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Time to put on your winter weight: Steamboat Restaurant Week deals arrive Friday

Head to Cloverdale for your last chance to try their food before the restaurant closes in October. (Courtesy photo)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Foodies rejoice. The epicurean season in Steamboat Springs has arrived.

Indulge in the eclectic flavors of the Yampa Valley by embarking on a gastronomic tour of over 30 eateries during the third annual Restaurant Week, which starts Friday and continues through Oct. 7.

“Restaurant week is a good excuse to try something new,” said Rex Brice, owner of Rex’s Family of Restaurants. “Get out and try somewhere you haven't been to in awhile or maybe somewhere you've never been to at all.”

If you go

• Each participating restaurant will show the Steamboat Restaurant Week decal on their window.

• Some restaurants will have a special menu and others will offer a Restaurant Week special.

• Reservations are highly recommended.

Black and white banners will wave along Lincoln Avenue as a reminder that Steamboat Restaurant Week is "satisfying a mountain of appetites." Offerings range from specials to select menus and feature food and beverages.

“While the format for each of the restaurant specials is slightly different, each of the featured dishes give our guests an opportunity to get in and see what each place is all about,” Brice said.

This year, Main Street Steamboat Springs, which organizes the event, has partnered with Open Table to market Restaurant Week on the Front Range and in Summit County.

"In the last year alone, I think Steamboat's restaurant scene has really stepped it up, and we're seeing some fabulous, quality cuisine," said Main Street Steamboat Springs Executive Director Lisa Popovich. "It's a fun week and you can eat out every night if you want and then the following week. Then, call your favorite personal trainer to get ready for the start of ski season."

Steamboat Restaurant Week guide

With over 30 restaurants to choose from and only so much time, here’s our strategic guide to getting the most out of Steamboat Restaurant Week.

More than just a bite

Specials that offer menu items for $20 and under.

  • Johnny B Good's: Early bird breakfast: 2 eggs with hashbrowns and toast for $4.99; 2 eggs with hashbrowns, toast and meat for $6.99. Slice of homemade pie for $1.99 from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • The Shack: Old-fashioned waffle with choice of meat, coffee and juice for $12.95; spicy huevos rancheros with chorizo and pork green chili, coffee and juice for $14.50.
  • Back Door Grill: G19 $15; Blue Collar Special classic cheese burger, fries and a drink for $8.66; add an extra patty for $2. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Mountain Tap Brewery: Crispy potato pancake and apple slaw, with herbed sour cream for $6; locally made pork brat, with house dijon mustard, house sauerkraut and bread for $11; apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream and wort syrup for $8.
  • 8th Street Steakhouse: Three-course meal for $20.

Rustic flair

Eateries that combine western heritage and an air of sophistication with deals ranging in price, courses and pairings. 

Left: Laundry. Right: Salt and Lime. (courtesy photos)

Bring on the tapas

Small plates mean more options for tantalizing options from Salt & Lime’s Chef’s Choice options to Table 79’s 50 percent-off entrees. 

Keepin' it light

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, coffee or an early happy hour, look no further. 

Left: Aurum Food & Wine. Right: Rex’s American Grill & Bar. (courtesy photos)

Cozy comfort

These cozy settings range in deals from 50 percent-off entrees at Aurum Food & Wine to Chef’s Choice options from Rex’s American Grill & Bar. 

Finest pubs and taverns

Meander into one of these casual establishments for craft cocktails and seasonal favorites.

Left: Mambo Italiano. Right: Harwigs L’Apogee. (courtesy photos)

Ristorante and pizzerias

Featuring the taste of locally-sourced ingredients, these eateries combine the taste of Italy with a unique flair.

Razzle dazzlers 

Fine dining favorites from the mouth-watering prime rib at The Ore House at Pine Grove to Cloverdale Restaurant's three-course meal for just $40. 

To see the full list of specials and menu items offered during Restaurant Week, visit MainstreetSteamboat.com/blog/restaurant-week-satisfying-a-mountain-of-appetites/.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

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