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How to entertain your Vail Valley guests in town for the holidays (1)

December 16, 2014 — 

For local chef Allana Smith, the holidays mean good food, incredible company and pink applesauce. And no, the pink applesauce isn’t some gourmet preparation Smith dreamt up in the Larkspur …

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Colorful Cooking column: Steam whole artichokes or used canned to make a dip (2)

December 16, 2014 — 

Modernizing your holiday meals is simple. Take a classic dish that everyone requests and mix it up with a few new tricks. My job allows me to learn from master …

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Vail Daily feature story: Know your joe (3)

December 15, 2014 — 

Coffee talk is getting a little complicated. There is a trend among coffee brewing aficionados to use more hand-brew methods rather than a conventional coffee brewer, said Tara Picklo, owner …

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Sonnenalp’s Ludwig’s in Vail offering a new completely gluten-free menu (4)

December 13, 2014 — 

VAIL — Ludwig’s, the signature restaurant in the Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail Village, is now open for the winter season with a brand new menu, consisting entirely of gluten-free dishes. …

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Edwards 10-year-old wins Uncle Ben’s cooking contest (5)

December 12, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — Somewhere around 350 rambunctious elementary school kids cheered on classmate Chloe Hornbostel on Friday morning during a surprise, all-school assembly at Edwards Elementary School. Chloe, 10, was chosen …

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Vail bartender is Colorado’s ‘Most Imaginative Bartender’ (6)

December 11, 2014 — 

VAIL — Tacy Rowland doesn’t like banana flavor. But that didn’t stop the Vail bartender from incorporating banana liqueur into a cocktail at a recent cocktail competition in Las Vegas, …

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Crazy Mountain releases its Snowcat Coffee Stout (7)

December 11, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — Crazy Mountain Brewing Company announced the release of Snowcat Coffee Stout this week. The beer is a 5.9 percent ABV coffee stout available in a six-pack of 12-ounce …

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Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap is the new McCoy’s (8)

December 6, 2014 — 

Meet the new McCoy’s. For nearly three decades, a clever catchphrase — “meet me at McCoy’s” — has been the restaurant’s sole claim to fame. Beaver Creek regulars tend to …

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Dive Fish House in Edwards a seafood-lover’s haven (9)

December 2, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — Edwards’ newest restaurant is not your typical dive, as the name implies. No gritty bar counters, cave-like lighting or questionable finger food options — instead, the fish house, …

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Wine Muse Charity Dinner comes to Maya on Thursday (10)

December 2, 2014 — 

AVON — Maya, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa’s modern Mexican kitchen and tequila bar by chef Richard Sandoval, is hosting a special Wine Muse Charity Dinner on Thursday, featuring …

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More than just solutions to large family gatherings, bunk-bed rooms tap into nostalgia (11)

December 1, 2014 — 

Mountain homes invite intergenerational gatherings, but within their open floor plans, bunk-bed rooms become kids’ refuges. “There’s a place in a lot of people’s hearts when they think about going …

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Powder is just the start: A street-level guide to the patios, piano bars and off-piste party havens of Vail and Beaver Creek (12)

December 1, 2014 — 

APRÈS FOR ALL AGES The après scene draws two distinct cultures: one comes for the party, the other just wants a laid-back place to relax with kids, and a beer …

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Local chef balances heat with flavor with his line of Red Canyon Spice sauces and rubs (13)

December 1, 2014 — 

While a knee injury might seem like the ultimate downer for anyone who aims to enjoy the mountain lifestyle all year long, Chef Michael Connolly found a surprising upside in …

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Breakfast in bed makes the morning special (14)

December 1, 2014 — 

Gemütlichkeit is German for “breakfast in bed” … or for all the things that we love about dining from the comfort of down pillows and duvets. The translation really means …

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At Bachelors Lounge in the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, relaxation comes paired with cigars, cocktails and the best friends you’ve yet to meet (15)

December 1, 2014 — 

At Bachelors Lounge, the posh new cigar bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, the characters you meet set it apart from just about anything else around here. And never mind …

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Ceil Folz is the face of the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships, a testament to her artistic and athletic family. (16)

December 1, 2014 — 

Ceil Folz’s life is non-stop. From morning ‘til night she is on call, on one mission or another. Once her feet hit the ground, it’s hours before she can actually …

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Eat, Sleep and Soak at Vail’s Game Creek Chalet (17)

December 1, 2014 — 

Naturally, the glade that sits on the east side of Game Creek Bowl has snow that’s either crunchy or soft, but we picked a good day to carve some smooth …

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Parce encapsulates the spirit of Colombia in every aged bottle (18)

December 1, 2014 — 

How does one bottle a cultural experience? This was the idea behind Parce Rum, a new high-end Colombian sipping rum produced by Cordillera resident Brian Powers along with his brothers, …

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Chef Daniel Joly a judge in Prix Culinaire International cooking competition in Paris (19)

November 26, 2014 — 

Chef Daniel Joly, owner of Mirabelle at Beaver Creek, was a judge in the 48th annual Prix Culinaire International final held in Paris earlier this week. Joly is a member …

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Powder 8 Kitchen and Tap Room in Beaver Creek opens Wednesday (20)

November 25, 2014 — 

BEAVER CREEK — Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap, the newest addition to casual mountain-side dining in Beaver Creek Village, opens today. Ideally situated at the base of Beaver Creek’s new …

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