We're in agreement: Sweet Action is simply the best. Stop by weekly to sample some of this kitschy venue's more eclectic offerings.
We don’t typically go to a restaurant for ice cream, but Bittersweet’s inventive creations changed our tune. Sample chef Olav Peterson’s seasonal cuisine, but save plenty of room for dessert. The menu changes regularly, and while the cakes and mousses are decadent, it’s their accompaniments—ice cream in flavors as appealing and seasonal as bourbon, pumpkin, and lavender—that have us swooning. Order a scoop (or two) on its own; the passion fruit sorbet (flavors change frequently) was so fresh we were swept away with thoughts of sandy beaches and tiki drinks. 500 E.
52 Broadway, 303-282-4645, sweetactionicecream.com
The first thing owner Drew Honness asked as we walked in was, “What flavors do you want to try?” No need to ask twice. The menu board lists inventive flavors like kung pao cashew, sweet corn, and Pop-Tarts (yes please!), and nearly everything in the shop is fresh, homemade, and delicious (try the homemade hot fudge—heavenly). Stop in this summer for a cool cup of fresh peach ice cream, made with Palisade peaches from Munson Farms. It’s only served for three weeks in August when the fruit is in season, so time it right.