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his first release with The Fairport Convention in 1968 to his last solo release in 2010, which received a Grammy nod, Thompson’s career has spanned the decades, and it seems he still has much to say. Thompson’s music is singer/songwriter-esque, but with an edge. The guitar chops he is hailed for give each song a bite

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that contrasts nicely with his honeyed vocals. A sweet tenor, his voice is reminiscent of an interesting hybrid of Chris Isaac and David Byrne. With a style all his own, Thompson’s music seems to hover just above genre labels. Swinging from rock to folk and back again within an album, Thompson’s main influence of rock and roll stands prevalent with the touches of his childhood exposure to jazz and traditional Scottish music flavoring his songs. If you sift through Thompson’s music, you tend to come across a few repeated themes. As a songwriter, love, looking for love, finding love and the loss of love is an oft-repeated topic that is viewed from every-and-any possible angle. Thompson doesn’t end there, however. He offers up more than your basic prose about relationships and arguments. Within one 1994 release, “Mirror Blue,” there are songs about nightmares. There is a song about his car. There is a song about a destructive Bonnie-and-Clyde-type couple. There is even a song about fast food. There is all of this and more, all delivered with vivid imagery and blunt writing skills. Thompson has at least one song just about everyone can relate to and can get pulled in to. You will find everything you want in Richard Thompson’s musical catalog, performance and superior guitar abilities. All you have to do is make the drive to State Bridge, sit back and listen. SneakPEAK writer Jenna Stecker can be reached at info@ sneakpeakvail.com

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Dirt bikers Eric Moberg (orange), Spencer Ball (green) and Marty Hijmans (blue) head out with other members of the Rocky Mountain Sport Riders for a trail work day on Bocco Mountain near Wolcott. Kent Pettit photo

Service (USFS) completed a seven-year land management plan for White River, taking into account all types of travel across thousands of miles of roads and trails. For motocross riders, the plan’s biggest blow was the loss of unrecognized routes: The singletrack areas many riders had enjoyed for years were now illegal, leaving only about 300 miles of open dirt roads. “The challenge we face is many of these routes, especially the two-wheel routes, weren’t inventoried,” says Paula Peterson, a recreation officer with the Eagle-Holy Cross District. “In many cases, they were designed and built over time, but in the cases of some, people were riding non-system routes.” The Forest Service’s plan looked at dozens of factors – environmental impact, wildlife conservation, affordable maintenance and more – and the wealth of information led to a long-delayed conclusion that many motor sports enthusiasts found unfair. Today, the kind of narrow, adrenaline-pumping trails dirt bikers enjoy are largely restricted to BLM forests in the western portions of the county, along with a handful of trail systems near Eagle and Gypsum. The problem isn’t a lack of land: Ball claims White River has twice as much wilderness area as neighboring national forests like Arapahoe and Gunnison, but only a fraction of the accessibility for motorized vehicles. “There are better ways to protect our public lands which don’t undermine our land managers and still allow mechanized access to our forests,” says Ball, referring to what he terms “ridiculous” wilderness-protection measures. “RMSR helps represent a large group of people in our community that have been under- and misrepresented.”

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tic; rather, the members want to build relationships with the BLM and USFS. Starting in 2010, the RMSR met with officials from both federal groups to find land-management solutions that worked for everyone. Since then, members have logged hundreds of volunteer hours on trail crews, and leaders like Ball have trained with the Basalt-based nonprofit Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers to learn trail-restoration skills. “It was an effort to gain some respect and autonomy,” Ball says. “We now go out on these work days and confidently manage a crew with the right techniques, working in a way the Forest Service recognizes.” Ball understands the RMSR mission is an uphill battle – he claims dirt bikers and ATV riders occasionally get a bad reputation in Eagle County, where hiking and mountain biking make up the majority of summertime recreation. He hopes that by partnering with federal officials, the group can protect access for dirt bikers far into the future. Collaboration with the BLM in Eagle and Wolcott has been fruitful, and they’ve already made headway with the Aspen-Sopris District to the south, where plans are in the works for a singletrack trail system linking Basalt to Gypsum.

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By Phil Lindeman When it comes to enjoying summertime in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, nothing beats a warm deck, hot sounds and cold beer. Beginning each year in late June and running until late August, restaurants from Vail to Gypsum start unrolling Friday Afternoon Clubs, a sort of happy hour on steroids, crafted to kick off the weekend in laid-back, budget-friendly style. Thanks to a wealth of local musical talent and plenty of sun-drenched deck space, these FACs have become a valley favorite, giving folks a place to congregate before the insanity of the weekend rush. The FAC at Cima, the Latin-inspired anchor restaurant in Avon’s Westin Riverfront Resort, almost perfectly encapsulates the appeal of an afternoon gathering. Between an expansive deck, fresh food, summery drinks, raucous music and stunning views of Beaver Creek, it has become a popular and steadfast hangout, despite a recent ownership change. “After the long winter, even the cooks are really excited to begin working with new ingredients,” says Executive Chef John Calloway, who developed a new taco menu specifically for the FAC. “We want to have a little bit of everything while keeping guests happy and sticking to our style, which is about bold flavors.” Along with Cima, Eagle County is spattered with numerous FACs. SneakPEAK dug into a few of the most popular to uncover what’s cooking, who’s playing and why Friday afternoon is the new Saturday night. Talon’s Deck Grill at Eagle’s Nest, Vail Mountain As one of the valley’s original FACs, the event held behind Eagle’s Nest at the top of the Vista Bahn Gondola touts the kind of views and atmosphere that made Vail Mountain famous. Starting June 22, gondola rides after 4 p.m. cost $15 and include a $10 voucher for food and drinks at two onmountain eateries, Talon’s Deck Grill and Bistro Fourteen. The voucher is also good for Adventure Ridge activities,

such as disc golf, a climbing wall and bungee trampolines. Things kick off at 5 p.m. with free music and specials For eats, Talon’s Deck Grill features traditional grilled grub – brats, burgers, chicken and the like – while sit-down service at the indoor Bistro Fourteen is American fare with a twist, from slow-roasted chicken pot pie to buffalo meatball subs. Pricing is under $10 for grill combos and up to $20 for fancier dishes.

