Since we spent ten days in Crawford Colorado, we ate out a few times and found a few gems. If you are on the Delta County side of the Black Canyon, or you are visiting the Crawford Campground or Needle Rock (we had a view from our cabin), then here are some places you can visit for dinner. Vagabond is right in Crawford itself, the other suggestions are a little further away. If you are closer to the south rim and Montrose, then see my anniversary dinner post for a pricey but very exceptional place to go – The Stone House.
The best food for the money in my opinion is a restaurant right on 92, called The Vagabond. It’s a smaller scale restaurant, with the owner being the chef and the manager. One of our visits we were the only ones in there and he stopped to talk. The menu is limited, but there is a specials board when you come in that changes each day. I love this part a lot because it adds to the anticipation to see what is going to be on the board that day. The days we were there, there …Diana
This past Wednesday was our 25th wedding Anniversary. We are staying in a cabin in Crawford, Co a really small quiet town with access to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The Black Canyon and Curecanti National Parks are one of the least visited parks in the National Park system, but they are worth taking the time to see and enjoy. If you are looking for a gem that is less touristy, less traveled, less busy and more out of the way this is a great area.
For our anniversary, we decided to take the advice of people in the area to go to a special restaurant with a really good reputation. I think if you want to know what’s local and delicious, ask around and they’ll tell you where they’ve had a good experience, so you aren’t taking chances. The Stone House in Montrose was suggested over and over. It’s on one of the main roads right across from Walmart. We were also told it’s pricey, but worth the trip.
So after a day of the South Rim (Black Canyon) – We drove into Montrose – not on the way, but we weren’t close to …Diana
Last week my husband and I were at the North Market, and decided to pick up dinner. We were leaving town for a family function and thought we’d get enough for leftovers, that way my son would have dinner for a few nights. Hubert’s Polish Kitchen was a new for us place to try. It’s right across from the Greek Stall we normally go to. I wanted something different, to change it up, so we went to the Polish Kitchen.
We got all of our food to go, and brought it home to share with our son. I want to tell you that the stall clerk who sold us the food was helpful with letting us know what foods to pair together, and how to serve it, as well as describing what it was we were looking at, and whether it was spicy or not. She was very pleasant and patient while we asked questions. We went home with containers of food, we bought more than a normal share, but we wanted to try a bunch of different foods. I have to say we opened the food containers, dished it out onto our plates and then started gobbling – …Diana
Lately we’ve been living in the lap of luxury with my daughter cooking dinner almost every night, and eating out on the deck. Tonight however, she had a date night – kind of, dinner with her boyfriend’s family. Since the pets were going to be taken care of ahead of time, that meant dinner out with my husband. I did have another agenda – picking up steaks for Memorial Day weekend and we were low on veggies, so a stop at the Greener Grocer.
This Wednesday was a fun night at North Market because on the patio they had some live entertainment – as well as some local beer. Dinner – was of course from one of my favorite North Market Stalls – Firdous Express. My husband and I have gotten lunch here quite a few times and the food is scrumptious. We both had lamb roast dinner, which comes with rice, Greek side salad and some pita bread. I had bright yellow saffron rice, while my husband …
Niagara Falls Great Wolf Lodge Builds Giant Gingerbread House – They started building on November 9th and will put in about 300 hours building it. To build this gingerbread house it will take 150 pounds of chocolate, 28 batches of cookies and 1,000 pounds of icing.Diana
After dropping my son off at his college, my husband and I needed a dinner break on the way home. I didn’t want fast food, I wanted a few moments to eat and relax with the guy who is going to be sitting across from me for most of our meals from now on. There’s an exit in Logan that has some restaurants, but though we’ve been to the exit before, this is the first time we ventured to Olde Dutch Restaurant. We figured it would be Amish style food, and though I also figured it had the dreaded buffet, I though I might be able to order off a menu too. I am not a fan of buffets. Mass quantities of food sitting around doesn’t thrill me. Most buffets have questionable quality food. This place is better than those places though, we were pleasantly surprised.
We arrived a half hour before closing and were welcomed with a smile. The place wasn’t super busy, probably because it was a work night and late at that. You walk in the restaurant through the gift shop, and are …Diana
I have been incommunicado these last few days because yesterday was my anniversary. My husband and I took an extended weekend to go away for our 23rd wedding anniversary. I looked through the web and found The White Oak Inn, in Danville, Ohio. I have never stayed in a Bed & Breakfast before because I like being alone with my husband, and the idea of being in close quarters wasn’t appealing. The White Oak Inn has guest rooms in the in, plus a guest house, and also cabins. We arrived Saturday evening around the time others were dining, but Ian one of the inn owners took us right over to the cabin that we were going to stay in.
The cabins were exactly what I was looking for. We wanted enough space for us to spread out and relax without being stuck on the bed to watch TV or read, if that’s what we wished to do. The cabins are two separate rooms, a living room, with a very comfortable couch (not a hard futon – I am so tired of those), some chairs, a fireplace, a two person Jacuzzi, and a …