Spanky's isn't content with pouring you the same old orange-juice mimosas; instead, you have a choice of five juices — orange, cranberry, grapefruit, pineapple or mango, plus a rotating weekly special — all for only $11 bottomless. Last week’s special was fruit punch, but general manager Katie Kingston says she plans on changing the flavor every week to keep patrons on their toes. Just step up to the mimosa bar and mix and match; servers come around with pitchers of sparkling wine to top you off.
Dr. Seuss’s birthday, so I celebrated by ordering green eggs and ham. The eggs come scrambled and vivid green, thanks to pesto and spinach, but more closely resemble a frittata. There's also a little Asiago thrown in for some pungent cheesy flavor, and slices of avocado for even more green. A thick slice of ham and hash browns share space on the crowded plate.
When you decide to become a brunch regular at Spanky's, you can make it official by joining the mug club for $100, which buys you one free drink every time you come in: You'll get a Coors Banquet, Coors Light, well drink or wine served in your mug. Or upgrade to the premium mug if you like craft beers and call liquors. Kingston notes that the bar will serve mimosas in your mug as well. “The mug club brings the community together and offers something fun for our customers,” she says. Spanky's recently remodeled its interior, and now the bar side of the restaurant opens onto the patio.
Spanky’s is located at 1800 East Evans and serves brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information about brunch, call 303-733-6886 or visit the restaurant's website. Hot tip: Spanky’s accepts DU Pioneer cards, so the next round is on Mom and Dad if you're a student.