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Hickory House

Here is a very realistic yet hypothetical Aspen ski vacation situation: You’ve spent a beautiful bluebird day with fresh powder skiing or riding Highlands, Buttermilk, or Snowmass. It’s vacation, after all, so you’ve milked as many daylight hours as possible on the mountain.


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Johnny McGuire's Deli

It won’t take you long before your plane touches down at Pitkin County Airport to realize Aspen is an image-conscious town.


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La Cantina

It is not difficult to find La Cantina: look for the only adobe building on Main Street. Located in Downtown Aspen across from the Hotel Jerome, La Cantina is a muy caliente hang out for margaritas, nachos, and enchiladas, even when it’s blustery and cold in the middle of the winter.


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Liquid Sky and Junk

In 1982, Russian film director Slava Tsukerman directed and released a colorful and erratic sci-fi film about space aliens migrating to New York City to prey on human endorphins. The film, titled Liquid Sky, became a midnight movie phenomenon, as well as a cult classic to many left-of-cool cinephiles.


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MANTO'S PIZZA!! Some of the best pizza in Eagle County!

Chef Manto in the kitchen: Owner and  Chef Jay Manto working in the kitchen at Manto's PizzaChef Manto in the kitchen: Owner and Chef Jay Manto working in the kitchen at Manto's PizzaGypsum, Co - Attention all high country locals, as well as all fortunate folks traveling through our part of Colorado, there is a new hot spot in the area where pizza is the game and “MANTO'S PIZZA” is the name located at 106 Oak Ridge Court Gypsum, CO: 970-524-6266

What does this mean for those of us that live here in the hills? It means that we now have a new place to fill our bellies with yummy pizza shop delights!!! This is also fantastic news for those lucky folks flying in and out of the Eagle-Vail airport or Vail Valley Jet Center and heading to Aspen, Vail or anywhere in between!!


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March Madness Hoops Hangouts: The Best Sports Bars in Aspen

It doesn’t take much to picture the scene in office buildings around the country: talk of the latest basketball gossip over the water cooler while eager middle management overlords distribute Xeroxed brackets. The intern or mailroom clerks organizing company-wide betting pools.


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Midvalley Restaurants: Cuvée World Bistro

Taking its name from a French term for blended wine, Cuvée World Bistro can be found at 305 Gold Rivers Court in the heart of downtown Basalt. A hit since its opening in the summer of 2007, Cuvée enters its third summer with a sterling reputation for great food and excellent wines as well as a spacious new lounge area built in the spring of 2009.


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Midvalley Restaurants: Darwin's

A relative newcomer to the midvalley scene, Darwin’s Beer and Grill is the brainchild of Steve Sklar, whose previous ventures have included Aspen’s Grill Next Door and the Big Hoss Grill in Snowmass Village.


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Midvalley Restaurants: Smoke

Calling itself “Modern Barbecue,” Smoke satisfies a carnivorous urge in the midvalley with ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken and everything else one might expect to find in a classic barbeque place. So it’s only natural to wonder what, exactly, modern barbecue means.


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Midvalley Restaurants: Zheng Asian Bistro

Featuring a wonderful mix of Asian dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and beyond, Zheng Asian Bistro has been bringing a welcome taste of the exotic to the Roaring Fork Valley since 2001. And with prices that top out at just $15.25, this trendy eatery ensures that its legions of loyal customers can come back time and again without putting a dent in their wallets.