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March Madness Hoops Hangouts: The Best Sports Bars in Aspen

It doesn’t take much to picture the scene in office buildings around the country: talk of the latest basketball gossip over the water cooler while eager middle management overlords distribute Xeroxed brackets. The intern or mailroom clerks organizing company-wide betting pools.


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New York Pizza

Located at 409 East Hyman, on the Hyman Avenue Mall upstairs from what is currently a Billabong store, New York Pizza has been an Aspen institution practically from the day it opened in 1993. Serving up big, foldable New York-style slices, sub sandwiches, salads, soda and beer in a no-frills atmosphere, N.Y.


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Poppies Bistro

As far as ski towns go, Aspen is quite conducive to coupling up. A beautiful scenic backdrop, a litany of intimate boutique lodging options, plenty of places to canoodle by a blazing fire or in a hot tub, and some profound options when it comes to wining and dining by candle light can set the mood for puppy love in the Rockies.


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Takah Sushi

A longtime favorite of locals and tourists alike, Takah Sushi occupies a prime basement location on the Aspen mall at 320 South Mill Street, on the corner of Mill Street and Cooper Avenue.


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The 10 Cheapest Places to Eat in Aspen

Cheapest Places to Eat in Aspen.

ASPEN, CO - Even though Aspen hosts the annual Food and Wine Festival, not every restaurant in this stigmatized ski town has the moniker “gourmet” or “fine dining” attached to its name. Of course, Aspen is not known for cheap eats. However, with a careful eye to detail, one will notice the many highly practical and extremely affordable eateries scattered throughout the town. The caveat? Most tend to be breakfast and lunch joints that are only open during traditional banking hours, when most tourists are up on the mountain or off in pursuit of a great Rocky Mountain adventure.

After the jump, an eclectic and intensely vetted countdown of Aspen’s 10 cheapest eateries, delis, pizzerias, and cafés. All the listed establishments offer substantial treats for 10 dollars or less.


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The 7th Annual Snowmass Chili Pepper and Brewfest: Spicy, Full-bodied Fun in the Aspen Snowmass Sun

Advanced Brew Festing - BYOPretzelsAdvanced Brew Festing - BYOPretzels ASPEN, CO -“Honey, you’ve got crumbs all over your lap,” said the woman to her companion, who was wolfing down a late-night slice at Goodfellas in Snowmass.

“Don’t worry,” he replied, matter-of-factly, the last of the pizza crust on his shirt. “When I stand up, they’ll all go away!”

Hard to argue with such micro-brew infused logic after a gorgeous summer evening of spicy chili, zesty hops and live music on the mountain. It was one of those magical summer weekends in the Aspen area, with strong and steady sunshine tempered only by the occasional floating cloud; no afternoon thunderstorms in sight. The 7th Annual Snowmass Chili Pepper and Brewfest was the perfect reason to spend the better half of two days on Fanny Hill.


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The Gant

During the winter and summer high season, visitors from around the world flock to Aspen for vacation. They will find a town chockfull of skiing glitterati, a brag-able dining scene, and first-class hotels. Additionally, it is difficult to miss the luxurious condo accommodations available for the discerning traveler.


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The Inn at Aspen

Guests to Aspen seeking the convenience of slope-side lodging, but lacking the vacation expense account of a Fortune 500 CEO should strongly consider staying at The Inn at Aspen. The Inn has a scenic dream location at the base of Buttermilk Mountain, making this ResortQuest property a great accommodation option for skiers, golfers, and adventurers seekers.


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The Little Nell

The peak of Aspen Mountain, or “Ajax” is about 11,200 feet in elevation. The mountain stands sentry over this quaint former silver-mining town, where thousands now flock to its famed powdery slopes for winter adventure or four seasons of unique outdoor fun.


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The Molly Gibson Lodge

Brushing up on your Victorian-era literature is definitely not par for the course before enjoying a stay at the Molly Gibson Lodge. But, in case you snoozed through high English class, here’s an annotated primer: In British novelist Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel Wives and Daughters, Molly Gibson’s is far from your typical, gentrified English country-sweetheart.