The resident patisserie professionals at Daniel's of Paris cull techniques from French cooking traditions to conjure decadent pastries, cakes, and breads. White mousse cakes nearly commit to monochrome snacking, drizzling spongy yellow genoise with white mousse and white chocolate shavings; slices of peach melba cake embellished with sliced peaches, raspberry filling, and Grand Marnier syrup tiptoe into mouths to surprise unsuspecting sweet teeth. Nosh on rich hunks of red velvet torte ($4) or nibble on butter croissants ($1.35) to add authenticity to picnics under Eiffel Towers made of Legos.
Chill Yogurt’s 69 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt range from the traditional fruity standards—blueberry, black cherry, pomegranate—to the more decadent black forest cheesecake, mexican chocolate, and peanut brittle. The yogurt, made by Colorado's own Sweet 8, has only 8 calories per ounce, meaning you can finally eat that melted cheese hanging from your brow without pangs of guilt. It's also gluten-free, sugar-free, and safe for those who are lactose intolerant or diabetic. The sweet frozen nectar can be cloaked by more than 60 fruit, nut, and hot-fudge toppings, stuffed into a frozen pie, or toted home in a pint or quart to-go container.
The posse of chefs at Agave Blue piques curious palates with a menu of casual Mexican fusion fare. Step in from the eatery's parking lot to warm up masticators with an appetizer of taco cheese fries ($5.95) topped with taco meat, jalapeños, and shredded cheese. Mouths can move on to deep-fried chicken chimichangas ($9.95), a trio of steak tacos ($10.95) harmonizing with mexican slaw and chimichurri sauce, or the baja burger ($8.95), which hulas to tables with an entourage of grilled pineapple, pepper jack cheese, and sautéed onions. Diners can sip, slurp, and blow bubbles into traditional margaritas, sidling up to the bar to watch the game or hanging out at a table to watch the table.
The menu offers a white mocha ($3.25 for 12 ounces), latte ($2.60), cappuccino ($2.60), hot chocolate ($2.50), steamers ($2.10), blended drinks such as the Frozen Hotty ($3.85) and more. Coffee comes in A, B, and C-sized perky cups. An A-cup of house blend costs $1.75, so this Groupon could caffeinate your mornings for an entire workweek. Add a $.40 flavor shot or a $.50 soy shot for an extra boost. Freshly baked pastries are available daily to complement the coffee. Cold drinks include an iced latte ($2.60 for 12 ounces), mocha ($3), and coffee ($1.55) as well as an Italian soda ($2.75) and an Arnold Palmer ($2).
Food trends come and go, but cupcakes are forever. For $10, you’ll get nine cupcakes from Cake Crumbs Bakery, a Park Hill bakery specializing in Denver’s freshest cakes and sweets, not raspberry cookie crumbs. Use your Groupon and make a holiday wreath out of cupcakes.For too long, cupcakes have been viewed as the smaller and therefore inferior version of cake. To increase cupcake consumption, we must change this perception. Here’s how: