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917 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs
Colorado 80487
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Gracies Grocer Local ProductsPosted: 06-25-2013

Image If flavors like Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette and Peach Chutney make your mouth water then be sure to bring a napkin to the Steamboat Farmer's Market. That's because we, the Steamboat Restaurant Group, have recently launched an entire line of new products called Gracie’s Grocer.

The Gracie's Grocer selection includes our signature Cry Baby line of spicy hot sauce, pizza sauce, wing sauce, and peppers. If Johnson & Johnson promises "no more tears" then they would hate these deliciously flaming flavor enhancements.

For those that can't handle the heat, check out items like our Tomato Jam, Red & Green Chili Rub, and our signature Laundry Smoked Bacon. If you’re more into the caffeine scene, we’re also packaging and selling our very own Black Magic Coffee.

We’ll be displaying, sampling, and selling our Gracie's Grocer products at the Farmer's Market all summer long. The market takes place on Saturdays from 9am-2pm on 6th Street (downtown) through September 7th.

Concert Calendar 2013Posted: 06-03-2013

Image June 2013:

Saturday, June 1st - Trevor G. Potter

Thursday, June 6th - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37
Friday, June 7th - Pete Stein
Saturday, June 8th - Jesse Christensen

Thursday, June 13th - Chamberlin Birch
Friday, June 14th - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37
Saturday, June 15th - Better Half

Thursday, June 20th - Ragweed
Friday, June 21st - John Gibbs and Randy Kelly
Saturday, June 22nd - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37

Thursday, June 27th - 3 Wire
Friday, June 28th - Todd Mussselman
Saturday, June 29th - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37

July 2013:
Thursday, July 4th - Chamberlin Birch
Friday, July 5th - Better Half
Saturday, July 6th - Ragweed

Thursday, July 11th - Bruce Mandel
Friday, July 12th - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37
Saturday, July 13th - Brian Kofke

Thursday, July 18th - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37
Friday, July 19th - Kirk Martinson and William Nicholson
Saturday, July 20th - 3 Wire

Thursday, July 25th - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37
Friday, July 26th - Todd Musselman
Saturday, July 27th - Kort McCumber


August 2013:
Thursday, August 1st - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37
Friday, August 2nd Pete Stein
Saturday, August 3rd - Ragweed

Thursday, August 8th - Chamberlin Birch
Friday, August 9th - 3 Wire
Saturday, August 10th - Ragweed

Thursday, August 15th - Danny Shafer
Friday, August 16th Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37
Saturday, August 17th - Jesse Christensen

Thursday, August 22nd - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37
Friday, August 23rd - John Gibbs and Randy Kelly
Saturday, August 24th - Jay Roemer

Thursday, August 29th - Pete Stein
Friday, August 30th - Brian Kofke
Saturday, August 31st - Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol' 37

Memorial Day Patio 2013Posted: 05-18-2013

Image Sun, cocktails, food, live music, hula hoops, yard games, tiki bar... sounds like a day at the beach, right? It's as close to the ocean vibe as you're going to get in Steamboat and it all begins in just a handful of days.

The outdoor patio opens for the summer Memorial Day weekend and we are ready to throw a party. We’ll be mixing up some delicious adult beverages behind the bar and plan to entertain you with Steamboat’s hottest live music.

We'll have the complete summer concert schedule posted soon but for the Rex's patio opening you can plan on Trevor G. Potter playing with Rural Wreckage on Saturday, May 25th.

The Saturday fun will also include Sliders and Oysters, new hula hoops, specialty drinks, and a slider grill. So please join us Saturday, May 25th for a summer kick-off party to remember.

Holiday Wishes 2012Posted: 11-27-2012

Image The Steamboat Restaurant Group is proud to once again be a part of this year's Community Holiday Wishes Party. The party is a festive gathering in downtown Steamboat to help bring together families and friends and celebrate the holidays. It’s also a great way to help out local Routt County families in need.

Join the City of Steamboat Springs in partnership with United Way, Rotary Club and the Young Professionals Network to help bring Christmas to some deserving Routt County families. Volunteer by purchasing gifts, helping collect gifts, wrapping and delivering gifts, or by helping out at the Dec 16th party at Olympian Hall.

United Way is looking to adopt over 400 families this year, so your help is needed! CLICK HERE for the Gift Registry. Once you buy a gift, please mark it as “purchased” and bring it on the day of the party.

Currently volunteers are needed to join Steamboat Firefighters for collections outside of Wal-Mart (cookies and hot chocolate will be served). Additionally, volunteers are needed for the party and gift wrapping on Sunday, December 16th. Please visit communityholidaywishes.com for more details.

Gift Certificate Sale 2012Posted: 11-05-2012
The 2012 gift certificate sale has ended. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at our restaurants.




"Order whatever you want, dinner's on me tonight."

We all love to hear that right? And let's face it; it's pretty cool to be the one saying it when you know you can afford to foot the bill.  Imagine sitting amongst a group of super-models with an entire entourage of bodyguards holding back mobs of adoring fans while you make it rain with cash money.

Ok, perhaps that's a bit over the top, but you WILL MAKE FRIENDS when you plan ahead and buy your gift certificates at a discount so you can afford to dine out more often.

That's right, we're bringing back our famous Discounted Gift Certificate Sale for one day only on November 16th.

