What:  A fast-casual concept serving sandwiches and desserts served on a light, airy waffle

Where: 1000 S Colorado Boulevard in Glendale

When: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday 8am-9pm

Pros: There are plenty of options for every meal of the day, they serve real Wisconsin frozen custard and artisan crafted pure cane sugar sodas, and most sandwiches are less than $8.  

Cons: These are definitely a bit messier than your typical sandwich – but don’t worry, they’ve got big napkins on hand for clean-up. And I do wish their bacon came in strips rather than the bacon crumbles that I tried on the roasted turkey club.

DSC05724Forget picking between white or wheat. Go for waffles instead.

At Bruxië, a street-food inspired California concept which recently expanded to Colorado, you can enjoy everything from an egg sandwich, burger or tuna melt to crème brûlée served on their uniquely crafted waffles.

Light, airy, and not at all sweet like a typical waffle, Bruxie’s sandwich-bread replacement is an ideal blank canvas for all kinds of flavor combinations thanks to its satisfying and surprisingly springy and foldable texture. And at 250 calories, about the same as 2 slices of bread, there’s no need to feel extra guilt while enjoying your meal.DSC05735The menu consists of both savory and sweet options, as well as salads, soup, desserts made with Wisconsin custard and, of course, waffle fries (including a Poutine option).

Popular savory options include the Roasted Turkey Club ($8.95) which gets a boost of flavor from pesto aioli and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffle ($7.50) topped with chili honey and tangy cider slaw. Feeling a little fancy? Try the founder’s favorite Prosciutto di Parma & Gruyere ($7.95) or the Roasted Mushroom & Local Goat Cheese ($7.95) featuring Longmont’s Haystack Mountain goat cheese.

DSC05804If you have a sweet tooth, Bruxië’s got plenty of choices for you, including the stand-out Crème Brûlée ($6.50) with seasonal fresh fruit and the summer-perfect S’Mores ($5.95) with all the essentials, including house-made marshmallow fluff.

Since the time of year for cold treats is officially upon us, be sure to check out Bruxië’s “Dairy Treets” made with real Wisconsin frozen custard – and no, it’s not misspelled, it’s an homage to the Dairy Treet, the oldest hamburger stand in Orange, CA which became the location of the first Bruxie. Choices include sundaes, shakes and floats like Creamsicle and the “Old Towne” Egg Cream.

Though Bruxie isn’t offering any major flavor innovations, they do deliver on classic combinations and the ingredients used offer the kind of quality, freshness, and taste you’d expect from a more formal dining choice. Plus, waffles just make everything a little more fun.

**Help Bruxie create a the perfect Colorado waffle sandwich!** 

Use #ColoradoWaffles and tag @BruxieWaffles to submit your idea and it could be added to the menu as a new special. Contest ends Friday, June 27, 2014**

All photos by Roman Tafoya