Try Fine Dining In Colorado’s Wine Country

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Grand Junction is often used as a stopover and gateway to the surrounding natural beauty of southwestern Colorado and nearby Utah.  Visitors should consider spending some time in Grand Junction — within the city limits, there are several museums, arts and theater, shopping, fine dining, and wine tasting.  It’s also a great location to use … Read more Try Fine Dining In Colorado’s Wine Country

The Fort: Old West Dining in Morrison

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If you have always wanted to dine on rattlesnake meat, buffalo tongue, or other exotic game meats, the Fort is the place to go. Founded by the late Sam Arnold, this large upscale restaurant surrounded by two-foot adobe walls, is built as a replica of Bent’s Fort near LaJunta, Colorado. It offers many exotic specialties … Read more The Fort: Old West Dining in Morrison

Enjoy Hearty Old West Food in Denver

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It’s National Western Stock Show time in Denver.  Do you yearn for some hearty, back-to-nature foods with robust western flavors?  Two Denver metro area restaurants, the Buckhorn Exchange and The Fort, specialize in serving heartwarming foods of the Old West. For a limited time, the Fort in the little suburb of Morrison southwest of Denver … Read more Enjoy Hearty Old West Food in Denver

Crested Butte Restaurants: Tiny Town, Big Choices

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Take a drive through rural Western Colorado and you’ll encounter more horses than humans, but when you vacation in Crested Butte, you’ll be astounded at the array of gourmet restaurant choices in this hamlet of fewer than 2,000 locals. In fact, restaurants in Crested Butte are so plentiful that restaurateurs showcase two large food festivals … Read more Crested Butte Restaurants: Tiny Town, Big Choices

Never A Dull Moment Dining in Ouray

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In its own majestic corner of the world, Ouray Colorado has a special magic about it. The quaint town in southwestern Colorado offers fantastic year-round outdoor activities, luxury lodging, and wonderful dining. While some establishments are open year-round and others only seasonally, there is something for everyone’s tastes in Ouray. Ouray Brewery For a state … Read more Never A Dull Moment Dining in Ouray

What’s Cooking In Granby: 4 Restaurants to Try

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If your Colorado travel plans bring you to the mountain community of Granby, you are in for a treat. Sitting 7,935 feet above sea level, here you can experience the Rockies with much less cost than the larger resort community, yet without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Granby is known for its family-friendly community. Everything from … Read more What’s Cooking In Granby: 4 Restaurants to Try

240 Union: A Lakewood Exclusive

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The Denver West Metro area has a lot to offer for businesses, vacationers and the families who live nearby and are able to take advantage of the attraction at a mile high. If you find yourself in the Lakewood, Colorado area, you’ll find that no matter what type of cuisine is on your list of … Read more 240 Union: A Lakewood Exclusive

Bender’s Brat Haus: Simple and Fresh

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Some people celebrate the birth of a child with a cigar or a bottle of expensive wine. My family? They celebrated my birth in a different way. They went out to Bender’s Brat Haus and brought back krautburgers for the whole family to enjoy at the hospital. Bender’s has had a special place in my … Read more Bender’s Brat Haus: Simple and Fresh

Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste

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The smell of morning coffee and croissants can adjust your attitude for the entire day. And Buffalo Doughboy in Denver’s West Washington Park neighborhood is just such a place to start your day off on the right foot. Clark Eaton started this small bakery seven years ago. He and his staff of “dough girls” come … Read more Buffalo Doughboy: Small Denver Bakery Big on Taste

Reaching for the Summit: Historic Broadmoor Gets Brash

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The iconic 14,110-foot Pikes Peak and the 90-year-old Pikes Peak International Hill Climb — a car-and-motorcycle race up the famous mountain each July — were the inspirations for The Broadmoor resort’s new Summit restaurant. So says the restaurant’s renowned designer, Adam Tihany. He likens being in the 98-seat dining room to sitting in a car … Read more Reaching for the Summit: Historic Broadmoor Gets Brash

White Fence Farm: Old-Fashioned Fun and Food

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Noted for its fried-chicken dinners served family style, White Fence Farm restaurant is located on what used to be a country farm in Lakewood, Colorado. We have celebrated birthdays and special occasions with family and friends many times at this Colorado restaurant. Our grandchildren love to frolic on the beautifully landscaped grounds and pet the … Read more White Fence Farm: Old-Fashioned Fun and Food

Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park

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What’s better than a day on the slopes or trails of Winter Park? The breakfast beforehand, of course. Get your morning going with a meal at one of these in-town eateries. The Mountain Rose Café 78542 U.S. Highway 40 Winter Park, Colorado 80482 970-726-1374 www.mountainrosecafe.com The restaurant equivalent of the one-room schoolhouse, The Mountain Rose … Read more Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park

Taste of Denmark: Oh So Sweet

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I come from a Swedish-American family. We eat limpa bread at Christmas, have Swedish pancakes with lingonnberries for breakfast and love Scandinavian sweets. So I was thrilled when my sister introduced me to Taste of Denmark, a thriving bakery in Lakewood. It’s not often you find authentic European-style bakeries in Colorado. I know of only … Read more Taste of Denmark: Oh So Sweet

Kids in the Kitchen: At Copper Mountain Pizzeria

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This uncooked pizza clearly resembles the Rocky Mountains: Mounds of cheese jut from the 18-inch crust. Their giggling creators grab more of the shredded mozzarella by the fist full and drop it like avalanches on pepperoni slices and mini meatballs. Green stuff is conspicuously missing here. Spinach, peppers and broccoli are definitely not my kids’ … Read more Kids in the Kitchen: At Copper Mountain Pizzeria

Big City Burrito: Fast, Fresh and Sloppy

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Every town has a legendary restaurant. It’s the place where every visitor aspires to stop, whether staying in town or just passing through. Many travelers devote entire trips to the discovery of such legendary establishments. Fort Collins has one such place. It’s simple and beautiful and called Big City Burrito. The restaurant’s creators came to … Read more Big City Burrito: Fast, Fresh and Sloppy