November 16th is a special day for a lot of reasons.  It's the day that Johnny Cash made his first appearance on the Billboard Music charts.  Wilt Chamberlain scored 73 points against the NY Knicks on this day.  And 16 million people watched Luke marry Laura on General Hospital on November 16, 1981.  What better day for the Steamboat Restaurant Group to sell gift certificates at up to 25% OFF! 

Cool, huh?

So pile your cash and save some dough.  One day only, November 16th, gift certificate sales are as follows:


Up to $150 = 15% off

$175-$300 = 20% off

$325 or more = 25% off


*Note: certificates are printed in $25 increments.  Discount is applied to the value received (for example, get $150 in certificates for $127.50)

Serious savings for those that plan ahead!  Face it, you're going to dine with us so why not save.  Or better yet, designate a few as stocking stuffers this holiday (they don't have to know you got 'em cheap).  Consider this your "local’s discount" and come see us on the 16th. 

Nov 16th. Annual GIft Certificate SalePosted: 10-31-2012
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Rexs Concert Calendar 2012Posted: 06-18-2012

Image 6-21 Jodie Feelie Band
6-22 TGP w/ Rural Wreckage
6-23 Billy Franklin

6-28 Kort McComber
6-29 Better Half
6-30 TGP w/ Walt and the Ol' 37

7-5 Jodie Feelie Band
7-6 Jesse Christiansin
7-7 TGP w/ Rural Wreckage

7-12 TGP w/ Walt and the Ol' 37
7-13 Billy Franklin
7-14 Ragweed

7-19 TGP w/ Walt and the Ol'37
7-20 Todd Mussellman
7-21 Better Half

7-26 Pat Waters
7-27 Jodie Feelie Band
7-28 Jesse Christiansin

8-2 TGP w/ Walt and the Ol' 37
8-3 Bruce Mandel
8-4 Ragweed

8-9 Pat Waters
8-10 TBD
8-11 Jesse Christiansin

8-16 TGP w/ Walt and the Ol' 37
8-17 Jodie Feelie Band
8-18 Better Half

8-23 Danny Shaffer
8-24 TGP w/ Walt and the Ol' 37
8-25 Billy Franklin

8-30 Gib Manzanaras
8-31 Jesse Christiansin
9-1 END OF SEASON PARTY!

We Are HiringPosted: 05-31-2012
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Highway Cleanup Day 2012Posted: 05-21-2012
Steamboat Restaurant Group employees showed up in force to beautify our community in this years "Highway Cleanup Day." We picked up trash in the name of Steamboat!

Vacation GiveawayPosted: 04-24-2012
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OpenTable.com AwardPosted: 04-11-2012
Wow, we are honored! As a tribute to the excellent experience our restaurants provide, OpenTable.com diners voted our restaurant group onto the April 2012 OpenTable Diners' Choice list.




If you haven't experienced the convenience of booking your dining reservation online, please give it a try. You'll notice the 'Open Table' link located at the top of the RexsGrill.com website and on the Reservations page of TheLaundrySteamboat.com.
Local Products on Our MenuPosted: 03-19-2012

Image At Laundry, the latest endeavor from creative chef and entrepreneur Rex Brice, we pride ourselves on the time and research we put into stocking our menu with locally sourced products. There are incredible artisans producing amazing quality food items here in Routt County and the state of Colorado. When we began organizing what would become Laundry's unique menu, we made a conscious decision to buy local and look for all-natural products to serve. Here's an example of the great farms and regional purveyors we work with:

* Tasty Tomato right here in Steamboat Springs hydroponically grown heirloom tomatoes and basil from the vine to the table.

* Maneotis Ranch supplies our lamb from here in Steamboat they specialize in a happy grass fed lamb humanely raised and butchered.

* Il Mondo Vecchio supplies us with some of our artisan charcuterie and cheeses from Denver.

* Alamosa Fisheries is the supplier for the awesome striped bass. It is sustainably raised and responsibly handled from nearby Alamosa Colorado.

* Haystack Creamery gives us some more of our great cheeses they come from happy goats in Longmont Colorado.

* Avalanche is another artisan cheese company we use who hails from Basalt Colorado near Aspen.

We make a large portion of our own charcuterie here at the restaurant from local and regionally farmed happy animals. We are always striving to find artisans in and around Colorado to support our local economy and make use of the great products that abound here.

Laundry Happy HourPosted: 03-08-2012

Image Infused Spirits, Wine & Smoked Meat!

Happy Hour at Laundry: 4:30 - 6pm daily

Where: Laundry ~ 127 11th Street (970-870-0681)

Our menu has 13 cocktails inspired by classic recipes as well as our own contemporary concoctions, making use of our house infused spirits, fresh squeezed juices, flavored simple syrups, purees, house dehydrated glass rimmers, house made bitters and tinctures.

The 'Fiery Margarita' is our most popular cocktail consisting of Habenero/Scotch Bonnet infused silver tequila, cilantro/lemongrass simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and a splash of fresh orange juice.

Also very popular is the 'Fresh & 43'- Berry infused vodka, Licor 43, fresh lemon juice, orange bitters, soda water and fresh fruit garnish.

We feature a drink special every day ($1 off during Happy Hour) derived from our extensive array of infused spirits as well as our 'Wine by Time' Happy Hour. The price of a glass of wine corresponds to the time on the clock. At 4:30 the wine is $4.30 and goes up 5 cents every five minutes until 6pm. We also offer discounted beer specials.

