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Fewer "I am coming to Paris" posts recently

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BlueOx in France

Breck - restaurant updates?

Best New York style pizza and "grinders" in High Rockies...Jersey Boy's in Dillon.
BlueOx

Feb 25, 2015
BlueOx in Mountain States

Please help figure out foodie destinations in France (take 2)!

John, you are correct, last September we were caught in a jam up on the N104 trying to get to CDG and that's a ways out of Town. It is why I take the RER to Melun, then the A5 which has no traffic southeast from there.

Feb 24, 2015
BlueOx in France

Please help figure out foodie destinations in France (take 2)!

The advice given so far is spot on. However, if I had two days, would take the RER to Melun, get a rental car from Europcar a couple blocks of the RER station. Then drive the two and half hours to either Nuit St. Georges or Puligny Montrachet and spend a couple of nights in a B&B (lot’s of great suggestions by searching this board). There are very good B&B’s in each town (some are table d'hôte). You could also do a drive-by on Château de Vaux le Vicomte on the way to or from. I find driving in France easier then in much of the US.

Do one day in Cote d’ Nuit and one in Cote d’ Beaune, maybe even Cote d‘ Chalonnaise. If it’s not during August or September there will be many ouvert (open) signs hanging out at smaller vignerons. If you want to do a full cellar tour, checkout some of the larger négociants. To me, after one cellar tour, I stick to just tastings. And peruse Bergman’s website http://www.bourgogne-info.eu/index.html. If you are there on Sunday, hit the Chagny Market, it is very “real”. By the way you can take the autoroute (France’s Interstate) from Nuit St Georges to Beaune South and miss almost Beaune completely.
Blue Ox

Feb 23, 2015
BlueOx in France

Grocery stores Aspen and nearby

Whole Foods in Basalt...really geared to eat in and take out...just like Frisco.

Feb 08, 2015
BlueOx in Mountain States
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Local bar/restaurant favorite in Vail?

The rich folks live in Vail & Beaver Creek. Avon residents are fairly young people working 2 jobs to live here. City Market is good, not great, the one in Avon has a better selection than the one in West Vail. Many folks make the 30 mile trek to Costco by the Eagle airport for meat and fish. And there is a Safeway in West Vail. If you are driving up from Denver there is a new Whole Foods in Frisco.

The Red Lion will likely be impossible to get into, Vendettas is where the ski patrol hangs out and its the Coyote in Beaver Creek. Check last Sunday's Denver Post Travel, Bivens does a really good job of listing places and things.

Feb 05, 2015
BlueOx in Mountain States

Local bar/restaurant favorite in Vail?

I'll try to answer both posts, believe it or not we really do have acceptable grocery store here in the High Rockies. City Market in Avon has good choices, but you need to go earlier then 4 pm on Saturday before all our visitors clean the place out. For high=end meats, its Cut in Edwards or Foods-of-Vail in Avon.

Many reasonable priced restaurants here, check previous posts. If you are going to the Medal to-do in Vail, why then go to Minturn? The local ski bars in Vail are Vendentta's and the Red Lion. These are for drinks, not food. So far this week, looks like midweek is going well at both Apres Avon and the Medals in Vail...weekends are expected to get crazy.

Feb 04, 2015
BlueOx in Mountain States

Food Enclaves in the Richmond and Sunset [San Francisco]

Thanks for the updates on the Avenues. Yes, its been a long time since I lived there, but still remember it fondly. Particularly the small places along the trolley car lines.

Jan 17, 2015
BlueOx in San Francisco Bay Area

Food Enclaves in the Richmond and Sunset [San Francisco]

We are visiting in early June and taking a house in the Richmond. I remember when I lived in the Sunset many years ago there were some good foodie neighborhoods in the Avenues. I checked Clement and it now looks mostly Asian, did I read that correctly?

Jan 16, 2015
BlueOx in San Francisco Bay Area

sushi ya go go in Carbondale, CO

Rob,
Thanks for the heads up...lots of really good places in the Roaring Fork, so getting a bummer would suck. I kind of stay away from seafood in the High Rockies.
BlueOx

Jan 15, 2015
BlueOx in Mountain States

I am in sympathy with my Parisian food lovers

It is difficult to understand, Paris is the most inclusive environment I have ever experienced.

Our LOVE from all my friends here in the US, who have loved our time in Paris and France. "Lafayette, nous voilà", we are here along side you.

Jan 09, 2015
BlueOx in France
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Burgundy on a Budget

There is now a small walk up place on the north side of the Square in Santenay. They have a couple of specials each day, additional seating on the sidewalk in front and on the Square (extra 1 euro to sit on the Square, probably a town charge). The food is good, absolutely nothing fancy and prices really fair,

Jan 01, 2015
BlueOx in France

Beaver Creek Dec 31-Jan 5th

The only place we do lunch with ski boots on is Spago at the Beav and 10th Mountain in Vail. It probably cost about $10 more a person than the "on mountain" places and way better. The Buffalo Bar on the other side of the Ritz lobby is inconsistent and service is usually pretty bad. The other "on mountain" eats are very expensive and mediocre. Plus all have a large hassle factor getting tables, food and stairs to restrooms.

My experience here in the High Rockies is we don't have great pizza, BBQ or Chinese. Blue Moose in the BC Village is OK, but service can be nasty. Sweet Basil is can't miss. Also the front room bar area at Boxcar is very loud.

