Time for Sassafras

My friend Suzanne and I had a quick, impromptu lunch out in Golden, Colorado.  We had no agenda and no plans.  We just went where we went.  We found an adorable little restaurant called Sassafras American Eatery, which was located right on the creek.  We dined on the patio with a beautiful view of the creek and the mountains.  There are three Sassafras restaurants in the Denver Metro area.   They specialize in breakfast and brunches that have a real Southern flair, such as a host of different kinds of beignets and a variety of Po’ Boy sandwiches.  You feel like you are dining in someone’s Southern home down in the middle of the French Quarter of New Orleans.  It is true Southern hospitality right here in Downtown Golden, Colorado.





As beautiful and cozy as Sassafras was, what really captured my eye were the beautiful stained glass windows.  I have worked with stained glass a bit.  I love it too, but it is definitely a labor of love.  These took a lot of time and effort to make and are beautifully done too.



And finally the food.  Because it was such a beautiful, gorgeous day, everyone decided to dine out on the patio overlooking the creek to one side and Coors Brewery to the other side.




Menus are a thing of the past, as least for now.  You have to take a picture of the app with your phone to order.  I am NOT a fan of this idea for a lot of reasons.  I am not a big techno person for one, and two, I rarely carry my cell phone with me, which means if I had come on my own, I would have been SOL.


While waiting for our lunch, we enjoyed some delicious sassafras tea.  It is a cool refreshing tea that tastes a lot like root beer.


Nicole was our very friendly server who took good care of us.  You know she loves her job.  You can tell by her smile that is shining through her beautiful eyes.


Suzanne and I both ordered Po’ Boys.  Suzanne ordered a breakfast bacon and egg Po’ Boy.


And I ordered the pulled pork Po’Boy.  Both sandwiches were delicious and very tasty.  However my one suggestion would be to include a side dish with them rather than just serving the sandwiches on their own.  As good as they were, I thought they were a bit on the pricey side, especially since nothing else was served with them.  But other than that, we have a fantastic impromptu lunch with a beautiful view.


There are three Sassafras American Eatery restaurants in the Denver Metro area, one in the North, one in Denver on Capitol Hill and one in the Southern Metro area.  We went to the one in Golden, Colorado, located at 1027 Washington, Avenue.  You can reach them by phone at (303) 593-0003 or online at http://www.sassafrasamericaneatery.com.  Sassafras is opened from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

12 thoughts on “Time for Sassafras”

    1. I know, were’n’t those windows gorgeous. No, life is not really back to normal yet. The restaurant is a large place and the patio is the only place that had customers, so there were maybe 10 tables in a restaurant that has about 100 tables. Our governor has placed heavy restrictions on businesses.

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