We feature a smoked meat inspired dish which is complimentary at Happy Hour and seconds and thirds are allowed! There are always Boiled Peanuts complimentary every day and we gaurantee a wonderful experience.

Walk-ins are welcome! No reservation = No problem

TheLaundryRestaurant.com

Customer ReviewsPosted: 01-24-2012

Image In today's interconnected, mobile phone equipped world we are seeing a greater capacity for our customers to share their dining experiences online. And we embrace sites like Trip Advisor, Urban Spoon and Yelp as a mechanism for gauging our customer satisfaction levels. We appreciate the feedback we've gotten from these reviews and work to enhance our operations based on your input. We have been extremely fortunate to find out that our customers have been satisfied overall and thank each and every person who has taken the time to give us a report card through these channels. Just read what our patrons have to say...

About Rex's: 'A locals favorite, interesting and award winning entrees, and great service. Kenny has worked there for over 4 years, takes good care of his customers and always ready with a recommendation."

Praise for Mazzola's: 'My partner and I stopped in here on our recent weekend trip to Steamboat because we were craving pizza. We got so much more! First of all, the service was outstanding. The ambience was really nice and the prices were very reasonable, especially for a resort town. We ordered the mussels as an appetizer and they were perfect. The sauce was so good I wanted to drink it! The pizza was also incredible (we got the Mediterranean). I will most definitely come here again the next time I'm in Steamboat.'

Praise for Lil' House: The "Lil House is a must do stop any time I am on the west side of town. I like to get the "Hombre Burrito" with choriza, eggs, potatos and beans to go. Coffee is excellent, service is friendly and prompt and the prices are right. This is the best fast breakfast anywhere!

So as we move through another ski season and serve more and more visitors and locals, we'd like to cordially invite each and every one of you to consider posting a review for any of our dining establishments. We sincerely appreciate your feedback.

LINKS:

Rex's on Trip Advisor

Mazzola's on Trip Advisor

Big House Burgers on Trip Advisor

Lil' House Biscuits & Coffee on Trip Advisor

Holiday Wishes 2011Posted: 12-05-2011

Image Never more than around the holidays is it right to think about others less fortunate than ourselves. In Routt County alone there are numerous families that need your help to make this a special time of year. The Rex's Holiday Wishes effort will support 75 of these families in need this year and we're asking for donations.

The Steamboat Restaurant Group, in partnership with the Young Professionals Network, Steamboat Investment Advisors, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue, Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym and the United Way are bringing you THE party of the season! You're invited for food, drinks and entertainment the entire family will enjoy when you bring a wrapped gift or donation (cash, gift card or Chamber Bucks) to Rex's American Grill on Sunday, December 11th 4-8pm. You can find complete details about the event and access the 'My Gift List' at RexsHolidayWishes.com.

The party includes cookie decorating, activities for the kids, musical entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus!

Volunteers will also be at WalMart from 10a-2pm on Sunday, December 11th to make giving easy. They'll be equipped with a list of remaining items you could simply head into WalMart to purchase. How easy is that?

So please, think about the ways you can have make an incredible impact on some deserving Routt County families this season and please help.

Gift Certificate Sale - Nov. 18thPosted: 10-26-2011

Image Our annual Gift Certificate Sale is quickly approaching.

Mark your calendars for NOV. 18th ~ we're holding a 1-day only Gift Certificate Sale at all of our restaurants.

Take 15% off gift certificates up to $150, 20% off $151-$300 and 25% off anything more than $300.

That's FREE MONEY!!! Stock up now and use them throughout the winter.

Win a Cycling JerseyPosted: 10-06-2011

Image Yeah!... the bike jerseys are here! Just in time for winter. Wait, what? CRAP!

No worries. So what if our designer is meticulous about his work. So what if the jersey manufacturer did not like the particular shade of red we chose to use. And so what that our nearest and dearest friends have been giving us a hard time about it all summer long. All we care about now is that our totally new, totally cool and super good-looking cycling jerseys are finally here and available for sale.

So to celebrate this momentous occasion and get people as amped about their arrival as we are, we figured we would do a giveaway and encourage everyone we know to enter. So here it is, your chance to win.

Simply head over to our Facebook page and click on the "Win a Jersey" link. From there you will see a 1-step entry form and VOILA!... you are in-it-to-win-it. But you better head over there soon. The giveaway is only live until October 18th. After that we seriously will be grabbing our shovels and hanging our bikes from the rafters!

Cheers.

Taco Taste OffPosted: 09-01-2011
We have been looking to change the fish taco recipe on the menu at Rex's for quite some time. With several taste variations to consider, we ultimately decided to open this up to a more democratic process. So we invited a few select friends to come taste, critique and rate which tacos they liked best. Based on the results, our new fish taco recipe was declared. To find out which won, well... you'll just have to come and see for yourself!

Berry MojitoPosted: 08-02-2011
Drinking cocktails on the sunny back patio of Rex's is a quintessential summer experience... especially when you're throwing back Berry Mojitos. What's our Berry Mojito you ask? Watch & learn:

CaipiroskaPosted: 07-21-2011
At the Steamboat Restaurant Group, we love serving up fresh cocktails on a hot summer day! Our signature Caipiroska includes citrus vodka, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and berries. YUM!


4th of JulyPosted: 07-04-2011
This 4th of July is shaping up to be the best in recent memory. With the largest fireworks display in the state of Colorado, all that's left to say is "Happy Independence Day" to our patrons and friends!