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Camping gone Ditch the hot dogs and campfire for new, delicious tastes on the trail this summer. By Phil Lindeman

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vital and each recipe uses one pot – no more than what you’d have for boiling water. Some require ice (not the friendliest or lightest thing in the wilderness) but they can be tweaked to remove perishable foods. Remember to pack light and waste as little as possible – the food is gourmet, but the campsite is still far from your kitchen. Bon appétit, campers. Lumberjack breakfast This egg and meat dish is a hearty, brunch-style recipe originally meant for open coals and a cast iron skillet, but it’s easily made on a camp stove with one pot. It’s ideal for car camping and short backpacking trips, where you can replace raw bacon with precooked bits and raw eggs with the hard-boiled variety. If you’re brave, though, leave the eggs unrefrigerated – if stored whole in a dry, cool place, they typically last up to two days past the sell-by date on the package if you refrigerated them beforehand. Place all chopped ingredients in plastic bags, and have a large spoon and lid handy. Recipe serves four. 1/2 pound bacon (precooked or imitation) 1 medium onion, pre-chopped (or 1/2 cup dehydrated onion) 1 small carton dehydrated hash browns, rehydrated 4 eggs (optional hard boiled) 3 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (if using precooked bacon)

Thanks to below-average snowfall and long stretches of woefully dry days, the U.S. Forest Service recently imposed fire bans on all federal lands, including nearby White River National Forest. Last week, all of Eagle County entered “Stage I” fire restrictions, which effectively nix all campfires outside of approved areas with grates. If the recent rash of blazes near Horsetooth Reservoir outside of Fort Collins is an indication of how dry Colorado woodlands are, it’s no time to play with fire, so to speak. But car campers and backpackers still have to eat, and propane-singed s’mores won’t cut it. Serious outdoor enthusiasts – the multi-day, mountaineering type – may scoff at using the term “gourmet” with camp food, but a delicious meal on the trail is no harder than buying freeze-dried food. To fill the campfire void in your family’s weekend trip, try this handful of outdoor-friendly recipes that are a cinch on If you won’t have access to a cooler at the campsite, fry camp stoves or single-burner backpacking stoves. As with bacon at home in half-inch slices and drain. Seal in plastic all camping, the key is planning beforehand: cutting vegbag. Chop onion and place in separate bag. If using imitagies, making chili, bagging ingredients. Conserving space is

tion or dehydrated versions, measure out amounts before bagging. At the campsite, add bacon and onion (rehydrated if necessary) to large pot with vegetable oil. Stir frequently and heat until warmed. If using raw ingredients, skip vegetable oil and leave 2 tablespoons bacon grease to sauté onion. Add rehydrated hash browns, again stirring frequently until barely browned. Remove pot from heat and even out mixture. Using back of spoon, make four wells to hold eggs (skip if using hard-boiled eggs). Crack an egg into each well and add water. Cover with lid. Return pot to heat and cook until eggs are finished. If not using eggs, remove when hash browns are cooked thoroughly. Anzac biscuits A favorite from down under, these traditional Australian and New Zealander treats are essential for long-distance trampers. They last forever – kind of like a sweeter, softer hardtack – and in terms of taste and texture, they beat mealy energy bars for a fraction of the cost. The biscuits require baking, so prep a large batch before you go and know they’ll harden slightly once settled. Recipe makes 12 biscuits. 1 cup quick-cook oats 3/4 cup flaked coconut 1 teaspoon flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoon molasses 1 teaspoon honey

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Osage Gardens returns to the Edwards and Vail markets for the second year – you may recognize their name from the culinary herbs sold at some local grocery stores. The New Castle-based farm specializes in fresh, organic greens and herbs, home grown on their family-run farm. “Our farm is local – my parents started it 20 years ago, and

Like daisies coming up in the spring, booths from various food, produce and artisan vendors pop up at weekend markets held around the valley. The largest, the Vail Farmers Market, kicks off on June 17 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tips from the farm experts goes each Sunday through Sept. 16. Shoppers can listen to themselves on produce live jazz music and peruse the art galleries that line Meadow shopping at the market. Drive. Minturn Farmers Market begins June 23 and goes on Sat- • Come early: “We definitely have a peak time urdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Minturn. Visitors and often we’ll sell out of things by about can also check out a different theme or event each week. The 11 a.m.,” Bryan Reed of Eagle Springs Organ- first market features a “fairy garden building workshop,” and ics says. the next week brings a soil education and composting work- • Ask the grower: Ask them what is good that particular week. “We know what’s in season shop. Further west, the Edwards Farmers Market is held every and we eat it, too,” Reed says. Saturday from June 18 to Sept. 17, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 • Taste test: Growers are glad to give you p.m. The Eagle Farmers Market is held every Friday begin- samples so you know just what you’re ning June 17 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Eagle Ranch Vil- buying. lage, and has kid-friendly pony rides to raise funds for the • The cuter the better: As a rule, most squash, cucumbers and similar veggies are sweeter Colorado Horse Rescue. and tastier the smaller they are. Check the markets’ individual websites for a full list of the vendors, but here are a few quick highlights you should be sure not to miss. both me and my sister work on it,” Osage’s Theresa Rumery says. “Our veggies are most unique in that we have nutrientdense soil, which makes for healthy plants. It’s very flavorful Fresh and green At the root of the farmers markets is a tradition of fresh, produce, not trucked 1,500 to 2,000 (miles) like what you might find in some stores.” locally grown vegetables and fruits.

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Eagle’s recycling center gets recycled New site will feature compactor and takes more plastics By Larry Grossman Remember that day at the Town of Eagle recycling center down by the Eagle County Fairgrounds when you thoughtfully brought your cardboard and co-mingled recyclables, thinking you would be an environmentally friendly citizen -- only to find the containers were full and over flowing and that there was no place to dump anything except on top of the existing piles? Well, those days are coming to a close with a new compacting and recycling facility being built at 1050 Chambers Ave. in Eagle, right next to the Eagle Public Works office. The Town of Eagle and Eagle County are splitting the cost of a new facility. In reality, those over flowing piles of cardboard and other recyclable materials are a good sign. Though the current site is an eyesore at the truck stop parking lot, with cardboard strewn across the fences that keep things from blowing into the adjacent Eagle River, the excess means one thing: a lot of people are recycling. And this is a very good thing. With a state-of-the-art automated compactor at the new facility, all of the wasted “air space,” or space created in the old-style containers from people who don’t break down their boxes, will now be eliminated. According to Deron Dircksen, assistant engineer and sustainability coordinator with the Town of Eagle Public Works, the current location has never been a very good introduction to the town of Eagle, and he says he hopes the new location is going to eliminate many of the problems the town has had with the old site. Not only had overflow become an issue, but using the facility on wet days was a hassle, thanks to a dirt parking lot that quickly became mud. It was fine for the ducks, but not for those who wanted to recycle on snowy or raining days. But finding a new site for recycling wasn’t an easy task. “Finding a new location was not easy,” says Dircksen. “No one wanted it. There were different locations in Eagle

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When Eagle’s new recycling site is completed, you will be able to bring the following items to the site at 1050 Chambers Ave. - Cardboard boxes, broken down - paper - Plastics numbers 1 through 7 County being considered, including the lot behind the Justice Center in Eagle and a lot next to the post office. These sites would have required many infrastructure improvements to build the facility.” After investigating all of these and many more options, he says it made the most sense, logistically and fiscally, to put the new site on town land at the Public Works facility. Keeping cardboard in order The biggest difference that the new facility will make is its compactor. Sitting on a concrete slab, the compactor means no more walking through the mud to recycle dump your recycling. The 12-yard-long containers that once were stuffed full will now be replaced with one 40-yard container that will receive cardboard from the attached automated compactor. The only way the cardboard can be fed into the compactor is through a slot, which accepts only broken-down cardboard boxes. When the receiving area becomes full, it trips a photo eye, which signals the “ram” to hydraulically push the cardboard into the receptacle. The compactor was purchased Mountain Pedaler owner Charlie Brown dumps cardfrom a company called Wastequip, whose specialty is waste- board boxes at the current Eagle recycling site at the fairgrounds. A new facility, which will soon be built, and-refuse compactors. will include a cardboard compactor and solve the overflow problems that plague the current site. Kent Pettit photo.

