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The never-ending question for all of Denver on Saturday and Sunday mornings is, “Where should we go for brunch?”  There are plenty of amazing venues for this community gathering of a meal where one will find great quality of food, but at the more popular of places, the fail-safes, if you will; there WILL be a line of sometimes close to two hours for a table during peak hours.  There will also be a strong dent in your wallet upon completion of such a satisfying meal. Who wants to spend most of their precious Saturday morning in line?

Another of these high quality breakfast nooks are on the rise; this time without the line or the inflated ticket price.  One can avoid these weekend morning pressures by visiting Pajama Baking Company in the Old South Pearl Neighborhood and revel in delicious coffee and lattes, pulled pork burritos, freshly baked scones and muffins and house made green chili…All for less than five dollars.  If your day begs to get started, expect a relatively short turnaround on your order.  If you feel the need to relax with a good book, sit back in the open air dining area with a cappuccino and a chocolate croissant.

When lunchtime rolls around expect the smells of fresh baked bread to tantalize your senses.  At PBC, they bake all of their yeasty confections in house and top the warm, crispy concoction with some amazing combinations.  Try the thinly sliced roast beef with white cheddar and creamy horseradish or the house-made meatball sub for a heartier lunch.  But don’t stop there.  The dinner menu offers a wide selection of specialty pizzas, also made from scratch in house with a take-and-bake option, and fresh salads for the health nut in all of us.

Got a sweet tooth?  Keeping with their “house-made” structure that spans from early morning creations to the “get the bread til it’s gone” lunch and dinner menus, PBC also makes their ice cream on site.  Using all-natural ingredients, PBC creates a multitude of flavors such as Cinnamon Caramel Swirl, Macadamia Nut Brittle, Butter Pecan, and Blueberry Cheesecake.  They also offer an array of sorbets to choose from including the favorite Strawberry Balsamic and Citrus Basil.

Morning, noon or night, PBC is bound to satisfy a daily craving.  Stop by for breakfast on Saturday to get your weekend started right or for some ice cream on your Sunday Funday to ease back into the reality of the work week. -Hillary Bonner