Prospector’s Spinach Artichoke Dip
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Prospector’s Spinach Artichoke Dip

Small mining towns often offer big surprises.  Prospectors struck it rich in the mining boomtown of Rico in Southwest Colorado in the 1800s and early 1900s.  If you’re looking to strike it rich with an unforgettable meal, head to the Prospector along the San Juan Skyway, just 28 miles from Telluride. I wasn’t expecting to find … Continue reading

Avocado Toast is Seedlucious in Santa Fe
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Avocado Toast is Seedlucious in Santa Fe

Avocado toast seems to be the hottest thing on the breakfast menu lately.  So while in Santa Fe, New Mexico recently I swapped my usual Huevos Motuleños at Cafe Pasqual’s for Two Poached Eggs on Avocado Toast.  I got it with their Seedlucious bread.  One bite, I knew I had to ask for the recipe! … Continue reading

Tomato Pie at the Kitchen Sync
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Tomato Pie at the Kitchen Sync

Tomato Pie is about as southern as it gets.  Only thing that might be more southern – grits.  You can get both at Kitchen Sync in my hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. Kitchen Sync has become one of our go-to spots for dinner for my mom and me.  We’ve eaten there probably 4-5 times and each … Continue reading

Lobster Crostini
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Lobster Crostini

It’s the appetizer that is an absolute must at Gessner in Hotel Talisa in Vail, Colorado.  The three crostini bites look like a culinary work of art.  As good as they look, they taste even better with loads of lobster, avocado, tomato, and roasted corn drizzled with lemon terragon crème fraîche on a crostini. On … Continue reading

Melted Yumminess
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Melted Yumminess

This is the sandwich I can’t stop dreaming about.  It’s just a grilled cheese, but the ooey gooeyness of this one makes it an ultimate grilled cheese. I had just finished a 5 mile in Colorado National Monument and wanted a great lunch on my way back to Denver.  I remembered a delightful bakery/cafe in … Continue reading