When not blogging or brunching for Westword, Chicago native Lauren Monitz can be found managing the content and digital strategy for Travel Mindset and iExplore. She holds a BS in Advertising from CU and an MS in E-Business from Depaul and is very active in both alumni associations.
12 hours ago | Lists
Despite food trend watchers' declarations that bacon is dead, Americans are still eating plenty of the porky stuff. When surveyed (by the obviously biased Smithfield pork company), 65% of us said we support bacon as our "national food." While baco...
8 days ago | Breakfast and Brunch
On a weekend with so much going on downtown – the Urban Slide, Denver Flea, the Urban Dare Scavenger Hunt, and the general mayhem of a Colorado summer day with no clouds in sight — the goal was a quick brunch to fuel our day somewhere close to the...
15 days ago | Breakfast and Brunch
A little bit UK, a little bit kitsch, and a lot a bit boozy, Argyll is your friendly neighborhood gastropub that’s been transported across the pond. The place to brunch with a British twist, grab a traditional English breakfast, enjoy the people w...
18 days ago | Summer
Ski season has come and gone, but that’s okay — because the mountains have even more to offer in the summer. While you can find a festival going on nearly every weekend in any number of mountain towns, you can also make your own fun, whether you’r...
22 days ago | Breakfast and Brunch
It’s hard to put my finger on exactly what Wild Eggs, on the edge of Washington Park West, is trying to be: a strip-mall chic, neighborhood breakfast joint or a modern art gallery devoted entirely to egg photos. I had been expecting just ano...
29 days ago | Breakfast and Brunch
When I first visited Sugarmill almost a year ago, it was the only spot on the buzzing strip of Larimer that offered brunch. Oh, how the times have changed. As a reflection of the crazy development in RiNo as a whole, as of a month ago both America...