TASTES OF BRECKENRIDGE: TOWN’S BEST ETHNIC EATS

Mountain towns aren’t usually known for the best ethnic cuisine, but Breckenridge is changing that misconception! With more than a dozen restaurants serving international cuisine, it can be a challenge to choose where to mow down. We’ve handpicked our top ethnic food joints in town, along with the local lowdown on their best dishes.

 

ASIAN FARE

♦  Asobi Teppanyaki & Sushi, 110 S. Park Ave., Phone (970)547-2862: Asobi is Breck’s only restaurant featuring Hibachi grilles and Malaysian Curry dishes. This is the perfect spot for any sort of celebration. Their lunch menu is amazing, too!

♦  Bangkok Happy Bowl, 103.5 N. Main St., Phone (970)547-9998: Serving some of the best Thai cuisine and fresh sushi in town, this new establishment is known for their curry, Thai iced tea, sushi hand rolls and delicious sake.

♦  Pho Real, 301-2 N. Main St., Phone: (970) 423-6732: Breck’s only pho joint, this new favorite features Vietnamese dishes with a twist. Our favorite treat here is the pho-rrito! Their spring rolls are scrumptious as well.

CAJUN CUISINE

♦  Lost Cajun, 411 S. Main St., Phone (970)547-8330: Bringing tasty Louisiana flavors and southern hospitality like no other place in town, the Cajun is known for some of the most epic gumbo which is sure to please all palates!

EUROPEAN EATS

♦  Swiss Haven Restaurant, 325 S. Main St., Phone (970)453-6969: The Haven offers authentic Swiss cuisine and tasty European fare with an atmosphere inspired by the Swiss Alps. Recently remodeled and under new ownership, many say this spot offers some of the best fondue in the country.

♦  Crepes ala Cart, 307 S. Main St., Phone (970)453-4022: The crepes cart is Breckenridge’s most popular food stand, having served over 1.5 million crepes to date. The line for this coveted cuisine can get lengthy, so we suggest hitting it earlier in the morning to avoid the crowds.

 FRENCH DISHES

♦   Belle V, 500 S. Main St. in La Cima Mall (ground level), Phone (970)771-3456: This new restaurant serves French-inspired plates crafted by Chef Stephane Ohayon. Enjoy a glass of fine wine while enjoying recipes straight from France that have spanned centuries.

♦   Le Petit Paris, 161 E. Adams Ave., Phone (970)547-5335: Le Petit Paris has been bringing some of the finest French cuisine to Breckenridge for decades. Their extensive wine list will not disappoint, and neither will their Steak Frites and Crème Brulee!

IRISH MEALS

♦   Burke & Riley’s Pub, 520 S. Main St. (La Cima Mall 3rd Level), Phone (970)547-2782: With a roof deck known for having some of the best views of Breck, Burke and Riley’s offers traditional Irish cuisine and libations in the heart of town.

♦  Napper Tandy’s, 110 E. Lincoln Ave., Phone (970) 453-4949: Serving up Irish fare in their downstairs restaurant known as Salt Creek, Napper’s also has some of the best nightlife in town at their upstairs pub. Make sure to check out their enormous deck and fire pit while you’re there.

 MEXICAN FOOD

♦   Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 600 S. Main Street, Phone (970)453-2071: Mi Casa sports some of the best Mexican food and most delicious margaritas in the county. Enjoy a meal on their patio which overlooks the Dredge and Blue River with one of the best mountain views in town.

♦   Rita’s Margs & Taco Bar, 301 S. Main St., Phone (970)453-7313: Rita’s has been a local favorite for years and serves some of town’s tastiest tacos (the hippie taco is amazing), salsa, and pleasantly potent margs. We highly recommend heading there on a Thursday for trivia night, but get there early so you can claim a seat! The games start at 8 p.m.

 

With so much variety, there is something on this list for all to enjoy. Next time you’re visiting your home away from home in Breckenridge, pop by one of the above establishments for an experience that your taste buds will not soon forget. For the best lodging deals in town, make sure you book your stay with breckenridgediscountlodging.com today!!

 

Spring Break Shenanigans in Breckenridge

The days are getting longer. It’s starting to get a little warmer. Birds and other animals that haven’t been seen too much in the last few months are starting to make their way back from their various winter haunts and people across the country are counting down the days until that one precious week in March when schools see fit to cut the children loose. That glorious week also known as spring break is almost here. It’s a time to get away, step out from the busy lives that each of us leads and let go for a week. For those coming to Breckenridge to shred, March is a great time to let it out and throw down just a little bit. Here are some ideas on how to fill your nights (and days) this Spring Break in Breckenridge.

Nightlife in Breckenridge is a ton of fun!Party: Isn’t partying what spring break is all about? In a one-mile stretch of town Breckenridge there are a lot of restaurants and bars, almost 100 in fact. There is no shortage of places to go for a meal, drink, entertainment and plain old good times. From Apres’ to late night, Breckenridge has a spot for everyone. Almost every night in March there is live music, trivia games, comedy, killer deals and plain good times. A great resource for finding the best deals and events in the local restaurants and bars is imnotatwork.com. Check it out and start planning your good times now.

Relax: Spending all day slaying powder is hard work and weather you decide to rip some turns or not there is nothing better than a massage, body wrap or any spa treatment to ease achy muscles and recharge a tired spirit. There are many spas all over Breckenridge so these is no shortage of different types of massages and spa treatments. Check out our recent blog on spas in Breckenridge for some great spa options in town.

