Well, we're back from our Breckenridge ski trip (to Colorado Springs at least) and I'm sorry to say, our dining experiences were not good. The best meal we had in Breckenridge was the night that we made pasta with turkey meat sauce, garlic bread, and a bottle of wine in our rental condo. The second best was having leftovers the next night.
We ate at Mi Casa on the night we arrived after skiing at Keystone since it was just down the street for our condo. It was snowing heavily and we didn't want to venture too far. As it was, we had problems getting out of the parking lot which was below street level since there was a layer of ice under the fresh snow and we couldn't get up the driveway without some assistance from two passersby who helped push the car. As for the food and drink, we weren't particularly impressed and this place doesn't come close to comparing to Baja Cantina in Park City or most San Diego Mexican restaurants. I couldn't taste any tequila in either of my two Margaritas, even after I told the waiter to have the bartender actually put some tequila in my second one.
The next meal out was at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco after skiing at Copper Mountain. I thought that Tuscato looked like a good Italian restaurant, but I got outvoted as everyone wanted to go to the brewery. We ate in the bar, by the fireplace, and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We ordered our brews and dinner. Then began the long wait. After nearly a half hour wait, our dinner finally arrived. The portions were plentiful and the food was pretty good. My buffalo burger was kind of dry, but tasty. My brother-in-law had a huge full slab of ribs, which he and everyone else at the table couldn't finish. The ribs were very good. My wife enjoyed her chicken pasta dish. After the food arrived however, our waitress disappeared again. Other than the two carafes of water were were given initially, we were not offered water refills and even though I had been nursing my beer waiting for dinner, I was not asked if I wanted another. Since the waitress and everyone else had disappeared I had to eat my dinner with the remaining 1/4 glass of warm beer. After we were finished, we had to go find someone and ask for the bill. After getting the bill, again we had to go find someone to ring it up. We actually never saw our waitress again after the food was delivered. Bottom line, good and plentiful food, but really lousy service.
Our final meal out was our last night in Breckenridge. After reading various reviews of Angel's Hollow, we chose this very eclectic restaurant off Main Street. We had read mixed reviews, some people love it, others hated it. We really wanted to like this place and Lee, a dead ringer for Frank Zappa, and Mary, the waitress, were very friendly. Lee comes to your table and sits and talks to you while taking your order. I ordered the fish and chips and my wife ordered the chicken Philly cheese steak. My piece of fish was heavily breaded, greasy, and on the small side. I thought that I should have gotten two pieces of fish that size. The fries, however, were horrible. Greasy, limp, and not very tasty. They tasted more like they were soaked in oil and then baked, and then maybe fried. Among the worst fries I've ever had. I've had better fish and chips at church and town dinners and most places, including fast food joints, have fries that are way better than these. Lee came around and asked us if we were happy and if the food was good. I lied and said yes. The table of three next to us ordered off the specials menu and they raved about their food. One had stroganoff that looked great, another had a seafood salad that was presented very well with two curvy pieces of bacon on top. They raved about their food. Everyone else in the restaurant seemed to love their food. People posed with Lee and took pictures. I guess we ordered the wrong things.
Thanks for all the recommendations! I'm glad that everyone else enjoyed their dining experiences in Breckenridge. I wish we could have. At least the skiing was great!