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Vail Snow Daze concert lineup announced

Posted by Polina LaConte on Nov 6, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Vail Snow Daze, the largest early-season mountain bash in North America, returns to Vail December 11 - 13, 2015. Guests can enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day and après parties and free live concerts by night.

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Topics: Vail, Dining & Nightlife, snow

Vail & Beaver Creek - A Foodie's Paradise

Posted by Bill Husted on Oct 7, 2015 6:46:00 AM
Something happened to the food in the Vail Valley in the past few years. It got good. Really good.

There were always plates of fine food in Vail: Sweet Basil, La Tour, Larkspur, Splendido. I even like the steadfast and reliable prime rib at Lancelot. But recently, celebrity chefs and restaurants have moved into town, changing the palate of this ski hamlet in startling ways.
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Dining & Nightlife

What happens in Vail stays in Vail

Posted by Bill Husted on Oct 6, 2015 11:30:28 PM
What happens in Vail stays in Vail. Because, let’s face it, what happens in Vail is on the tame side. And that’s the way locals and visitors like it. Charlie Sheen doesn’t fight with his wife in Vail. Mariah Carey doesn’t wear heels and fall into snow banks in Vail.
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Dining & Nightlife

Food, Glorious Food...

Posted by Ellen Gray on Oct 6, 2015 10:38:00 PM
Whether you’re in the mood for a simple burger, or a have a taste for seared halibut served with caramelized mushrooms and an herb-crusted tomato tart, local restaurateurs are dishing up treats that are as delectable as they are memorable. Many new high-end restaurants have recently opened their doors in this bustling mountain town, but a host of old standbys continue serving up savory fare.
For years, visitors and locals alike have flocked to tried-and-true favorites, such as Bart & Yetis, Los Amigos, Sweet Basil, and Red Lion. Many of us grew up dining in these restaurants, and it’s always a kick to return to the comforts of the tried and true. Now, a flurry of higher-end restaurants are making their way to the village and its environs, and the local restaurant scene has elevated to a new level of delicious. Local writer Bill Husted has a lot to say about food choices, and highlights the crème of the crop in his article exploring the great new gourmet fare in Vail.  But for more about the "tried and true" classics, read on...
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Topics: Vail, Family, Dining & Nightlife

Favorite Places for Your Just Desserts

Posted by Larry Hoffer on Sep 24, 2015 11:26:00 PM

The town of Vail is divided into two main sections: Lionshead and Vail Village. These are pretty much pedestrian-only plazas that offer dozens of shops, lodgings, and restaurants to suit every budget and every taste.

So if you’re in the mood for a great dessert, just where should you go?

It all depends on your palate, of course. If you go to a Mexican restaurant, the dessert you’ll find on offer will be deep fried ice cream, sopapillas, flan or churros. At a Japanese restaurant, you’ll be offered fruit plates or fruit flavored shaved ice. An eatery offering American cuisine will have chocolate cake or brownies.

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Topics: Vail, Dining & Nightlife

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