Another Auction: The Briarwood Inn

October 20, 2018

Briarwood Inn Auction - Golden Colorado

Yesterday I wrote about the auction of Heritage Square’s rides and equipment.  Then I received a flyer about another auction here in Golden: this time it’s the Briarwood Inn.  Here’s the information provided by the auction company:

Auction Highlights
After over 40 years as a family owned restaurant and staple of Golden the owners of The Briarwood Inn have decided to move on to other life adventures. This public online auction to include: heating and cooking equipment, roll in convection oven, refrigeration, plating and catering for large banquets, smallwares, dining tables and chairs, bar equipment, wine cellar racks, chandeliers, imported antiques, patio furniture, fountains, outdoor lighting, sheds and a Large digital outdoor street sign.

You can view images of the available objects online, inspect them in person (map) on October 23rd, from 9AM-4PM (UPDATED TIME), and bid online starting now.  The auction lots will close starting at 1PM on October 24th, so have your final bid in by then.

Golden residents have enjoyed many good meals and happy occasions at the Briarwood, and it’s sad to see it go. This auction is your chance to buy a keepsake.

You may be wondering what will happen next on that property.  Confluence, which is the company that developed the 8th Street Apartments (across the street from the Briarwood) and is building the new sophomore apartment building across from Safeway plans to redevelop the Briarwood property.  They visited GURA in May to discuss their early concept of apartments and a boutique hotel.  GURA discussed the possibility of providing a tax incentive if they included low-income housing in the mix.  The Planning Department expected to receive an updated plan from Confluence this month, which may be discussed at a Planning Commission meeting in November.

Events at the Briarwood

June 7, 2018

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Tea at the Briarwood - Golden Colorado

The Briarwood has an imaginative event coming up on June 16th: A Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Tea. Enjoy extra special sweets, loose leaf teas, warm scones, tartlets & finger sandwiches, finished with refreshing sorbet. Reservations are available from 10AM-2PM. The cost is $42 per person, or include bottomless sparkling wine for $55 per person. Call 303-279-3121 for reservations.

Pink Patio Party at the Briarwood - Golden Colorado

Another Briarwood event to get on your calendar: they’re having a Pink Patio Party on Wednesday June 20th at 6PM. Tasate over 15 rose wines from around the world with light bites. The cost is $65 per person for the wine tasting and food pairings. Reservations are required.

The Briarwood is open for dinner every Friday through Sunday from 4:30-9PM. Join them for Happy Hour, featuring half price food items, every Friday from 4:30-7PM.

Briarwood Events Center   | 1630 8th Street   |  303-279-3121   |  Map

Mother’s Day Dining in Golden

May 13, 2018

Mother's Day Dining in Golden CO

BRIARWOOD INN
1630 8th Street
303-279-3121
Includes a glass of champagne, fresh medley of seasonal fruits, an assortment of freshly baked pastries, and your entrée of choice from our a la carte menu.
Reservations
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

BRIDGEWATER GRILL @ the Golden Hotel
800 11th Street
303-279-2010
Adults $48 | Seniors $39 | Children 6-12  $18 | Children 5 and Under – Complimentary
Menu
Reservations recommended
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

INDULGE BISTRO & WINE BAR
1299 Washington Avenue
303-277-9991
Reservations
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

MAKI SUSHI & GRILL
1301 Washington Avenue, Suite 120
303-404-2800
$63 for two
Reservations recommended.
12:00 to 9:30 p.m.

MINERS SALOON is offering a bottle of Perrier Jouet Champagne for $64 (which is half the normal price) on Mothers Day.

SCHNEPF’S RESTAURANT
3050 Illinois Street
303-277-8755
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

TABLE MOUNTAIN INN GRILL & CANTINA
1310 Washington Avenue
303-216-8040
Brunch Buffet
Adults $42 / Seniors $35 / Ages 6-12 $16 / Ages 5 and under eat free
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Preview of May Business Events

May 1, 2018

Ladies Only Sample Tour - Golden Colorado

Learn more about any of these events by checking the GoldenToday.com Calendar of Events.

