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Best of the Boat

2015 BOTB presentation video

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ZEST: La Fiesta Grill and Cantina

This week, ZEST features La Fiesta Grill and Cantina , the home of great, authentic Mexican with fresh spin on traditional fare.

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Down, set...hike! Former NFLers calling Steamboat home

While Steamboat has its share of Olympians and other athletes — skiers, bike racers, rodeo stars you name it — a few folks once made their greenbacks on the gridiron. Perhaps the legacy owes itself to the late Doak Walker, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1948 and earned a spot in the NFL Football Hall of Fame for the Detroit Lions before settling in Steamboat. But it’s more likely due to our easy-going lifestyle and scenery, far removed from stadiums and paparazzi. No matter your team allegiance, following are a few NFLers you might run into in the lift line. 

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Mural mania: Inside Steamboat’s outdoor artwork

Steamboat may not have the street art scene of LA’s Sunset Strip, but its multitude of murals paint a different picture. Scattered throughout town, these hidden masterpieces adorn area buildings, bathrooms, alleyways and more, giving passersby a glimpse into artists’ styles and Steamboat’s support of the arts.

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Word of the month: 5 locals share their thoughts on “Timing”

Word of the month: 5 locals share their thoughts on “Timing”

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That’s tubular: Building the perfect river tube

Think your river ride is sweet? Try the new Tubular Tube being launched through Kickstarter by former Steamboat resident Sebastian Schleicher...

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Harvest skis

Forget Neil Young and Steamboat’s harvest moon in September. Local woodworker Eric Baker will take his Harvest Skis. That’s the brand he’s breathing life into in his new line of garage-made, wooden skis.

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Ode to the Gondola: 30 years and still kicking

If only our cars enjoyed this kind of longevity. In 2016, the Steamboat Gondola, once affectionately known as the Silver Bullet, celebrates its 30th year of operation, a milestone for any machine helping us access the goods.

What El Nino spells for snowfall

Okay, all you closet storm chasers, it’s official: El Niño’s back. But what’s that spell for our snowpack in Steamboat? Don’t necessarily start stocking up the snow shovels...

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Best Kennel: Red Rover Resort

It's a dog-eat-dog business world out there, so it's no surprise that the inaugural “best kennel” distinction goes to the area’s longest operating pet boarding facility — Red Rover Resort.

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Best Car Salesperson: Stacey Rogers, Cook Chevrolet & Subaru

“It wouldn’t fly now but I remember years ago Sam Taylor and I took a side of beef as part of the trade-in on a new truck.” Stacey Rogers

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Best Bike Mechanic: Dusty Henning

"We put our names on every bike we work on and I pride myself in not having the bikes I work on come back. The performance in our shop reflects our leadership.” – Dusty Henning Best of the Boat bike mechanic

Best Burger: Back Door Grill

When they opened Back Door Grill in June 2014 — initially operating out of the “back door” of Ghost Ranch — co-owners David and Brandi Eliason’s primary goal was simple and direct: to offer Steamboat residents great burgers at reasonable prices.

Best Fishing Guide: Rob Burden, Steamboat Flyfisher

The votes are in, here are a few of Steamboat's favorites within the categories of shopping, business and community, professionals, home and garden, food specialties and dining

Best Catering Company: Drunken Onion

The votes are in, here are a few of Steamboat's favorites within the categories of shopping, business and community, professionals, home and garden, food specialties and dining

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Best Outdoor Adventure Co: Steamboat Powdercats

The votes are in, here are a few of Steamboat's favorites within the categories of shopping, business and community, professionals, home and garden, food specialties and dining

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