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True Grit Café

03/26/15 | By | More
True Grit Café

123 North Lena Street, RidgwayThe True Grit is one of Ridgway’s most reliable watering-holes (along with Trail Town Still for artisan spirits, and the Colorado Boy for artisan beer). There’s not much of artisan anything at the True Grit; artifact would be more like it. The café’s a paean to the movie of the same […]

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Telluride Olive Oil Company

03/19/15 | By | 111 More
Telluride Olive Oil Company

398 W. Colorado Ave.Whither the good olive oils today? Ever since Tom Mueller’s 2007 groundbreaking New Yorker essay entitled “Slippery Business,” which chronicled the sad, even fraudulent, state of this most sublime cooking ingredient and condiment, that has been the question. Mueller followed up his essay with a 2011 book, “Extra Virginity: The Sublime and […]

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The Local

03/12/15 | By | More
The Local

336 Main St. #102, Grand Junction Breakfast in a bar. “It’s a cheeky place,” my partner observed. And indeed it was. There, directly in front of a counter bearing glistening bottles of Stolichnaya, Tanqueray and Cuervo — bottles that had, only very recently, been capped and put away for the night — were the morning […]

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Colorado Boy Pizzeria

03/05/15 | By | 165 More
Colorado Boy Pizzeria

320 E. Main St., Montrose Yes, I know the restaurant’s title. I still arrived in downtown Montrose last week looking forward to Colorado Boy Pizzeria’s sausage lasagna — the one people like on Yelp. It wasn’t there. So thoroughly has the restaurant pruned its menu over the past year that there is no lasagna anymore; […]

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The Stone House

02/27/15 | By | 152 More
The Stone House

1415 Hawk Parkway, Montrose Sometimes you don’t prefer to be challenged by a fine meal. You want what you want: a crisp salad, for a start, composed of fresh lettuces, drizzled with house-made blue cheese dressing and served on a properly-chilled plate. A steak or prime rib, cooked the way you like it, with a […]

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Ale House

02/20/15 | By | 95 More
Ale House

2531 N. 12th Street, Grand Junction Colorado ranks third in the nation when it comes to craft breweries, and Breckenridge Brewery was the third of those to open, in 1990. The brewery soon outgrew its Summit County headquarters, expanding to Denver and the Western Slope, where it opened the Ale House brewery and restaurant in […]

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The Little Bar at Lumiere

02/06/15 | By | 182 More
The Little Bar at Lumiere

118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village The Conde Nast Traveler’s readers recently ranked the Hotel Lumiere second on a list of Best Hotels in the West, and that was without the hotel’s best attraction. It was before Chef Eamonn O’Hara returned to Telluride. O’Hara, who once worked as Wolfgang Puck’s sous-chef at the Hotel Bel-Air […]

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Taco del Gnar

01/29/15 | By | 351 More
Taco del Gnar

630 Sherman Street (Highway 62), RidgwayDon’t go looking for “tacos” at Taco del Gnar, the taco-place-in-name-only in Ridgway. Chef Curtis Blanton calls his intense, sublime creations “progressive” tacos. In truth, these are tasty packages of textures and flavors – scintillating Mediterranean, or Asian, or (yes, even) Southwestern mouthfuls. But tacos they ain’t. Here, the tortilla […]

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Telluride Food Tours

01/22/15 | By | 205 More
Telluride Food Tours

“We hope you aren’t hungry at the end of one of these,” said Jessica Duggan, the host of Telluride Food Tours. We were on our way from our second stop of the afternoon — the boite on West Pacific Avenue known as there… — to our third: Smugglers Brewpub. There was certainly a lot of […]

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The Camp Robber

01/19/15 | By | 116 More
The Camp Robber

1515 Ogden Road, MontroseA Camp Robber, as many who live around here probably know, is not a masked intruder who infiltrates a KOA site, but a social, impertinent relative of the jay family known for diving picnic tables and stealing food. The intelligent birds are favorites of Bill and Kim Volk, who named their Montrose […]

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O’Brien’s Pub and Grill

01/09/15 | By | 180 More
O’Brien’s Pub and Grill

726 Main Street, OuraySlainte. The word is Irish Gaelic, meaning health. In a bar, Slainte means “cheers.” Doesn’t it seem a lot like “slake”? That is what you should visit O’Brien’s to do. The bummer is that there is no actual O’Brien associated with this bar and pub, a Ouray fixture since 2007. The founders […]

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Buen Tiempo Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

01/02/15 | By | 185 More
Buen Tiempo Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

515 Main Street, OurayIf you are in need of soothing sustenance following a climb at Ouray Ice Park – perhaps in the form of a plate of enchiladas, a burrito grande or a piping-hot bowl of green chile stew – Buen Tiempo has your back. And if you desire something warming to help build courage […]

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Bin 707 Foodbar

12/26/14 | By | 226 More
Bin 707 Foodbar

225 N. 5th St. (Alpine Bank Building), Grand JunctionIf we told you there was a place in Grand Junction that was more urban bistro than small-town restaurant, would you go? Not that there is anything wrong with small town restaurants, and Grand Junction has some very good ones: Il Bistro Italiano, W. W. Pepper’s for […]

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The Adobe Inn

12/18/14 | By | 220 More
The Adobe Inn

251 Liddell Drive, RidgwayLet’s start with what Ridgway’s Adobe Inn is not. It is not: –Easy to find. –An example of high end or “modern Mexican” from the likes of chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, or boldly-spiced, Latin-influenced cuisine á la Food Network star Bobby Flay. No, The Adobe, tucked away down a […]

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Cimarron Cafe

12/03/14 | By | 188 More
Cimarron Cafe

On the long drive home to Telluride from Montrose and need a quick bite? Ridgway’s Cimarron Café has got you covered. You’ve surely seen the sign, just before Ouray County’s only stoplight (if you reach the Shell station, you’ve gone too far). Behind the weathered wood exterior is a sleek café that turns out a […]

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A Classic American Burger Joint With a Healthy Twist

10/09/14 | By | 566 More
A Classic American Burger Joint With a Healthy Twist

Instead of grilling or frying up an oily, greasy burger, they have harnessed the power of steam to cook their meat.

