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Lisa Blake

Lisa Blake is a freelance writer and children’s book author living in Breckenridge. When she’s not writing about food and mountain adventures, she can be found on the river with her son, pug and husband.

Articles By Lisa Blake

Fruit topped pancakes on a plate at Aspen restaurant Mawa's Kitchen.

Will Travel for Food: A Summer Food and Drink Guide to Aspen

Come for the iconic wildflowers and peak-bagging hikes; stay for the trendsetting menus and bubbly-fueled festivals.

A family enjoys a movie at Riverwalk Theater.

Where to Enjoy Dinner and a Movie in Colorado Mountain Towns

Level up date night with these drive-in and lakeside theaters paired with sublime patio eats.

Dairy Delite in Loveland

5 Nostalgia-Fueled Bars and Restaurants in Loveland

Wishing you could turn back time? This Front Range pearl is the place for treasured carhop, saloon, and steak house throwbacks.

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Colorado Pro Skier Launches Feel It All Film to Ignite Hard Conversations Around Mental Health

We spoke with Drew Petersen about secrets and shame, running the Leadville 100, and shredding the stigma around mental health in the Mountain West.

Tacos at Tacoparty in Grand Junction

Where to Eat in Grand Junction Right Now

Home to Colorado National Monument, the I-70 commerce hub in the heart of the Western Slope is cultivating unprecedented restaurant talent.

An aerial shot of pumpkin tortellini.

How to Eat Vegan in the Colorado High Country

Plant-based eaters and carnivores alike should seek out these vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Aspen, Breckenridge, and other mountain towns.

The pastrami on rye at Plosky’s Deli in Carbondale

Road-Trip Restaurant: Plosky’s Delicatessen in Carbondale

This New York–style deli is making its mark on the Roaring Fork Valley with Jewish heritage dishes and responsible ingredient sourcing.

Heading to Rockies Spring Training? Here’s Where to Eat in Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale’s prized chefs and globe-trotting dishes are worth the trip, even if you’re not a baseball fan.

7 of the Best Restaurants in Frisco for Après Ski

Comforting menus, wallet-friendly happy hours, and mountain views put the charming Summit County enclave securely on the post-ski map.

Ride Steamboat Ski Resort’s New Wild Blue Gondola to Warming Mountaintop Meals

The northern Colorado resort’s 10-passenger engineering feat is your ticket to high-alpine feasts this ski season.

Road-Trip Restaurant: White House Pizza in Carbondale

Hand-folded Rocky Mountain crust and seasonal cocktails keep tables full at this Roaring Fork Valley institution.

Rocky Mountain Raclette Makes Diners Melt With Its Cheese-Centric Catering

The time-honored dining experience of the Swiss Alps reaches new heights in Vail.

The Colorado Small-Town Pie Trail

If you’re doing any in-state traveling this season, make an extra pit stop for a slice of these pies.

Interior corner of Plume Coffee Bar.

Craft Coffee and Cocktails Breathe Life Into a Colorado Ghost Town

Food and drink entrepreneurs are helping to bring Silver Plume’s storied past into a new century.

A birds-eye view of a pizza with arugula and balsamic glaze on a wood table in Rollinsville.

Where to Eat & Drink in Rollinsville

The blink-and-miss Gilpin County village has four must-visit restaurants within one block.

5 Must-Eat Colorado State Fair Foods

Bring your sense of culinary adventure to this 11-day feast of fried desserts, butter-drenched corncobs, and open-faced cheeseburgers smothered in green chile.

Three tacos on a plate with rice and beans in Minturn restaurant.

Where to Eat and Drink in Minturn Right Now

Minturn, Vail’s quiet country cousin, is cultivating a humble and delicious dining scene.

Fern’s Diner Cascade

Road-Trip Restaurant: Fern’s Diner in Cascade

Fern’s Diner and Drinkery at the base of Pikes Peak summons hungry hikers with plant-based comfort food and a bright, dog-friendly space.

A plate of fried chicken on toast with eggs, with a 90th anniversary Silver Grill Cafe mug in the background.

Road-Trip Restaurant: Silver Grill Cafe

Fort Collins’ Silver Grill Cafe, the oldest restaurant in northern Colorado, is celebrating 90 years of diner culture and decadent cinnamon rolls.

Headed to the Dillon Amphitheater this Summer? Eat at These 8 Spots

Here’s your pre- and post-show restaurant guide for the Dillon Amphitheater.

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