Snooze: Ft. Collins, CO

The best restaurant experience I had during my recent short stay in Ft. Collins was hands down at Snooze: An AM Eatery. In fact, I'm going to go ahead and say that this is the best breakfast I've ever been served in my life.

My friend Cortney, who took me there, got the Sandwich I Am, but she doesn't eat sausage, so she subbed that out for avocado:
Sandwich I Am: on an Udi's (of superior gluten-free product fame) Soft Pretzel Roll, filled with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and a sausage patty (unless otherwise requested!), served with a side of smoked cheddar hollandaise, and hash browns. $8.5

On the menu, after the description, it says, "Yes we can!" How freaking cute is that?

I of course tried her food, and it was delicious. The smoked cheddar hollandaise was (which is actually a pretty cool website, in case you've never thought to check it out). The hash browns were good people though not particularly spectacular.

I didn't know how the hell I'd ever choose between The Spring Garden Benny*("a ragout of spinach, asparagus, leeks, and wild mushrooms over toasted ciabatta, and truffled white bean spread, topped with perfect poachers, and cream cheese hollandaise) and the Upstream Benny (Honey Smoked Salmon on our house-crafted bacon-jalapeno spoonbread, topped with two farm fresh Niman Ranch poached eggs, cream cheese hollandaise and chives).  How could anyone make that kind of decision?!?!

Then Cortney said, "Oh that's the great thing.  They come in two open-faced halves, so you can order two different halves." Holy fuck bucket:

Left to Right: Spring Garden, Upstream

Here's what I wrote on my menu about these treasures:  For the Spring Garden Benny: "Fuck yes!  Great amount of truffle (present and delightful without overbearing other flavors), perfectly poached indeed, and cream cheese hollandaise?! Yeeeesssss."

For the Upstream Benny: "Oh yes.  God yes."  It's honestly hard to say more than the description of the ingredients and the picture except to mention that the experience lives up to (if not surpasses) the expectations they create.

I had accidentally spilled a few pieces of breakfast, but, don't worry, I wasn't about to let them go to waste.

For your snort-worthy brunch experience here, make sure to go on off hours and/or obscure weekdays since this place's kickassery is not a secret.

Some of the other things I really want to try include:
-Their pancakes, and you can choose to get a pancake flight, choosing three kinds for $8.5.  I would choose:

1.Sweet Potato Pancakes Our signature sweet potato buttermilk pancakes topped with homemade caramel, pecans and ginger butter.
2.Blue Mesa Pancakes Blue corn and buttermilk pancakes made with fresh summer corn and topped with pinon butter and chili-spiced maple syrup.
3. Blueberry Lemon Bar Pancakes Our legendary buttermilk pancakes griddled with fresh blueberries and oatmeal, topped with Noosa honey yogurt sauce and whipped lemon butter.

Except there's also a pancake of the day, and who knows what awesomeness that might be on any day? When I was there the menu offered red velvet buttermilk pancakes with cream cheese frosting, praline syrup, and chopped pecans.

They also had something on the menu they called Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-toast Stix: "French toast sticks stuffed with bacon, Nutella, and peanut butter cream cheese. Dunk away in buttery maple syrup. Practically perfect..."  I'll say.  Jesus.  Me want.

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*As this name indicates, this was a seasonal option. Their menu changes whenever life dictates.  Check out their menu and see which choices you'll get to try two of when you go.

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