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High Times at the Bon Ton

09/11/14 | By | 193 More
High Times at the Bon Ton

A restaurant that is a destination in itself.

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Cheesy, Gooey Indulgence at The Alpinist and the Goat

08/24/14 | By | 299 More
Cheesy, Gooey Indulgence at The Alpinist and the Goat

Because when in Rome… or in this case when in a mountain town, or more in this case, when in an alpine town in Colorado’s San Juans….

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Telluride Food Tours: Not Just About Food

08/14/14 | By | 190 More
Telluride Food Tours: Not Just About Food

The tour meanders along the sunny streets, giving the tour an eclectic flair while avoiding monotony.

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Summer Sensations at Smak Bar and Restaurant Rev

08/06/14 | By | 69 More
Summer Sensations at Smak Bar and Restaurant Rev

Both have always incorporated local ingredients on their menu and currently feature items from Zephros Farms, Tomten, Farms, Avalanche Goat Dairy and the Southwest Fresh Farm Co-op.

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A Food and Wine Spectacular at The Peaks

07/16/14 | By | More
A Food and Wine Spectacular at The Peaks

An evening like this – the food and wine spectacular – is, it would seem, becoming as much of an attraction as any other art form or type of entertainment on a high-end resort’s menu of offerings.

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07/07/14 | By | 513 More

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Say No to Stale Beans and Yes to Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters

06/30/14 | By | More
Say No to Stale Beans and Yes to Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters

Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters in Ridgway is a place where you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while picking up fresh beans.

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VIDEO | Gus Learns to Make Talay’s Famous Thailandaise Sauce

06/30/14 | By | 92 More
VIDEO | Gus Learns to Make Talay’s Famous Thailandaise Sauce

You can try Thailandaise Sauce at Siam’s Talay Grille in Mountain Village or Siam Telluride.

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Ouray Brewing Company

06/13/14 | By | More
Ouray Brewing Company

Colorado is state of beer bliss and the brews poured at the Ouray Brewing Co. don’t fall short of that characterization.

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RECIPE | Siam’s Talay Grille’s “Thailandaise Sauce”

06/05/14 | By | More

Thailandaise can be served with anyting you like with Hollandaise. Try it with seafood, vegetables and eggs.

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WILD FORK CAFE

05/22/14 | By | More
WILD FORK CAFE

The Ouray Hot Springs Pool’s new Wild Fork Cafe is Lori Burgess’s latest venture into delighting the collective tastebuds of Ouray County.

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SUSHITINI

05/01/14 | By | More
SUSHITINI

Sushitini is Montrose’s Main Street destination for fresh Asian cuisine serving a variety of seafood, soups and salads.

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TELLURIDE TRUFFLE

04/17/14 | By | More
TELLURIDE TRUFFLE

Since 1997, Telluride Truffle has become a confectionary staple in Telluride. Piping hot cocoa, handcrafted truffles and irresistible ice cream sundaes are served year-round in Telluride, Mountain Village and Lawson Hill

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THE BIG BURRITO

03/27/14 | By | More
THE BIG BURRITO

Dan and Michele Pilon have set up and opened their Big Burrito food cart on the edge of east Main Street.

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PESCADO

03/13/14 | By | More
PESCADO

What stole the show was Pitt’s yellowtail sashimi, topped with a thin slice of jalapeño sitting in a layer of ponzu. Each slice is butter-soft, with a spicy underpinning from that pepper.

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RECIPE | Kimchi Cravings Roll On

02/02/14 | By | More
RECIPE | Kimchi Cravings Roll On

I’ve continued to experiment with my kimchi creations but recently hit a dead end when my supply of Korean chili paste (without preservatives) ran out. What to use now?

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A Salad Bar Worth Returning to Time (and Time Again)

01/13/14 | By | More
A Salad Bar Worth Returning to Time (and Time Again)

Go there for lunch and get their all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad bar and you are free to indulge in all the satisfying salad combinations your heart desires.

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Great Coffee, Vinyl Records and Killer Breakfast Sandwiches at Riddled Raven

01/06/14 | By | More
Great Coffee, Vinyl Records and Killer Breakfast Sandwiches at Riddled Raven

If you haven’t been to the Riddled Raven yet, it’s a great local coffee shop that serves Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters coffee and has a cozy and unique atmosphere that invites you to cozy up to a hot drink, a Watch newspaper and simply enjoy a morning.

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Got a Hankering for Good Wings? Horsefly Brings the Heat.

01/04/14 | By | More
Got a Hankering for Good Wings? Horsefly Brings the Heat.

For us, the Horsefly Brewing Company in Montrose has become the place to satisfy our wing craving.

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DISPATCHES | In Which Our Hero Survives a Vicious Medical Attack

10/13/11 | By | More
DISPATCHES | In Which Our Hero Survives a Vicious Medical Attack

Schultheis’s alter-ego Wahab waves “sayonara to Napoleon the Cancer, who is no more.”

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Summertime is All About the Thrill of the Grill

05/11/10 | By | More
Summertime is All About the Thrill of the Grill

Simple or sensational: A guide to this summer’s best grills.

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