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Chhiring Dorje Sherpa, the hero of the book “Buried in the Sky,” stands on the summit of K2 in 2008. Hours later he would find himself fighting for his life to get off the mountain alongside another sherpa, Pasang Lama. Chhiring Dorje Sherpa will speak at the Bookworm next Tuesday. Pemba Gyalke Sherpa photo.

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Across the world on the Himalayan peak K2, the second highest mountain in the world, 11 men from seven countries were dead in 27 hours. The disaster immediately gained worldwide attention as the carnage unfolded. Massive chunks of ice near the summit had cracked and cascaded downward, ripping out the fixed lines the climbers counted on to descend and stranding a number of people in the “death zone,” the inhospitable area above 26,000 feet. For Padoan, the tragedy hit close home. Her friend, a Pakistani porter named Karim Meherban, was one of the 11 who died on the mountain. Her ensuring search for what happened on the mountain unearthed stories of heroism and bravery that are now mountaineering legend. Three years after the K2 disaster, Padoan and her cousin, journalist Peter Zuckerman, published “Buried in the Sky,” a book that follows the lives of two sherpas, Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and Pasang Lama. While from vastly different backgrounds, the two men’s paths intersected that day on K2, when Chhiring found Pasang stranded on an ice wall, without an axe, waiting to die. Knowing it would probably mean death for both of them, Chhiring tied himself to

Pasang, and performed an unbelievable and harrowing rescue. Chhiring will tell his story firsthand when he visits The Bookworm of Edwards on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m., accompanied by Padoan and Eric Meyers, a Steamboat physician who treated the K2 survivors. SneakPEAK caught up with Padoan at the beginning of her current book tour to chat about climbing, what makes a real hero and the wrath of mountain goddesses. SneakPEAK: This book retells the story of a well-known event, but focuses on a story that wasn’t previously publicized. Why did you choose to tell the story of these two sherpas? Amanda Padoan: There have been many books written about Westerners in the Himalayas. No one else has written about the high-altitude porters from Pakistan. As far Sherpas (like Chhiring) go, there are three or four other books about them, but they’ve been mountaineering for hundreds of years. It’s amazing how little there is written about them. (After the K2 disaster,) I didn’t know the details of what happened immediately. When they listed the victims, they didn’t even name the porters and sherpas by name. I got really frustrated over the next months reading the media coverage. You start writing letters to the editor, and

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By Melanie Wong It’s not your typical summer vacation. Two local women, Peggy Jensen and Maggie Burnet, flew out last week to spend three weeks in Tanzania, working with HIV-affected children. The two are going through a Christian missions organization, Christ Hope International, an Africa-based nonprofit that works with children infected with or whose lives are affected by HIV. Burnet, a second-and-third grade teacher at Red Hill Elementary, will be using her teaching skills to help the organization with tutoring and children’s education programs. Jensen, an office coordinator with the Town of Gypsum, will be helping with the programs, as well as aiding the organization’s staff in setting up a new office. This last winter, neither imagined they would be headed to sub-Sahara Africa for the summer. Burnet says a presentation by a missions representative at her church, Calvary Christian Fellowship, caught her attention. “They were sharing about the needs in Sub-Saharan African, and I was learning that AIDS is still a huge deal,” she says. “I thought, I’ve heard about this problem all my life, and you hear about so many funds going there -- surely

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to worry. I spent half a year in the Himalaya and Karakoram (mountain ranges) trying to make sense of my brother’s death. Karim Meherban was a porter when I climbed Broad Peak (a 26,240-foot ascent near K2) and he reminded me of my brother. When I heard he died on K2 four years later, it really upset me. SP: Tell us about the hero of your book, Chhiring, whom readers will get to meet at the Bookworm event. AP: Chhiring and his wife are both heroes of the book. He is a 12-time Everest summiter and one of the strongest mountaineers in the world, who pulled off this mind-blowing rescue. When he found Pasang, Chhiring said, “Of course I have to do this.” It’s the Buddhist concept that you have to acquire merit from the deity of K2. To be where they were was trespass – a violation of sacred space – and he knew she was watching his every move and you have to act well, because she has influence on your future reincarnation. So Chhiring knows he has to do the right thing. That said, other people had already passed Pasang by - he just had to help someone in need. He really is just exceptional. I’ve never encountered a hero like him. SneakPEAK editor Melanie Wong can be reached at melanie@sneakpeakvail.com

you get to the point where you don’t get responses and think, “I want to write a book.” SP: So how did you end up partnering up with your cousin to write this and what did that process look like? AP: I had just had a baby and couldn’t leave, so I did a cold call to Peter and told him, “I really want to write this book, but can’t because I have this baby. Will you go to the Himalayas for me?” So Peter went and did the first interviews. SP: There’s some in-depth reporting in this book, tracking down family members and survivors in Nepal and Pakistan. What were some of the biggest challenges? AP: Overall, we made seven trips to Nepal and two trips to Pakistan. The toughest thing is that you need an interpreter for the rare languages. There were 14 languages we had to work with for this book. Also, some people lived in very remote places – some villages took two-week treks to get there. SP: How did you get into mountaineering yourself? AP: I was always a rock climber. I used to spend every weekend since I was 12 climbing in Joshua Tree. Then I climbed Denali and realized I loved the high mountains. My brother, who was a mountaineer, passed away at 23 and that just unhinged me to the extreme. He always wanted to climb Broad Peak, so I shaved my head and bought a ticket to Kathmandu and left a note for my mother telling her not

