Category: Food & Drink
Cheap Eats! Well not exactly cheap, but for Jackson Hole the off-season specials are a treat. If you re like most hard working individuals, this time of year is one for pinching pennies prior to the holidays. Here in Jackson, we enjoy the relaxing pace of community and save a few bucks by dining out. Yes, I said dining out. Heck, it s practically the only time I can get to enjoy the higher end restaurants due to the various Two for One s and other eatery specials through Jackson and the Westbank.
is my personal favorite with their $11 menu and buy one and get the other meal for $2- especially with since that $2 dollars is donated to local charities! Thumbs up for Happy Hour at the Kitchen
, with the $5 appetizers and half price drinks you are sure to have any enjoyable evening. If you like seafood then their "Luxury Shrimp are not to be missed! Paired the shrimp with the Heirloom Tomato Salad and a nice glass of wine or specialty cocktail and you are set for a delicious, and cost effective dinner. I plan on expanding my dining adventure to the other fine dining establishments in the area this Fall, I will keep you posted on what culinary delights I find!
Another great deal I recently discovered is www.halfoffjh.com
With a list of not only restaurants, but retail stores and services such as salons, pet services, and computer help, halfoffjh.com offers a Groupon style discount. This site gives year round specials where you can buy one or multiple vouchers, and are refreshed on Wednesdays with new deals to be had!
Just think with all these saving, a Fall trip to Jackson Hole is beneficial, no crowds, lower lodging rates, and dining deals to be had all around. Book your trip today
, before you miss out on the crisp Fall deals!
Spring is the time for Morels -- I meant to post this last week, but better late than never and the subject remains topical, these babies are still coming up around the valley. These were found in about 30 minutes the evening of June 26th. They were lightly sauteed in EV Olive Oil, a little butter and finished with a splash of white wine some sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Eaten immediately, directly from the pan - Yum!...and no, I didn't share. This find was nothing compared to the quantities friends have found -- if you're lucky enough to find them on your own or successfully bribe someone into revealing their usually top-secret stash you're in business. I feel safe eating Morels as there's not really anything in this area that looks similar that can hurt you (right?). Good luck!
| Posted by Dana on Jul 4, 2011 at 5:54 PM
Food & Drink
President's weekend is just a few days away and the town of Jackson and the Snow King Resort are getting ready for lots of fun activities. The Jackson Hole Winter Festival
starts off on Thursday the 16th with a Snow Sculpture Competition on the Historic Jackson Hole Town Square
. There is even a special Snow Sculpting event just for kids. A little later in the evening enjoy fine art and fine food with a Downtown Gallery Walk. Many local restaurants have partnered with the art galleries to provide libations along the way.
On Friday the 17th, the Snow King Resort is Winter Festival Headquarters with the Margarita Cup Race
followed by the Outrageous Air Show
and Bash. Don't forget about Moose Hockey
as the Cache Valley Trappers take on our own Jackson Hole Moose. Let's go Moose!!!!
The Moose will play the Cache Valley Trappers on both Friday and Saturday nights. Look for fireworks and a torch light parade on the Snow King Ski Area Friday night as well.
Saturday the 18th is an even bigger day of events. First the Moose Chase Nordic Race
takes off at 10 AM followed by the All American Cutter Races
a truly unique race combining snow and horse drawn chariots. Later in the afternoon check out the Grand Teton Music Festival Family Concert
a great show for all ages or the Alonzo King Lines Ballet
. Jackson Hole finishes the evening right back at the Snow King Resort
with a repeat of Friday night. More Outrageous Air Show and Moose Hockey! Saturday is going to be a busy day.
The Winter Festival wraps up on Sunday with a Dodge-ball Tournament, K-9 Keg Pull, Beer, Brats & Live Music at the Jackson Hole Fairgrounds and day 2 of the All American Cutter Races. Throughout the entire weekend the Snow Sculpture Contest will continue.
Did I mention the skiing is still great? The snowmobiling out to Yellowstone and Togwotee are still running strong? Celebrate President's Weekend in Jackson Hole! It's going to be a great party.