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S’mores ice cream?
S’mores ice cream?

June 11, 2019

What could be better than s'mores? How about s'mores-flavored ice cream?




Best of Vail 2018 winners (full list)
Best of Vail 2018 winners (full list)

November 14, 2018

  Drumroll, please! After tallying the results from approximately 7,000 ballots and 58,309 total votes cast, the Vail Daily announced winners from the Best of Vail contest on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Donovan Pavilion. Without...


Local Brewery: Vail Brewing Co.
Local Brewery: Vail Brewing Co.

November 13, 2018

Best Local Brewery: Vail Brewing Co. Vail Brewing Co. Bonfire Brewing 7 Hermits Brewing Co. Enjoying a local craft brew after a day in the sun in perhaps one of the finest things in life....


Margarita: Maya Modern Mexican & Tequileria
Margarita: Maya Modern Mexican & Tequileria

November 13, 2018

Best Margarita: Maya Modern Mexican & Tequileria Maya Modern Mexican & Tequileria Agave El Sabor When diners rave about a meal they had at Maya, they’ll typically mention an amazing margarita, whether it’s a fruit-pureed...


Mexican Food: Rocky Mountain Taco
Mexican Food: Rocky Mountain Taco

November 13, 2018

Best Mexican Food: Rocky Mountain Taco Rocky Mountain Taco Taqueria No Se Hagan Bolas Fiesta’s Cantina Just as there are different types of cuisine in different areas of the United States, different regions in Mexico...


Patio: White Bison
Patio: White Bison

November 13, 2018

Best Patio: White Bison White Bison Vail Brewing Co. Garfinkel’s While White Bison is a great spot to grab a delectable bite in Vail, it also features a patio to write home about. One of...


Pizza: Pazzo’s Pizzeria
Pizza: Pazzo’s Pizzeria

November 13, 2018

Best Pizza: Pazzo’s Pizzeria Pazzo’s Pizzeria Vendetta’s Pickup’s Pizza Co. The freshest and best ingredients lead to the best-tasting pizza around, and that’s why Pazzo’s Pizzeria is such a fan favorite. “It’s the homemade ingredients,...


Pharmacy: Vail Valley Pharmacy
Pharmacy: Vail Valley Pharmacy

November 13, 2018

Best Pharmacy: Vail Valley Pharmacy Vail Valley Pharmacy City Market Edwards Pharmacy Walking into Vail Valley Pharmacy is like walking into “Cheers” — everyone knows your name. And that is exactly how Kent and Courtney...


Salad: The Rose
Salad: The Rose

November 13, 2018

Best Salad: The Rose The Rose Almresi Vail e|town Don’t let the display case full of pastries and macaroons fool you, The Rose, a chic eatery nestled in the Riverwalk at Edwards, is also known...


Salon: Fusion Hair Studio
Salon: Fusion Hair Studio

November 13, 2018

Best Salon: Fusion Hair Studio Fusion Hair Studio Noni’s Hair Bar Bliss Studio Fusion Hair Studio provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a bit of privacy in a relaxing environment. Clients are truly able...


Seafood: Montauk Seafood Grill
Seafood: Montauk Seafood Grill

November 13, 2018

Best Seafood: Montauk Seafood Grill Montauk Seafood Grill Hooked Matsuhisa Vail For more than three decades, Montauk Seafood Grill has been known as a place “where the ocean meets the mountains.” Their tagline speaks to...


Taxi/shuttle service: Ride Taxi
Taxi/shuttle service: Ride Taxi

November 13, 2018

Best of Vail — Taxi/shuttle service: Ride Taxi Ride Taxi Colorado Mountain Express Uber Ride Taxi proudly declares it is owned and operated by locals who love the mountains and “have traveled every winding road...


Side Dishes: Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que
Side Dishes: Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que

November 13, 2018

Best Side Dishes: Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que Moe’s Original Yellowbelly The Blue Plate Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que features an award-winning menu focused on all things Southern. Not only do they serve the highest quality smoked meats, but...


Signature Dessert: Sweet Basil
Signature Dessert: Sweet Basil

November 13, 2018

Best Signature Dessert: Sweet Basil Sweet Basil The Rose The Blue Plate Vail gets a little sweeter every time you have a taste of the Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake at Sweet Basil. This staple...


Sports Bar: Bob’s Place
Sports Bar: Bob’s Place

November 13, 2018

Best Sports Bar: Bob’s Place Bob’s Place Garfinkel’s Vail Ale House Just try to look anywhere and not see sports on television while you’re in Bob’s Place. We dare you. With 29 screens throughout the...


Steak: Elway’s Vail
Steak: Elway’s Vail

November 13, 2018

Best Steak: Elway’s Vail Elway’s Almresi Vail Russell’s The culinary team at Elway’s in The Lodge at Vail shops for seasonal and interesting ingredients and then plans the restaurant’s ever-changing menus. The centerpiece, of course,...


Wait Staff: Juniper Restaurant
Wait Staff: Juniper Restaurant

November 13, 2018

Juniper Restaurant Grouse Mountain Grill Bart & Yeti’s AND e | town (tie) There’s an art to being an exceptional waiter or waitress. One must be attentive without hovering, anticipate needs without being pushy and...


Takeout: Rocky Mountain Taco
Takeout: Rocky Mountain Taco

November 13, 2018

Best Takeout: Rocky Mountain Taco Rocky Mountain Taco Henry’s Chinese Cafe Moe’s Original Bar B Que For those who are on the run, there are (thankfully) several options for on-the-go meals here in the Vail...