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If coffee and a vitamin count as a balanced meal (and I’m just certain that they don’t), then I’m doing great on the breakfast front. I’ve never bought into the breakfast-as-most-important-meal concept, but weekend brunch is one of my favorite indulgences.

Now I have a handy-dandy guide to my travels: Rise and Dine: Breakfast in Denver & Boulder is a new guide book hot off the presses from Golden-based Fulcrum Publishing. Author Joey Porcelli includes over 100 restaurants, with short, witty reviews of each spot. She covers greasy spoons (Pete’s Kitchen! ) and family-friendly spots, and also includes posh hotel buffets, romantic hideaways, and power-brunch hotspots.

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A few on my list to visit:

The reviews will also tell you the approximate pricing, whether or not alcohol is served (the ever-appreciated Bloody Mary is key for hangover brunches), hours and days they serve breakfast, whether or not healthy (veggie, low fat) fare is served, and if kids are welcome.

Look for the book at area bookstores, or order it online direct from Fulcrum.

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