1. Rosie’s Diner


Rosie’s Diner is a quintessential 50s joint with greasy burgers and Southern favorites such as chicken fried steak. Any of the food is pretty good, but anything with gravy on top will be a true home run. Service is speedy and there’s rarely ever a wait, so feel free to pop in the next time you’re in Aurora.

2. Helga’s German Restaurant & Deli


There’s not a lot of German restaurants in Denver, so I’m always on the lookout for something that’s authentic and delicious. Helga’s German Restaurant & Deli is both of those things. Sauerkraut, pretzel bun, spaetzle–I’m partial to bratwurst as the side to any of these three components, but they also offer a plethora of other meals to choose from, including goulash and pork schnitzel.

3. Denver Biscuit Co.


Carbo-loading on the weekends is one of my favorite pastimes, and there’s no greater place to do so than at a biscuit themed restaurant. Denver Biscuit Co. has your classics like biscuits and gravy, but they also have Cordon Bleu on a biscuit or biscuit French toast. Come hungry or be prepared to take food home as the portions are huge.


Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.