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The town launches a new website, www. eagleoutside.com, on Friday, June 15. The site has detailed info on all of Eagle’s outdoor resources, including fishing, camping, hunting, hiking and biking. There is even a turn-by-turn photo-navigation guide for many of Eagle’s trails. Visitors can also find info on dining and lodging. destination for visitors, both from the valley and around Colorado, says Meg Stepanek, marketing and events coordinator for the Town of Eagle. “We just want to be careful to keep with our roots and history, and provide the town with events that are paralleled with what our town is all about,” she says. “We’re in the process of talking to certain event promoters we want to see come to our town.” Those efforts start this Friday, June 15, with the launch of www.eagleoutside.com, a site that will provide comprehensive information on dining, lodging and sports, including detailed sections about mountain biking/hiking/dirt biking Locals head out on Eagle’s Broadway for the Flight trails, fishing, hunting and camping. Days parade -- the three day festival returns this year from June 22 to June 24. Town of Eagle photo. Shows and concerts Families can bring their blankets, a picnic dinner and may- with seven concerts, says Stepanek. The nights also feature a be their dancing shoes to Showdown Concerts in the Park. host of kid’s activities. These free community evenings, hosted by the town and the Leading in the concert series is a weekend packed with muVail Valley Foundation, are held every Thursday, beginning sic and entertainment in its own right, Eagle Flight Days. June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Eagle Town Park. The concerts The annual all-town festival from June 22 to June 24 coinfeature acts from both Colorado and beyond. Bands in this cides with the summer solstice and has been a tradition for year’s lineup include the Markus James Trio and Mamadou more than 50 years, featuring live music, contests, a parade Sidibe, who blends traditional American Blues with Western and athletic events. African roots sounds. Front Range bands The Congress and Music includes shows from SomeTown, Chris Daniels and Something Underground also bring their grooving rock sound the Kinds, Joe Walsh, New Shoes and Hot Posse. Athletic to Eagle. events include a 5K/10K walk and run, a basketball shootout The concerts have been so successful in recent years that and yoga in the park. Flight Days bring a few less-conventhe town has expanded the lineup for its biggest year ever, tional offerings as well, such as a “lawn chair brigade” demo,

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Cheema and his crew will serve up traditional Northern Indian food – chicken, lamb and veggie tikka masala, curry, fragrant rice and naan bread – at the Eagle Farmers Market. The Indian native says the food is authentic, meaning he doesn’t spare on the spices. “Events like this are great for introducing your food to the people,” Cheema says. “We’ve been at the Aspen markets, (Glenwood’s) Strawberry Daze and Avon’s Salute to America, but just now coming to the farmers markets in Eagle. We hope people like it.” Another new addition to the Eagle and Edwards markets is Panaderia Azteca, a Mexican bakery based in Gypsum. Pastry chef Angel Duran and co-owner Jorge Morales bring traditional Mexican specialty items and bakery staples. Morales says the bakery is the only one of its kind selling locally-made baked goods; most of the other Mexican bakeries sell items made in Glenwood Springs. The business has been open a year and they are thinking about a new location in Edwards, he says. “We make everything fresh,” says Morales, adding that while their customer base is mostly in the Hispanic commuInternational fare Need something to hold you over with all that shopping? nity at the moment, he hopes the farmers market will give them wider exposure. “Americans, Mexicans – everyone is Grab lunch at one of the prepared food vendors. For the first year, restaurant owner Babbu Cheema will welcome. We just want to show our products.” bring Indian fare from Gandhi India’s Cuisine in Carbondale SneakPEAK editor Melanie Wong can be reached at to the Vail Valley. Melanie@sneakpeakvail.com The salmon is then flash-frozen and shipped back to Colorado, where Walker sells it at local stores and markets. Besides frozen fillets, customers can also get Walker’s salmon wraps, smoked sockeye and lox, all from sustainable and well-managed fisheries. “I like the markets because customers get to meet me in person,” he says. “I go up there myself (to fish) and know where it came from. They can hear the story behind it.” Another specialty product comes from a new Vail business, Mountain Cupcakes, which recently opened a storefront in Vail Village. Owner and pastry chef Lauren Smith specializes in cupcakes that are… well, special. The menu changes constantly, but you might see something like banana cupcakes with salted caramel frosting, or chocolate cupcakes filled with a berry crème. The chemist-turned baker (she worked in biotech before moving out the mountains and testing her chops at local restaurants) says she’ll also bring specialty dog treats and doggie frozen yogurt from a Front Range company.

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Fried or baked, you can make this American classic at home Editor’s note: SneakPEAK columnist Felicia Kalaluhi is the owner of Cornerstone Chocolates and Confections and also teaches a pastry course at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. She can be reached at fjablonski@cornerstonechocolates.com.

What do beignets, zeppoli, sopapillas and doughnuts all have in common? Fried dough! Each of these names represents a form of fried dough from different countries around the world. As in many other cultures, fried dough, or doughnuts, are a classic American sweet. While the history of this tasty, ring-shaped treat has been long disputed in America, it will always remain an allFelicia Kalaluhi time favorite – just take a look at the bakery section of any supermarket. Doughnut dough is a yeast-risen dough that is very simple to make, but the challenge that most home cooks and bakers have is frying them. Setting up your own deep fryer at home can be safe and easy if you take all of the necessary precautions. First you will want to fill a large saucepot with enough oil that the doughnuts can be submerged without touching the bottom of the pot. You’ll want to have a thermometer submerged in the oil the whole time to monitor the temperature. A digital probe thermometer works great for this. You can even set an alert for when the oil reaches a certain temperature. Be sure not to leave the oil unattended as you bring it up to temperature. You’ll want to heat the oil on the stovetop to 325 to 350 degrees. Once you reach that temperature range, you can reduce or turn off the heat. As you add each doughnut to your deep fryer, the temperature of the oil will drop, so you will need to heat the oil back to 350 degrees before carefully adding the next set of doughnuts. You will want to protect your arms as you add the doughnuts to the hot oil, as it has a tendency to splatter. Wear a fitted long-sleeve shirt, but be sure that your sleeves are rolled about a quarter up your forearms so they are not going to get in the way as you work. Before you fry your first batch, be sure to have a sheet pan lined with a paper towel and a cooling rack ready for your doughnuts as they come out of the fryer. The paper towel will absorb the excess oil as it drips from the doughnuts while they sit on the cooling rack. Be sure to have the hood, fan, or ventilation system in your kitchen running during this process. Also keep a bag of flour handy in case of an emergency. Flour will help to absorb the oil, which is the fire’s source. After you are finished frying your doughnuts, allow the oil to com-

[See DOUGHNUTS, page 26]

Homemade Doughnuts Total cooking time: 2 1/2 hours Yields: 25 large or 35 mini doughnuts Ingredients 1 ½ cups warm milk ½ teaspoon instant dry yeast 1 tablespoon butter 2/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon sea salt Instructions 1) Place a fourth of the warm milk in a mixing bowl with yeast; let stand for five minutes. 2) Combine butter, sugar, and remaining milk. Add to yeast mixture. 3) Add flour, eggs, salt and nutmeg. Mix with dough hook on low speed until evenly mixed. 4) Increase mixer to high speed and mix for three minutes. 5) Check dough and add more milk or flour if necessary; dough should be smooth and pull away from sides of bowl. 6) Remove dough from mixing bowl, place in a well-oiled bowl and cover with plastic. 7) Allow dough to rise for 1 hour until doubled in size. 8) Press gases out of dough and roll out on a sheet to 1/2 inch thick. 9) Cut dough into circles and place on sheet pan. 10) Cover with damp cloth and let sit for 45 minutes. 11) Remove cloth and bake at 375 F for five minutes. Be careful not to over bake. 12) Remove from oven, brush with butter and toss in cinnamon sugar or any other topping.

