Aspen 411

34 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask About Aspen

Including everything you're too embarrassed to bring up and what locals hear the most.

02/18/2017 By Amanda Rae

Holy Smokes

3 Juicy Joints to Get Your BBQ Fix

The Rockies may not be the obvious setting for Southern barbecue, but meat fiends now have a plethora of BBQ-focused options.

02/17/2017 By Amanda Rae

Duck and Roll

The Little Nell Goes "à La Cart" With New Tableside Presentations

Culinary showmanship reigns at Element 47 this winter.

11/29/2016 By Amanda Rae

Design Story

The Pitkin County Library Checks in to the 21st Century With a Modern Refresh

Take a tour of the $14.3 million, 18-month renovation project, which was completed this summer.

11/27/2016 By Amanda Rae

People

Sojourner Salutes 2016

An annual Holiday Issue tradition since the beginning, Aspen Sojourner honors individuals whose noteworthy contributions make Aspen, and the Roaring Fork Valley, a better community.

11/27/2016 By Amanda Rae, Katie Shapiro, and Sarah Chase Shaw

FRESH FARE

Where to Eat Raw in the Roaring Fork Valley

Uncooked food is solid, satisfying fuel for a summer's worth of activity.

08/03/2016 By Amanda Rae

EAT HERE NOW

After an Early-Summer Opening, Chef C. Barclay Dodge's Bosq Is Already Bustling

Inside the Ute City native's new 40-seat "dream laboratory."

08/03/2016 By Amanda Rae

FLOWER POWER

How The Little Nell's Living Wall Was Built

Arabella Beavers of Busy Beavers Gardening takes us behind the poolside design.

08/02/2016 By Amanda Rae

Meat & Cheese

Market Share

Meat & Cheese Restaurant & Farm Shop, the forty-seat eatery, butchery, and grocery Mitchell opened on Hopkins Avenue’s Restaurant Row in October.

04/13/2016 By Amanda Rae

Time to Play

Spring Flings

Need an excuse to stick around during off-season?

04/13/2016 By Amanda Rae

Get Out

Night Moves

With a legitimate claim to hosting the hardest partying après-ski scene of any mountain town, Aspen knows how to get down.

02/01/2016 By Amanda Rae

Caprice on Piste

Ski in and Eat out at Sled Mobile Kitchen

Make on-mountain dining a real experience versus a necessity this season.

11/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Have a Glass

Rare Vintage

A reinvigorated wine program at Jimmy’s pairs access with excellence.

11/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

The Taste of Love

That’s Amore

Aspen’s passion for pasta is stoked by extruders.

11/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Something for Everyone

Bottle Shock

At Acquolina, guests can sip for years and never sample the same label twice.

11/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Art To Go

Limited Editions

Just as the Aspen Art Museum doesn’t keep a permanent collection, its first-floor store doesn’t hold on to inventory long, either.

11/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Asian Cuisine Rocks

Full Circle

A band reunited is a beautiful thing.

07/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

Cocktail Artist

Bar-Kept Secrets

Justice Snow’s liquid chef engages customers in a cocktail conversation.

05/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

High Spirits

Woody Creek Distillers' Handcrafted Gin Is Dram Good

Distilling starts from the ground up, literally: with potatoes grown in volcanic Rocky Mountain soil at co-founder Pat Scanlan’s thirty-acre Scanlan Family Farm in Woody Creek.

05/01/2015 By Amanda Rae

The Dating Game

Dating, Mating, and Hooking Up: Aspen Style

To the outsider, single life at altitude appears an inviting stew of attractive people and pulsating scenes. To the insider, it's all that and a whole lot weirder.

05/01/2015 Edited by Amanda Rae