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Dining in Colorado – New Favorites & Longtime Favorites

I wish I were a picky eater, because if I were pickier I’d probably be a bit slimmer, but I like food a lot. Thankfully, Colorado’s food scene is fantastic right now. No matter where we go, we find good, often farm fresh, food to eat. It’s a fabulous time to be a foodie in Colorado.

Dining in Colorado, Meat & Cheese in Aspen. HeidiTown.com

Photo courtesy of Meat & Cheese.

In my work as a freelance writer and Mayor of HeidiTown, I get the opportunity to dine out a lot. Here are a few standout restaurants from the last six months; some are brand new to me and others are old favorites we hadn’t visited in awhile.

Brand New Discoveries 

Allegria, Carbondale

Warm and inviting, Allegria is an Italian restaurant with a farm fresh twist. They make much of their fare in-house and they source much of their meat and produce locally. If you’re lucky, you may even get locally foraged mushrooms in your meal.

Dining in Colorado, Allegria, Carbondale. HeidiTown.com

What to order: Bone marrow with octopus appetizer. Just do it.

Meat & Cheese, Aspen

I’ve already instructed you to eat all the things when you visit Aspen, and I was totally serious, but no foodie excursion to Aspen can be complete without a visit to Meat & Cheese.

I daydream about this restaurant on a fairly regular basis. It has a contemporary feel and yet the food is down-home good. Continue reading

Rogue Ales with Mom (and Mom)

Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon is a good time, if you can find it. Tucked under the bridge, yes, this bridge”¦

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Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon.

Rogue Ales is a great place to grab lunch and indulge in one of their many craft beers. You can also tour the brewery. After spending a couple hours at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, it was just what my mom and I needed.

P1050093 small hefeThe aquarium is a beautiful facility, located less than a half mile from the brewery. Suitable for all-ages it’s a compact, yet informative and fun place to visit. Visit their Web site at www.aquarium.org  for more information.

The brewery’s restaurant and pub are well hidden inside the cavernous warehouse at… CONTINUE READING REVIEW.

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