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Dining in Aspen

Hi We are headed to Aspen in June and would love some recommendations for (great food) dinners, downtown please.

Apr 29, 2013
oldzinman in Mountain States

Can you help feed my foursome?

Hello Scottsdale,

We (four guys) are coming out next week for a few days of golf, and we have three nights to enjoy the local cuisine. I have read most of the posted information, but would like some last minute direction. We are staying at the Camelback Inn, and we are looking for great food, lively atmosphere, and hopefully a short drive. Our "budget" is flexible.

So, for one night, I am thinking Cowboy Ciao. I have been there (a few years ago) and loved it. And most everything I read says that it is still fun and yummy.

Then, we would like to do Italian one night, and every place I read about has as many "thumbs down" as it has "thumbs up." What do you think of the Italian Grotto? Other suggestions?

And for the third night, fish! Is Wildfish Seafood Grille worth a visit? Other suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers. Oldzinman

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Cowboy Ciao
7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Italian Grotto
3915 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Wildfish Seafood Grille
7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Feb 10, 2011
oldzinman in Phoenix

Estes Park in October

Just returned from Estes Park. Surprisingly good lunch at The Stanley Hotel, and ditto for dinner in the dining room at Mary's Lake Lodge. (Don't sit in the Tavern at Mary's Lake Lodge - very noisy for Mom). Also, lunch at Mary's Lake Lodge is an option with wonderful views and good food. We also tried Twin Owls Steakhouse for dinner, but the food was only "okay" and the ambience (lighting) was disappointing.

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Mary's Lake Lodge
2625 Marys Lake Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517

Sep 17, 2010
oldzinman in Mountain States

(Fine) Dining in the West Village

Hey Rrems, thanks for the ideas. You guessed correctly, we can walk east, west or even south!
And since we have four nights, I will choose a variety of cuisines and prices, hence I didn't set price guidance.

Aug 07, 2010
oldzinman in Manhattan

(Fine) Dining in the West Village

Thanks. Agree about the Owl...that is why I used the ("parens").

Aug 07, 2010
oldzinman in Manhattan

(Fine) Dining in the West Village

We will be staying in the West Village in a couple weeks to attend the New York Fringe Festival, and are looking for great places that we can walk to dinner. Last trip we enjoyed Commerce, The Little Owl, and Babbo (but I am still paying off the second mortgage). Any suggestions?

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Little Owl
90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

Aug 06, 2010
oldzinman in Manhattan

Best Boulder Restaurants?

I would agree with Claire.
Frasca is closing for September for renovations.
A second option is The Kitchen, also on Pearl Street.

Aug 06, 2010
oldzinman in Mountain States

Colorado Springs - Broadmoor Restaurants

Ask for a Lake view table at Charles Court. The $100 will cover almost half of the tab.

The best non-Broadmoor restaurant I have found is Blue Star. Enjoy.

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Blue Star
1645 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Aug 06, 2010
oldzinman in Mountain States

Looking for Boulder recs!

For casual lunches, try the Boulder Cafe, Salt, or the roof at Rio Grande (mexican).
Casual dinner, try Zolo Grill, Sherpas (Tibet), or The Med.
Breakfast...Lucille's is the best, but very busy. Foolish Craigs is good, and laid back. Or try the Tea House.
The Chataugua Dining Room is also a fun experience for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
All of these (except Zolo and Chatauqua) are walkable downtown. Enjoy.

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Foolish Craig's Cafe
1611 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Zolo Grill
2525 Arapahoe Ave Unit H1, Boulder, CO 80302

Rio Grande Cafe
270 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Jul 29, 2010
oldzinman in Mountain States