Help EdwinPosted: 06-15-2011

Image On June 4th, 15-month old Edwin Rodriquez wandered away from his home and fell into the cold water of Butcherknife Creek. His grandfather found him 400 feet downstream and a witness performed CPR to resuscitate the boy. He was transported to the Yampa Valley Medical Center and later airlifted to a hospital in Denver.

Edwin’s father works at Big House Burgers and has been a close member of our team. Our hearts go out to the Rodriquez family and what they must be going through. The Steamboat Restaurant Group is asking for your help to support this family in their time of need.

Now through Tuesday 6/21, donate $1 and receive $5 back! That’s right, if you make a donation of a dollar or more to Edwin Rodriguez you’ll receive a $5 Steamboat Restaurant Gift Certificate to be used at any of our restaurants. In addition, 1% of all Steamboat Restaurant Group sales through Tuesday will be added to the fund.

So please help in any way you can. This boy needs your thoughts, prayers and financial support now more than ever.

Rexs Summer ConcertsPosted: 05-26-2011
Rex's Summer Music Schedule 2011

Thursday, June 2nd
Danny Shaffer

Friday, June 3rd
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, June 4th
Steve Boynton
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Thursday, June 9th
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

Friday, June 10th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, June 11th
Pat Waters

--

Thursday, June 16th
3 Wire

Friday, June 17th
Billy Franklin

Saturday, June 18th
Steve Boynton

--

Thursday, June 23rd
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Friday, June 24th
Todd Mussuman

Saturday, June 25th
David Harcan

--

Thursday, June 30th
Pat Waters

Friday, July 1st
Better Half

Saturday, July 2nd
Quarter Moon

--

Thursday, July 7th
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

Friday, July 8th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, July 9th
Steve Boynton

--

Thursday, July 14th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Friday, July 15th
3 Wire

Saturday, July 16th
Quarter Moon

--

Thursday, July 21st
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

Friday, July 22nd
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, July 23rd
Danny Shaffer

--

Thursday, July 28th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Friday, July 29th
Billy Franklin

Saturday, July 30th
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

--

Thursday, August 4th
The Jody Feelie Band

Friday, August 5th
Randy Kelly & John Gibbs

Saturday, August 6th
Better Half

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Thursday, August 11th
Pat Waters

Friday, August 12th
Dave Garard Duo

Saturday, August 13th
Steve Boynton

--

Thursday, August 18th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Friday, August 19th
3 Wire

Saturday, August 20th
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

--

Thursday, August 25th
Pat Waters

Friday, August 26th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, August 27th
Todd Mussulman

--

Thursday, September 1st
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

Friday, September 2nd
Better Half

Saturday, September 3rd
(TBA)

Rex's Summer Music Schedule 2011

Thursday, June 2nd
Danny Shaffer

Friday, June 3rd
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, June 4th
Steve Boynton
--

Thursday, June 9th
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

Friday, June 10th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, June 11th
Pat Waters

--

Thursday, June 16th
3 Wire

Friday, June 17th
Billy Franklin

Saturday, June 18th
Steve Boynton

--

Thursday, June 23rd
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Friday, June 24th
Todd Mussuman

Saturday, June 25th
David Harcan

--

Thursday, June 30th
Pat Waters

Friday, July 1st
Better Half

Saturday, July 2nd
Quarter Moon

--

Thursday, July 7th
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

Friday, July 8th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, July 9th
Steve Boynton

--

Thursday, July 14th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Friday, July 15th
3 Wire

Saturday, July 16th
Quarter Moon

--

Thursday, July 21st
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

Friday, July 22nd
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, July 23rd
Danny Shaffer

--

Thursday, July 28th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Friday, July 29th
Billy Franklin

Saturday, July 30th
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

--

Thursday, August 4th
The Jody Feelie Band

Friday, August 5th
Randy Kelly & John Gibbs

Saturday, August 6th
Better Half

--

Thursday, August 11th
Pat Waters

Friday, August 12th
Dave Garard Duo

Saturday, August 13th
Steve Boynton

--

Thursday, August 18th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Friday, August 19th
3 Wire

Saturday, August 20th
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

--

Thursday, August 25th
Pat Waters

Friday, August 26th
Trevor G. Potter w/ Walt And The Ol' 37

Saturday, August 27th
Todd Mussulman

--

Thursday, September 1st
Jesse Christianson & John Gibbs

Friday, September 2nd
Better Half

Saturday, September 3rd
(TBA)

Made In SteamboatPosted: 05-13-2011

Image Ever wondered how the your "15-minutes of fame" is created? In a world of viral digital media and over-produced reality TV shows, have you asked how people actually become famous? Well Big House Burgers is answering the call and giving our patrons and fans a chance to achieve fame & fortune! (well, how about just fame)

Right now, please help vote for your favorite “Made In Steamboat” local burger creation on our Facebook fan page and earn a chance to win a gift certificate for yourself. We've asked for your suggestions and you’ve answered the call.

We have over 40 unique and tasty new burger combinations and now we need you to select our winners. The winners will be announced and crowned at the upcoming Big House “Block Party Celebration” along with Oskar Blues brewery, fun & games.

So log on now and vote! Once you've placed your votes for your absolute favorites, post the words “I VOTED” on our Facebook Wall to be entered to win one of many $20 gift certificates. And please plan to join us at Big House Burgers & Bottlecap Bar for the BIG party.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 21st

Bottomless MimosasPosted: 04-29-2011

Image There's just something to be said for the feeling of royalty one gets from enjoying a mimosa with breakfast. The sweet taste of champagne combined with the citric splash of orange juice just seems to make the morning go by effortlessly. And the folks at Rex's American Grill & Bar are here to make that a reality for you this May… and inexpensively too!

