May 222011
 

Top PickPalmyra at the Peaks

One thing’s for sure — Palymyra offers dining with a view! Organic produce; free-range bison, lamb and beef; and signature pastas all expertly prepared.  Or order an all-time favorite: grilled cheese (“croutes de fromages”) and tomato soup!  Deck opens at 11 am.

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Poacher’s Pub

A comfy and casual watering hole, Poacher’s Pub serves a full menu thru midnight and it’s a fun place to be at anytime.  Order the mountain sized nachos, the steep ‘n deep salad or the Bix Texan “creation.”  Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Telluride Bistro

Really an Italian bistro by size, not by service. Once you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted by the delicious smells floating out of Chef Sergio’s kitchen.  Great pizzas.  Tuscan wines.  Espresso machine.  Reasonably priced.

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Brown Dog Pizza

Formerly known as Pacific Street Pizza, Brown Dog Pizza kept the delicious recipes in tact when they changed names, ensuring loyal locals remained happy and fed by their brick-oven pizzas.  It’s voted best pizza in Telluride, which sums it up.

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Chop House

Located in the New Sheridan Hotel on Main Street, the Chop House is world renowned for its succulent dry aged USDA prime steaks and fresh seafood flown in daily. Chef Erich Owen creates delicious fare using only organic free range fowl, non-threatened fish species and local ingredients. Pair a red or white from Telluride’s only nitrogen wine bar with a scrumptious meal for an unforgettable experience.

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Hop Garden

Formerly known as the Skier’s Union, the Garden’s now operated by the ski resort, but the favorite Skier’s Union burger—a blend of sirloin, tenderloin and ribeye—is still the heart of the menu. Located slopeside, the Garden offers live music on the patio most winter weekends and summer afternoons.

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The Llama

The Llama offers standard American fare: appetizers, tacos, $11 burgers, dessert.  They even have a kids menu.  Go here is you’re hungry and happy.

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La Cocina de Luz

If you are in the mood for whole foods Taqueria-style mexican cuisine, this is your place.  Enjoy their handmade tortillas, a juice bar and daily soups.  They offer organic, free-range, additive-free and locally-grown ingredients prepared with traditional recipes including many vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.  Dine inside or out in a casual atmosphere.  Kid-friendly too!

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Floradora Saloon

The menu features fresh, crisp flavors using natural and organic  ingredients  from the region. Arguably, one of the best burgers in town  and don’t skimp, get  the onion rings!  Don’t miss brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

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9545 Restaurant

Garnering its name from its elevated perch of 9545 feet above sea level, 9545 is The Inn at Lost Creek’s Southwest style bistro.  9545 has a relaxed atmosphere and the best outdoor patio vantage point for concerts in the summer and après hot toddies in the winter.  Breakfast features classic dishes and crave-worthy chef signatures, while lunch and dinner pay homage to everything South of Telluride – from Arizona to Mexico and into South America with the flavors of chilies, coriander, cumin and cilantro playfully woven into unexpected and delicious creations.

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