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Best of the Boat bike shop: Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare

August 7, 2019

Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare wins Best Bike Shop. (Photo by Joel Reichenberger) Located at 442 Lincoln Ave., with another storefront on the mountain, Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare has been voted town’s Best Bike Shop...



Best of the Boat mustache: Rob Peterson

August 2, 2019

Rob Peterson wins Best Mustache. (Photo by Matt Stensland) When it comes to mustaches, mountain towns are pretty accepting. Steamboat is no exception, with voters flocking in droves to vote for town’s best facial follicles....


Best of the Boat mullet: Will Cheesebro

July 31, 2019

Will Cheesebro wins Best Mullet For longtime Steamboat resident Will Cheesebro, a haircut is much more than something he has to do every few weeks. It was just over eight years ago when Cheesebro, who...


Best of the Boat shoe store: Steamboat Shoe Market

July 29, 2019

Steamboat Shoe Market owners Rick and Linda Petet. (Photo by Matt Stensland) If the shoe fits, wear it. And the Steamboat Shoe Market likely has it. It prides itself on being Northwest Colorado’s most unique...


Best of the Boat pet store: Paws ‘N Claws

July 26, 2019

Dave Terranova offers food and toys for pets of all walks at Paws ’N Claws, Steamboat’s Best Pet Store. (Photo by Scott Franz) If their customers could wag their tails as much as the dogs...


Best of the Boat mountain bike trail: Flash of Gold

July 24, 2019

They don’t call it Flash of Gold for nothing. The Buffalo Pass trail won Best Mountain Bike Trail in this year’s Best of the Boat contest. (Photo by Timothy Hanccok) With its middle and upper stretches...


Best of the Boat liquor store: Central Park Liquor

July 22, 2019

Patty Vargas, left, and Greg Nealy, of Central Park Liquor, which won Best Liquor Store.  Opened 33 years ago and winning coveted Best Liquor Store eight years running, Central Park Liquors offers 8,600 square feet...


Best of the Boat sushi: Noodles & More Saigon Cafe

July 18, 2019

And the Best Sushi award goes to: Noodles & More Saigon Café. (Photo by John F. Russell) The reason Noodles & More Saigon Café, which won not only Best Asian Food but also town’s Best Sushi,...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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...