What a fun and busy week! Christi is my BEST girlfriend from high school and she celebrated her Birthday this weekend! We both had the day off on Friday, January 27th and wanted to have a fun 'Girls Day' to celebrate her! We started off by going to Black Eye Coffee in CapHill (800 Sherman Street) to grab a breakfast sandwich and some tasty drinks! It is so cute on the inside and very cozy. The food and tea was fantastic!
Next, we went to The Source (3350 Brighton Blvd) to see...everything! They have 2 awesome restaurants, Crooked Stave brewery, a butcher, florist, bakery, novelty/jewelry/art shop, liquor store and a coffee shop called BoxCar. They introduced me to my new obsession. A Peppermint Tea Latte with steamed almond milk and just enough simple syrup to make it taste like magic.
I had the pleasure of meeting Robert (General Manager) and Will (our fantastic server) at the new Blue Agave Grill in Denver. They are on 16th Street Mall, (right next to The Cheesecake Factory) and boy were we in for a treat!
Christi and I wanted to try something new for her celebratory lunch and we chose wisely. The restaurant has a great layout with a fun and welcoming environment.
The entire menu is incredible, so we asked Will what his favorites were! He helped us choose the Black and White Nachos as our appetizer.
Christi chose Southwest Pork Medallions and I ordered the Tacos En Fuego.
They have an amazing selection of fun margaritas for only $2.50! Just the right size to enjoy during lunch! This was the Spicy Cucumber Margarita. We also tried the Muy Macho Jalapeno Margarita! YUM!
These aren't your normal pile of nachos. Every chip is covered with Shrimp & Lobster, Chipotle Cream, Black Beans, Monterey Jack, Asadero Cheese, Corn Pico De Gallo & Guacamole in the middle. They flavor combinations and creamy texture with a bit of bite from the shrimp was perfect. It was hard to stop eating them to save room for our actual entree!
While we were enjoying our appetizer, I smelled something incredible as another server walked past us with some dishes. I asked Will what it was! I was originally going to order the Coconut Shrimp Tacos (If you know me, you know I LOVE TACOS!)
Will said it was the Tacos En Fuego! These guys pour a shot of Tequila over the super hot cast iron skillet and light it on fire! EN FUEGO! So fun! The Tequila-Fired Tableside was so cool to see!
The Marinated Skirt Steak is perfectly charbroiled with Onion, Bell Pepper (I opted out of the peppers and added grilled pineapple) topped with Corn Salsa! The tacos are served with Serrano Avocado Salsa, Flour Tortillas, Cilantro Rice and Black Beans. Those little grilled onions and pineapple bits are flavor crystals that made these irresistible! I want to eat them all over again right now!
And then... there is DESSERT. What is a Girls-Day-Out-Birthday-Lunch-fest without the desserts, right?!
I don't really know what to say about these, other than you MUST visit the Blue Agave Grill on 16th and Lawrence to eat these yourself. These were the perfect ending to a perfect meal.
The top photo is their award winning Toasted Coconut Blonde Brownies served warm with Pecans, Toasted Coconut, Caramel Rum Glaze and topped with Vanilla Ice Cream. The glaze that surrounds this mound of warm coconut goodness is almost like a crust that you have to crack to get to the hidden treasure inside. This dessert is now one of my top favorites in Denver and I cannot wait to go back and enjoy it again!
The second dessert is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake. This is gluten free folks (TONS of amazing GF options on their entire menu, BTW). This chocolate ganache covered delight is made from scratch by Becca's Gourmet in Wellington! Another reason to love and support this locally, family owned restaurant! They source locally which is so great! Inside of that chocolate coating is a Chocolate Sponge Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mousse sitting on top. How can you say no to anything with chocolate and peanut butter?
n We had such a great time at Blue Agave Grill and I am so happy to know there is another great restaurant on the popular 16th Street Mall in Denver! Thank you so much to Blue Agave Grill, Robert and Will for the hospitality and making this Girls Day Out a success!
You can find Blue Agave Grill at:
1201 16th St #104, Denver, CO 80202
Hi There! I am Leah Ryan, Lead Publisher and Social Media + Event Coordinator for Housewives in the City here in Denver, Colorado! I have lived in Colorado my entire life, born and raised. My family has some deep Colorado roots and I am fascinated with anything related to Colorado History!
I love to spend time with my boyfriend, cook, read, use my creativity in every aspect possible and if there is a puppy around... that is where my attention will be! Please come introduce yourself to me if you see me out and about and especially at one of our monthly Ladies Night Out events! XOXO - Leah