What’s more fun than white water rafting, hiking and biking all day? Going out to eat in Aspen of course! Our friends over at www.eataspen.com have the perfect one-stop source for all of Aspen’s excellent restaurants. It even has restaurant reviews and feedback from recent diners about various restaurants. And make sure to ask our staff what’s new as well as recommendations for trusty favorites.
If you want creative eating, there’s no shortage of options! The innovative Chef’s Club in the St. Regis, the new Bosq, and the rustic and delightful Meat and Cheese are all musts! To feel instantly Aspen, check out the many bar menus available around town. They offer great value and fun ambiance – this is exactly what the locals are up to. Particularly good bar offerings can be found at Campo di Fiori, Jimmy’s Bodega and BB’s Kitchen.
Children will not be disappointed in Aspen’s food offerings. Families can happily refuel together at CP Burger (hamburgers, milk shakes and some fabulous adult choices thrown in – the kale salad is justly famous), perennial kids’ favorite Brunelleschi’s Pizza (including the option for kids to make their own pizzas – a great way to keep little ones amused.) Don’t miss the Hickory House for the most excellent ribs for both kids and adults.
A highlight of our summer is the Saturday Farmers’ Market. Occupying several blocks in the downtown core, the market is our summer ‘village square’ where everyone (and their dogs) congregate and catch up. The foodie reasons to attend are almost endless – freshly popped kettle corn, brownies and gorgeous cakes and bread, the freshest Coloradan produce and a wide and wonderful array of home-grown and produced goodies await. Do the really local thing – plan a picnic and pick up supplies – or get the Butcher’s Block, Grateful Deli or the Big Wrap to do the work for you!
Even in a small town our two grocery stores keep us well supplied… City Market at 711 Cooper Avenue and Clarks’ Market at 300 Puppy Smith. Whatever you need – from the day-to-day to specialties (need a birthday cake created?) these stores will have what you need. Our favorite liquor store is Of Grape and Grain, only about 4 blocks from Lift One.