Putting Roots Down at Brunch

One of my top 10 picks for a Sunday Funday Brunch in Denver…Rootdown (1600 West 33rd Avenue) in the Highlands.

What drew me in was the simple ambiance, the salvaged scrap and signage adds a uniquecharm to the restaurant. The people are great, the smell of the food…amazing! Root Down is known for their “field to fork” mentality. Using local, and organic foods truly makes a difference in the food and drink.  And while many restaurants are riding this wave for the increase in numbers, Rootdown truly believes in this concept.  It is evident in their staff, their food, their drinks, and even down to their bathrooms.  The funky feel of the place automatically aids you to feel a bit more free.

On many a-nights, I imbibe in Annika Zappe’s incredible bar program (please make sure you do the same, she is incredible).  However, this brunch, I opted for the mimosas.  Bottomless mimosas of classic or blood orange and at a steal of a price.

With the delicious fresh-squeeze orange juice, it’s easy to down three before realizing the hand-to-mouth automation.

This place makes it easy to put “roots down” and relax for a few hours. When its nice out, the patio is prime for viewing Denver’s skyline. Rootdown is the perfect backdrop for a Sunday catching up with an old friend.

Avocado Crab Cake Benedict was on this trip’s menu.  A hearty, flavorful, and unique meal was the perfect pairing to my patio seats.  And be sure to request the sweet potato fries.

About Christie Day


Christie likes vodka. She likes other things too. But she really likes vodka.