My favorite meal to eat out is breakfast. When I eat the food I love, and drink a comforting cup of coffee, it sets my day on the right path. You see, I take care of a lot of people. I’m a mother, I’m a wife, and I’m the chief cook and bottle washer at my home. Sometimes I desire the luxurious feel of someone taking care of me. I want someone to cook my eggs just like I like them, someone to fry my bacon to the perfect state of crispness. The only way to make this happen is to carve out the time, so I do.

On those days when I have that precious time set aside, I head over to Mainstreet Restaurant. Not only do they prepare the eggs and bacon just right, they have this unbelievably delicious house-made bread. They use it to make creamy, custardy french toast, what I like to refer to as ‘french toast perfection’. It’s tasty, it’s decadent, and I look forward to those mornings when I know I get to have such a treat. For a perfectly safisfying breakfast experience in Idaho Springs, I would head no where else ~ not even my own kitchen.


Full Belly, Happy Heart

Sometimes, when I come home from work, I simply do not have what it takes to get a meal on the table. On those nights, my family has choices. The first is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for everyone, but serving these for dinner is an act of utter desperation ~ as is cold cereal and canned soup.

Another choice is to grab fast food somewhere, knowing we are probably sacrificing nutrition for convenience. And fried food gets old very quickly, even for the little ones who really only want the burger and fries because a toy comes with it.

Thankfully, we have a better option. We had a night like this just last week, and we took ourselves to Mainstreet Restaurant for dinner. The atmosphere is comfortable, it’s like eating at a friend’s house, which we love. The dish I had was so wonderful, I had an epiphany while eating it — there is nothing better than a scrumptious home-cooked meal, except for one cooked for you by someone else. I have to comment on what I ate because it was so completely satisfying.

I had a thinly sliced, glazed pork loin. It was perfectly seasoned with a Brazilian rub, a mixture whose ingredients I can only guess at. It was absolutely mouth-watering and was better than anything I could have worked up at home feeling like I was. If you’re near Idaho Springs and don’t have the energy to make dinner, let Mainstreet make it for you. It is such an affordable treat, and you’ll leave with a full belly and happy heart.