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bar, varied wine list, and Colorado- inspired cuisine that never fail to disappoint. 411 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-925-2929; CHEFS CLUB BY FOOD & WINE Located inside the St. Regis, the craft cocktails and rotating collection of Best New Chefs make Chefs Club a can't-miss for any foodie. 315 E. Dean St., 970-429-9581; CRÊPERIE DU VILLAGE The Crêperie, as it's known, serves rustic yet refined French alpine cuisine in a subterranean setting that is one of town's most romantic. 400 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-925-1566; EIGHT K Discerning Creole-Colorado cuisine inside a modern architectural marvel at the Viceroy Snowmass makes Eight K a valley standout—and favorite. 130 Wood Road, Snowmass, 970-923-8008; viceroyhotels ELEMENT 47 Inside The Little Nell, discover truly five-star dining along with one of the country's most celebrated wine programs. 647 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-4600; ELLINA This rustic, northern Italian restau- rant is a local favorite—and so are the aperitivi and wine selections from its bar. 430 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925- 2976; NEW FREE RANGE KITCHEN + WINE BAR Longtime valley residents and owners Steve and Robin Humble are all about clean eating: Shared plates are sourced from a select group of farmers and ranchers, the 1,000-bottle cellar focuses on craft wines, and the wood-fire grill burns fruitwood from Paonia. 305 Gold Rivers Ct., Basalt, 970-279-5199; GREY LADY The attention to detail—from GALERIE MAXIMILLIAN Since 1997, Galerie Maximillian has presented historic masterworks on paper alongside contemporary Euro- pean work (with a predilection for Young British Artists). 602 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-6100; NEW GALLERY 8K This collective representing local valley artists displays fine contem- porary art in a space accessible to nonprofits and activists. Summer exhibitions include photography by Court Loving and Ben Timpson, encaustic paintings by Mark Simpson and sculpture by Don Stuber. 415 E. Hyman Ave., 970-948-6224 GALLERY 1949 Since opening in 2015, Gallery 1949 has hosted a mix of highly collected and of-the-moment artists like contemporary Pop icon Nelson de la Nuez, abstract artist Alberto Murillo, and painter (and Academy Award- winning actor) Anthony Quinn. 402 S. Hunter St., 970-710-7138; PETER LIK GALLERY With 14 galleries worldwide, including in Manhattan's Soho and his native Australia, photographer Peter Lik curates exhibits that focus on large-scale landscape prints, oftentimes his own. 406 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-925-1820; galleries/aspen RED BRICK ARTS CENTER For 40 years, Red Brick has been supporting local art by providing affordable art programs for children and adults as well as hosting exhibitions from local and regional artists. 110 E. Hallam St., Ste. 118, 970-429-2777; TANIA DIBBS STUDIO & GALLERY Dibbs, a full-time studio artist working in oils, encaustics, and sculpture, displays the contemporary and conceptual focus of her work at her namesake Basalt gallery. 227 Midland Ave., Ste. 17A, Basalt, 970-948-4075; VALLEY FINE ART For 16 years, Mia Valley has built collections for high-profile clients. Her gallery, at the Wheeler Opera House, specializes in art of the American West, most notably the photographs of Edward S. Curtis. 2123 S. Mill St., 970-920-9193; DINING ACQUOLINA One of town's top pizzerias and trattorias boasts an impressive Italian-centric bar, with plenty of amari and aperitivi to stir up an appetite. 415 E. Main St., 970-925- 8222; AJAX TAVERN Nestled within putting distance of the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Tavern is synonymous with Aspen après-ski. Don't overlook the hearty fare: the famous double cheeseburger and truffle fries, plus a seasonally rotating menu of salads, pastas, and more. 685 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-6334; ALLEGRIA RESTAURANT A large selection of international wines by the glass and its food-from- scratch philosophy (sausages, tomato sauce, and breads are all made in-house) make this Italian eatery a Carbondale favorite. 335 Main St., Carbondale, 970-963-7316; NEW BAMBOO BEAR Husband-and-wife duo Vince and Xuan Bagford serve up super-fresh Vietnamese dishes—including house specialties such as pho, banh mi, and com tam, or "broken rice"—in a homey space decorated with items from their travels. 730 E. Cooper Ave., 970-710-2094; bamboobear NEW BOSQ Beloved Aspen chef Barclay Dodge serves up an ever-changing, Asian- inspired menu that features unexpected ingredients inspired from his trips around the globe. Signature dishes like the Peking duck and oxtail dumplings have proven to be instant Aspen classics. 312 S. Mill St., 970-710-7299; CACHE CACHE Cache Cache's refined bistro fare— modern American cuisine with classical French at its roots—has been an Aspen staple for three decades. 205 S. Mill St., Ste. 106, 970-925- 3835; CAMPO DE FIORI Campo serves up some of Aspen's best Italian fare in an elegant atmosphere. The bar becomes a bit of a scene after dark... 205 S. Mill St., 970-920-7717; CARIBOU CLUB One of only two private clubs in Aspen, Caribou Club boasts a raw Language of Nature (2017) by local artist Tania Dibbs, who showcases her oil and encaustic paintings at her namesake Basalt workshop. ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM  129

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