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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

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.

Duck noodle soup with crispy basil pork from Thai Chili 89 in the background.

Road-Trip Restaurant: Thai Chili 89 in Breckenridge

Seek out this shopping plaza spot for real deal noodle soups and chef’s specials such as khao soi and crispy pork with basil.

A white tablecloth table at restaurant Keystone Ranch with a chimney and a deer head in the background.

Where to Eat and Drink in Keystone, Colorado’s Newest Town

Keystone, a family-focused ski area in Summit County, recently earned its designation as a full-fledged town. Here’s where locals love to dine.

Wine flight at Saved by the Wine. Photo courtesy of Saved by the Wine

Dillon’s Happy Hour Haven: Saved by the Wine

Summit County’s best-kept après secret comes with mountain views, wine on tap and fondue for a cause.

A spread of food from Otto's including a chicken sandwich, cheesesteak, boneless wings, fries, and a variety of sauces.

Road-Trip Restaurant: Otto’s in Fairplay

Otto’s hot honey chicken sandwich is stirring up mountain buzz. Here’s why.

Apres ski diners at the Fitz inside Manor Vail Lodge.

5280’s Guide to Cheap Ski Town Eats

Here’s where to score wallet-friendly plates and pints in the high country this winter.

First-Timer’s Guide: Breckenridge

Ski, dine, and party like a local in this buzzing mining mecca turned resort town.

First-Timer’s Guide: Steamboat Springs

We never tire of the ever-busy Ski Town USA, which this season is undergoing major renovations and will become Colorado’s second-largest resort behind Vail.

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