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SneakSPORTS: Loving to hate LeBron NBA Finals could feature a good guy vs. villain showdown

Editor’s Note: Minturn- about his business in a professional and thoughtful way, based sports fan Patrick something that can’t be easy for one of the most recognizWhitehurst writes for able people in the world. www.fanrag.com. Read his musings on the site or in Everyone loves a villian SneakPEAK. LeBron does almost everything right on and off the basketball court, but still people want to root against him, When the Miami Heat and they want to see his Heat team fail. faces the Oklahoma City When the Miami Heat loses, James takes the lion’s Thunder in the NBA Fi- share of the blame. He could score 40 points and play nals, it will mark the third stellar defense, but the media and fans will talk about appearance by LeBron his mistakes and not the missed shots or turnovers by his Patrick Whitehurst James on basketball’s big- teammates. When the Heat wins, it’s expected because gest stage. Widely regard- they have LeBron. The intensity of the scrutiny “King ed as the best basketball James” faces will reach an all-time high during the NBA player in the world today, the “Chosen One” is still look- Finals. ing for his first championship as a professional. The nature of America is to root for the underdog. We Despite being incredibly talented and blatantly humble, love feel-good stories and comebacks. We pin our hopes LeBron has become entrenched as the sports world’s on long shots and despise villains. LeBron James is the most reviled figure since he announced he was, “taking villain of the NBA, and we have learned to love hating his talents to South Beach.” him. There are always moments in every game when fans are James wasn’t always the bad guy in our hearts and amazed by the plays LeBron James makes. James slash- minds, though. He only became viewed with such cones to the hoop with an unmatched ferocity, he snatches tempt following “The Decision” to leave Cleveland for rebounds with one hand and delivers precise dimes to greener pastures (or the beach). Did he completely misstreaking teammates. LeBron can seemingly take over manage the announcement by appearing on an hour-long any game at any time. ESPN program where he spurned his hometown team? He smiles whether or not things are going his way, his Yes. James has since publicly stated his regret for the teammates love him, and he exhibits the team-first philos- manner and circumstances in which he left. He was also ophy when he uses the words “we” and “us” when shar- viewed as “taking the easy way out” by choosing to play ing his MVP trophies and thoughts after a game. with his friends Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. James is an active member in his communities, as well Leaving Cleveland for South Florida is a decision many as in local schools. Unlike so many of the superstars to- of us would choose without blinking an eye. The desire to day, there has never been any news about LeBron getting work with your friends can be very appealing, especially in trouble with drugs and the law or fooling around on when those friends are on the short list of the best players his wife. From all accounts he is a stand-up guy that goes in the league. Navigating the regular season and playoffs

in the NBA is never easy, and championships are never guaranteed. Everything looks easy for James (except three-pointers and clutch fourth-quarter shots). We want to see him struggle, and we want to refer to him as “Le-Brick”. Saint Kevin Durant The 2012 NBA Finals feature an incredible collection of talent on both teams. The majority of basketball fans and casual observers outside of Miami will be rooting for Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder and against James. Durant is a three-time NBA scoring champion and considered to be among one of the really good guys in the league. If LeBron is the antagonist of the NBA, Durant is the antithesis of James. While James is a slasher under the bright lights of Miami, Durant is a silky-smooth shooter who prefers to live the quiet life in rural Oklahoma. Durant recently signed a contract extension instead of potentially testing the free-agent waters in order to stay with the Thunder for the long haul. James left his hometown team while Durant bought his mom a home in a suburb of Oklahoma City so she and his brother could attend every game, and yes -- he lives next door. The NBA Finals have the makings of a great showdown in the Old West. Like every classic western, the struggles between good and evil are very pronounced resulting in a winner-take-all clash. When the dust clears after the final scene, we expect to see the hero standing tall, but we won’t be surprised if the bad guy finally wins one and rides off -- earning our respect and admiration in his own way.

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FAC ––––––––––––––––––

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group Hardscrabble and Vail stalwarts FC Funk Band.

Montaña’s Cantina and Grill, Avon Summer came early to Montaña’s in the heart of Avon, where the “Friday Afternoon Casual” events have been pumping since early May. Owners wanted a laid-back, casual atmosphere for locals eyeing a quick drink and affordable food after work. “We probably have the best deck and the best view in Avon,” owner Tom Beaver says. “We really wanted to stick with that casual vibe. The deck gets hopping at 5 p.m., when local DJs spin pop hits and the twenty-something crowd dines on burgers, wings and nachos for under $10, plus the marquee deal of two tacos for $3 until 6 p.m. The restaurant partnered with Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards for a free keg every Friday – yes, every Friday – and Vail’s Black Diamond Rentals for giveaways. Once the keg runs out, drafts are $2.50 and margaritas are $4 until 9:30 p.m. Once the sun goes down, the party moves upstairs to the restaurant’s large indoor dance space, Montaña’s After Dark, where DJs continue spinning throughout the night. Cima at Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon Avon is home to more than a few FACs, but few put on a party like the Westin’s signature restaurant, beginning June 22 at 6 p.m. and running through the end of August. The big draw here is the food: Executive Chef Calloway oversaw the planting of a new garden on the resort grounds, and kale, beets, fennel and herbs go direct from the ground to plates. Along with cookout favorites like burgers and grilled chicken, Calloway built the FAC menu to have a taqueria slant, opting for the bright, full flavors of street-vendor tacos. Ingredients include rock shrimp, pork carnitas, carne asada and chicken tinga (braised and shredded chicken cooked with chipotle peppers for a smoky flavor), all packed in small tortillas to highlight Calloway’s philosophy of “hot, salty, sour and sweet.” Pricing is still in the air, but it will likely be under $7 for a small plate, equivalent to current happy hour deals. Cocktails start at $5. The younger crowd at the Cima FAC is a pretty equal mix of locals and tourists, thanks in part to a huge variety of music. This year’s lineup isn’t yet solidified, but past acts included the prolific rock/jam group Frogs Gone Fishin’ and State Bridge favorites Min’urn Express. Gore Range Brewery, Edwards The Gore Range Brewery FAC was another early starter this year with a mid-May kickoff, highlighting its status as favorite for permanent residents. Running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the deck comes alive with music in the shadow of the brewery’s grain silos and nearby mountain peaks. The FAC overlaps with happy hour, which ends at 6 p.m. and includes $4 well drinks, $5 house wines and $3 craft-brewed beers. Music is always free and trends toward small, acoustic local acts. The lineup rotates every week, and includes upcoming artists like the talented singer/songwriter Elli Gauthier of the Minturn-based female duo Boxcar Daisies. SneakPEAK writer Phil Lindeman can be reached at philip@sneakpeakvail.com

