Food & Drink

A Vail institution sets up shop in LoHi

Eat + Drink has no equals. Think about that.

A Vail foodie institution now putting roots in Mile High for the first time, the artisan cafe/market is ready to serve "globally influenced" cuisine, craft brews, and 30+ wines in one of the hottest 'hoods in town, neighboring Platte St winners like Denver Beer Co. and Proto's Pizzeria from an 1890s building that overcomes the odds to establish a "sexy, modern" feel. The owner serves her own vintages of Cava Brut and a Verdejo called Muse (no relation to the band, despite their music being mad whiny) amongst a by-the-glass selection ranging from $5-20; then there are bottles/bombers from Eagle County's own Crazy Mountain Brewery and Bonfire Brewing Co., plus the requisite locals (Avery, Left Hand), Dogfish Head, and selections from their Denver Beer Co. neighbors. Plates get fancy with a cheese selection from their house monger, a charcuterie board with salumi/ saucisson/ pate/ prosciutto, and composed apps like the "tapenade taster" (w/ jalapeno/ cilantro hummus), a mascarpone/ prosciutto/ fig preserve bruschetta, and an olive boat -- truly, a pit-iful form of transportation. Truly, a pitiful joke

Get some shopping done too, and cop the only Mast Brothers chocolate (it's famous... it's from Brooklyn... look it up) available in Colorado, artisan loaves from Grateful Bread, and olive oil from all over the world, all of which'll help ensure Eat + Drink aren't the only ones who're + sized.