Vail Farmers Market

Vail Farmers Market & Art Show 2017

Something for Everyone at Vail Farmers Market and Art Show The 17th year of the Vail Farmers Market and Art Show is in full effect here in the Vail Village and will run throughout the summer and beyond. Having begun almost two decades ago, the market started with only a few vendors and has grown to include over 135 tents …

2016 Vail Arts Festival

Vail Arts Festival 2017

33’s a Charm This Friday and Saturday, June 23rd & 24th the Vail Arts Festival returns. Booths open at 10am and go to 5pm and Sunday, June 25th from 10am to 4pm will be a Vail-style celebration of the visual arts–think sculpture, jewelry, metal works, mixed media and more, all under a bluebird sky at the base of the famous Vail Mountain–and you’re …

2016 Vail Film Festival

13th Annual April 07, 2016 – April 10, 2016 Come on out to the 2016 Vail Film Festival and celebrate the thriving independent film industry in Colorado. This year’s festival features 67 films, 11 world premieres, 2 U.S. premiers, and 28 Colorado premieres (Source: Vail Film Festival website). 2016 Vail Film Festival Schedule As if the film screenings themselves aren’t …

Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week 2015

Starting on September 25th, the third annual Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week will begin! Spanning two weekends, from September 25th – October 4th, Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week 2015 will showcase a variety of local restaurants from both villages, including La Tour. These two world-class mountain resorts are known for their luxury and excellent cuisines. While the local restaurants are …

Vodka drinks at La Tour

Did you know that vodka is a royal drink? The first mentions of vodka date back to the fifteenth century, and in the mid-seventeenth century, Polish nobles were given exclusive rights to produce the drink in their territories (source). In fact, some blends still on the market today date back to those early days. Thankfully, we’re all able to enjoy it today. …

Survivor Comes to Vail

No, it’s not Survivor: Vail, although that would throw an entirely different spin on the show. We’re thinking bearded dudes wearing parkas as they tunnel through feet of snow in the mountains aren’t going to draw the same ratings as bikini clad women hanging out on a tropical island. I mean, we would watch, but we’re not sure most of …

Craft Beers

You know it’s going to be over soon, right? We’re deep in it now, those beautiful summer days, capped off by perfect summer nights done only the way Vail can do. But we’re approaching the end of summer headlong. I can feel the dread already in the heavy footsteps of students getting ready to go back to school, and our …

How do you create the best burger in Vail?

The perfect burger. It’s just short of the perfect crème brûlée as the holy grail of foodie happiness. Creating the best burger in Vail is definitely going to change how people perceive you as a cook. Nail it, and you’ll forever wear the title of “Crackerjack Chef Dude.” Fail, and you’ll find yourself getting that sympathetic side eye from your friends the next …

Pinot Grigio versus Chardonnay

It’s a showdown for the ages! People have been fighting over the issue for years, and the arguments around the dinner table are just terrible! Who could have foreseen that a mutant white grape could cause so many issues. Okay, so that’s not strictly true. While there may be a few spirited debates, we’re not entirely sure that there are …

Eat Dessert First

If you’re asking yourself why we’re blogging about eating dessert first, maybe you’re just not the type of person we love here in Colorado. We’re kidding, a little bit. You see, Colorado is all about the fun. Between the skiing and the hiking and the gorgeous mountain lakes, well, all we do is fun. I mean, not really. We do …

The Benefits of Superfood

What are superfoods, anyway? If one goes by what is all over social media, it’s something that only vintage-clothes wearing retro hippies are eating, right? (we love hippies, too) Truthfully, superfoods are just foods that have a higher than normal concentration of nutritional benefits, and they’re good for everyone, even if you don’t belong to the vintage-clothes wearing set. A few …