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E Town

Caramie Schnell
Vail, CO Colorado

E-Town’s struck a balance when it comes to pleasing a variety of valley locals and visitors. With dark wood and leather furnishings, the restaurant feels markedly classy, while sleek light fixtures and big windows keep the space light and airy. In all, the restaurant is nice enough to take your grandparents to for dinner and it’s kid-friendly, too. Big leather booths seat 10 to 12 people and feature personal sound systems and flat screen TV’s, making them the perfect spot to watch the game. On sunny Friday afternoons, the outdoor patio is the place to be but beware, it fills up fast.

‘Good food’

The wide variety of menu items ” everything from mini lobster tacos to garlic shrimp pizza and a whole bevy of burgers ” means that most everyone will walk away pleased.

Executive chef Adam Noha’s been heading up the food side of the Edwards eatery for nearly a year now. In that time he’s changed the menu nearly five times, tweaking dishes and adding new ones. He’s searching for a nice balance between comfort food ” they serve tater tots! ” and fancier plates like the filet topped with rosy-hued lobster chunks and bearnaise. Either way, the end goal is simple: “We just really want to make good food,” he said.

Tropical themes

Thanks to the time Noha spent in culinary school in Honolulu, Hawaii, a handful of seafood dishes ” some with Asian themes, some with tropical touches ” dot the summer menu. The pan-seared Mahi is served with coconut cream sauce. The warm fish is juxtaposed with a cold Thai rice noodle salad chock full of fresh mint, cilantro and basil. The fish tacos “also made with fresh Mahi and topped with cabbage slaw and roasted mango salsa ” have been “flying out the door,” Noha said.

The coconut shrimp are breaded in house with panko bread crumbs and shredded coconut and served with homemade pineapple sweet and sour sauce.

The best part is most menu items are under $15, said co-owner Kevin Egan.

“We try and make it affordable for people out on vacation but also for the locals who are trying to get out and be social without killing the checkbook,” he said.

E Town

295 Main Street, Riverwalk, Edwards

970.926.4080

etowncolorado.com


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