That's right, during the month of May we are offering “Bottomless Mimosas” for just $4.99 with the purchase of a breakfast entrée. So fill up on Elk ‘n Eggs or our ‘Into The Wild,’ the ‘Crazy Monkey’ pancake plate or good old fashioned Breakfast Burrito and wash it down with elegance. Our fresh mimosas are the epitome of casual living in Steamboat while we celebrate the downtime that comes with ‘mud season.’

Go ahead and treat yourself to something fun this May. Come see us at Rex's for a delicious breakfast and $4.99 “Bottomless Mimosas.” Your stress factor might go empty but your glass never will!

Meet TIM!!!Posted: 03-07-2011

Image Mornings at Lil' House are never boring. The collection of customers is quite eclectic; a group of friends watching TV and enjoying hot coffee and conversations, a cowboy ordering the Gravy Train biscuit to go, and a few skiers on their way to the mountain digging into the El Capitan burrito! Amongst the steady line of customers, we were able to squeeze in a quick chat with Tim, morning barista. This is what we found out:

Hometown: Michigan

Skier or Rider?: Neither right now, taking the season off.

History of Tim: Tim learned the art of coffee in Fairbanks, Alaska and has only recently moved to Steamboat Springs. He makes a mean Latte, Hot Chocolate, or Americano – whatever you prefer! Tim is an artist at heart and has even dabbled in coffee art! Yes, coffee art. His debut was Valentine’s Day, when he surprised customers with a rose designed from coffee grinds. Tim loves the Steamboat Springs lifestyle and did we mention his impeccable service!

Time worked at Lil' House: about 6 months, but has worked for the Rex’s Family of Restaurants for about 1 year.

Favorite Lil' House Drink: Caramel Mocha Latte (yum!)

Favorite Lil' House Biscuit: The “Chicken Lickin’ Biscuit” (Fried Chicken with house mayo and pickles on a fluffy biscuit) - A Little House Classic


You can find Tim, a great smile, and always fresh and delicious food most mornings at Lil' House Country Biscuits & Coffee!

best of the boat- mazzolasPosted: 03-03-2011

Image With the arrival of 2011 it's once again time to participate in the "Best of the Boat" voting for your favorite restaurants, shops & services in Steamboat. That's right, Explore Steamboat is giving you an opportunity to voice your opinion about your favorite places to eat, drink and shop in 2011.

The Steamboat Restaurant Group has been honored with nominations in several categories this year. Rex's American Grill & Bar is up for Best Lunch, Best Steak and Best Happy Hour. I suppose offering half price apps, drinks and pizzas before 6pm doesn't hurt us in this category.

Mazzola's Majestic Italian Diner, with a newly revised menu and tremendous weekly specialty dinners is up for both Best Family Restaurant and Best Italian food in Steamboat. We feel strongly that these nominations stem from the fact that anyone who loves Italian food knows Mazzola's for offering only the freshest selections year-round. Our chefs at Mazzola's work tirelessly to design creative and tasty dishes and winning these categories would be a great honor to them.

Big House Burgers and Bottlecap Bar has taken Steamboat by storm over the last year. Chef McKenzie has put in countless hours to perfect the dishes we serve at Big House in both taste, value and presentation. We're confident you won't find a better burger for the price anywhere else in town which is why we are honored to be nominated for Best French Fries, Best Beer Selection and, of course, Best Hamburger.

You may know 'Lil House Country Biscuits and Coffee Shop as a convenient "morning joint" west of town but we've taken it well beyond just that. With fresh homemade biscuits, Sweetwood Cattle Company meats, delicious coffee and outstanding breakfast burritos, 'Lil House is pleased to be in the running for Best Breakfast Spot and Best Coffee Shop.

So if you've experienced one or more of our restaurants this year and would like to voice your opinion, we encourage you to do so. The voting is happening now and ends January 15th. You can quickly and easily place your vote at ExploreSteamboat.com and we encourage you to check out our Facebook page to claim your reward for voting. That's right, we are rewarding people just for taking the time to place their vote so head over to Facebook.com/SteamboatDining for an instant $5 gift card.

Thank you very much for your support and patronage over the years. We truly appreciate it!

Sugar and SpicePosted: 02-23-2011

Image Sometimes the hardest part about going out for breakfast is deciding if you want something sweet or something spicy. For example, at Lil' House you could order a house made NOT SO LIL' pastry of the day and a cup of fresh fruit or you could order the fiery “Hombre Burrito” (scrambled eggs, Sweetwood Cattle chorizo, hash browns, black beans and pepper jack cheese)! No matter how you slice it, it’s always a tough choice. So, our advice, when faced with the ever-challenging question of what to order for breakfast is to go with the BISCUIT! Ah, the biscuit – buttery and ever-so-fluffy with a hint of sweetness. Add Sweetwood Cattle sausage, egg, and cheddar cheese and you’ve just made the best breakfast decision of the week! You can thank us later... Happy eating!

Samuel Smith Beer DinnerPosted: 01-29-2011

Image There's just something about a dinner that includes Hot Nutz, a Froot Loop, a Korean Kick and Hooch Baby that grabs a person's attention. So when Rex's American Grill teamed up with the Samuel Smith brewery to concoct a 5 course dinner with a highly specialized menu we decided to go all out.

