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Morning Eats: Breggos

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My morning routine often includes an Americano and a cheesy breakfast sandwich from the Tattered Cover Book Store. But a co-worker recently encouraged me to break the pattern and order a Breggo, a breakfast calzone available at the bookstore and other local coffeeshops.

Yesterday morning I forwent my usual order and chose a veggie Breggo from the six flavors stacked inside the pastry case. The Boulder-made morning eat has a lot going for it: It’s self-contained, hand-held, and hearty. As a bonus, the goodies—in my case, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, potatoes, and cheddar and Colby cheeses—are encased in freshly made dough.

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The serving is generous, so I figured I’d save half for later. But once I tasted the combination of fresh vegetables, buttery eggs, and yeasty bread, I jettisoned my original plan and ate the entire calzone.

Tip: While the folks at the Tattered Cover will happily microwave a Breggo for you, I advise heating it up yourself in the toaster oven or the panini press. That way, the dough remains chewy and nutty instead of becoming soggy.

Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th St., 303-436-1070

Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Contributor

Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.

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