EAT! is constructed out of pure passion. As soon as you walk in the family-owned restaurant, you see expressive tiles lining the bar and the custom-made “EAT!” sign, which lights up the dining room. During an interview, Brit Bartlett, the general manager, revealed that the tile was a personal touch by the restaurant’s owner, David Frieder, who designed the interior “from the ground up,” David then went on to build a patio with a stone wall for guests to dine in the sun. Every tile, every stone, and most importantly, every menu item, is intentional and imaginative.
After much success at his other restaurant, Breakfast Inn in Denver, David aspired to create a concept restaurant with the opportunity to get creative regarding upscale breakfast/brunch/lunch/cocktail options. David loves to explore local bars and restaurants for inspiration and makes a point of sourcing local ingredients from other local businesses. A few examples are the bagels that are fresh from Moe’s Broadway Bagel in Louisville, the homemade chorizo from Belfiore Italian in Wheat Ridge, and the coffee is brewed with Denver’s Dazbog Coffee.
EAT! takes pride in many in-house recipes, such as the green pork chili, the love poured into the homemade sauces and salad dressings, and the bacon rubs—a brown sugar glaze and a jalapeno spice rub. Fresh baked goods warm the ovens every morning, including apple fritters and cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.
Because of the restaurant’s emphasis on brunch, a rotating French Toast Special is always offered. The options span from smores, Samoa cookie, and fruity pebbles, to name a few. Cocktails also rotate, as they are seasonal. Every single day of the week bottomless mimosas are offered, so you don’t have to wait until Sunday to mix and match a colorful array of mimosa flavors!
Brit has worked in the restaurant industry since she was 15-years-old, doing “pretty much everything” from working in the kitchen to serving. Her favorite thing about working at EAT! is that David encourages the staff to contribute ideas for the menu. Sometimes a server will have an idea for an entree, or the bartender will have a plan for specialty cocktails that month, and everyone is always heard. “We work together as a team to create new and fun specials—things other restaurants haven’t seen before,” Brit explains with a beaming smile.
EAT! loves Broomfield. Last year, they donated a portion of their profits to Broomfield FISH, a community resource center. Brit also credits the people of Broomfield for keeping the business alive during the pandemic with take-out orders.
Not only is EAT! family-owned, there is a family culture that is felt in the warm ambience the staff gives off, their love of their community, and the collaborative effort they put into creating homespun dishes for their guests.