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Eagle’s Grand Avenue Grill debuts daily breakfast service

April 20, 2017 — EAGLE — Grand Avenue Grill — the popular, nearly 15-year-old Eagle eatery located right where its name proclaims — has launched new hours and expanded its breakfast dining options. The restaurant is now open for breakfast and lunch from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: When evaluating wine, judge by the bottle

April 19, 2017 — At a wine tasting this past week, I, like the other people in the room, focused intensely on the nine glasses in front of me. The representatives of the wineries sat at a table in front of us, and as we picked up each glass […]

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Say adios to Tacorico: Edwards restaurant celebrates final day April 22

April 18, 2017 — EDWARDS — Got tacos? Not for long. After 3 1/2 years, Tacorico in Edwards will be closing after a final evening of service on Saturday. As of Monday, May 1, the restaurant space will be transforming into Craftsman, a new concept being introduced by established […]

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Photo: Larkburger rolls out limited-edition chimichurri-bacon cheeseburger

April 18, 2017 — Last week, Larkburger in Edwards rolled out its first-ever limited-time burger, the chimichurri-bacon cheeseburger. The burger features 100 percent Black Angus beef and house-made chimichurri sauce, along with pepper jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, house-ripened tomato, green leaf lettuce, red onion, house sauce, arugula and […]

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Vail Valley restaurants are keeping it classic with steak frites

April 12, 2017 — Steak frites is French for steak and fries, and although the dish's roots are European, Americans know meat and potatoes. It's basic, yes, but when a restaurant can do simple right, it stands out. Splendido at the Chateau in Beaver Creek has had steak frites […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Wine festival season begins with Taste of Vail

April 6, 2017 — It was a bit like seeing a rock star. Just over there, under a towering pine that cast a shadow on the snow fort, standing by himself, dressed in ski clothes sans jacket, sat the dashing winemaker Josh Jensen. In front of him on a […]

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Taste of Vail culinary festival begins April 5, with signature events, seminars

April 4, 2017 — Early April was once a quiet time of year in the valley, but Taste of Vail has given resurgence to spring. From today through Sunday, culinary movers and shakers will head to Vail venues for memorable tastings centered on current trends in food and wine. […]

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10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits opens new tasting room, distillery in Gypsum

March 30, 2017 — The guys behind 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co. aren't simply selling alcohol. They are also selling an idea, or more accurately, an ideal. Since 2014, the 10th Mountain crew has been promoting the idyllic Colorado mountain lifestyle, one bottle at a time, from their […]

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Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequilaria kicks fare up a notch

March 28, 2017 — Editor's note: This article was previously published as a paid feature in EAT, a compendium of restaurant snapshots featuring the best in Vail Valley dining. Look for it on newsstands everywhere. AVON — Though Maya is tucked inside The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, this […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Rose season is nearly upon us; try it at Taste of Vail

March 28, 2017 — My favorite tweet of the week came not from the White House or Congress, and it had nothing to do with health care or unmasking. No, my favorite tweet of the week appeared last Monday, the first day of spring, as a re-tweet of an […]

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High Altitude Baking: Triple chocolate drops (recipe)

March 28, 2017 — Editor's note: High altitudes make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Do you love chocolate truffles? Then this […]

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Changing of the guard: Trio of local restaurants shift management, ownership

March 28, 2017 — Change is one way to really freshen up a restaurant. Here are a few eateries in the Vail Valley that are mixing things up a little. Mango's Mountain Grill Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily Location: 166 Eagle Street, Red Cliff, 970-827-9109, mangosmountaingrill.com Mango's […]

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Changing of the guard: Trio of local restaurants shift management, ownership

March 28, 2017 — Change is one way to really freshen up a restaurant. Here are a few eateries in the Vail Valley that are mixing things up a little. Mango's Mountain Grill Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily Location: 166 Eagle Street, Red Cliff, 970-827-9109, mangosmountaingrill.com Mango's […]

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Eagle’s Pickups Pizza expands menu, hours

March 26, 2017 — EAGLE — You can't argue that Pickups Pizza has passion for their product. For the past year, Pickups has been serving up Chicago style thin crust pizza and building a keen customer base. So when owners Oliver and Shannon Philpott started mulling the idea of […]

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Wyld at The Ritz hires new executive sous chef, Aaron Baxendale

March 24, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch recently welcomed Aaron Baxendale as executive sous chef of Wyld, the resort's new signature restaurant. Baxendale brings more than 12 years of experience and a passion for embracing local flavors in his cooking. A Cleveland native, Baxendale began […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Decant wine to practice the art of the pour

March 24, 2017 — The wine was not mine, but I could not take my eyes off the sommelier as she poured it. In her hands was a vessel of glass so beautiful as to be an object of art. A tapered neck, nearly two feet long, extended from […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Hometown wines of FIS World Cup Finals competitors

March 16, 2017 — With this prodigious winter winding into spring, the fastest ski racers in the world are in the United States for the FIS World Cup ski races. The Finals will be contested on the slopes of Aspen mountain this weekend. The best of the best — […]

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Bookworm author event explores question: Are GMOs good for us?

March 15, 2017 — Throughout human history, communities have modified seeds to create faster-growing, larger and tastier food. After the agriculture revolution, community leaders, scientists, engineers and farmers began manipulated planting, growing, feeding and seeding techniques. Within the past two decades, the world has created industries around the focus […]

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High Altitude Baking: Irish whiskey blondies for St. Paddy’s Day (recipe)

March 14, 2017 — Editor's note: High altitudes make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Butter, brown sugar, nuts, chocolate and a […]

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March 14, 2017 — The Reuben is a classic deli sandwich that will fill you up with gooey goodness and diverse flavors. The origination of the sandwich has many stories. My favorite is when a stage actress came into the New York restaurant Reuben's in 1914 and declared she […]

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