Toddies & Tidbits


By Amber Qalagari

After a day in the mountain air, it’s time to warm up and wind down. Check out these favorite aprés ski options around the area:

You can’t help but feel the luck of the Irish in this Irish pub inspired eatery. They may not serve green beer but there are plenty of other Irish menu options to get “jiggy” with.

What to order: Reuben Rolls
Similar to the sandwich, but fried to a golden brown with a pastry exterior. Inside you will find the classic fixings, corned beef, swiss cheese and sauerkraut. Dip to your hearts delight in the house made thousand island.
What to drink: Irish Coffee
Brewed coffee with Bailey’s and Tullamore Dew, topped off with a generous amount of whipped cream. Perfect for a pick-me-up.

Known for the casual atmosphere and fun spin on American cuisines, a visit to Spin Cafe is a lot like visiting a friend’s home. The atmosphere is one of warmth, complete with a fireplace that gives you the sense you could linger for a while.

What to order: Japanese Roulette
Shishito peppers rolled in their 7-fl avor spice and Redmond Real Salt and then fl ash-charred. Served with a yogurt tahini sauce to cool things down a bit.
What to drink: Bee Sting
This gin and tonic with a spin translate well into colder months. Beehive Jack Rabbit Gin, a splash of Midori melon liqueur and orange juice topped off with tonic.

This pleasant eatery has a comfy feel from the moment you enter and is later enhanced by the staff, ambiance and its food and drink offerings.

What to order: Hearth Roasted Bacon Wrapped Dates
Because, why not? These tasty morsels are bite-size dates wrapped in bacon with a layer of bleu cheese moussé, a drizzle of balsamic and a delightful crunch of toasted hazelnut to finish them off .
What to drink: Rosemary Gimlet
Alpine Summit Gin, Elderfl ower Liqueur, Lime and fresh Rosemary. There is something about that sprig of rosemary that brings all the seasons together in the glass.

Step into one of the most eclectic styled restaurants in Park City and enjoy some of the best craft cocktails and Asian fusion dishes this side of the slopes. Your eye will be drawn to the 3D metal Chinese dragon making its way from table to table along the back wall.

What to order: Steamed Bao Buns with BBQ Pork Belly
Order a few if you have more than two people because no one can eat just one. The light, airy bun is complimented with sweet chili and Asian slaw atop the perfectly prepared pork belly.
What to drink: Ginger Snap
A warming sensation from the fresh ginger is prefect for après ski, as is the bit of spice on a stick from the candied ginger garnish.