Elk Chili at Thunder and Buttons in Colorado Springs, Colorado

In the late 1800s, as many as 21 saloons lined Colorado Avenue in what was then “Old Colorado City.”  Legend has it a rowdy resident known as Prairie Dog O’Byrne purchased two elk, hitched them to his carriage, and raced them through town, upsetting the local gentry.  O’Byrne named the elk Thunder and Buttons.  When…

Lucile’s Creole Café – Fort Collins, Colorado

When Lucile’s first opened their doors in 1980, Cajun food was a rarity in Boulder, Colorado. Fletcher Richards and his mother Lucile Richards did not let that stop them from carrying out their vision of becoming the premier breakfast and lunch establishment in the area. They purchased a small, yellow, Victorian house, and developed a…

Giampietro Pizzeria: Breckenridge’s Choice for Italian Dining

Just off the main drag in Breckenridge, Giampietro Pizzeria is the perfect place when you get that craving for a slice of New York-style Pizza. Not in the mood for pizza? No problem – Giampietro offers a wide assortment of salads, pasta dishes, meats and cheeses, sandwiches, entrees, and other selections on their extensive menu….

Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon – Dinner in Breckenridge, Colorado

Today, Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon mixes the old West and twenty-first-century tastes. In the late 1890’s, the Briar Rose Mine, high atop Peak Ten, offered an abundance of silver. After a long day laboring in the mine, miners returned to their boarding house on Lincoln Street for a hearty meal and a couple of shots,…

Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant: New Highs in Colorado Cuisine

When you bring in a double James Beard Award-winning chef to re-engineer your menu, what you get is culinary magic at the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant. Now, in addition to bragging about the highest distillery in North America, Breckenridge can also brag about the award-winning Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant, one of the finest new restaurants in Colorado….

Artfully Presented Dishes at Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge, Colorado

No matter the season, the Blue River Bistro is the perfect ending to a day on the mountain. The restaurant combines casual and sophistication to create an attractive atmosphere, where you’ll still feel at home in jeans. Location: Blue River Bistro located at 305 N. Main Street in Breckenridge, [amazon_textlink asin=’178657344X’ text=’Colorado’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’…

All About Cheese at Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro, Fort Collins

In downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, you’re spoiled for a choice of great places to eat. There are more than 80 eateries in the compact downtown area in every size, style and type of cuisine. But if you like cheese, your first choice, hands down, should be The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro. Location:  200B Walnut Street,…

Get your ‘cue at Boar and Bull, Loveland, Colorado

When we’re traveling we love to get restaurant recommendations from locals. If you know a local travel writer who covers the area that’s even better. Craving some good barbecue on a recent trip to Loveland, Colorado, we reached out to a local blogger we know and asked where we could get the best ‘cue in…

Breakfast at Lucile’s, Fort Collins, Colorado

You don’t have to go to [easyazon_link identifier=”1628872748″ locale=”US” tag=”theyum-20″]New Orleans[/easyazon_link] to get a Creole breakfast. Lucile’s in Fort Collins, Colorado has been serving up authentic Louisiana vittles since 1996. This is the second outpost of the restaurant; the original Lucile’s opened in Boulder, CO in 1980. Tony Hanks, the owner of the Fort Collins branch,…