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The new Black Eye Coffee Cap Hill is hip to many trends, including avocado toast.
The new Black Eye Coffee Cap Hill is hip to many trends, including avocado toast.
Adam Larkey

Food trends come and food trends go, but some seem to have more longevity in Denver's kitchens than others. 2015 has been about oysters, ramen, and wood-fired foods in the Mile High City plus the rise of the ubiquitous artisanal toast.

The toast craze is not new nationally but is really finally catching on in Denver. The trend took off in the birthplace of many-a hip movement: San Francisco, and has since spread like wildfire throughout America's hottest kitchens. Whether you agree with paying $7 for glorified, hipster-certified toast or not, pricey toast is here to stay.

The mother of all versions of this is the avocado toast. The gorgeous and trend-savvy new Black Eye Cap Hill serves a version with cashew butter, mashed avocado, slow poached egg, and cilantro. On its dinner menu, Acorn is dishing up a $12 specimen with crescenza cheese, long peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and basil.

Lower48 Kitchen has a rotating toast option, the current iteration is spread with pork butter, fried and pickled onions, heirloom tomatoes, and basil. Sarto's brunch menu features an avocado toast dressed up and billed as an $11 'bruschetta'- basically a toasted baguette with sliced avocado, heirloom tomatoes, and stracchino cheese.

Are you on board with the trend? Have you had any mind-blowing toast recently?


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