Thanksgiving Meals Abound Around the Valley
There is oh-so-much to be grateful for in the Aspen area when Thanksgiving comes around.
The lifts are running. Your skis are tuned. Business is starting to pick up after the offseason. And, oh yeah, after that first day on the hill, you have a Thanksgiving feast awaiting you.
If you and yours don’t have time to cook a turkey and make grandma’s cranberry sauce, there is a wealth of community gatherings and traditional Thanksgiving dinners at local restaurants to get you stuffed. Some highlights:
— The Hickory House serves its traditional all-day community Thanksgiving meal, with smoked turkeys galore. The price is a donation to the Buddy Program and it runs from noon to 6 p.m. 970-925-2313
— Little Annie’s is serving its special turkey dinner for $18.95 ($10.95 for kids) from 11:30 a.m. until they close. 970-925-1098
— Ajax Tavern offers a three-course Thanksgiving for $45. 970-920-6334
— bb’s Kitchen serves an all natural spread from noon to 8 p.m. for $35. 970-429-8284
— Justice Snow’s serves its buffet-style “orphan’s Thanksgiving Dinner” from 2:30 to 8:30 for $39. 970-429-8192
— The St. Regis runs a grand buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at $95 for adults, $39 for kids. The hotel’s Chefs Club by Food & Wine also offers a prix fixe for $75.
— Jimmy’s has a traditional meal starting from 3 to 10 p.m. for $30. 970-925-6020
— Asie has a prix fixe with an Asian spin, serving roast turkey stir-fry in kung pao sauce and more for $35.
— In Snowmass, the Viceroy Hotel is presenting a $39 Thanksgiving menu ($19 for kids) including an organic turkey stuffed with creole corn bread stuffing, starting at 3 p.m.
— Over in Redstone, the Redstone Inn offers a traditional spread from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at $35.95 for adults and $18 for kids.
— In Glenwood Springs, Fin’s Grill and Raw Bar has a buffet-style Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings, going from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
— If you can’t wait until Thursday, Aspen T.R.E.E. is hosting a free, organic, locally sourced “Early Bird” meal on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Aspen High School. It runs from 5 - 8 p.m. and served 1,200 locals last year.
Cirque d’Sopris in Carbondale
Design, daring and dance converge on PAC3 in Carbondale on Saturday for the 2nd annual Green is the New Black Youth Fashion Extravaganza: Cirque d’Sopris.
Presented by the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH), there are two shows on Nov. 17, at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids.
Cirque d’Sopris is co-produced with Second Shift, an after-school program for valley-wide middle school students. The show will feature recycled fashion created by youth, the SOL Theater youth improv troupe, circus acts and several kinds of dance including a piece by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico.
“Around 40 models and 20 dancers from Aspen to Glenwood Springs will take part in this show,” says CCAH director Amy Kimberly. “It is truly a collaborative project reflecting the values and talents of our valley’s dedicated and motivated young people.”
Proceeds from the show support CCAH’s educational programs.
Learn more at www.carbondalearts.com  or by calling 970-963-1680