Established in 1976 by Jerry Greene, Baked is a local-favourite located in the heart of downtown Telluride, serving a variety of dishes from sweet to savoury. Preparing everything from scratch using quality ingredients, this venue offers guests everything from pastries, pizzas and sandwiches to tacos and speciality meals. With so many choices, the menu is sure to appeal to a wide range of tastes, including families and those seeking meat-free options. Sweet treats of note are the donuts, home-style cookies and chocolate-covered macaroons whilst those craving something savoury can choose between the broccoli cheddar soup, the roasted turkey sandwich and the fish tacos. This friendly eatery also hosts a traditional Thanksgiving dinner every Thursday night to give guests a true flavour of the United States.
Baked, 127 S. Fir St., Telluride, CO, USA, +1 970 728 4775
Open exclusively during the winter season, Alpino Vino is a true mountainside classic, specialising in Italian cuisine. Resembling a cosy European hütte, this high-altitude (3,647 metres) eatery is only accessible by snow-coach and offers guests unparalleled views of the Wilson Range. During the afternoon, it is the perfect retreat for weary skiers wishing to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with some savoury nibbles, including antipasto with cheese, meats, dried fruit, nuts and fresh bread. During the evening, the eatery then turns into a sophisticated 21-years-old-and-over venue where true gourmets can feast upon a five-course menu within a warm and inviting environment.
Alpino Vino, 12100 Camels Garden Rd., Mountain Village, CO, USA, +1 970-728-7474
Named in homage to the owner’s chocolate Labrador retrievers, Brown Dog Pizza is a family-friendly pizza parlour specialising in tasty pies that will suit even the most discerning pizza-lover. A fun atmosphere dotted with sports memorabilia, this eatery features Detroit-style pizza, square in shape with a thick crust that is soft in the centre and crunchy on the outside. Procuring the best quality ingredients in the region, a delicious highlight is the 313 specialty pie. Indeed, the 313 won 1st Place in the 2013 International Pizza Challenge Pan Division, topped with ricotta, garlic, salami, Calabria red chilli peppers, basil, arugula, Parmigiano-Reggiano and drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil. Diners can also create their own pizza – Detroit-style or American – or sample other entrées, such as burgers and sandwiches.
Brown Dog Pizza, 110 E. Colorado Ave., Telluride, CO, USA, +1 970 728 8046