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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 16 Movies and Concerts on the Green

Gypsum’s free music and film series kicks off at the Gypsum Creek Golf Club. Derringer plays and the movie is “RV’ with Robin Williams. Event starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 16 Bookworm celebrates 15 years

Saturday, June 16 Comedy Night at Montañas

Edward’s bookstore celebrates its 15th anniversary with an

Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17 open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a slideshow, King of the Mountain Volleyball Tourna- customer stories, giveaways, snacks and a champagne toast. Founders Kathy Westover and Neda Jansen will be in atment

Colorado’s oldest beach doubles volleyball tournament re- tendance. turns for the 40th consecutive year. This family event has multiple divisions as well as a junior’s beach volleyball Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 camp, held on Friday featuring beach volleyball profession- 7 Walkers at State Bridge als. Event is at the Vail Athletic Fields and Ford Park. See 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali and George Porwww.kingofthemountainvolleyball.com for more info. ter Jr., supported by Frogs Gone Fishin’ and The Congress, play at Bond’s State Bridge Riverside Amphitheater at 6 Friday, June 15 p.m. on Sunday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets available at www.statebridge.com. People’s Friday in Gypsum Gypsum’s community get-together starts at 7 p.m., with a concert featuring Already Gone, and the movie “ Flight of Sunday, June 17 the Navigator” playing on the big screen. Cost is free at the Father’s Day Fishing Derby Lundgren Theater. Avon hosts a fun fishing derby for kids under 15 (and their

parents), in time for both Father’s Day and National Fishing Week. Have fun participating in fun fishing competitions and games. Prizes will be awarded for various categories. Wu Tang presents Eternal, with Special Guest Killah Priest. Morning wraps up with a free lunch provided by the Town Show starts at Avon’s Montañas After Dark at 9 p.m. Tickets of Avon. Event is from 10 a.m. to noon. For more info see are $10 online at http://montanasafterdark.ticketleap.com/, www.avon.org. or $12 the day of the show.

Friday, June 15 Wu Tang Clan at Montañas

Saturday, June 16 Roller Derby Bout in Eagle

The Mountaineers, the WECMRD 10th Mountain Rollers travel team, will play at home on Saturday at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink arena against the Kill Scouts from Denver’s Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for kids up to 18. Bout starts at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 17 Vail Farmers Market and Art Show

Jimmy Shubert, who has appeared on King of Queens, 2 Broke Girls, CSI, Seinfeld, Reno 911 and Entourage, headlines at Montañas After Dark. He’s been in films that include “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “GO,” “Coyote Ugly,” and “One Hour Photo.” The night will also feature Heather Snow, a Denver-based stand-up comedian who is best known for her show “Ladies Laugh-In” at Beauty Bar. She is a two-time winner of Best of Westword, and named one of the “Top 10 Comedy Shows Not To Be Missed” by the Denver Post. Show starts at 8:15 p.m. at the Avon restaurant. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at http://montanasafterdark.ticketleap.com/.

Get a taste of Colorado with the Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show, open weekly throughout the summer. Colorado’s finest are showcased during the farmers market including loHot Summer Nights Concert cally grown produce, international dishes, fresh baked goods Pimps of Joytime play at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and even Colorado wine. For more details, please see www. in Vail as part of the free Bud Light Hot Summer Nights vailfarmersmarket.com Concert Series. The concerts are Tuesday nights from June through August and start at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 17 Free pool day and moonlight swim in Wednesday, June 20 The Colorado Children’s Chorale turns the kids-next-door EagleVail Mountain Bike Race: Davos Dash

Saturday, June 16 Colorado Children’s Chorale in Vail

into performing stars that win the hearts of people from Family, friends and everyone else are invited to a free pool As part of the Vail Recreation District’s Mountain Bike Race Hong Kong to Kalamazoo. Watch them perform at the Ger- day at the EagleVail swimming pool, with a night swim in Series, riders will race up Davos trail in Vail. After party is at ald R. Ford Amphitheater. the evening. See http://eaglevail.org for more info. Bearfish Bar and Grill in West Vail. See www.vailrec.com for more info.

Saturday, June 16 La Sportiva Summer Solstice Trail Run

A day of fun activities and a trail run to benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund at Beaver Creek. Course begins at the base of Creekside Park and incudes a kids fun run, 5K and 10K a barbecue and performance by Hardscrabble. Event begins at 10:30 a.m. See www.vailrec.com for more info.

Tuesday, June 19 Author talk: Amanda Padoan

Co-author of the nonfiction book “Buried in the Sky” speaks at the Bookworm in Edwards with special guests Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and Eric Meyer. Event starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $10.

Tuesday, June 19

Correction

In the May 24 edition of SneakPEAK, an article titled “Dinner, with a side of dance,” on pages 7 and 9 incorrectly said 4 Eagle Ranch hosted “square dancing” as part of the Western Family Dinner events. The events include “line dancing,” with lessons from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by open dancing. SneakPEAK regrets the error.

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GOURMET CAMPING –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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2 tablespoon boiling water member a can opener. Recipe serves two. Mix the oats, coconut, flour and sugar together in a large bowl. In a small saucepan over 1-2 cans chili (14 oz. each) or homemade variety low heat, melt the butter, syrup and honey together. In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda 2 personal-sized bags of Fritos and boiling water together, and then add to the saucepan with butter mixture. Add heated 1/2 cup shredded cheese mixture to the dry ingredients and stir. Spoon final mixture onto greased cookie sheets and Additional toppings to taste bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. In large pot, warm chili over medium heat until simmering. Stir occasionally. When finished, layer ingredients in bowl. The key is melting the cheese: Start with a bed of Fritos, Frito pie top with cheese, scoop on chili and repeat once more. From there, other ingredients include Satiating hunger on a camping trip takes protein and carbs, and this simple dinner has both salsa, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, green chili, diced onion – just about anything. in spades. The contrast of rich chili and salty Fritos is a treat for the taste buds, and when topped with whatever your heart desires, it becomes the hamburger of camp food. If using veggies, chop beforehand and place in plastic bags for the trip. Backpackers may want to forgo all the perishables except cheese – the cans of chili take up enough space – and reSneakPEAK writer Phil Lindeman can be reached at philip@sneakpeakvail.com

want to get involved, but they don’t know how. There’s a lot of volunteer power in this valley, but if you have to work too hard to volunteer, many people would just rather go bike.� VVMBA and HTC have both upped their efforts this summer, including meetings with the Forest Service, trail-maintenance training and a joint program with the Vail Recreation District. Dubbed the “Golden Pick Award,� the program encourages volunteering by rewarding teams of cyclists for

working on area singletrack. “If groups like the Forest Service and BLM see we’re For all of these biking groups, motorized and not, joint working together, that there isn’t a separation, it will be a collaboration is the natural next step. Peter Geyer, the VVM- huge benefit,� Geyer says. “A trail is as good as we make it, BA president, is also an avid motocross rider and will join no matter what you ride.� RMSR this summer. He has already spoke with Ball several times about how the two groups – and two different biking SneakPEAK writer Phil Lindeman can be reached at cultures – can work together to keep area trails pristine and, philip@sneakpeakvail.com most importantly, accessible.

