s waffle fries (sorry, Bruxie!).

The big question: would I go there again? Probably. It was a decent, affordable lunch option (and we haaaaaate figuring out lunch). *Could* I go there again is the real question – Yelp and comments on Bruxie’s Facebook page are saying that the Colorado location might be closed.

If it’s not … try it out. If it is … check it out next time you’re in SoCal?

On Civic Center EATS

While I get in the terrible, terrible habit of delaying these blogs until the things contained within are no longer around, the topic of today’s post isn’t over quite yet! Okay, so Thursday’s the last day, but still …

Anyway, for the past nine years, the city of Denver does a thing called Civic Center EATS on the vast majority of Tuesdays and Thursdays from late May through early October. Essentially, a bunch of food trucks converge on Civic Center Park from 11am through 2pm to feed you delicious, delicious lunch. We’ve considered going for at least the past three years, but finally only made it this year.

And then we went twice. The first time was in the midst of date day to the zoo and the DMNS.

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The masses of people.

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Where I got my lunch.

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Mmmm, chicken souvlaki pita.

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Brandon and his sliders.

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Slider close-up.

The first time we went, we went on a Thursday. The second time, on a Tuesday as different trucks will show up each day. Certain trucks are only Tuesdays, others Thursdays; some, both days.

The second time, we met downtown after we both got off our respective jobs. I forget exactly what Brandon had, but I had a lobster BLT:

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Thinner bacon probably would have been better …

If you’re in Denver mid-week in the summer and want a fun (and possibly affordable; depends on how crazy you get …) lunch idea, Civic Center EATS is a fantastic option.