Well, hello everyone. After the last blog I've decided to make things a little more positive this month. It's a new year and I'm ready to look onward and upward! 2010 was an absolute waste of my time and existence. So 2011 HAS to be a better year for me!
So, with this months blog I'll bring you a little of Breckenride's best in town, lists of restaurants, shops and businesses. I've lived in Breck for almost 9 years now and feel like I have a good grasp on all the best spots here in town, and Summit County.
I know this probably would have been nicer if I posted this BEFORE the holidays, but you'll be able to take advantage next time you visit! Without further ado...
There are plenty of restaurants in Breck, so you'll have no problems finding something you like! The top spot for breakfast will surely go to Daylight Donuts. The owner, Rich is one of the nicest guys in town and happy to serve. This is a spot you'll definitely want to make sure you get up early to enjoy a great sit down breakfast.The locals have a secret of calling in your order before you get there, as it works out much better.
The space is a bit small and the line is usually out the
door around 10:00am. So if you call in your order, you may have a better chance of getting a good table.
For lunch I have to recommend, Amazing Grace and Giampietro's. Amazing Grace is a fantastic healthy, eco friendly cafe. They have all natural ingredients and it's delicious. Giampietro's is a great place to get a slice of pizza or a sandwich. They also have great pasta and salads. But Giam's can get a little crowded so make sure you get there early, because the food is worth it!
My personal favorites for food, wine, and atmosphere is Relish and South Ridge. They have the best fare hands down! Both have great happy hours as well. Both of these restaurants have seasonal menus which change... You guessed it, every season. Amazing, I know.
You may ask "what about ethnic foods?" I'd tell you that Breckenridge has NO shortage of those in this small resort town. If you like Indian food, there's a great restaurant called Shangri-La on the south side of main street in the Hyatt plaza area. Wasabi is a fantastic traditional sushi joint owned and operated by Hiro and Mari. They are a older married Japanese couple who are longtime Breck residents and have a great establishment and great sushi.
Lastly, Taddeo's is a great family style Italian restaurant. If you're looking for place for large parties this is your spot. They can seat big parties and are great at it. Ask for Joe, the owner. And tell him I sent you.
Honorable mentions go to Modis and Downstairs at Eric's. They are both owned by Eric Mamula and both have great food and atmospheres. Eric's is more family friendly, and sports bar with tons of tv's and video games. Modis, I'd say is a close third behind Relish and South Ridge for "best food" in town.
So I hope this helps you out in deciding where to eat, next time you're in Breckenridge. Oh, I almost forgot. There is a great new restaurant in the One Ski Hill Place hotel. Make sure you check that out if you are a guest. It's called the Skier Restaurant... Original, I know! But very good food! Enjoy!
In other news, I've been in Gaylord, Minn. the past couple days, with the U.S. team at a lovely little training camp at the Otsego Club. This has been an awesome trip.
Since I grew up in the Minneapolis area I was right at home here. We had a ACRO BAG set up to learn some new double corks. A 22 feet halfpipe, and plenty of jumps and rails to play on. So I walked away almost unscathed, after learning a frontside double cork 1080, and a couple of decent spills I may be ready to land some in contest. Which I am REALLY excited about. Considering everyone in snowboarding pretty much wrote me off in the last couple of months... I can't wait to stick it to everyone else who doubted me! That seems to be a lot of reading for you guys for now... So I'll write up the rest of my favorites in my next entry! Stay tuned for the rest of the best in Breckenridge!
-- Steve Fisher