Samuel Smith, the ‘Old Brewery at Tadcaster,’ is located in Yorkshire England and is the oldest brewery in the area. Founded in 1758, Samuel Smith stays true to its roots and is one of the few remaining independent breweries in England. To this day they are the last to utilize the classic Yorkshire Square system of fermentation. This is the process of fermenting the beer solely in stone squares which gives their varietals a pure body and taste.

The Samuel Smith strain of yeast dates to the early 1900’s and brew water is drawn from a well sunk over 200 years ago. All of their beers are 100% vegan and remain amongst the most awarded in history. The dinner we’ve designed to compliment these barley beverages is one of kind and we’re thrilled to host this event.

Start your evening with an organic lager and be prepared for a real “wow factor.” Chef Vicki’s menu includes laughing bird shrimp spring rolls, mulligatawny tortelloni, soft-boiled hen eggs and szechwan bbq short ribs. Each of these courses has been paired with ciders, ales, stouts and ales for a truly unforgettable meal. For dessert, take delight in a passion fruit panna cotta paired with a Lindeman’s Peche Lambic.

When its all said and done, our guests will walk away with full tummies and smiles all around. Leave it to our hard-working staff at Rex’s to come up with a dinner this well planned and an another event Steamboat can look forward to.

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The Boys Are BackPosted: 01-14-2011

Image Hold on to your boot straps, this week in Steamboat Springs brings with it one of the coolest and most unique skiing events on the planet! That's right, it's "Cowboy Downhill" time which means lots of crazy men in chaps taking over the slopes.

Can you believe it has been 37 years since Billy Kidd, Director of Skiing for the Steamboat Ski Resort, approached a group of bull riders and convinced them to strap on some skis? Cowboys by nature have always been a tough breed but brave were the few that took Billy up on his challenge. This Tuesday, January 18th at “high noon” you will bear witness to over 50 cowboys dual it out on the Headwall face for respect and bragging rights on their way to being crowned “Fastest Tough Buster on the Mountain!”

The afternoon events include festivities in the Bud Light Tents and around the base area with a free concert from Sun Dog, a slalom event at 4pm and the “Stampede” to follow. Winners will be awarded on a number of categories at 5:30pm and we hope to see the crowd at Rex’s after that.

We’ll order an extra barrel of whiskey that day and the beers will be cold. We sincerely hope you enjoy everything good about this famous event and make a spectacular day of it. After all, if it were not for these unique happenings going on around our backyard, we might as well move to Des Moines.

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Best of the Boat- VOTE NOW!Posted: 12-27-2010

Image With the arrival of 2011 it's once again time to participate in the "Best of the Boat" voting for your favorite restaurants, shops & services in Steamboat. That's right, Explore Steamboat is giving you an opportunity to voice your opinion about your favorite places to eat, drink and shop in 2011.

The Steamboat Restaurant Group has been honored with nominations in several categories this year. Rex's American Grill & Bar is up for Best Lunch, Best Steak and Best Happy Hour. I suppose offering half price apps, drinks and pizzas before 6pm doesn't hurt us in this category.

Mazzola's Majestic Italian Diner, with a newly revised menu and tremendous weekly specialty dinners is up for both Best Family Restaurant and Best Italian food in Steamboat. We feel strongly that these nominations stem from the fact that anyone who loves Italian food knows Mazzola's for offering only the freshest selections year-round. Our chefs at Mazzola's work tirelessly to design creative and tasty dishes and winning these categories would be a great honor to them.

Big House Burgers and Bottlecap Bar has taken Steamboat by storm over the last year. Chef McKenzie has put in countless hours to perfect the dishes we serve at Big House in both taste, value and presentation. We're confident you won't find a better burger for the price anywhere else in town which is why we are honored to be nominated for Best French Fries, Best Beer Selection and, of course, Best Hamburger.

You may know 'Lil House Country Biscuits and Coffee Shop as a convenient "morning joint" west of town but we've taken it well beyond just that. With fresh homemade biscuits, Sweetwood Cattle Company meats, delicious coffee and outstanding breakfast burritos, 'Lil House is pleased to be in the running for Best Breakfast Spot and Best Coffee Shop.

So if you've experienced one or more of our restaurants this year and would like to voice your opinion, we encourage you to do so. The voting is happening now and ends January 15th. You can quickly and easily place your vote at ExploreSteamboat.com and we encourage you to check out our Facebook page to claim your reward for voting. That's right, we are rewarding people just for taking the time to place their vote so head over to Facebook.com/SteamboatDining for an instant $5 gift card.

Thank you very much for your support and patronage over the years. We truly appreciate it!

Holiday CateringPosted: 12-06-2010

Image It can sometimes be easy to lose sight of what’s important around this time of year. The holidays can often get overloaded with family and event commitments adding stress to what should be a happy time of the season.

Rex’s Events & Catering wants to remind you that indulging in the holiday spirit doesn’t have to be a headache. Perhaps this is the year you decide to leave the party preparations to us and give yourself a well deserved break. Our experienced crew can custom design your event and plan a menu to fit just about any budget.

Have you considered Rex’s room rental and event planning for your office party or New Year’s gathering? With space enough to host 40-80 guests, this year’s event can be the hit of the season! Or perhaps your home is where you feel most comfortable to entertain. The catering professionals at Rex’s have vast experience in turning your house party into a well-planned event with exceptional food.

