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Best of the Boat place to go under $50: hiking
Best of the Boat place to go under $50: hiking

July 17, 2019

Hiking was named Steamboat’s best activity for under $50. (courtesy photo) The voters have spoken. If you want to go outside and do something without dropping your hard-earned cash, head outside for a hike. “Hiking...



Best of the Boat floral shop: The Tall Tulip
Best of the Boat floral shop: The Tall Tulip

July 12, 2019

Kip and Amy Tirone at The Tall Tulip, this year’s Best Floral Shop. (Photo by Matt Stensland) Kip and Amy Tirone, owners of The Tall Tulip in downtown Steamboat Springs, know flowers, and they credit...


Best of the Boat fishing guide: Johnny Spillane
Best of the Boat fishing guide: Johnny Spillane

July 10, 2019

Three-time Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane was named this year’s Best Fishing Guide. (Photo by John F. Russell) While Johnny Spillane won three Olympic silver medals in Nordic combined, he has two other pieces of...



Best of the Boat ribs: Double Z Bar & BBQ
Best of the Boat ribs: Double Z Bar & BBQ

July 5, 2019

Double Z Bar & Bar BQ won Best BBQ in this year’s Best of the Boat contest. (Photo by Scott Franz) Credit the secret sauce, smoking and slow-basting for Double Z topping this year’s Best...



Best of the Boat sporting goods store: Ski Haus
Best of the Boat sporting goods store: Ski Haus

July 1, 2019

Ski Haus wins Best Sporting Goods Store in this year’s Best of the Boat contest. (courtesy photo) Three, three, three milestones in one! That’s the jingle being sung by Ski Haus, which reeled in accolades...


Best of the Boat pizza: Blue Sage Pizza
Best of the Boat pizza: Blue Sage Pizza

June 28, 2019

Blue Sage Pizza wins the coveted Best Pizza award. Nothing’s better than pizza after powder. Credit a friendly staff and the best ingredients available for them topping this year’s pie podium. Best Pizza • Winner:...



Best of the Boat optometry office: Mountain Eyeworks
Best of the Boat optometry office: Mountain Eyeworks

June 24, 2019

Mountain Eyeworks wins Best Optometry Office. (Photo by Matt Stensland) Our voters have eyed Mountain Eyeworks as the top optometry office in town. It also treats such systemic conditions as diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension with...


Best of the Boat auto repair shop: Bob’s Downtown Conoco
Best of the Boat auto repair shop: Bob’s Downtown Conoco

June 21, 2019

Bob Logan, pictured, sold Bob’s Downtown Conoco to Brian Olson in 2015. Olson has continued the trend of winning Best Auto Repair Shop in the annual Best of the Boat contest. (courtesy photo) Continuing a tradition...


Best of the Boat outdoor dining: Aurum Food & Wine
Best of the Boat outdoor dining: Aurum Food & Wine

June 17, 2019

Aurum Food & Wine wins 2018’s Best Outdoor Dining award in Best of the Boat. (courtesy photo) Aurum, located at 811 Yampa St., offers “A new element in dining,” all in a fun, energetic atmosphere...



Best of the Boat bike mechanic: Chris Johns
Best of the Boat bike mechanic: Chris Johns

June 12, 2019

Even after his death, Chris Johns won Best Bike Mechanic. (Photo by John F. Russell) Even post mortem, Chris Johns, the former owner of Wheels Bike Shop downtown who passed away last spring, continues to...


Best of the Boat Mexican food: Fiesta Jalisco
Best of the Boat Mexican food: Fiesta Jalisco

June 10, 2019

Fiesta Jalisco again wins Best Mexican Food. (Photo by Scott Franz) Fiesta Jalisco credits its success to original, made-from-scratch family recipes, great service and a great atmosphere. Fiesta’s authentic Mexican atmosphere includes hand-carved booths and...



Best of the Boat women’s clothing store: Deja Vu Boutique
Best of the Boat women’s clothing store: Deja Vu Boutique

June 5, 2019

Whether you’re looking for second-hand women’s clothes or consignment goods, Déjà Vu Boutique, coming off its 10th anniversary serving Steamboat, is the place to go. Locally owned, with a staff passionate about recycling, it’s the...



Best of the Boat Italian food: Mambo Italiano
Best of the Boat Italian food: Mambo Italiano

May 31, 2019

Mambo Italiano wins Steamboat’s annual Best of the Boat contest 
for Best Italian food. (courtesy photo) Located in the heart of downtown, Mambo Italiano is as Italian as it gets in the Rockies. “We take...