Savings for Eagle The new facility will require far fewer visits from the company responsible for hauling away the recycled material, Vail Honeywagon. Previously, the company had to make three trips a week to haul off the recyclables. With the new compactor in place, it is estimated that cardboard will be picked up once every three weeks. Whereas before, what was hauled off consisted of 80 percent air, the compactor will mean that the new loads will be 80 percent cardboard. The site will be open to the public 24 hours, seven days a week with a surveillance camera for security purposes. The new facility will also have a container to recycle used motor oil, which is free to the public and right next to the new compactor at the Public Works site.

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Agave | 1060 West Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.748.8666 Avon Bakery & Deli | 25 Hurd Lane | 970.949.3354 Cima | 126 Riverfront Lane | 970.790.5500 Blue Plate | 48 East Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.845.2252 Bob’s Place | 100 West Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.845.8566 Carniceria Tepic | 240 Chapel Place | 970.949.6033 China Garden | 100 West Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.949.4986 Columbine Bakery | 51 Beaver Creek Place | 970.949.1400 Domino’s Pizza | 51 Beaver Creek Place | 970.949.3230 Fiesta Jalisco | 240 Chapel Place | 970.845.8088 Geno’s Sandwiches | 100 West Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.949.0529 Gondola Pizza | 240 Chapel Place | 970.845.6000 Loaded Joe’s | 82 East Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.748.1480 Montanas Cantina and Grill | 82 East Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.949.7019 Northside Coffee and Kitchen | 20 Notingham Rd. | 970.949.1423 Nozawa Sushi | 240 Chapel Place | 970.949.0330 Pazzo’s Pizzeria | 82 East Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.949.6093 Subway Avon | 47 E. Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.949.1312 Swiss Hot Dog Company | 101 Fawcett Rd. | 970.467.2013 Taqueria No Se Hagan Bolas | 91 Beaver Creek Place | 970.845.7959 Ticino | 100 West Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.748-6792 Vin 48 | 48 East Beaver Creek Blvd. | 970.748.9463

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Southwest Grill

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Sushi & Asian, Thai

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Italian Food & Pizza

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Steakhouse

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American Comfort

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Coffee/Breakfast/Wine/Tapas

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French Cuisine

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Tapas Bar and Lounge

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Gelato, Chocolate & Wine

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Classic American Grill

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Seasonal American

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Rustic American & Seafood

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BEAVER CREEK 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill | Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | 970.949.1234 Beano’s Cabin | 210 Plaza Way | 970.754.3463 Beaver Creek Chophouse | Beaver Creek Lodge | 970.845.0555 Black Diamond Bistro | 120 Offerson Road | 970.949.1251 Blue Moose Pizza | 76 Avondale Ln. | 970.845.8666 Coyote Cafe | 210 The Plaza | 970.845.9030 Dusty Boot Saloon | 210 Offerson Rd. | 970.748.1146 Flying Pig Sandwich Shop | 76 Avondale Ln. | 970.845.0333 Foxnut Asian Fusion and Sushi | 15 W. Thomas Place | 970.845.0700 Golden Eagle Inn | 118 Beaver Creek Plaza | 970.949.1940 Grouse Mountain Grill | 141 Scott Hill Rd. | 970.949.0600 The Metropolitan | 210 Offerson Road | 970.748.3123 Mirabelle Restaurant | 55 Village Rd. | 970.949.7728 Osprey Lounge | 10 Elk Track Ln. | 970.754.7400 Rimini Cafe | 45 W. Thomas Place | 970.949.6157 Rocks Modern Grill | 27 Avondale Le. | 970.845.9800 Saddleridge | 44 Meadow Ln. | 970.754.5450 Spago | The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch | 970.343.1555 Splendido at the Chateau | 17 Chateau Ln. | 970.845.8808 Toscanini | 60 Avondale Ln. | 970.754.5590

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4 Eagle Ranch | 4091 Highway #131, Wolcott | 970.926.3372 Baboune’s | 0131 Chambers Ave., Eagle | 970.328.2425 Back Bowl | 50 Chambers Ave., Eagle | 970.328.BOWL Brush Creek Saloon | 241 Broadway, Eagle | 970.328.5279 Dietrich’s Cafe | 313 Chambers Ave., Eagle | 970.328.5021 Dog House Grill | 10663 Highway 6, Gypsum | 970.524.1660 Dusty Boot | 1099 Capitol St., Eagle | 970.328.7002 Eagle Diner | 112 Chambers Ave., Eagle | 970.328.1919 Ekahi Grill and Catering | 116 Park Street, Gypsum | 970.524.4745 Grand Avenue Grill | 678 Grand Ave., Eagle | 970.328.4043 Gypsum Grill Steakhouse | 686 Trail Gulch Rd., Gypsum | 970.524.7365 H.P.’s Provisions | 1160 Capitol St., Eagle | 970.328.5280 Heidis Brooklyn Deli | 150 Cooley Mesa Rd., Gypsum | 970.777.3663 Luigi’s Pasta House | 1143 Capitol St., Eagle | 970.328.5400 Mantos | 106 Oak Ridge Ct., Gypsum | 970.524.6266 Moe’s Original BBQ | 630 Grand Ave., Eagle | 970.337.2277 Old Kentucky Tavern | 225 Broadway, Eagle | 970.328.5259 Paradigms | Corner of 4th and Capital St., Eagle | 970.328.7990 Pastatively Roberto’s Italian Cuisine | 94 Market St., Eagle | 970.328.7324 Pazzo’s Pizzeria | 50 Chambers Ave., Eagle | 970.337.9900 Red Canyon Cafe | 128 Broadway Ave., Eagle | 970.328.2232 Yeti Grind | 330 Broadway Ave., Eagle | 970.328.9384

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EAGLE-VAIL Ristorante Ti Amo | 40982 US Highway #6 | 970.845.8153 Route 6 Cafe | 41290 US Highway #6 | 970.949.6393

