First Timer's Guide: Crested Butte

October 10 2013, 1:00 PM















Eat: For how small the "downtown" area of Crested Butte is, there's a high density of rave-worthy restaurants. We've already told you why The Secret Stash Pizzeria and Groove Emporium's creative pies are worth checking out. Other spots that should be on your list: Grab gourmet sandwiches and fruity smoothies for lunch at the Sunflower. May I suggest the chicken dill (roasted chicken, caramelized onions, tomato, avocado, sprouts, and chipotle mayo layered on multi-grain bread). If you have the paycheck to burn, Soupcon Bistro (it's on my list for my next visit) is the way to go. There are only two seatings a night, so make reservations.

The Secret Stash, 303 Elk Ave., 970-349-6245

The Sunflower, 214 Elk Ave., 970-349-6866

Soupcon Bistro, 127 Elk Ave., 970-349-5448