We are going to Glenwood Springs for three days starting tomorrow(live in Denver). We are going to ski Sunlight two days and hit the hot springs in the evening. Any recommendations on what to do/where to eat? Also any tips on the ski area? Thanks.
Glennwood Springs/Sunlight Ski Area
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I went to Glenwood Springs last winter with my buddies and went back with my wife in the summer. In both cases we ate at the Glenwood Brewpub in the Hotel Denver. You could walk there from the Hot Springs as long as the weather is okay. We all really liked it... though we're not food snobs. The beer was good too and the historic hotel lobby was interesting to check out.
Big Daddy's Sports Bar on the west end of town had some really good low-brow eats.
We ordered pizza from Russo Pizza and were definitely not impressed... don't order from there.
I think the caves are open in the winter... we enjoyed that tour.
Probably 85% of our meals happen in breweries, so it really speaks volumes for us that the food was so uninspring that we wrote this one off.
One example for me was a "black bean ravioli." It consisted of frozen italian style cheese ravioli, what seemed like a mixture of ragu and a very salty black bean enchilada sauce- with every indication it came from a can. Add maybe a dozen actual black beans.
We ordered pretzels, got superpretzels like one can get from a supermarket frozen food aisle, only you could get 2 boxes for what we were charged for a single one.
Their menu looks revamped since my visit, but yikes, I wouldn't trust this place- they demonstrated no understanding that a restaurant is more than opening up cans and boxes of processd food.
Edited by anachronism - 12/26/15 at 2:27pm
Sounds like we lucked out (or had good timing) at the brewpub; don't actually remember what we ate.
If Rivers is the upscale place south end of town along the river (I was trying to remember the name), agree it's good dining.
That is the one. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere for the quality of the food.