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Life in the Country

Words from our editor: Not all of us in Eagle County live next to the ski resorts. I live out in the country, up near Adam’s Rib in Eagle. It is still snowing here and I thought I would share some country life photos, starting with sunrise. All of the toys were covered in fresh snow! Sorry for the poor photo, but this is one of my old guys in his winter jacket! Waiting for breakfast. My old Golden enjoying the first morning snow. He loves it! No, this is not a bear! It is my sweetheart with a nose full of snow. Here are two of my favorite big guys! I drive by them everyday and it is such a treat to have them in the neighborhood. They belong to Adam’s Rib Ranch and only work part-time:) Isn’t he cute up close? And then there are two family members who would rather stay warm inside […]

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Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue come to Vail next Weekend!

Look out Vail….the first annual WinterWonderGrass festival will be happening next weekend in Edwards. This event combines the best that Colorado has to offer with many local breweries coming out for the event. Crazy Mountain Brewery will act as host to the event but appearances from other breweries such as Oskar Blues Brewery, The Great Divide brewery, Odell Brewing Co. and many more which will be seen in the beer garden and heated beer tent from 3-6pm Saturday and Sunday. The 2-day event running Feb.16-17 will feature Bluegrass artisit from all over the country, with headlines by the Infamous Stringdusters and Greensky Bluegrass each night. This is a family friendly event with children under 12 free. Come out for all the fun running from 3-10pm daily. Other Bands include: Head for the Hills, Drunken Hearts, MilkDrive, She Said String Dusters and Grant Farm. Check out the full line up and get […]

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2nd Annual Winter Mountain Games

This year’s Winter Mountain Games presented by Eddie Bauer was sure on fire….literally. Competitors in both Telemark skiing and freeride mountain biking filped through flames Saturday night at Golden Peak. By standers took it in as the event switched off between bikes and tele-skis at Vail’s enormous 45 foot jump. It was an event not to be missed. Following the competition was a free Reggae hip hop band John Brown’s Body which took place at the expo just below the 45 foot jump. Special thanks to the Vail Valley Foundation for putting on this awesome event……..can’t wait to relive the momments at the Summer Mountain Games this summer in Vail!    

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New Fried Chicken Spot in Town!

We stopped by Yellow Belly in the West Vail Shopping area the other day and picked up a quick bite of delicious chicken!  What makes this place so great are the choices of sides that come with your choice of chicken. I loved the Brussel Slaw and the Vegetable Au Gratin. But you might like the Smashed Potatoes, Sauteed Greens or Citrus Quinoa. Check it out!  

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Best Kept Secret #1

Best Kept Secret #1 Even on those dreary days when you need a break from the slopes, discover some of why the locals live here! A nice 2 hour hike/snowshoe on packed out trails (thanks to our local runners!), just above the Edwards Medical Center, is a great way to get some exercise & fresh air! A great “get away from it all”!

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What a day to be on Vail!

February 1 – What a day to be on Vail! Thursday was a surprise to most people, as it was to me, since I decided to stay in and work. Oops! 10″ of new snow on top of what we already head. It was to many long-time locals, one of the best days…”EVER”. Some forget that only two winters ago we actually had the best winter ever. But powder days are for short-term memories. Either way, Thursday had knee high powder just waiting to be ridden everywhere and so I obliged. This is Northrim.

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Burgers and Brews

Friday, January 25 Beaver Creek and Food and Wine Magazine hosted another great event yesterday, Burgers and Brews. Everyone had so much fun and the food was incredible…nothing humble about these burgers! Chef Daniel Joly from Mirabelles created Open Face Asian Duck Confit on gluten free buns. Not only was the duck wonderful, but those gluten free buns were amazing. Baking at altitude is hard enough, but to do it gluten free…wow. Chef Daniel Joly Just a close up of these tasty “burgers” by Daniel. Everything was cooked outside and wow did it smell great! We could hardly wait to try them all! Texas grill master and Iron Chef winner Tim Love, dives into one of his burgers. Although you can’t see them, the brown boxes held zucchini fries and they were soooo good! I want the recipe for this great vegi gone bad! Although the event was all about burgers, I guess they wanted to throw in a special […]

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Meet the Chef Reception @ Beavercreek Food and Wine Weekend

Thursday, January 24 Meet the Chef Reception, the first event of the Food and Wine event at Beaver Creek, was far from you casual cocktail party. All the beautiful people were there enjoying the best of the best of Colorado inspired hors d’oeuvres and fine wines. Actually, this photo is from a poster for “If you see Kay”, wicked Italian red wine. And it was tasty…truly wicked! “If You See Kay” from Napa Valley’s Hundred Acre Winery Tasty hors d’oeuvres at Grand Tasting Murray’s out of Greenwhich Village, New York Cheese Shop featured gourmet cheeses that were far from ordinary. Below are featured Colorado cheeses and Paige Yim from Murray’s who shared her wonderful smile and enthusiasm about all the cheeses…..And the best part, you don’t have to fly to New York to get these wonderful cheeses, they are all available at our local City Market. Featured Colorado cheeses(left) and My favorite the Haystack(right) Paige Yim […]