Monday, March 24, 2008

In Search of Grass-fed Meats -- Restaurants

To finish off our overview of grass-fed beef, following is a list of Colorado restaurants that buy and serve grass-fed meats from local ranchers. (If you missed the post on the many benefits of grass-fed beef, you can access it here.) This may not be complete, and some restaurants may change their menu items, depending on the season, so call first to be sure they'll have grass-fed meats available.

Over the past few weeks, we've tried grass-fed meats at three different restaurants in Denver -- Le Central, The Mercury Cafe, and Potager -- with extremely satisfying results. It's a great way to sample meats before you place an order for yourself.

Remember, we can all help to support Colorado ranchers by asking our favorite chefs and restauranteurs (and your local grocers) to offer locally raised, grass-fed meats, eggs and dairy.

Aspen

The Little Nell
675 E. Durant
970-920-3300
Milagro Ranch
High Wire Ranch

St. Regis
315 E. Dean
970-920-4670
High Wire Ranch

Basalt

Smoke
241 Harris Street
970-927-5158
Milagro Ranch

Boulder

The Kitchen
1039 Pearl Street
303-544-5973
Various

Carbondale

Six89
689 Main Street
970-963-6890
Milagro Ranch

Denver

Le Central Restaurant
112 E. 8th Ave
303-863-8094
Free range poultry from Eastern Plains Natural Foods Coop

Potager
1109 Ogden
303-832-5788
Various

The Mercury Café
2199 California
303-294-9258
Grass-fed elk and lamb

Durango

Aspen Café
46825 Hwy. 550 N.
970-259-8025

and
3600 N. Main
970-259-6280
James Ranch

The Brick House
1849 Main Ave.
970-247-3760
James Ranch

Cocina Linda
311 W. College Drive
970-259-6729
James Ranch

Cyprus Café
725 E. Second Ave
970-385-6884
James Ranch

Mancos

Absolute Bakery
110 S. Main
970-533-1200
James Ranch

Ouray

Billy Goat Gruff's Biergarten
400 Main St.
970-325-4370
Kinikin Heights Natural Foods

Pagosa Springs

Boss Hoggs Restaurant
157 Navajo Trail Dr.
970-731-2626
GrassRoots Meats

La Tazza Restaurant
157 Navajo Trail Dr.
970-731-2626
GrassRoots Meats GrassRoots Meats

Ridgeway

Ashe Fine Dining
304 S. Lena
970-626-2743
High Wire Ranch

Oriental Chinese Restaurant
565 Sherman
970-626-4486
High Wire Ranch

Siam
146 N. Cora
970-626-2742
High Wire Ranch

Telluride

Argentine Grille at the Rico Hotel
Main Street
800-365-1971
James Ranch

Siam
200 S. Davis
970-728-6886
High Wire Ranch

3 comments:

Kitt said...

Great list! I love the Denver places already, so it's nice to know of some others to check out elsewhere that have quality suppliers.

Beef Sup'Herb said...

How are the Denver restaurants doing selling Grass Fed Meat. I will be soon opening a restaurant that will also sell only grass fed meats in Utah. I am from Germany where Antibiotics were outlawed on cows in the 80's. I am interested to see how things will turn out in the U.S. Germany already phased out battery eggs and the entire European Union has the goal to do so by 2012. How many years will it take in the U.S. till I can enjoy my breakfast egg?

homegrown colorado girl said...

Thanks for the comments.

Beef sup'herb, I can't speak for Colorado restaurants, but I invite comments from others. Meanwhile I congratulate you on your new endeavor. When your restaurant is up and running, let us know how to find you!