Thursday, September 8, 2011

After a summer of 100+ degrees for more than 60 days in a row, this Yumologist decided to head to the mountains of Colorado for a much needed Labor Day cool down. The weather was perfect, 60s during the day and 40s at night, just right for breaking in those fall sweaters and snuggling up with a cozy cup of hot cocoa.

While our Yumologists enjoyed hiking, biking, golfing and rafting we also indulged in the rustic flavors that only the Colorado mountains can offer. Below are a few of the amazing eateries we frequented during our trip:

The Log Cabin: Frisco, CO
On our last day in Colorado, on our way back to I-70 from Breckenridge, we stopped at The Log Cabin Cafe for a home cooked breakfast and a final meal in the beautiful outdoor scenery. The Log Cabin is a favorite with locals as well as tourists, and if the line out the door doesn't convince you of how fabulous the food is, one bite will definitely have you hooked. With an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, The Log Cabin offers everything from baked goods to pancakes to bacon & eggs. In an effort to consume as much green chile as possible our Yumologists opted for the Chile Relleno and Eggs: one battered and deep fried green chile, stuffed with melted cheddar cheese, served over a bed of hashbrowns and topped with eggs over easy. Just what you need to start your day full of activities off right!

Up The Creek: Vail, CO
While exploring the ski resort town of Vail our Yumologists stopped in Up The Creek for a luxurious lunch alongside the local creek. While the children played in the water and the dogs frolicked in the park, we enjoyed a peaceful, rich meal of Sesame Crusted Calamari, Braised Short Ribs and Smoked Gouda Mac n' Cheese. The wine selection at Up The Creek is also excellent and their friendly staff can help you pair your glass with any choice of their delicious menu items.

Kenosha Steak House: Breckenridge, CO
After playing nine holes at the Breckenridge Golf Course that evening with a few of Kenosha's fine staff members, our Yumologists decided they had to try to food they'd been hearing about for the last two hours. Located in the heart of Breckenridge's Main Street, the Kenosha Steak House is the perfect mix of comfort chic. The staff treat you as one of the family and the food does not disappoint. Two cups of hot tea and a plate of the freshly caught Pan Seared Ruby Red Trout, stuffed with crab and drizzled in a lemon chive butter sauce, made us believers. Everything you hear about Kenosha is absolutely worth the trip.

Our weekend in Colorado was truly a religious experience. Stops at Independence Pass, Aspen and Glenwood Springs as well as Breckenridge, Vail and Frisco had us marveling in the beauty that encompasses the majority of the state.

If you're in need of some cooling off and some spiritual refreshment, take our advice and visit Summit County, CO - you won't regret it!



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