Opened by successful local restaurateur Rex Brice in 2012, Laundry is appropriately located in the former home of the Steamboat Laundry, a gorgeous building dating back to 1910, faithfully renovated to combine original features and modern urban-rustic style. Laundry cooks up small plates of upmarket comfort food-inspired fare offered alongside an extensive drinks menu featuring everything from specialty tequilas and house-infused vodkas to classic and contemporary cocktails. Share a selection of small plates with friends like the popular potted chicken liver pâté with fig jam or shoestring potatoes, teamed with some cured meat and cheese platters, and finish with a slice of key lime pie with macadamia nuts and meringue.
Laundry, 127 11th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA, +1 970 870 0681
A relative newcomer to Steamboat Springs’ dining scene, Aurum Food & Wine first opened its doors in late spring 2014 with owner Phillips Armstrong and executive chef Chase Wilbanks at the helm. Chic but unpretentious, Aurum Food & Wine boasts a prime location in downtown Steamboat Springs, with seasonal new American eats like hoisin BBQ duck wings and eight hour braised short rib with wild mushroom faro risotto waiting to delight diners, while a spacious deck with comfy couches and a fire pit overlooking the Yampa River is perfect for sampling a glass or two from Aurum’s extensive wine list.
Aurum Food & Wine, 811 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA, +1 970 879 9500