Eagle gets taste of the tropics at Dusty Boot
June 27, 2013
EAGLE – The Dusty Boot Steakhouse and Saloon recently brought a little taste of the beach to Eagle in honor of the restaurant's five-year anniversary there.
The Dusty Flip Flop is a tiki bar on the restaurant's patio. It features tropical drinks and a variety of specials, including Free Beer Fridays and live music on Saturdays.
"Every Friday, we get a keg from Mountain Beverage and we start pouring at 5 p.m. until it's gone," said bartender Jeff Anderson. "It has definitely upped business."
Dusty Boot Director of Operations Cameron Douglas said they had the idea for a while but circumstances didn't align to open the tiki bar until this year.
"It's our five-year anniversary in Eagle and we came out of a better winter (in terms of business), so we had more incentive to do it," he said. "It's been a hit ever since. It changed the tone of the deck a little bit — it looks like it should be next to the beach."
Island and Slushie Delights are among the tiki-theme drinks. Anderson pointed to an array of slushie machines behind the bar that are used to make daiquiris and pina coladas, and variations such as a Lava Flow, which has layers of pina colada and strawberry daiquiri with light rum. That's all in addition to the Boot's regular menu.
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"It's been great weather to sit outside and there is a place for the kids to run around," Douglas said. "There are a couple tiki bars in Summit County and it seems like a good way to make the most out of a short summer, and our summer is longer here, so we might as well take advantage of it."