Explore Colorado: Evergreen
Jennifer Broome takes us to Downtown Evergreen.
Evergreen is a mountain town with an artsy flair and it is only about 35 minutes from downtown Denver. It is filled with unique shops, cafes, and restaurants.
The shops in Evergreen feature local artisans. Stop in at Marmalade for great jewelry, accessories, and gifts. They feature about 30 Colorado artisans along with artisans from all over the world. The price points are excellent with many items less than $50. Silver Arrow Gallery is filled with Native American and Southwest inspired jewelry, home décor, and gifts. Items range from the inexpensive sage smudge that is a Native American tradition to one-of-a-kind vintage jewelry pieces. Silver Arrow also features works of local artisans.
For breakfast or brunch, stop in Wildflower Café. They are known for their skillets, potatoes, mimosas, and bloody Marys. Wildflower Café is popular with locals and visitors.
Evergreen is home to an award-winning winery. Creekside Cellars is one of two wineries in the state with a restaurant attached. With the award-winning wines, you have to try the Antipasto Platter. It is a feast for two. Enjoy lunch or a glass of wine out on the deck overlooking Bear Creek.
For a beer and live music, you have to step into the world famous Little Bear Saloon. The summer calendar is filled with live music from local and well-known talent. The restaurant is family friendly with a lunch and dinner menu featuring sandwiches, pizzas, and burgers.