Nov 26, 2014
BlueOx in Mountain States

Beaver Creek Dec 31-Jan 5th

DD,
I've heard good things about Hooked in Beaver Creek Village, but haven't checked it out myself. Boxcar, Mountain Standard and Zinos have become my go to places. And have heard zero about Dive the remake of Dish in Edwards. New news, someone in Avon is trying to get a well know chef to move down here from the Beav.

BlueOx

Nov 25, 2014
BlueOx in Mountain States

Beaver Creek Dec 31-Jan 5th

ATX,
The Westin is a really good location at the bottom of the Beav in Avon. The Gondola is right out the door and the best way up the mountain. You don't have to go through Beaver Creek Village. What's cool about the Westin is you can be a "local" in Avon or take a short shuttle to the Beaver Creek Village. To me, Splendio, Grouse and Golden Eagle are the best of the Beav for dinner. I'd do Golden Eagle, just cuz I like the folks there.

In Avon the current fav is Boxcar which is close to the Westin, the menu has lot's of good choices, but does have some misses. The place in the Westin is good for drinks, nothing else. For finds, Northside, a taqueria behind Beaver Liquors, sandwiches at Avon Bakery and maybe Vin 48 for apps.

If you have a car, search this thread for Vail and Edwards.

Nov 05, 2014
BlueOx in Mountain States

Trip Report August 21-27, 2014

Meghann,
This is why I read CH, how can we get more feedback on local places like this. It is what CH posters can do to add to all of our experiences. You rock!
BlueOx

Oct 01, 2014
BlueOx in Las Vegas

Olivier Laflaive, Pugliny Montrachet tasting dinner

Read his book, he seemed to "get" the Cote d'Or culture, both positive and negative. But haven't tried any of his wine.

A person to ask about Walker's wine would be Monsieur Julian at Caveu Puligny.

I did fear Walker's book would have a Peter Mayle effect on Cote d'Or.

Aug 07, 2014
BlueOx in France

Olivier Laflaive, Pugliny Montrachet tasting dinner

It could be just difference between a man or a women's touch in the cellar. However, watching the scene at an Olivier meal is almost worth the price of admission. We saw a fellow walk in clutching a Robert Parker guide as thought it was a bible and his last meal, last time there.

Much rather eat at Le Montrachet and have the wonderful Lady sommelier or Thierry help us chose the wines.

Aug 07, 2014
BlueOx in France

August Beaune/Paris draft at last!

Le Vendangerot in Rully, just south of Chagny might be a possibility. Checkout their website and opinions on other boards.
http://www.vendangerot.fr/ElementsSou...

Aug 01, 2014
BlueOx in France

How do the French get their food?

Sandiasingh. this is really weird, asking on a French Board how do I find the processor you get meat from in Colorado? Getting Colorado Lamb in CO is a real challenge.

BlueOx

Jul 27, 2014
BlueOx in France

Denver Airport, where would you eat?

Do you mean the Mangy Moose in Jackson Hole?

Jul 23, 2014
BlueOx in Mountain States

Tourist Hate

+1

Jul 16, 2014
BlueOx in France

Tourist Hate

I regularly read other CH locations and this is by far the most informative board on CH. I don't see any hate issues here. Living in a resort environment, I also ask why folks can't use the search function and post their findings after visiting, But they don't here on the Mountain States board, either.

We travel to France once a year and the help from the CH France "regulars" is terrific. Maybe one of the keys to using CH is taking the approach of being a visitor instead of a tourist.

Jul 15, 2014
BlueOx in France

Great Mexican (Indian, Ethiopian) anywhere close to I-15?

There is a good stop in Grand Junction, "626 On Rood" http://www.626onrood.com/, but other than that I have never found any place worth stopping on the LA to Colorado drive except Vegas until you get to Glenwood Springs.

Jul 15, 2014
BlueOx in Las Vegas

How A Major American Travel Magazine--Conde Nast Traveler--Gets Paris Food Shopping Hilariously Wrong!

I wonder if they serve all these "wonderful" items at Chez Remy in Paris Disneyland. :>)

Jul 14, 2014
BlueOx in France

Volunteer(s) need to test Bistro Chez Remy near the Ratatouille Ride at Disneyland Paris, no experience required.

JT, maybe just get a review from someone who has been to any Disneyland property recently. I think all the food comes out of the same commissary, no matter where in the world the place is located. :>)

Jul 12, 2014
BlueOx in France

Using a Credit-card .. at Bistro/boulangerie or patisserie

You are right Sunshine...a $5 fee on a 400 euro withdrawal is a fee in dollars of less than 1%.

Jul 06, 2014
BlueOx in France

Lunch at a small Champagne Vineyard?

These folks are very welcoming to picnickers on the grounds of their winery and B&B.

http://www.champagneetienne.com/

Its is on the Marne Canal. Have not had their Champagne, so no opinion. However, during September they are busy with vendange and don't have time for visitors.

Jul 01, 2014
BlueOx in France

Croque Monsieur in Paris

"Inquiring minds want to know"...does a croques monsieur qualify as a comfort food?

Jun 08, 2014
BlueOx in France

Ne plus ultra of onion soup?

Every year when our crew makes it to Paris and we have a couple of newbies, at least one commonly has to have “French Onion Soup”. So my approach is to stop for an early lunch on our cycling ride at the first cafe we ride by in Paris that looks like they cater to “visitors” and probably has onion soup on the menu. The servers figure out the situation fairly fast and make a big deal about it. They understand that the visuals are very important and make sure the crock has cheese bubbling over the side. I have a beer or coffee and enjoy the morning. After that the newbies never ask about onion soup again.

May 28, 2014
BlueOx in France