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The History of the Cowboy Breakfast

The History of the Cowboy Breakfast

One of our favorite annual Denver events is the National Western Stock Show which brings in herds of cattle, livestock, and cowboys to our city each January.  With all the cowboys and steers in town, we were wondering where the term “Cowboy Breakfast” comes from and what exactly the term refers to in a historical sense.

As it turns out, the term “cowboy breakfast” originated in the old west during the time of the American frontier.  The original frontiersmen and women and cowboys were hard working folks and needed a hearty, rib-sticking breakfast to get them through long days working out on the cattle drive or ranch.  Frontier breakfasts were often limited by what could be easily stored and transported on the chuck –wagon.  Breakfasts were created from dried beans, flour, ground corn, coffee beans, lard, hard-tack crackers and large sides of salt-cured meat.  Each morning, the cowboys would cook breakfast in cast iron grills, skillets, and pots over a hot fire.  Meals often consisted of hot coffee, a large pot of beans, and biscuits that were baked in a cast iron pot and slathered with lard and gravy.

Today the term “Cowboy Breakfast” has evolved to include eggs and skillet potatoes, bacon or sausage, and perhaps biscuits and gravy to round out the plate.  One thing has remained constant since the American frontier days – a cowboy breakfast will stick to the ribs and keep you going all day!  If you are out for breakfast in Denver, we’d love to share with you our version of a cowboy breakfast.  You’ll love our Biscuits and Gravy or our Cowboy Omelet which comes filled with diced ham, bacon and Tillamook cheddar cheese smothered in our homemade sausage gravy, served with three buttermilk pancakes.

Enjoy the National Western Stock Show Denver!

Meet Karen Kinney!

Meet Karen Kinney!

You’ve probably seen Karen Kinney’s smiling face around the Original Pancake House each time you head out for breakfast at our Cherry Hills location. Karen was the Manager of our Denver Tech Center location for ten years before she transferred to Cherry Hills to become a General Manager this past October.  We thought you might… Continue Reading

Pardon Our Dust

Pardon Our Dust

    Dear OPH Customers, Our Cherry Hills location at University Boulevard and Orchard Road will temporarily close Monday, September 14 for our landlord to complete necessary repairs.  We apologize for the inconvenience!  We expect to reopen Saturday, October 3.  In the meantime, please visit our Denver Tech Center location where the griddle is on… Continue Reading

What is Cherry Kijafa Sauce?

What is Cherry Kijafa Sauce?

One of our favorite breakfast menu items at The Original Pancake House is our Crepes with Cherry Kijafa Sauce.  Our version includes three delicate crepes filled and topped with Montmorency cherries simmered in our Kijafa sauce and lightly dusted with powdered sugar.  But what exactly is Cherry Kijafa sauce?  Let us tell you all about… Continue Reading

Celebrate National Egg Month!

Celebrate National Egg Month!

Happy National Egg Month, Denver! The entire month of May is dedicated to nature’s own miracle food, the egg.  At The Original Pancake House, we are excited to celebrate one of our favorite breakfast foods this month.  Eggs are not only delicious, they are nutritious have many amazing noteworthy qualities wrapped in their shells.  Here… Continue Reading

Hippity Hoppity, Easter Is On Its Way!

Hippity Hoppity, Easter Is On Its Way!

One of our favorite Easter traditions is to take our family out to a nice breakfast in Denver to celebrate the holiday.  But, on the years that we stay home, we love to make a bunny pancake breakfast for our family and neighbors.  Bunny pancakes, plus all the rest of the traditional Easter breakfast fixings,… Continue Reading

Make Your Breakfast a Tropical Escape

Make Your Breakfast a Tropical Escape

As we dig out from yet another snow storm in Denver, our minds are wandering to warmer climates.  If you can’t fly to your dream beach, why not make your morning meal into a tropical escape? This week we are turning up the thermostat a few degrees and making breakfast with inspiration from the tropics! … Continue Reading

 

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