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April 30, 2013
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Eagle County's season for deals

This time of year, depending on what town you're in, it's often easier to find a closed restaurant than an open one in late April. But the restaurants that are open, oftentimes offer specials that bring Eagle County residents out in droves. Like Rebecca Schroeppel, a local foodie who loves checking out what's available in the off season.

“Off season is the best time for locals to get out and enjoy the amazing dining Vail had to offer without breaking the bank,” she said. “Honestly, as a foodie, it's my favorite time of the year.”

Save yourself a phone call and read on to find out who's open, who's not and who has a sweet deal.

Vail Village

Terra Bistro - 50 percent off dinner entrees.

La Tour - 50 percent off dinner entrees.

Vendetta's - Open for lunch and dinner. All dinner entrees under $12.

Elway's - Special prix fixes options starting at $37.

Ore House - All you can eat ribs, chicken or trout for $19.99.

Russell's - 50 percent off all entrees except crab legs. Closing April 20, reopening June 7.

The George - Off season menu features $20 entrees, including surf and turf.

Sweet Basil - All lunch entrees $13.95. Dinner special includes any three-courses for $45.

Mountain Standard - Closed until May 1. Reopening with following specials: $10 lunchtime appetizers and a daily lunch entree special for $12.95. Happy hour offerings on oysters and drafts. At dinner, all appetizers are $10, all entrees $20.

Bol - Discounted wine list and free bowling shoes during off season.

Sushi Oka - 40 percent off entire bill. Closed May 1-9.

La Bottega - 25 percent off all food. Closed April 25 to May 25.

Kelly Liken - Open Wednesday through Sundays with three courses for $45 off season special.

Lord Gore - Reopening June 21.

The Fitz - Reopening May 22.

Tap Room - Same specials year round.

Bully Ranch - Daily specials.

Red Lion - Reopening May 24.

Los Amigos - Reopening June 6.

Big Bear Bistro - Open year round.

Pepi's - Reopening May 24.

Left Bank - Closed. Reopens June 14.

Lancelot - Reopening around May 20.

Up the Creek - Reopening April 27.

Pazzo's - Closed April 28 - May 15.

Alpenrose - Closed May 1-14.

Campo de Fiori - Reopening June 5.

Swiss Chalet - Reopening May 3, with three-course dinner specials and a new summer menu.

Leonora - Reopening June 20.

Osaki's - Closed for the off season.

La Cantina - Reopening date of May 24.

Tavern on the Gore - Closed for the off season.

Larkspur - Closed for the off season.

East Vail

Blu's - Closed, will reopen around Memorial Day.

Lionshead

Montauk - 25 percent off entire bill.

Blue Moose Pizza - Reopening May 24.

Vail Chophouse - Reopening May 28.

Tavern on the Square - Closing at 9 p.m. during off season instead of the usual 10 p.m.

Billy's Island Grill - Reopening in “late May or early June.”

Garfinkel's - Reopening for this weeked.

El Sabor - Reopening May 24.

French Deli - Open.

Old Forge - Closed for six weeks.

Moe's - Closed for the off season.

Bart & Yeti's - Closed for the off season.

West Vail

Nozawa - 50 percent off all sushi rolls and dinner entrees.

May Palace - Open.

Vail Ale House - Open.

Atwater - Three courses for $30 prix fixe dinner available from 5 to 7 p.m. through May 23.

Westside Cafe - Serving breakfast and lunch only during off season.

Minturn

Kirby Cosmo's - Open.

Minturn Country Club - $2.99 nights on Wednesdays with 8-ounce New York strip for $2.99; 50 percent off entrees on weekends. Closed April 28-May 13.

Minturn Saloon - Reopening May 17 with off-season specials.

Nicky's Quickie - Open.

Magustos - Open.

The Turntable - Open.

Eagle-Vail

Ti Amo - Reopening May 3 for dinner, May 6 for lunch.

Route 6 Cafe - Open.

Beaver Creek

8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill - $14 burger-n-beer special at lunch and dinner.

Mirabelle - Reopening May 23.

Toscanini - Reopening June 1.

Beano's - Reopening June 1.

Golden Eagle Inn - Reopening May 10.

Beaver Creek Chophouse - Reopening May 24.

C-Bar - Reopening May 24.

Dusty Boot - Reopening May 15.

Blue Moose - Reopening May 24.

Hooked - Reopening May 24.

The Metropolitan - Reopening May 23.

Blue Moose Pizza - Reopening May 24.

Avon

Vin 48 - $18 any large plate, happy hour in the Bar until 6:30 p.m. with $8 small plates.

Northside Kitchen - all sorts of specials for $7 or $8! Closing for a remodel April 29; reopening May 15 with 120 seats.

Fiesta Jalisco - 20 percent off entire bill (must present Vail Daily coupon). $3.99 happy hour available all day.

Castle Peak Grill - Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Nozawa - 50 percent off all sushi rolls and dinner entrees.

Bob's Place - Open.

Loaded Joe's - Open.

Montana's - Open.

Gondola Pizza - Open.

Pazzo's Pizza -Open.

Red Mountain Grill - Open.

Agave - Open. Tacos & Tunes every Tuesday.

Cima - Reopening as Maya in June.

Edwards

Juniper - 50 percent off entrees through April 20. Closed April 21 to May 24.

Gashouse - 30 percent off dinner or wine, $21.95 combo special; Filet, lobster tail and shrimp skewer.

Balata - Two-course dinner for $30. Choose an appetizer or dessert plus any entrée from the dinner menu. Includes choose of house wine, draft beer, well cocktail or soda.

Zino - Two courses for $29; Choose from the entire menu! Mussel madness every Tuesday.

Old Forge Pizza - $10 16-inch pizza. Monday through Wednesday $12.99 full tray.

Dish - Chef's tasting menu; five courses for $25.

Vista - Reopening May 24.

Last Course - Reopening the first week of May.

e-Town - Closed through April 26.

Main St. Grill - Two for Tuesday, with two for one dinner entrees.

Fiesta's - Open.

Gore Range Brewery - Open.

Café Milano - Open.

Woody's - Open.

The Lost Cajun - Open. Wednesday and Friday night specials.

Sato - Open.

Café 163 - Open.

Eagle

Yummy Café - 50 percent off one entrée with Vail Daily coupon.

* List compiled by John LaConte and Mark Bricklin.


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