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Mexican

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Colorado Wild Game Grill

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Juniper Restaurant | 97 Main St. | 970.926.7001 Larkburger | 105 Edwards Village Blvd. | 970.926.9336 Last Course Dessert Bar & Pastries | 275 Main Street C-106 | 970.926-1979 Local Joe’s Pizza | 280 Main St. | 970.926.4444 Log Cabin Sports Bar and Grill | 34500 Highway 6, #B1 | 970.926.9726 Main St. Grill | 97 Main St. | 970.926.2729 Marko’s Pizzeria | 57 Edwards Access Rd. | 970.926.7003 Mirador | 2205 Cordillera Way, Cordillera Lodge & Spa | 970.926.2200 Old Forge Co. | 56 Edwards Village Blvd. | 970.926.2220 Sato | 56 Edwards Village Blvd. | 970.926.7684 Smiling Moose Deli | 1170 Edwards Village Blvd. | 970.926.2400 Subway Edwards | 439 Edwards Access Rd. | 970.926.7010 Vista At Arrowhead | 676 Sawatch Dr. | 970.926.2111 Woody’s Kitchen & Pub | 27 Main St. | 970.926.2756 Zino Ristorante | 27 Main St. | 970.926.0777

Contemporary American

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Tapas/Wine Bar/Desserts

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Pizza

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American/Mexican

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American Grill

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Pizza & Pasta

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Regional/Seasonal Fare

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Deli

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Southern BBQ

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VAIL Alpenrose | 100 E. Meadow Dr. | 970.476.8899 Alpine Tavern | Vail Racquet Club, East Vail | 970.476.7888 Atwater on Gore Creek | Vail Cascade Resort | 970.476.7014 Bart & Yeti’s | Lionshead, North of Arrabelle | 970.476.2754 Bearfish | West Vail Mall | 970.476.7596 Billy’s Island Grill | Lionshead | 970.476.8811 Bistro 14 | Eagle’s Nest, Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola | 970.445.4530 Block 16 | The Sebastian Vail, 16 Vail Rd. | 970.477.8000 Blu’s | Downstairs from Children’s Fountain | 970.476.3113 bol | Solaris, 141 E. Meadow Dr. | 970.476.5300 Bully Ranch | Sonnenalp Resort | 970.479.5460 Campo de Fiori | 100 E. Meadow Dr. | 970.476.8994 Centre V | The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Lionshead | 970.754.7700 Chicago Pizza | 1031 S. Frontage Rd. | 970.476.7000 CinÊBistro | Solaris, 141 E. Meadow Dr. | 970.476.3344 Elway’s Steakhouse | 174 East Gore Creek Dr. | 970.754.7818 Flame | Four Seasons, Vail | 970.477.8600 Frost | The Sebastian Vail, 16 Vail Rd. | 970.477.8050 Game Creek Restaurant | Vail Mountain | 970.754.4275 Garfinkel’s | Next to Lionshead Gondola | 970.476.3789 Gohan Ya | West Vail Mall | 970.476.7570 Joe’s Famous Deli | 288 Bridge St. | 970.479.7580 Kelly Liken | Gateway Building, 12 Vail Rd. | 970.479.0175 La Bottega | 100 E. Meadow Dr. | 970.476.0280 Lancelot | Next to Children’s Fountain | 970.476.5828

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MINTURN Kirby Cosmos | 474 Main St. | 970.827.9027 Magusto’s | 101 Main St. | 970.827.5450 Minturn Country Club | 131 Main St. | 970.827.4114 Nicky’s Quickie | 151 Main St | 970-827-5616 Sticky Fingers | 132 Main St. | 970.827.5353 Minturn Saloon | 146 N. Main St. | 970.827.5954 Turntable | 160 Railroad Ave. | 970.827.4164

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Larkspur Restaurant | Golden Peak | 970.476.8050 La Tour | 122 E. Meadow Dr. | 970.476.4403 Left Bank | Sitzmark Lodge in Vail Village | 970.476.3696 The Little Diner | West Lionshead Plaza | 970.476.4279 Lord Gore & the Fitz Lounge | Manor Vail at the base of Golden Peak | 970.476.4959 Los Amigos | Top of Bridge St. | 970.476.5847 Ludwig’s | Sonnenalp Resort | 970.479.5429 The Marketplace | One Willow Bridge Rd. | 970.477.4370 Market Café | The Sebastian Vail, 16 Vail Rd. | 970.477.8000 May Palace | Next to City Market, West Vail | 970.476.1657 Matsuhisa | Located in the Solaris | 970.476.6682 Mezzaluna | Lion Square Lodge, next to Eagle Bahn Gondola | 970.477.4410 Moe’s Original BBQ | Upstairs from the General Store, Lionshead | 970.479.7888 Montauk Seafood Grill | Lionshead Village | 970.476.3601 Nozawa | Holiday Inn, West Vail | 970.476.9355 Ocotillo | Vail Mountain Marriott Resort & Spa, Lionshead | 970.477.5675 Old Forge Co. | 2161 N Frontage Rd | 970.476.5555 Old Forge Co. | 521 East Lionshead Cir. | 970.476.5232 Ore House | 232 Bridge St. | 970.476.5100 Osaki’s | 100 E. Meadow Dr. | 970.476.0977 Pazzo’s Pizzeria | 122 E. Meadow Dr. | 970.476.9026 Pepi’s | By the Covered Bridge | 970.476.4671 Qdoba | 2161 N. Frontage Rd. | 970.476.7539 Red Lion | Top of Bridge St. | 970.476.7676 Russell’s | By the Covered Bridge | 970.476.6700 Sandbar Sports Grill | West Vail Mall | 970.476.4314 Subway West Vail | 2161 N. Frontage Rd. | 970.476.3827 Sushi Oka Hibachi | 100 East Meadow Drive. Suite #4 | 970-476-1588 Sweet Basil | 193 E. Gore Creek Dr. | 970.476.0125 Tap Room | Top of Bridge St. | 970.479.0500 Terra Bistro| 352 Meadow Dr., Vail Mountain Lodge& Spa | 970.476.6836 The George | 292 Meadow Dr. | 970.476.2656 Up The Creek Bar & Grill | 223 Gore Creek Dr. | 970.476.8141 Vendetta’s | 291 Bridge St. | 970.476.5070 Vail Chophouse | 675 West Lionshead Place | 970.477.0555 Wendy’s Alpine Coffee Shop | 4695 Racquet Club Dr. Westside Cafe & Market | 2211 N. Frontage Rd. | 970.476.7890 Yama Sushi | 168 Gore Creek Dr. | 970.476.7332 Yeti’s Grind | Located in the Solaris | 970.476.1515

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However, if you are looking for a more familiar route, an alternative is baking. Baked doughnuts do not require oil. However, they need to be consumed immediately after cooling since they have a tendency to dry out. Since no oil is necessary in this process, baked doughnuts also tend to be a healthier option. You do not need a special mold for your doughnuts while they are baking either; your sheet pan

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