Urban Farmer: Your Next Sunday Brunch
I'm constantly asked about my favorite Denver brunches. While my answer may vary as menus and seasons change, my current obsession is brunch at Urban Farmer. Located adjacent to the Oxford Hotel and a block away from Union Station, Urban Farmer is a beautiful space filled with history and love of real food.
Here's why I love it:
From the english muffins to meats made in their dry-aged cooler (not to mention their in-house butcher program) Urban Farmer is committed to a sustainable approach to running a restaurant. Everything that leaves the kitchen has been thoughtfully sourced from local ingredients. Chef Chris Starkus even brought his love of beekeeping to the city with his rooftop hives.
They haven't forgotten about the bar either. Urban Farmer has an ice room where they create, cut and cube their own ice. Manhattan on the rocks, anyone?
One thing I kept noticing about the space was that they paid homage to a lot of the history of the building, and I don't mean a few black and white photos hanging around. It felt like the team of designers saw the space and highlighted the original architecture. The original doors to create private spaces, the ceiling molding, even the rustic tables in place are meant to compliment the energy of the wooden beams.
Bloody Mary Bar
Is it really brunch without a bloody? That being said, this isn't your typical bloody mary bar. Filled with pickled goodies, hot sauces and seasonings, and of course BACON, the options are limitless to how spicy, tangy, or refreshing you want to make your cocktail.
So next time you plan to DM/email me asking for a brunch location, expect me to send this blog post.
Urban Farmer invited me to dine at their Denver location for a compensated brunch. All views and opinions presented in this post are my own.