SUNDAYS
Games & Vinyl Cannonball Creek 6-10
MONDAYS
Fireside Pickers at New Terrain 6PM
New Terrain Run Club 6:15
College Night at Woody’s
TUESDAYS
Karaoke at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse 7-11PM
Open Mic Night at the Old Capitol Grill
Yoga on Tap at New Terrain
Trivia Night at the Ace Hi 7PM
WEDNESDAYS
Miles & Smiles Run Club Holidaily
Team Trivia Night at Woody’s
Dirty Dogs Bike Night
THURSDAYS
Thirsty Thursday Live Music at New Terrain
Group Run at Runners High
Group Road Rides at Big Ring Cycles

1
The Wright
South Golden Road Merchants Meeting
Unplug & Adventure Q & A
2
The Wright
3
The Wright
Ladies Only Sample Tour
Dove Inn Grand Re-Opening
Senoritas and Margaritas Bike Night
4
Elevation 2018 Belly Dance Extravaganza
Denver Postcard & Paper Show
Quilt ’til You Wilt
5
Drinko de Baco at State 38
Elevation 2018 Belly Dance Extravaganza
Cinco de Mayo at El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
Denver Postcard & Paper Show
Kid’s Workshop: Windmill Planter
Cinco de Derby at Miners Saloon
Mothers Day Celebration – Spirits in the Wind Gallery
6
Elevation 2018 Belly Dance Extravaganza
9
Open Mic at Cannonball Creek
Community Yoga Night at Windy Saddle
10
Harley Davidson 101th Birthday Celebration
11
Disco Flow at Golden Yoga
12
Interior Paint & Drywall Repair at Home Depot
Health by Chocolate at Natural Grocers
Drum Circle at PranaTonic
13
Mothers Day Dining
15
Downtown Merchants Association Meeting
16
Bent Gate Clinic – Lifelong Endurance
Community Yoga Night at Windy Saddle
17
Big Ring Cycles – Grand Re-Opening
Herbal Tinctures and Essential Oils for Allergy Relief
Hanging Grill Shelf – Home Depot
19
Organic Gardening at Home Depot
Clean it Up! Home and Body at Natural Grocers
DIY Body Care for Every Body at Natural Grocers
How to Keep Your Art Clean at Spirits in the Wind
21
Binding Technique Class at Golden Quilt Co
23
Turtle Pincushion Class at Golden Quilt Co
25
Colorado Plus Cidery and Pub Grand Opening
26
Installing Tile Backsplash at Home Depot
5th Anniversary Bash at Mountain Toad Brewing
31
GoldenGrass 2018 at New Terrain Brewing
Hexie Addiction at Golden Quilt Company

Dinner is back at the Briarwood

April 26, 2018

The Briarwood Inn - Golden Colorado

The Briarwood is open for dinner again!  They’ll be open for dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 4:30-9PM.  Learn more and see the dinner menu….

Briarwood Inn   | 1630 8th Street   |  303-279-3121   |  Map

Preview of April Business Events

April 1, 2018

Spring in Golden Colorado

Learn more about any of these events by checking the GoldenToday.com Calendar of Events.

SUNDAYS
Games & Vinyl Cannonball Creek 6-10
MONDAYS
Fireside Pickers at New Terrain 6PM
New Terrain Run Club 6:15
College Night at Woody’s
TUESDAYS
Karaoke at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse 7-11PM
Open Mic Night at the Old Capitol Grill
Yoga on Tap at New Terrain
Trivia Night at the Ace Hi 7PM
WEDNESDAYS
Miles & Smiles Run Club Holidaily
Team Trivia Night at Woody’s
Dirty Dogs Bike Night
THURSDAYS
Thirsty Thursday Live Music at New Terrain
Group Run at Runners High

1
Easter Brunch at Bridgewater Grill, Briarwood Inn, Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar, Schnepf’s, Table Mountain Inn
3
South Golden Merchants’ Meeting
Colorado Craft Beer Week – Meet an AC Golden Brewer at Barrels & Bottles
4
Backcountry 101 at Bent Gate
Colorado Pint Night – Meet the Brewer at Barrels & Bottles
5
Yoga for Paddlers
Meet the Brewer from Bierstadt Lagerhaus at Barrels & Bottles
6
Quilt ’til You Wilt at Golden Quilt Company
Kick the Keg Competition between AC Golden and Bierstadt Lagerhaus at Barrels & Bottles
Relaxation Lounge at PranaTonic
7
Window Birdhouse at Home Depot
Beer Sensory Class at Barrels & Bottles
Bags Beers & Brats at Mountain Side Beer Rental Benefits CMC
12
Herbal Tinctures for Stress & Sleep at Earth Sweet Botanicals
13
Hexie Addiction at Golden Quilt Company
14
Spring Lawn Prep at Home Depot
Problems with Pollen? at Natural Grocers
PranaTonic Drum Circle
15
Hexie Happiness at Golden Quilt Company
18
Chasing the Journey – 138 Days • 54 14ers • 1 Splitboard Bent Gate
19
Tie Dye Party at the Golden City Brewery
Modern Wall Planter at Home Depot
Golden Bodyworker 15th Anniversary Celebration
20
Spring Gear Swap at Golden River Sports
One Block Wonder at Golden Quilt Company
21
Spring Gear Swap at Golden River Sports
Ladybug Love at Natural Grocers
Spicy Spiral Tablerunner at Golden Quilt Company
Deck and Patio Staining at Home Depot
22
Spring Gear Swap at Golden River Sports
Earth Day Celebration at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Celebrate Earth Day the Natural Grocers Way!
Yoga for Aging Gracefully at Pranatonic
24
Skiing off to War – History of the 10th Mountain Division
25
Gym to Crag – Free Clinic at Bent Gate
26
Cooking Class – Spicing Things Up in the Kitchen – Earth Sweet Botanicals
27
Date Night – Virtuosity Dance Studio
28
Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring at Home Depot
Foods for Fitness at Natural Grocers
30
Yoga for Aging Gracefully at PranaTonic

