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Open for Business: Root & Flower

Name of business: Root & Flower

Physical address: 288 Bridge Street Vail, CO 81657

Phone number: 970-470-4189

Email: hello@rootandflowervail.com

Website: www.rootandflowervail.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are open Mondays through Thursdays from 4 p.m.-12 a.m. and Fridays through Sundays 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. serving brunch on the weekends. To-go cocktails, wine and food are still available. All of our menus are updated and current on our website.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We are still virtual! Our virtual wine tasting classes on Fridays will continue through June. Go to our website to view the classes and book your spot.

How can the community support you?

The community can best support us by coming in to see us, ordering take out or buying gift cards.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Instagram and Facebook are the best ways to stay up to date with our offerings.

What’s the response been?

The response to our virtual classes, our takeout offerings and our new food menu has been amazing!

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

Plans going forward are just to stay true to our brand and be creative!

Open for Business: Up the Creek

Name of business: Up the Creek

Physical address: 223 E Gore Creek Dr.

Phone number: 970-476-8141

Email: Info@vailupthecreek.com

Website: www.vailupthecreek.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are offering a limited menu that can be found on our website on Thursdays-Mondays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for both dine-in and takeout.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

Our goal is to make our customers feel safe while enjoying their dining experience. Our staff will be masked and in gloves and sanitizing all high use areas and items after every use. Tables and walkways will be at least six feet apart and if our guests have any requests to make them feel safer we will try our best to always accommodate those requests.

How can the community support you?

We want our guests to feel safe and comfortable dining again. The best way they can support us is to come have a meal, enjoy a cocktail on our beautiful deck and tell their friends about the experience they had at Up The Creek. If dining at our restaurant isn’t an option we are offering all of our menu and drinks to go.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our social media pages, Instagram and Facebook, as well as our website will be the best way to stay up to date on our menu and operating hours.

What’s the response been?

The response from our community has been great. People have been getting to-go food and picnicking on our lawn as well as enjoying our new dine-in option. 

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

As the “new normal ” evolves we are looking for new ways for our guests to enjoy their experience. Whether that entails them dining in, picnicking on our lawn, or something we’ve never tried before such as pairing dining and an activity like yoga and apps. We will continue running our restaurant safely and conscious of keeping our staff and guests in good health.

Open for Business: Pepi’s Bar & Restaurant

Name of business: Pepi’s Bar & Restaurant 

Physical address: 231 E. Gore Creek Dr. Vail, CO 81657

Phone number: 970-476-4671

Email: info@pepis.com

Website:  pepis.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are offering table service and takeout. Our hours are 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a limited menu. We are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are taking reservations. Come sit on our sunny deck.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We are following COVID-19 guidelines for operation

How can the community support you?

Come and join us for some delicious food and drinks in a safe place.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Feel free to call us or view our website and Facebook page.

What’s the response been?

People are happy we are open and able to enjoy some of our staple menu items and of course enjoy our deck.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? Follow the guidelines that are given so our town’s businesses don’t get shut down again and we can all stay safe moving forward.

Open for Business: Main Street Grill

Name of business: Main Street Grill    

Physical address: 97 Main St. Unit W101, Edwards, CO 81632

Phone number: 970-926-2729

Email: info@mainstreetgrilledwards.com    

Website:  mainstreetgrilledwards.com    

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are now offering table service and takeout daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ordering online works best for takeout orders.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We changed from in-house dining to takeout on March 17, the day we were ordered to close and have sustained our daily operations since then. We also served the Eagle Valley Ambulance District 30 dinners per day for almost seven weeks. We also utilized this opportunity while we were closed to remodel our restaurant in appreciation of our 20 years in business.

How can the community support you?

Please come in or continue to order take out! Buy gift certificates!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our offers can be found on our website, Facebook, Instagram, Vail Daily and radio ads.

What’s the response been?

We have had huge support from our locals through this hard time. We love our locals!

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We are following the guidelines given to us from Eagle County to the Colorado Restaurant Association to the National Restaurant Association. Please be patient while we have to adhere to limited seating capacity and new regulations in order to serve you safely.

