Shhh… can I let you in on a little secret (or 10)? Colorado is chock-full of secret and unforgettable restaurants, wineries and even supper clubs. If you are looking to try something new and under-the-radar, you will want to visit:
1. Clint's Bakery & Coffee House (Breckenridge)
Tucked away on Main Street is this small and charming bakery that goes out of its way to ensure that breakfast is the most important (and delicious!) meal of the day.
2. Fraser Valley Hot Dog (Winter Park)
When you think of hot dogs, which iconic locations come to mind? New York? Chicago? It's time to rethink your hot dog by trying one of the incredible and totally unexpected creations from this Winter Park gem.
3. Graff Dairy (Grand Junction)
Don't settle for plain old boring ice cream from a generic chain restaurant when you can get a cool concoction from this Grand Junction dairy!
4. Bully's Pub & Grub (Fleming)
What? You've never heard of the small, northeastern town of Fleming? Well you best get acquainted, as this bar and grill serves up some of the most tender and mouthwatering meals you will ever taste.
5. Rudy's Little Hideaway (Colorado Springs)
When Rudy hides away, he whips up some of his to-die-for green chili, which he then puts on his amazing breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections. Don't miss out on one of the Springs's best kept secrets!
6. Silver Spork Social (Denver)
Why use a fork or spoon when you can dine with the Silver Spork Social, one of Denver's most elite supper clubs? Just what is a supper club? According to their Facebook page, it's "One Night. Five Courses. Five Drinks. One Soundtrack. 30 Adventurous Individuals" that are "Joined by top Local Chefs & Bartenders."
7. Bucksnort Saloon (Sphinx Park)
It's time to travel off-the-grid to this rustic saloon and grill, which serves up both a mean burger and signature ale.
8. Claremont Inn & Winery (Stratton)
No need to travel to California wine country (or even to the Western Slope) to get a great glass of wine, as the Eastern Plains's Claremont Inn doubles as both a romantic bed & breakfast AND winery!
9. Aspen Grille (Fort Collins)
I don't know about you, but my college dorm food didn't look or taste ANYTHING like the masterpieces from CSU's Aspen Grille, which is ingeniously operated by students in the Hospitality Management Program.
10. Telluride Bistro (Telluride)
After a long day of shopping or skiing, there is nothing quite like dining at this beautiful, yet low-key bistro that serves out-of-this-world Italian selections.