FINAL DAY FOR THE GOLDEN MILL / Easter Brunch Options

March 31, 2018

The Golden Mill - Golden Colorado

This is the final day of operation for the Golden Mill. They are having an Inventory Reduction Sale, so stop by, see if they have anything you need, and say your farewells.

Dave Powers stopped by earlier this week to take some photos, which you can see on our Facebook page.  The owner, John, told him, “I’ll stay around, there’s 100 years of stuff to get cleaned out of here.  It’ll take a while!”

Richard Gardner wrote an interesting history of the Golden Mill.  You’ll find it in our News Stories About Golden section.

Golden Mill | 1012 Ford Street | 303-279-1151 | Map


EASTER BRUNCH OPTIONS – Sunday April 1st

BRIDGEWATER GRILL @ the Golden Hotel
800 11th Street
303-279-2010
Celebrate Easter while enjoying our indulgent brunch buffet, live music and family photos. Children can participate in Easter egg hunts  at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy the balloon artist!
Menu
Adults | $48 – Seniors | $39 – Children 6-12 | $18 – Children 5 and Under | Complimentary
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

BRIARWOOD INN
1630 8th Street
303-279-3121
Includes a glass of champagne, fresh medley of seasonal fruits, an assortment of freshly baked pastries, and your entrée of choice from our a la carte menu.
Reservations
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

INDULGE BISTRO & WINE BAR
1299 Washington Avenue
303-277-9991
Celebrate Easter Sunday Brunch with Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar!
* Brunch Specials * Bottomless Mimosas * Bloody Marys * Full lunch menu
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

SCHNEPF’S RESTAURANT
3050 Illinois Street
303-277-8755
Our brunch buffet offers a mouthwatering array of chef-crafted dishes and decadent desserts.
Adults~$32 • Children 4-12~$16 • 3 and under~free
$12 bottomless mimosa, bloody mary, or adult juice bar
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

TABLE MOUNTAIN INN GRILL & CANTINA
1310 Washington Avenue
303-216-8040
Brunch Buffet
Adults $42 / Seniors $35 / Ages 6-12 $16 / Ages 5 and under eat free
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Restaurant Week in Golden

February 25, 2018

Denver Restaurat Week in Golden Colorado

Denver Restaurant Week runs from February 23rd to March 4th.  During this event, top-tier restaurants design specially-priced menus designed to entice new patrons.  Four Golden restaurants are participating.  Their menus are listed below, courtesy of Denver.org.

Abejas Menu – $35

Abejas Restaurant  |  807 13th St.  |  303-952-9745  |  Map

First Course
Carrot & Saffron Soup [Arancini | Kumquats]
Smoked Salmon [Roasted Parsnips | Preserved Fennel | Buddha’s Hand | Vanilla Tuile]
Winter Squash and Guanciale Salad [Cara Cara Oranges | Persimmons | Walnuts | Rosemary Bread Crumbs]
Second Course
Petrale Sole Medallions [Braised Kale | Confit of Potatoes | Apples | Bacon Broth]
Crispy Chicken Breast [Stuffed with Sage | Barley Risotto | Chestnuts | Beets | Cider Demi]
Braised Short-Ribs [Caramel Sweet Potato Puree | Plum-Amaretto Chutney | Red Cabbage]
Spinach Cavatelli [Wild Mushroom Ragu | Celery Root | Midnight Moon]
Third Course
Chocolate Cheesecake [Blueberry Marmalade | Lemon Curd]
Almond Rum Raisin Cake [Caramelized Honey Crumble | Butterscotch Ice Cream]