Open for Business: Big Bear Bistro

Name of business: Big Bear Bistro

Physical address: 297 Hanson Ranch Road Vail, CO 81657

Phone number: 970-445-1007

Email: info@bigbearbistro.com

Website: bigbearbistro.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

We are offering all of our delicious and natural coffees, breakfast, lunch, crêpes, salads, and après items all day, many of which are organic, vegetarian or vegan. We also offer drinks, beer and wine to drink in or go as well. Check our website for our menu and operating hours.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We have always offered takeout and delivery in Vail and have remained open during the lockdown. We have limited indoor sit-down service, but have an expanded, sunny outdoor seating area, and have implemented all COVID-19 precautions. We’re also offering a free aluminum water bottle with every order of four breakfasts, sandwiches or salads.

How can the community support you?

Stop on in or please order takeout or delivery and consider us for your outdoor hikes, biking or other activities while social distancing. Order ahead via phone, and we’ll walk the order out to your car at the Hanson Ranch Road. We also offer gift certificates for you or surprise and delight your friends, family or your favorite service providers with a gift certificate. Thanks for your business!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

The online menu is a great place to start and can be found at bigbearbistro.com. You can also call us at 970-445-1007 for up-to-date information or check our Facebook page at facebook.com/bigbearbistrovail. We now also offer online ordering.

What’s the response been?

People thank us daily for remaining open. We’ve been pretty much the only breakfast and lunch place open in Vail Village for the duration of the pandemic and our employees are thankful they have work!

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? We plan to continue as a great source for takeout, increase our delivery volume and have implemented online mobile ordering. We are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and as demand increases our hours will expand. Our website will reflect up-to-date operating hours. We’re also considering adding dinner items, as our chefs are talented and restless!

Open for Business: Zino Ristorante

Name of business: Zino Ristorante

Physical address: 27 Main St, Edwards, CO 81632

Phone number: 970-926-0777

Email: info@zinoristorante.com

Website: www.zinoristorante.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are open for table service as well as take out seven nights a week. The patio is open and we’ve also opened 50% capacity inside. Outdoor seating will be weather-dependent. We ask that people make a reservation so that we can accommodate the diners while following all health guidelines. Guests must wear a mask to enter and exit but can remove once the masks once seated. We’re open from 5 p.m. until about 9 p.m. We will still do take for food, wine and specialty cocktails.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We were doing food, wine and cocktails to-go, but now that we are allowed to open, we are happy to welcome people to our deck and indoors at 50% capacity.

How can the community support you?

Make a reservation for what night you want to come in and we are happy to see you again. We are able to take parties of up to eight people from the same household at this time. You can still get take out orders and gift cards through our website.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings? Our website or Facebook page.

What’s the response been?

Our community is amazing! We have been so grateful for the support of our wonderful guests. 

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

We will follow the new guidelines and are happy to continue to serve this great community!

Open for Business: Bonfire Brewing

Name of business: Bonfire Brewing

Physical address: 127 W. 2nd St. Eagle, CO 81637

Phone number: 970-306-7113

Email: info@bonfirebrewing.com

Website: bonfirebrewing.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

Limited capacity but otherwise “normal” operations at the taproom, along with to-go, curbside pickup and home delivery of delicious beer throughout the valley daily. We continue to serve our liquor store, restaurant and grocery partners as well, and we are hosting a food truck occasionally. 

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We now offer a slick online ordering system to make the remote beer buying process simple and easy. Customers can choose contact-free curbside pickup or same-day home delivery if ordered before 4 p.m. Just this week we began serving customers in-person again for the first time since mid-March. We have implemented a variety of measures, including additional outdoor seating, to provide as safe an environment as possible for our community.

How can the community support you?

We’re very grateful that we’re still able to generate some revenue through to-go beer sales and now limited taproom operations. One of the challenges we’re facing is that we have quite a few kegs that may spoil if the pandemic stretches on. If you have a kegerator, consider keeping it stocked with kegs from your local breweries. Growlers and crowlers are also a great way to help us move through the draft beer backlog. In addition, gift card and swag sales, including a custom t-shirt with sales benefiting our staff are available via www.bonfirebrewing.com.    

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Facebook.com/bonfirebrewing and our website. 

What’s the response been?

