Rick and Kelly’s Bistro - Vail Valley

Gayle Hendrix As a 2009 James Beard award semi-finalist, Chef Kelly Liken’s namesake restaurant in Vail, CO is synonymous with exquisite food, exemplary service, and overall probably the best dining experience to be had in Vail. She has gained national notoriety towards the end of 2009 with master chef Mario Batali selecting her for his top emerging contemporary chef in the country for Phaidon Press’ book, COCO, stating “….Kelly is raising the bar for good seasonal food in the Rockies…and serves what people crave.

La Bottega Vail Village

By Gayle Hendrix Vail’s best kept secret! If you are already familiar with this Vail mainstay, you may ask yourself “what secret? This place is always packed!” However, if you are not familiar with it, listen up! In a small ski village full of fine dining or quickie sandwich shops, La bottega finds a nice middle ground. Offering up Vail’s tastiest and heartiest sandwiches by day and comforting pastas and entrees by night, you cannot go wrong here.