Briarwood Inn Menu – $35/$48 with 4 course wine pairing

Briarwood Inn   | 1630 8th Street   |  303-279-3121   |  Map

First
Spinach Salad with mandarin oranges, port wine onions and warm bacon vinaigrette
French Onion Soup served table side with gruyere encrusted brioche, toasted parmesan and caramelized onion jus
Arugula Salad with praline pecans, pickled white grapes, gorgonzola beignet, madeira wine vinaigrette
Mains
Rosemary Encrusted Prime Rib, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, haricot verts, classic au jus
Pan Seared Salmon, white corn polenta, wilted spinach & leeks, blood orange marmalade, crisp beet straws
Butternut Squash Ravioli, sautéed asparagus, pine nuts, preserved tomatoes and arugula pesto with griddled hen egg, beurre-noisette and shaved manchego
Slow Roasted Cornish Hen, pear and walnut bread pudding, crisp red kale, cherry gastrique
Finish
Lemon-Vanilla Crème Brule with macerated berries and organic chocolates
“Late night snack”, Griddled pound cake, chocolate-brie ganache, espresso gelato
The Briarwood Appetizer Tray $39
The Briarwood Appetizer Tray
With gulf shrimp cocktail, sharp cheddar mousse, bacon jam, spinach & artichoke gratin, Sautéed Mushrooms with Manchego Cheese, House-made pickles, Pear & Shallot Chutney and artisanal crackers and flatbreads


Maki Sushi Menu – $35

Maki Sushi & Grill  | 1301 Washington Ave | 303-404-2800 | Map

Starter
Miso soup or House green salad
Appetizer
Gyosa, Crab cheese wonton, or Seaweed Ika salad
Entree
Choose one of the following Rolls: Sweetheart Roll, Jalapeno Bomb, Golden Sumo Roll, Spicy Girl Roll, Heat of the Night Roll, Spider Roll, Spicy Golden Roll, Kelley Roll, or Volcano Roll
Second Entree
Choose two of the following: 2 pcs Hamachi sashimi, 2 pcs Maguro tuna sashimi, 2 pcs Salmon sashimi, 2 pcs Albacore sashimi, 2 pcs Salmon sushi, 2 pcs Hamachi sushi, 2 pcs Albacore sushi, 2 pcs Super white tuna (escolar) sushi, a Salmon roll, Hamachi roll, or Tuna roll
Additional Items
Dessert: Raspberry Mouse boba cake.

We also offer discount prices on Large hot sake, large Kirin for $6.00; Sapporo or IPA Rebel for $4.00; Coors or Coors Light for $3.00 when ordering with Denver Restaurant Week Special.


Schnepf’s Menu – $25

Schnepf’s Restaurant at Fossil Trace  |  3050 Illinois St  |  303-277-8755  |  Map

First Course Choice Of:
Roasted Beet Salad
Poached Pear| Local Chevre| Candied Hazelnut| Apple Vinaigrette
Wild Mushroom Arancini
House Ricotta| Aged Balsamic| Smoked Mushroom Jus
Smoked Pork Belly
White Cheddar Grits| Pickled Carrot| Carolina BBQ
Second Course Choice Of:
Pan Seared Salmon
Heirloom Cauliflower| Roasted Tomato| Citrus Glace
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Chipotle Polenta| Green Chili Compote| Pepita| Smoked Tomato Cream
House Tortellini
Acorn Squash| Brussels| Asparagus| Basil
Third Course Choice Of:
Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta
Blackberry| Dark Chocolate| Dippin’ Dots
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Strawberry Cremeaux| Candied Cocoa Nib
Beer and Wine Specials Will be Available

Valentine’s Day is Upon Us

February 14, 2018

I had planned to write about New Terrain Brewery’s Beer and Truffles flights, but they are 100% booked!  If you plan to go out tonight for Valentine’s Day, call soon to see if you can still get a reservation for the special Valentine dinners at these restaurants:

Schnepf’s, Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar, the Briarwood, Maki Sushi, and Dirty Dogs Roadhouse, Table Mountain Inn, and the Bridgewater Grill in the Golden Hotel are all having Valentine-themed dinners tonight, and Jolynn’s is hosting a Lonely Hearts Club party.

Golden Sweets - Golden Colorado

You can also stop in at Golden Sweets and buy some beautiful, top quality Valentine’s Day candy!

Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Ave. | 303-271-1191 |  Map

Valentine’s Day at the Briarwood

February 9, 2018

Briarwood Events Center - Golden Colorado

The Briarwood Events Center is offering two ways to celebrate Valentine’s DayTea on Saturday, or Dinner on Wednesday.

Saturday February 10th from 10AM-2PM
Join us for a special Afternoon Tea. Enjoy extra special sweets, loose leaf teas, warm scones, tartlets & finger sandwiches, finished with refreshing sorbet!  Reservations.

Wednesday February 14th from 4-10PM
The perfect way to show how much you care!

Valentine’s Prix Fixe
$80/person (tax & gratuity not included)

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner for two at The Briarwood! Enjoy our special 4-course menu for two with creative culinary selections from Executive Chef Daniels. Wine pairings available.  Menu  Reservations

Briarwood Events Center   | 1630 8th Street   |  303-279-3121   |  Map