Spectacular Italian in Steamboat Springs, CO

Mazzola’s Italian Diner 917 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (in, or rather under, the Hotel Bristol) http://www.mazzolas.com/index2.php Dinner:  5pm – close. —– The concierge at the Sheraton assured us that Mazzola’s would be open on Christmas.  Given the celestial reviews, we got down there early to ensure they had a table for 10. Closed.Continue reading “Spectacular Italian in Steamboat Springs, CO”

Old Town Pub & Restaurant, Steamboat Springs, CO

600 South Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Spgs, CO http://oldtownpub.jimdo.com/ This place gets 4.5 stars in the Google Maps reviews, as qb found out after the fact.  And it should have been that good, it really should.  This place is quintessential Colorado, an old hotel with a dance floor, a century-old bar, oval windows, and steep, woodenContinue reading “Old Town Pub & Restaurant, Steamboat Springs, CO”

DDP Alert: Steamboat Springs, CO

Diet Dr. Pepper on draft is scarce up in these parts, so a Texan goes into every restaurant and cafe resigned to fate. What’s glorious about that is that it sets us up for a marvelous serendipity, which qb discovered at 0700 MST:  the bagel shop in Central Park Square has DDP on draft, self-serve.Continue reading “DDP Alert: Steamboat Springs, CO”

La Cantina: Tex-Mex in Steamboat

La Cantina, 818 Lincoln St., Steamboat Springs, CO The proper antidote for an Arctic blast (-1F at 9pm tonite) is, naturally, Tex-Mex or New Mexican food.  The latter is hard to come by outside the blessed confines of the Land of Enchantment, and one might be forgiven for doubting the availability of decent Tex-Mex inContinue reading “La Cantina: Tex-Mex in Steamboat”

Rex’s: Breakfast in Steamboat Springs, CO

Road warriors know that restaurants affiliated with, and under the same roof as, a garden-variety chain motel like Holiday Inn are just ordinary at best, and sometimes downright awful.  They generally serve oleo instead of butter, Folger’s instead of freshly roasted and ground beans, and a mediocre food bar by which they use quantity toContinue reading “Rex’s: Breakfast in Steamboat Springs, CO”