Our community has been beyond supportive over the past few months and that includes our staff. Everyone has managed to remain productive in some shape or form, with our most recent efforts focused on improvements to the Second Street side of the taproom to create additional patio space. There are some customers that seem to find a way to support us every single day, some that have made anonymous donations to our team and many that have reached out to simply ask how they can help. Despite the need to stay further apart from one another, our team has become much closer as we’ve had the opportunity to work together on projects we otherwise wouldn’t have time for, and to tackle problems collaboratively. 

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? Survive, adapt and grow. We’ve proven we can keep going, despite losing 70% of our business and that is motivating for all of us because it means we’ve created something worth saving. We’ll find a way to provide a safe and rewarding experience at the taproom, no matter how many people are allowed to come through the doors. Local breweries will be an important piece of the economic recovery nationwide as they continue to serve as community hubs and sustainable manufacturers that create good jobs.

Open for Business: Montauk Seafood Grill

Name of business:  Montauk Seafood Grill

Physical address: 549 E. Lionshead Cir. Vail, CO 81657

Phone number: 970-476-2601

Email:  montaukvail@gmail.com

Website:  www.montaukvail.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

We’re doing a smaller menu than normal, but it still has everyone’s favorites. Seared ahi and the herb crusted Alaskan halibut are couple of the most popular items. The seared ahi has been on the menu for 32 years. 

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We’ve really focused on dishes that travel well. Chef Dimitri put a ton of thought into this and has a great to-go menu, but now we’re so excited to be able to open the restaurant again to dine-in customers. We will have our deck open with proper social distancing in place. We will also be opening the dining room, closer to 30% of capacity versus the allowed 50%.

How can the community support you?

Order gift cards, order takeout, stop in and dine with us now that Public Health orders have allowed us to open on a limited basis. We’d even love to just see everyone walking around the villages again. 

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our Facebook page will be the most up to date, followed with information on our website. We’re trying to keep both updated with what we’re offering and any promotions we’ll be offering.

What’s the response been?

It seems like everyone is chomping at the bit to get out in public again.  We’re all looking forward to get back to “almost normal” again soon.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

We will continue to evolve as our industry evolves. We’re not sure what the future hold, but people will always need places to eat, drink, gather and celebrate.

Open for Business: El Segundo

Name of business:  El Segundo

Physical address: 223 Gore Creek Drive Vail

Phone number: 970-763-5470

Email:  elsegundovail@gmail.com

Website: www.elsegundovail.com

 What goods or services are you offering at this time?

We’re doing a limited menu, but it stall has everyone favorites, tacos, margaritas, fajitas. We will have our deck open with proper social distancing in place. We will also be opening the dining room, closer to 30% of capacity versus the allowed 50%. We just want people to feel safe and comfortable while beginning to dine out again. We believe people’s comfort level is very important to dictate the next phase of business for restaurants.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We’re only doing takeout, but a “no contact takeout.” We’re offer a curbside service also, allowing our customer to stay in their cars if they desire.  

How can the community support you?

Eat tacos and drink margaritas!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings? 

Our Facebook page will be the most up to date, followed with information on our website.

What’s the response been?

It’s been so exciting to get back to work and see all of our good friends and customers again!

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?  We’re staying very flexible, as it seems something changes every day with rules and regulations. We will continue to evolve as our industry evolves. Not sure what the future holds, but people will always need places to eat, drink, gather and celebrate.

Open for Business: Qdoba Mexican Eats

Name of Business: Qdoba Mexican Eats

Physical Address: 2161 N. Frontage Road West, Vail, CO 81657

Phone Number: 970-476-7539

Website: www.qdoba.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

Our full menu is being offered through takeout, pickup, and curbside pickup. We’ve also added Family Meal Deals and Burrito Meal Deals to our menu.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

Escalated existing, stringent sanitation procedures, and all orders are currently packaged as to-go. Social distancing protocols have also been established and all employees are wearing facemasks.

How can the community support you?

Drop into the store to order take-out or visit our website or use the Qdoba app to place pick-up orders.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

www.qdoba.com

What’s the response been?

The community has been grateful that we’re open, and we’re also so incredibly grateful for the support of our local community.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We’re looking forward to being able to open our dining room to our guests and anticipate limiting seating capacity, along with maintaining social distancing measures and escalated sanitation protocols. We’re also excited to announce that we’re planning to remodel the restaurant in late June.