I was lucky enough to have my sister and eight of my girlfriends join me for a long weekend in Breckenridge to celebrate my 50th birthday. Needless to say, we were never short on fun times!
There are so many fond food memories from our many summers in Breckenridge. For girls’ weekend, we visited some of my favorites and discovered a new one.
Tommyknocker Brewery in Idaho Springs is a great halfway stop between Denver and Breckenridge.
We enjoyed a lunch stop at Canteen Tap House and Tavern which provides great food with a great mountain view. Their Ten Mile Mule is awesome and served in a trough-style cup. This year I went home with a souvenir “trough”. Also, an unexpected highlight is their macaroni salad — if it’s not an option with your order, ask for a side!
Another favorite stop is Rocky Mountain Underground. They have a great backyard beer garden (drinks and wine available too).
Crepes a la Cart is a Breckenridge institution! A small group of us went to their kitchen location because of the line on Main Street, and the crepes are just as tasty without the wait. 😉
A great place to stop for a drink is Breckenridge Distillery! The patio area is a great place to hang out and enjoy one of their many unique craft cocktails. Be sure to stop by the tasting room too to sample one of their many award-winning liquors.
One new place we tried was Sweet Basil in Vail. We drove over for the afternoon, and this was a restaurant my brother had been to so I wanted to try. One downside was they couldn’t seat us as an entire group of ten, but it worked out fine that we had two tables of five right next to each other. I had the most delicious Pork Banh Mi sandwich and a great French rosé!
For our one nice, celebratory dinner out, we went to one of my favorite restaurants in Breckenridge — Twist! Located up on Ridge Street, it has a nice view of the ski slopes from their upstairs room. The waitstaff was amazing, and as always, so was the food and drinks.
Definitely a memorable weekend with amazing friends, food and drinks!