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Manor Vail Lodge set to host Bourbon and Barbecue event on Aug. 30

VAIL — This Labor Day weekend, The Fitz Lounge invites you to experience a great day of barbecuing, bourbon tasting, live music, dancing and backyard games.

The Bourbon and Barbecue event will take place on the Manor Vail Lodge lawn Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Meet Executive Chef Weston Schroeder (native to the world’s capital for barbecue: Kansas City) and chef Eric Berggren as they serve up a tasty barbecue buffet menu with items including pork ribs, beef short ribs, mac and cheese, baked beans, Colorado sweet corn, Palisade peach cobbler and much more.

Live music will be provided by Dawn Poff and Brent Gordon. The event ticket includes bourbon tasting stations throughout the event including brands such as Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and Jack Daniel’s whiskeys.

The cost is $65 for adults (includes bourbon tasting and all-you-can-eat barbecue), $25 for kids (12 and younger). Ticket prices increase the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thefitz lounge.com or during the Gourmet on Gore Vail Village Tasting Tour Aug. 29 at Masters’ Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m.

Looking for Labor Day lodging? Check out Manor Vail’s Gourmet on Gore special offer, which includes two tickets to Manor Vail’s Bourbon and Barbecue event, two tickets to Vail’s Gourmet on Gore culinary festival Tasting Tour and two commemorative Gourmet on Gore wine glasses. Accommodations include choice of a studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom condominium with continental breakfast. For more information, visit www.thefitzlounge.com.

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The VailDaily Updated Aug 19, 2014 02:08PM Published Aug 19, 2014 12:44PM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.