Mountain Gumbo: The Lost Cajun

Real and honorary “lost Cajuns” populate the West. They crave authentic Louisiana food—simple fare, slow-cooked and brimming with flavor—and have a hard time finding it. Raymond “Griff” Griffin, from Barataria, 25 miles south of New Orleans, didn’t initially count himself among them. He’d worked as a cook in a fishing lodge for fifteen years. But … Read more

Unbridled Deliciousness: The Steakhouse at Flying Horse

The 32-ounce Porterhouse at Flying Horse

The Steakhouse at Flying Horse satisfies the appetites of members, guests and a hungry public. Gary James The Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs exudes elegance, and members enjoy a myriad of outstanding amenities, including a private main dining room. Around mid-November, the club opened The Steakhouse, a newly revamped dining room, granting dinnertime … Read more

The New Old Louisville Inn

Resurrected as 740 Front, the centenarian saloon is more charming and delectable than ever. Gary James Like Louisville’s beloved Coal Creek Golf Course following the floods, the venerable Old Louisville Inn has been refurbished with its spirit—if not its name—intact after closing in October, 2013. That’s when restaurateur Fred Burns stumbled on the place. A great Irish pub … Read more

Pan-Frying for Gold

The Broadmoor hits pay dirt with Restaurant 1858 at Seven Falls. Gary James Known as “Colorado’s Grandest Mile of Scenery,” Seven Falls is one of the oldest natural attractions in the Pikes Peak Region and the only popular destination in Colorado to make National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. The historic site took a serious blow … Read more

Back on Top: Telluride’s Allred’s Restaurant

Perched high above Telluride, Allred’s Restaurant once again delivers a dining experience worthy of its spectacular setting. Gary James Back in 2001, when it was heralded as one of the “Top Ten Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire magazine, Allred’s Restaurant emerged as the town of Telluride’s flagship dining experience. The bona fides? An … Read more