So sit back and relax this year and leave the planning to us. We’d love the opportunity to take care of the details so you can actually enjoy your party for a change.

Holiday WishesPosted: 11-24-2010

Image As we approach the holidays in Steamboat Springs, we are constantly reminded of how lucky we are. To live in a place of such beauty and close-knit community is a true blessing. But there are still those in the area that are less fortunate than others and this is the season of giving.

So Rex’s American Grill has teamed up with Steamboat Investment Advisors, the Young Professionals Network and the Steamboat Springs Fire Department to make this an incredible holiday for families in need. You are cordially invited to the 8th Annual “Holiday Wishes Party” on December 12th at Rex’s.

From 4-8pm there will be food and drinks, activities for the kids, music and dancing and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Please visit
www.RexsHolidayWishes.com
for more details on how your generosity can go a long way in supporting Routt County families in need.

Simply bring a wrapped gift to donate to the Routt County United Way and your “boogie shoes” and you’re in! Here are some details on how to donate:

For a list of items needed please visit:
www.mygiftlist.com


- Select the tab "Find Gift Registry"
- Under First name type "Steamboat"
- Under Last name type "Wishes"
- View the registry for "Steamboat Restaurant Group"

Please feel free to pass this invitation along to all of your friends and family. This party is open to anyone caring enough to help this fantastic cause. Please also carpool as parking at Rex’s will be limited.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our patrons and friends for making this year so special. We are eternally grateful for the people in this community that make living here so incredibly special.

Taste of South AfricaPosted: 11-12-2010

Image If you didn't already know, our very own Chef Vicki Connacher is a native of South Africa and lived there for the first 22 years of her life. How she made her way to 'Ski Town U.S.A.’ to set roots in Steamboat is a story you’ll have to ask her yourself. But here she is as our head chef at Rex’s and takes pride in preparing some of the most delicious food in the valley.

On Saturday, November 20th Chef Vicki is preparing an edible tribute to the country and food she grew up enjoying. Introducing the “Rainbow Nation – Taste of South Africa” dinner event at Rex’s.

South African food is multicultural. It combines traditional European (specifically British, Dutch and Portuguese) influences with spiced curry flavors typically found in Indian and Malaysian cuisine. The “Taste of South Africa” dinner will be a 5 course meal thoughtfully paired with South African wines. South Africa is known for its Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc which help to bring out the flavors you’ll enjoy at this diverse meal. The complete menu will include:

HORS D’OEUVRES
Bobotie Bite: spiced beef, dried fruit, baked custard
Strandloper: pickled fish, avocado mash, wheat toast
Samoosa: curried vegetables, apricot chutney
Spanspek Shooters: melon soup, prawn, basil oil

EEN
Passion Salad: crab & squid, salad greens, granadilla vinaigrette
… paired with Sebeka Sauvignon Blanc

TWEE
Bunny Chow: tiny loaves of bread filled with curried chicken, sambals
… paired with Glen Carlou Chardonnay

DRIE
Lamb Chakalaka: samp ‘n beans, spinach peanut medley
… paired with Guardian Peak SMG

VIER
Melktert & Koeksister Combo: custard tart, sticky donut
… served with Roobios Tea

For those that are interested in joining us for this fantastic dining event, tickets are available for sale at Rex’s American Grill & Bar for $45 in advance or $50 at the door. For a chance to win tickets, please visit our Facebook page and enter our exclusive giveaway: www.facebook.com/SteamboatDining ~ CHEERS!

New Dining at YVRAPosted: 10-25-2010

Image Traveling in and out of the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA) will look and feel a lot different a year from now. That’s because of a $6.8 million project currently under way that will include a new restaurant guided by our very own Rex Brice.

For those that know Rex, it’s probably not a surprise to hear that he’s the Operations Consultant for such a major revitalization project at the airport. Rex has successfully managed to bring the Yampa Valley four outstanding eateries already and has made his name in town as the leading Steamboat restaurant mogul. The Steamboat Restaurant Group that Rex owns is often sought for advice when a dining establishment needs help blooming into a profitable business.

Rex has described the plans for the new airport restaurant to serve “whimsical American fare” with both sit down, full-service and grab-and-go options. The new restaurant will be located on the main level of the airport in the heart of the airport’s terminal. Mr. Brice is steadfast in his ambition to have the interior of the restaurant reflect the area’s mining and agricultural heritage. In addition to that, Rex advocates the use of locally grown foods in the menu which is something he’s passionate about at all of his current restaurants.

Plans for the operation of the new location will be up for proposal sometime next year. In addition, Rex has hinted that the name of the new restaurant will be open to the public to make suggestions. So get your taste buds ready and your creative juices flowing. Perhaps you’ve got the perfect name for this new airport locale and this could be your legacy to the Yampa Valley!

You Are CoveredPosted: 10-18-2010

Image One of the nicest things about managing more than one restaurant in town is the flexibility to offer unique food and specials just about every day of the week. For one thing, the variety of dining we bring to hungry ‘Steamboaters’ is unparalleled when you consider we have an Italian restaurant, New American food establishment, coffee shop and burger joint all under the Steamboat Restaurant Group umbrella. When you’ve got an empty stomach we can fill it any number of ways.

But now let’s consider what happens when our chefs and managers get creative with nightly deals and promotions to entice you with quality food and drinks at discounted prices. This is where our group of restaurants begins to shine.

