From gargantuan halfpipes to knee-wobbling bungee jumps, Copper Mountain is all about going big. Unless, that is, you happen to be talking about Jasmine Listou’s new turquoise-hued Sugar Lips eatery in Copper Mountain Village, where the mini donut looms large.
Cookie-size and fried to order, Listou’s petite dough rings get served piping hot and drizzled with a mess of sinfully good toppings, like a house-made strawberry sauce studded with graham cracker bits, a tart lemon curd, or good ol’ Nutella. Each order comes with a half-dozen donuts, but take our word for it: you’re going crave a dozen. And don’t expect to be alone—since getting her start at Denver’s Highland Farmers Market back in 2008, Listou has gained admirers from the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and the Huffington Post.
It all suggests that the next big thing in local power breakfasts will actually be pretty small.