More Town Talk for July 31 |

More Town Talk for July 31

The Club at Cordillera recently announced the addition of Bryan Hopping as chef de cuisine for the club’s 9 Iron Grill restaurant, located at the Cordillera Valley Course. A graduate from the University of Mississippi, Hopping went on to fine tune his culinary skills at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Before coming to Colorado, Hopping served as executive chef at Mississippi’s Mallard Manor and as sous chef at the Hotel Hana Maui in Maui, Hawaii. Hopping’s cooking style is “Southern Cuisine,” with an emphasis on Creole/New Orleans dishes. His personal motto is “just keep smiling,” which will certainly be no problem for anyone who tries his food in the coming weeks and months.

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Vail Town Councilman and longtime local Kevin Foley is participating in his 20th Children’s Hospital Courage Classic bike ride this weekend. Foley will bike from Leadville to Minturn to Copper Mountain to Keystone and back. Foley started doing this race after receiving a postcard about it in the mail in 1990. He then became personally affected by the cause when his nephew spent some time in the Children’s Hospital in Aurora in 1998.”You just get a new lease on life,” Foley said.Foley is accepting donations for his charity ride. Call 970-476-2718 or stop by Bart & Yeti’s in Lionshead to donate.

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