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Ashcroft’s Pine Creek Cookhouse

July 9, 2018 — There's no cell service here in the middle of the Elk Mountains, and that's only part of the beauty of dining at Pine Creek Cookhouse. When you step off your bike, or out of your hiking shoes or waders, stop and listen to the sound

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Casa Tua

July 9, 2018 — What was once a private club is now a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike. In fact, Casa Tua, located caddy-corner to Paradise Bakery on the Cooper Avenue Mall, is one of summer's hidden treasures with a large outdoor patio in front (perfect

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Chefs Club

July 9, 2018 — Chefs Club has always done things right. And this summer, they're raising the culinary bar yet again by rolling out a new chef residency program with San Francisco-based Matthew Accarrino leading the way. Accarrino, of Michelin-starred SPQR, is serving up a menu that showcases his

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Cooking School of Aspen/The Cottage Aspen

July 9, 2018 — Rob Ittner isn't afraid to take a risk. But opening The Cottage Aspen in the historic building nestled in front of his Rustique Bistro and above his Cooking School of Aspen venue seemed like a no-brainer. "It's a marquis space; the perfect cornerstone to what

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Jimmy’s Bodega

July 9, 2018 — Something special happens when you settle in to your table at Jimmy's Bodega and begin to peruse the extensive menu, scan the fresh offerings at the raw bar and order a bottle off the carefully crafted wine list. In short, you are transported — Jimmy's

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Jimmy’s — An American Restaurant

July 9, 2018 — In a town where restaurants come and go, Jimmy's – An American Restaurant & Bar, has stood the test of time … and for good reason. Located in an upstairs spot overlooking Aspen's Restaurant Row, Jimmy's is king. Proprietor (and namesake) Jimmy Yeager, who also

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JUS

July 9, 2018 — The juice bar trend has finally caught on in Aspen, but Jus Aspen's owners are motivated by something far more significant than a trend. At Jus Aspen, the level of passion and thought that goes into every creation is from the heart because co-owners Landon

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Mawa’s Kitchen

July 9, 2018 — With a mix of cultures influencing its cuisine, Mawa's Kitchen is a bright and beautiful display of fresh, tasty food without a lot of frills. Mawa McQueen, the chef and owner, likes to note that there's nothing "foo foo" about her menu. She takes pride

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Maru

July 9, 2018 — Maru might just have a few years under its belt, but the guys behind the sushi bar and in the kitchen have been around Aspen's sushi scene for decades. Sit down at the sushi bar while head sushi chef and Maru co-owner Taylor Hale is

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The Red Onion

July 9, 2018 — In a town where the dining landscape seemingly changes overnight, the historic Red Onion is the place you can count on — for lunch, happy hour, dinner or late night. "We might be one of the last places in town that's truly local," says co-owner

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Rustique Bistro

July 9, 2018 — Rustique Bistro is not afraid of change. In fact, over the past few years, the locally owned restaurant has moved away from its deep French roots in favor of rustic country fare. Now, this summer, chef-owner Rob Ittner is mixing things up once again by

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Bowlski’s

July 9, 2018 — There are times when the Roaring Fork Valley's fine-dining scene gets to be too much. Too much froufrou, too much chic, too much money … just too much. But rest assured, there is a place where you can take it all down a notch and

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Capitol Creek Brewery

July 9, 2018 — Regulars at Capitol Creek Brewery may have noticed a few recent changes. The brewery's beer is as popular as ever, with flagships like the House Ale and RFG IPA anchoring a rotating lineup. The physical space remains open, airy and energized, with 170 seats between

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Heather’s Savory Pies

July 7, 2018 — Heather's Savory Pies and Tapas Bar For Heather and Rene Lujan, every day at Heather's Savory Pies and Tapas Bar is a labor of love. "Cooking has always been my passion," says Heather, who began making pies out of her home before there was demand

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Market Street Kitchen

July 7, 2018 — Mawa McQueen had no intention of building her booming catering and locals' favorite Aspen restaurant business, but the forces behind the Element Hotel in Willits wouldn't relent. And, recognizing the potential to share her culinary philosophies — fresh, healthy offerings with little foodie fanfare attached

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Skip’s Farm to Market

July 7, 2018 — Dalene Barton loves to prepare a plate of antipasti as a quick dinner. It's an easy option for her kids to grab and go, and in the summer months, it saves Barton from heating up the house by cooking. It's also easy. Barton is a

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Tempranillo

July 7, 2018 — There is passion, and then there is passion. Tempranillo's Madrid-born chef-owner Javier Gonzalez-Bringas and wife embody the latter. "We just really want people  to come here and feel like they're in a different place — to be transported a bit," says Laura Maine Gonzalez-Bringas. Tempranillo's

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Woody Creek Distillers

July 7, 2018 — There's more to the farm-to-table movement than what you'll find in Aspen's restaurants. At Woody Creek Distillers in Basalt, it's a farm-to-bottle movement, with locally grown potatoes being used to create the finest handcrafted spirits around — and in summer, this means a whole menu

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Allegria

July 7, 2018 — The phrase "farm to table" has become a buzz term in culinary circles. In recent years, restaurants have increased their emphasis on relationships with farmers, sometimes with menus that note specific purveyors or restaurant paraphernalia that offers a back-story for a producer. For Allegria Restaurant's

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Carbondale Beer Works

July 7, 2018 — Patrice Fuller and Chachi Rodriguez had longtime dreams. The pair of longtime colleagues wanted to combine their food-and-beer experience by opening a brewery in Washington, but it fell through. They decided, instead, to look at existing breweries that were for sale. After spending 36 hours

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