Spring break in Breckenridge.Music and Arts: One of the coolest things that Breckenridge has done in the past few years is ramp up town’s cultural offerings including the creation of the Breckenridge Arts District or CreateBreck.org. Breckenridge has the second largest arts district in Colorado and Breck Create has done some very good work to bring in a variety of performing acts that span from rock bands to art exhibits to events. This March events such as the Banff Mountain Film Festival and bands like Donovan Frankenreiter, Comedy performances like Sandra Bernhard and much more are on tap. Click here to see the full lineup of events produced by Create Breck.

Try something besides skiing: Spring is still winter in Breckenridge and skiing is why it is so popular here in March. Of popularity comes with a price and that can be crowded slopes especially in March. Of course regardless of the crowds, you should ski and ski a lot! But consider taking a day to try a different winter activity like dog sledding, snowmobiling or cross country skiing. All of these activities are perfect to try in Breckenridge. Here is a great blog on things to in Breck without skis.

March is a fantastic time to visit Breckenridge. It is a time when everything is open and town is clicking on all cylinders. Spring Breakers rejoice! There is so much to do in Breckenridge. In fact we wrote a blog all about that.  Here are 100 things to do in Breckenridge this winter.

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But First, Opening Day.

*Updated 11/8/16.

With Arapahoe Basin open, let’s face it, ski season is here. Most of these resorts aren’t falling on the same opening day, which means you can make your rounds. But this is the day that most of us dream about while we bask in the glorious last few weeks of fall weather. There’s nothing like tightening your boots and clicking into your skis or strapping to your board for the first time of the season. But then you look up and see them. The THOUSANDS of other humans that are doing the exact same thing you are. How is this possible? How could anyone else love the sport as much as you? Well, the white ribbon of deaths’ (WRD) are open and on top of having fun we mostly encourage you to ski/ride safe! Check over your gear, know the terrain and weather, stay safe and most importantly, enjoy the experience! Hundreds of other ski fanatics are looking to get those oh so sweet first turns of the season in. Enjoy and respect each other’s company and all that is the sport of skiing. Stay safe, friends, and cheers to Ullr for an incredible winter!

Read on to find out what not to forget, what not to miss, and where the hot spots are for Après Ski! 

*All dates are projected opening dates:

Arapahoe Basin – THIS FRIDAY, October 21

Don’t forget: Your grills! With the crowds, you might find yourself eager to take a break every few runs. Fire up the sausages and hamburgers with friends and enjoy some downtime!

What not to miss: The mass entertainment from unique one-piece snowsuits and tricked out helmets.

Après Ski: Snake River Saloon. Happy hour served 7 days a week from 4 – 5:30 p.m. This legendary saloon is the perfect spot to sit down for a beer after hitting the slopes. Looking for a longer night out? Stick around, the Snake has fantastic night life.

Beaver Creek – November 23

Don’t forget: Your swag hands. Tons of prizes are offered at the base of the Centennial Express Lift.

What not to miss: The World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition! www.beavercreek.com/cookie

Après Ski: Dusty Boot. Featuring happy hour from 3 – 5 p.m. daily, this “Best Little Steakhouse & Saloon in the great state of Colorado” is perfect for stopping in and grabbing a few drinks after a long day on the mountain. Looking for something different? Check out Hooked a Seafood * Sushi * Market.

Breckenridge Ski Resort – November 11        

Don’t forget: Your pass in your old jacket.

What not to miss: Wake Up Breck! Although this happens the day before opening day it’s a fun local’s tradition. Breckenridge Ski Resort hands out FREE commemorative coffee mugs and will buy you a free cup of coffee to celebrate the opening day of ski season! Participating coffee shops: Coming soon!

Après Ski: To keep it easy, stick to the T-Bar at the Base of Peak 8 and load up on a bloody mary as you watch the skiers come down. If you want to come into town, we suggest checking out one of our favorite local hangouts and the meanest margarita in town, Angel’s Hollow.

Copper Mountain – November 18

Don’t forget: The sunscreen!

What not to miss: Donuts, coffee, and beer! Make sure to also check out live music by DJ Landry and don’t miss out on all the gear giveaways. Learn more here!

Après Ski: Endos. There motto: “If you ain’t flyin’, you ain’t tryin”. Located at the base of American Eagle lift happy hour goes from 3 – 6 p.m. every day! Check out their menu here.

Keystone Resort – November 11

Don’t forget: Your mittens. Or worse… 1 mitten.

What not to miss: Your reusable Keystone water bladder! The first 500 people in line will receive one! Learn more here!

Après Ski: Kickapoo Tavern. Deemed “The best deck in Keystone for Après Ski”, Kickapoo is also opening back up on November, 4! Voila!

Loveland Pass – November 10

Don’t forget: Your early morning calisthenics (no need to pull a muscle the first day out there)!

What not to miss: Loveland has yet to release even their opening day announcement. Check this link or we’ll offer an edited version here once we find out more!

Après Ski: Rathskellar. Ask a local on the lift. This is thee spot for a snack or après drink.

Vail – November 18

Don’t forget: To download your EpicMix app. You’ll want to count this as Day 1.

What not to miss: Vail has yet to announce their opening day shenanigans. Check this link as the time gets closer (we’ll offer up an edited version here too once they do).

Après Ski: Mountain Standard. A swanky tavern with a casual vibe and simple, honest, from the heart service and cooking.

Well, we hope this was enough information to keep you excited about Opening Day while being safe. Now, it’s time to look to the winter ahead and pray for big dumps!

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