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The Insider's Guide to the Food & Wine Classic
Linda Hayes | May 30, 2014

Every year, the nation’s most celebrated chefs, renowned winemakers and top food and wine pros stuff their suitcases with a larder of ingredients (everything from chef’s whites to...

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The Wine Guru by Lift 1A
Kelly J. Hayes | May 30, 2014

Imagine the following turn of events: On a snowy January morning, a young sommelier, impeccably dressed in suit and tie, knocks nervously at the door of a small home tucked in a compact neighborhood below the slopes of Aspen Mountain, near Lift...

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Blithe Spirit
Allyn Harvey | May 30, 2014

To some, the late Nancy Pfister was the soul of Aspen. Or at least a very large part of it.

She personified the fun-loving, open-armed, come-one-come-all spirit of a place—Aspen, say, circa 1980—that many here today yearn for. With her recent...

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Pepper Purveyor
Todd Hartley | Photography by Rebecca Stumpf | May 30, 2014

Oaxacan cuisine is traditionally known for its seven types of mole: negro (black), colorado (red), coloradito (reddish-orange), amarillo (yellow), verde (green), chichilo (rich and dark) and manchamantel (“tablecloth...

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My Aspen: John Oates
Cindy Hirschfeld | May 30, 2014

You’re as apt to find Woody Creek resident John Oates—one half of music duo Hall & Oates—on one of the local trails as you are onstage. Living here full time since 1988, Oates is an avid outdoors person, though these days he...

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Meeting of the Minds
Allison Johnson | May 30, 2014

Hot dogs are probably not the first thing you’d associate with the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 24-July 3, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. You might think instead of...

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Patio Settings
Amiee White Beazley | May 30, 2014

Best Bird’s-Eye View: bb’s
This summer bb’s brings back lunch service and welcomes a new chef: Matt Zubrod, who previously headed up the kitchen at Willow Creek at...

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Ah, Wilderness
Bob Ward | May 30, 2014

Every hiker knows the feeling of anticipation as you approach a high mountain ridge or summit and await that moment when the cool wind hits your face and you suddenly glimpse the other side. At West Maroon Pass in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, the final...

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Going Somewhere Fast
Kristen Lummis | May 30, 2014

It’s a perfect July day in Snowmass. You know the kind: blue skies, warm sun and enough breeze to keep the air cool. Yet I am anything but cool.

Clad in head-to-toe body armor and pushing a heavy downhill bike, I’m boarding the Elk...

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Hot Tickets
Cindy Hirschfeld | May 9, 2014

1. Snowmass Mammoth Fest Day 3, June 15, Snowmass Town Park
All three days of this reinvigorated chili, beer and music event should be worthwhile, but the closing Sunday promises a...

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Open Tables
Cindy Hirschfeld | April 24, 2014

1. Acquolina Trattoria & Pizzeria
Acquolina offers upscale Italian cuisine in a relaxed yet luxe atmosphere. The pizzas are as unforgettable as the red ceramic oven...

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