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Where to eat and hang in Vail, CO?

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Hi all... New to Epicski, very happy I found you! yahoo.gif

Meeting parents in Vail, CO, in February... Where to eat? I'm sure this has been covered, but I can't seem to find anything resent. If there are any up-to-date threads, please feel free to share the links.

We're happy to pay for good food, but it needs to be prepared with some integrity, quality, and real know how - no tourist traps, frozen burgers, or fake Italian food, pleeeeassseeee. We'll be really happy knowing of some good/fun local hangs, and good American (we're Euro, so get enough of that at home ;) home cooking, and perhaps a tip on what restaurant is considered THE place to eat this season. We'll be staying in West Vail, but will have a car.

After ski? Breakfast? BBQ? Burgers? Great Cocktails? Best lunch on the mountain? Come on, share ;;;)

Many thanks!!

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I can not remember( for the life of me) where we met for apres' ski time at the Gathering last year.  It was pretty good too.  

Blonde moment or old brain?  You be the judge. 

 

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I don't know what the hot restaurant is now, but two of my favorites there are Larkspur and Terra Bistro, both in the Vail Village. I hear an Elway's (steakhouse) just opened, too. There has been a lot of new construction in Lionshead, so there are probably some good bets there, but I am not familiar.

 

For apres, I tend to go to Pepi's, Vendetta's, or Los Amigos -- the latter is just mediocre Mexican food, but it has a great deck with a ski mtn view if it's warm enough. The Red Lion is a classic, you should go apres there just to do it. 

 

Edwards isn't too far down the road, and  has a ton of restaurants. I highly recommend Dish, which is one of those small-plate places that focus on locally produced in-season food. Zino was really good, too.

 

Check into Beano's Cabin, too, for a fun experience (you take a sleigh in winter). 

 

Don't know about breakfast. I usually just eat wherever I slept, whether hotel or condo or someone's house...

 

have fun!

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I can not remember( for the life of me) where we met for apres' ski time at the Gathering last year.  It was pretty good too.  

Blonde moment or old brain?  You be the judge. 

 



Bart n Yeti's?

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Thank you all so much for the info! Will look up the mentioned places. I'll try to remember to report back and refresh the thread after my trip. So looking forward to this!! :D

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I really like Vendetta's for good food at a reasonable price on Bridge Street. dinner an lunch.  Just a short walk down the street from the Vista Bahn Chain. It's a great place to lunch too. Much better price value than what you will find on the mountain. Haven't eaten at the new Mid Mountain 10th Mountain Restaurant but if I'm suggesting Vendetta's for lunch rather than eating on the mountain I'm sure the prices at the new 10th are more than I care to pay.

 

When I was at Beaver one day in early Dec. the guy I was with ordered the prime rib at the Mid Mountain cafeteria. It was unbelieable for like $12! Could be split and be enough for two light lunch eaters. I was inpressed with that as a possible lunch selection at Beaver Creek.

 

Vail is full of great restaurants offering a wide variety of price points. I admit, I try and eat while there as frugally as I can. We stay at Avon, and I think Bob's Place has the best bar food I've come across. Could eat there probably every night and be happy and with the money saved get my skis tuned and waxed. Maybe pay for parking in the garage a day or two!

post #7 of 9

Gondola Pizza in Avon has a buffet pizza lunch and includes salad choices and soft drink, free wifi and very good pizza.

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Moe's BBQ is incredible...pulled pork platter with mac n cheese.  Located on the Lion's Head side...great way to end a ski day.

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Lancelots in Vail village.

http://lancelotvail.com/

 

Best Prime rib I've ever had. My cousin is an instructor in BC and I visit him once a year. He showed me this place. Def worth a try and not too terribly expensive. 

 

Gas House in Edwards is good as well..

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