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Vail Wine Ink column: A chilly reminder — France vineyards currently battling frost

May 19, 2017 — Two weeks ago, this column detailed the extensive efforts that winegrowers in the Burgundy region of France were undertaking to protect their vineyards from hail. Unfortunately, before their investment in a "high-tech hail shield" could produce success, the growers were attacked by a different weather […]

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Bookworm of Edwards hosts food industry researcher on Thursday, May 18

May 16, 2017 — EDWARDS — Today, we shop at grocery stores, order our food online and pick up meals through drive-thru windows. Food is becoming more convenient and quick — but where is our food coming from? On Thursday, researcher Michael Carolan will be at The Bookworm of […]

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Turntable back on track — iconic Minturn restaurant reopens

May 16, 2017 — Elvis has left the building. The Boo's Burrito, however, and the model train circling the dining room are still there. The Turntable Restaurant in Minturn reopened this month after being closed for much of 2016 and 2017, following former manager Darla Goodell's death in 2015. […]

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Gypsum’s Creekside Grill finds success where many others failed

May 14, 2017 — GYPSUM — With its expansive veranda offering some of the Vail Valley's most panoramic vistas and its appealing indoor dining area anchored by a central fireplace, it was always a mystery why so many restaurateurs failed at the Gypsum Creek Golf Clubhouse. Five years ago, […]

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Healthyish Foods delivers single-serving organic desserts

May 9, 2017 — Indulge in moderation. That's the idea Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh decided to embrace when it comes to sweets. "I started the company because I love dessert," she said, "but I don't want to have a full tray of brownies or an entire cake sitting around beckoning." Thomas-Drawbaugh […]

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High Altitude Baking: Lemon buttons are quick and easy to make

May 9, 2017 — Editor's note: High altitudes makes 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. Here's a two-bite cookie that's as pretty […]

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Offseason dining, part 1: Vail Valley restaurants offer smoking deals

May 2, 2017 — Avon • Agave (1060 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., 970-748-8666) will be open through Friday, culminating the winter season with a celebration of Cinco de Mayo with specials and live music — $1 tacos, $2 drafts, $3 margaritas and $5 house-aged tequila or rattlesnake tequila shots. […]

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PHOTO: Munchie Brunchie lighting up the Remedy Bar this summer

April 26, 2017 — Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail will offer a high-altitude brunch at The Remedy Bar starting Saturday, June 3, and running through the summer. It's called the Munchie Brunchie and will be offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Executive Chef Marcus […]

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Vail Wine Ink Column: The Madrones in Mendocino County

April 26, 2017 — Perhaps the best part of wine travel is discovery. It could be a grape you have never tasted. Perhaps a vineyard that you see for the first time. Or, it could be an oasis in a region just a bit further afield. A recent wine […]

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High Altitude Baking: Lemon-cranberry walnut scones with lemon glaze (recipe)

April 26, 2017 — Editor's note: High altitudes makes 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. A high-five to Scotland for giving us […]

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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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