Let’s start by talking about Big House Burgers. Chef McKenzie has designed a reason for you to stop in just about every day of the week. Starting with “Margarita Mondays” you can get $5 margs and $15 pitchers with 2-for-1 apps all night long. In addition to the margaritas, Big House Burgers is THE place to catch Monday Night Football with KFMU radio and loads of giveaways. “Tin Can Tuesdays” have been a huge hit as well. Take advantage of $1 off all can beers all night. Get over the hump with “Hump Day Shots” including $3 shots of Jager, Rumple and Stoli O each and every Wednesday. Sunday at Big House is a huge day for watching football. We’ve got 10 HD flat screens with the NFL Sunday Ticket. That’s every game, every week! Not to mention that all of the specials from throughout the week are offered all day on Sunday so take your pick!

Now Mazzola’s has gotten very into wine these days. For the coming months, you can look forward to “Wine Flight Fridays” offered exclusively at Mazzola’s. Every week our chef works with wine gurus to pair delicious foods with an accompanying wine selection. Enjoy a 3-course meal and 3 different wines for the low price of $25. And let’s not overlook the hugely popular “Ravioli Night” on Mondays and “Fish Night” on Tuesdays. These are some of the tastiest pasta and fish dishes you’ll see anywhere in town.

Rex’s American Grill & Bar gets into the mix with a “Seafood Night” to die for! Every week, Chef Vicki has the freshest seafood you can get flown in directly to Rex’s for a savory meal you’ll look forward to all week. We’re not kidding when we promise you the best seafood choices you can get anywhere in the Rocky Mountains. And lately we think Rex may have lost his mind a little. We’ve recently rolled out a “50% off your entire bill” breakfast special from now through November 15th. That’s right, when you mention the special to your server between now and mid-November, you’ll receive half off everything you order for breakfast. Crazy, we know.

And let’s not forget to mention our ‘lil friends at ‘Lil House Coffee & Biscuits. This place is superb for grabbing a made-to-order biscuit sandwich, breakfast burrito or fresh pastry to nibble while sipping the area’s most delicious coffee. ‘Lil House has quickly become the go-to spot for a morning meeting or catching up with old friends before starting out your day.

So no matter how you slice it, when it comes to the best quality food for the price you can find in Steamboat, we’ve got you covered. Stop in and see us some time. We would love to see you and catch up on what’s been happening with you lately. We promise the food you order will be good to the last bite!

Steamboat Ski Resort ImprovementsPosted: 10-04-2010

Image Looking over the calendar today reminds us that there are less than 50 days left until the 2010/11 ski season begins. A lot is going to happen between now and November 24th. The air will begin to hold a crisp, nippy feeling in the mornings and the sun will hide behind the western mountains much earlier in the evening. Dark clouds on the horizon will mean the onset of a snowfall instead of rain and as Steamboat locals we start to swap our lawn mowers for snow blowers.

Yes, the shoulder season months of October and November are a great time to prepare for the winter months that bring us Champagne Powder® and fantastic skiing. One of the most exciting pieces of news to report is the announcement of some major resort improvements at the ski area. These include such things as:

Increased Snowmaking Capacity – The pipes that pull water and feed the early season snowmaking guns have been replaced. A new 14-inch diameter pipe has taken the place of the old 12-inch pipe. This may not sound like a lot until you understand it amounts to a 27% increase in overall water flow. More water flow = More snowmaking!

New Terrain Park Features – The resort will once again invest in the improvement of the terrain park by adding 30 new and refurbished rails & features this season. These range from low-to-the-ground “boxes” that help beginners learn the art of rail sliding to an advanced “Wall Ride” for experts.

Kids Vacation Center Magic Carpet Relocation – The relocation of the Buckaroo magic carpet lift to the One Steamboat Place snow area will quadruple the amount of runs our kids can take per hour. Once again Steamboat is in position for the #1 ranking amongst Family Resorts in North America!

So as you’re gearing up in anticipation of another great season on the slopes, remember the positive changes you can expect to experience in Steamboat Springs this year (not like you need any more reasons to get excited for winter!)

Sweetwood - Operating with a mission!Posted: 09-09-2010

Image Operating with a mission to bring high-quality, great tasting fresh food to Steamboat Springs, the Steamboat Restaurant Group is proud to serve Sweetwood Cattle Company beef. Sweetwood artisan beef is farm raised right here on one of our locally owned and operated ranches. The sweet taste of this beef is a result of dedicated, hands-on ranchers and a balanced, natural diet.

There must be something about the fresh air and pure Rocky Mountain water these cows enjoy that keeps them very happy. The cows lucky enough to call the Sweetwood Ranch their home are raised on wild grass and an assortment of herbs like peppermint, rosemary, parsley and ginger root. But the “sweet secret” that makes this beef so tasty is the sugar they get from beets they are fed which are also grown right here in Colorado.

The Sweetwood Ranch operates very much on the same principles that our restaurants do. Their mission is simple: No more chemicals, antibiotics and animal bi-products in our food supply. In addition to a very holistic approach to ranching, the Sweetwood Ranch is entirely conserved by the Colorado Cattleman’s and Agricultural Land Trust for the benefit of future generations.

So the next time you order from one of our restaurants you can rest assured you are getting the very best. This beef has been raised and processed one steer at a time to our chefs’ exact specifications. We pride ourselves on serving nothing less than perfection!

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