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Best of Vail Valley 2019: See the full list of winners

October 16, 2019

Category Winner # Art Gallery Matt Inden Photography 1 Art Gallery Formation Boutique 2 Art Gallery Artspace 3 Day Trip From Eagle County Iron Mountain Hot Springs 1 Day Trip From Eagle County Leadville 2...


Best Patio — Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Vail Brewing Co. / Rocky Mountain Taco 2. Drunken Goat 3. Bonfire Brewing There are few things better than ending a busy day with a cold beer and a fresh taco. At the patio...



Best Mexican Food — Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Rocky Mountain Taco 2. Fiesta’s Cafe & Cantina 3. La Cantina With the witty self-proclaimed “world’s most best taco” plastered on the side of the Rocky Mountain Taco Truck, the traditional menu also features...



Best Brunch — Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Vintage 2. Rocky Mountain Taco 3. Westside Café and Market Because brunch without cocktails is just breakfast, Vintage serves up a variety of cocktails during its Champagne Brunch on Fridays through Sundays from 8:30...


Best Burger – Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Craftsman 2. Larkburger 3. Southside Benderz Three years ago, Chris Schmidt helped open Craftsman in Edwards because he wanted a simple, chef-driven sandwich shop. And when it comes to burgers, the best burger in...


Best Fast Food — Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Rocky Mountain Taco 2. Larkburger Edwards 3. La Cantina Fast food that’s delicious is better than food that’s just fast. That’s why Vail Daily readers have again named Rocky Mountain Taco the best fast...



Best Event/Festival Food ­­— Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Rocky Mountain Taco 2. Bonfire Block Party 3: Vail Farmers’ Market We’re all familiar with fair and concert food. Rocky Mountain Taco literally brings something different to the party. That’s why Vail Daily readers...




Best Budtenders — Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. High Country Healing 2. Rocky Road Remedies Vail 3. Sweet Leaf Pioneer Walking into a dispensary for the first time, you’re faced with a galaxy of choices. Do you want to smoke? How about...


Best Pet Friendly Business — Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Bonfire Brewing 2. Doggie Style Pet Grooming 3. Aunt Lizzie’s Pet Sitting There’s quite a large group of canine regulars at Bonfire Brewing. Some of them have even been memorialized on the tap room’s...


Best Offseason Deal — Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Nozawa 1. Juniper 3. Buzz’s Boards Both Nozawa in Avon and Juniper in Edwards offer 50% off during the “offseason.” Nozawa offers half-off dinner entrees, all sushi rolls and hibachi entrees (dine in only),...


Best Chairlift — Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Gondola One 2. Northwoods Express 3. Eagle Bahn Gondola Gondola One opened in 2012 with Pepi and Sheika Gramshammer smashing a bottle of champagne against a steel support on the lift, and was celebrated...


Best Mechanic Shop – Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Leadfoot Linda’s 2. Performance Automotive Center 3. Vail Auto Repair First things first. Leadfoot Linda Brodin really does have a lead foot. Her dad hung the moniker on her when she was a teenager...


Best Veterinary Practice — Best of Vail Valley 2019

October 16, 2019

1. Castle Peak Veterinary Services 2. Vail Valley Animal Hospital 3. Avon Pet Center Castle Peak Veterinary Services in Eagle and Edwards has been treating the Vail Valley’s feline and canine residents for more than...