This post is supposed to be about restaurants and we will get to that. First I have to give you a little background. Erie Colorado is in both Boulder County and Weld County. Both counties have some great restaurants as well as other amenities to recommend this up and coming town. I am going to tell you about one specific breakfast/lunch place now - The Rose Cafe at 303-828-3675 located at 554 Briggs Street, Erie, CO 80516.
This business is dedicated to the owner's mother Rosemary (Rose) who passed away from breast cancer in 2005. Her daughter, Suzanne, is honoring her mom through a totally comfortable restaurant with great food. She also has provided some interesting statistics on the back of the menu. One in eight women will contract breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women exceeded only by lung cancer. The good news is breast cancer has been declining since 1990 among women who are 50 years old and younger. My own mother developed breast cancer at 80 years old. Older women are not as prone to tell anyone anything that is of a personal physical nature. Mother's cancer was the size of a half dollar, we discovered it by accident, it was excised and she received radiation. She is now 90 and cancer free. Daughters remember to question your older moms. Everyone - annual mammograms are a must and please have your own personal GYN doctor. Your internist is not a GYN specialist. Women are made differently and we have different medical needs!
What brought this whole topic to mind was the wonderful breakfast I had at Rose's this morning. It was the best Huevos Rancheros I have ever had! You can enjoy all the "in" coffees with extra special flavors, both small plates and regular portions, lighter fare that is good for you or go for the sausage gravy and home made biscuits. They are open from 7 am to 2 pm, Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. You can bet I will be back as often as I can arrange it.