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Planning on spending Memorial Day in Breckenridge? Why not add a little Beck flair to your traditional menu. Take a look at our Breckspired apps, sides, burgers and drinks! Invite your friend up, relax by the pool and heat up the grill.

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Platter from the Cheese Shop of Breckenridge

APPETIZERS

Start your party with some light and easy-to-make apps. These will pair perfectly with poolside relaxing!

Olive Fusion Caprese Kabobs:

  • wooden skewers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 containers mozzarella balls
  • fresh basil leaves
  • Olive Fusion Balsamic (flavor of your choice)

Alternate tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on skewers. Drizzle with balsamic. Serve!

The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge Cheese & Meat Tray:

  • 3 cheeses
  • 2-3 meats
  • 2-3 cracker types

Swing by the Cheese Shop of Breckenridge to pick up a variety of cheese, meats and crackers. Cut, arrange and eat! The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge also carries a variety of delicious jams, mustards and olives to add even more excitement to your platter. They will even create a custom platter of your choosing, you just need to pick it up!

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Swing by Moe’s to pick up some sides

SIDES

Swing by Whole Foods, Natural Grociers or City Market to pick up the ingredients for the sides of your choice. Here are our favorite recipes that can be made in any unit size:

Want to skip the cooking and go straight to the fun? Call Moe’s BBQ and order some of their sides for pick-up. They offer baked beans, marinated slaw, potato salad, corn bread and daily side specials.

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Grab some BBQ rub at the Spice Merchants

BURGER

Spice Merchant Burgers:

Enjoy soaking in the sun while grilling up some tasty burgers. Mix your ground beef and spice of choice (add some diced onion, jalapeno and cheese to the mixture for extra flavor), press patties to ¾ think and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb. Place patties on a hot grill. Grill burgers for about 3 minutes, flip and grill for an additional 3-5 minutes. Add cheese to burgers while on grill. Remove burgers from grill, place on buns and top with condiments, lettuce and tomato. Enjoy!

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Get a growler to go from one of our local breweries.

DRINKS:

No BBQ is complete without a tasty beverage. Swing by a local brewery or distillery to pick up the final touches to your Memorial Day BBQ!

Broken Compass: Located off Airport Road, this local brewery is known for their Coconut Porter and Chili Pepper Pale Ale. Stop by, sample a few of the beers on tap and take a growler to go.

Breckenridge Brewery: Located on Main Street, a stop at Breckenridge Brewery is a must! Enjoy a pint at the bar and find your favorite and pick up a growler. Any liquor store in Breckenridge will have your Breck Brewery beer of choice for purchase.

Breckenridge Distillery: Swing by the Main Street tasting location or the headquarters off Airport Road. Either location will allow you to sample all of the delicious liquors the distillery makes. From Breck Bourbon to Chile Vodka, there is something for everyone. For a perfect BBQ cocktail try a Mule in Paradise:

Mule In Paradise
1 1/2 oz Breckenridge Chili Chile Vodka
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/4 oz Citrus Cardamom syrup (or simple syrup)
Top with Ginger Beer
Quarter lime

With these local Breckenridge items you will have a BBQ to remember! Let us know what other Breck favorites you would add to your Memorial Day BBQ.

DSCN0234Ski bunnies are normally the talk of the town, but this Sunday a different bunny will steal the limelight. If you plan your day just right, you may catch a glimpse of this elusive creature and even snag some treats from his basket. That’s right, the Easter bunny will be found out and about in Breckenridge!

Sunday will be packed full of egg hunts, mountain top Easter services, bacon filled brunches and chocolate treats. Our comprehensive list will help ensure you don’t miss a single activity on this festive day.

EGG HUNTS

Breckenridge Ski Resort: The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs all over Peak 8 and 9! Make sure to join in on the egg hunts at 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Each peak has two hunts taking place. One hunt for kids (4 to 10 year old) and another for toddlers (ages 3 and younger). The Easter Bunny will also be visiting the Peak 8 and Peak 9, feel free to stop him to take pictures. For more information click here.

Grand Timber Lodge:  Meet in the Grand Room at 10:30 a.m. to participate in face painting, Easter bag decorating and meeting the Easter Bunny! The egg hunt will begin at 11:15 p.m. from the Grand Room.

Grand Lodge on Peak 7:  The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 1:00 p.m. All participants must meet in the Day Use Lunch Room, and we will tell you where to go. There will be two locations for the hunt-one location for Toddlers (ages 0-5) and the bigger kids (ages 6 and up).  The Easter Bunny will be in the Grand Lobby available for photos after the egg hunt. We’ll have a helper with a camera ready to take some shots with the whole family.

 

EASTER SERVICE

There are a verity or churches in Breckenridge holding Easter service. For an extra special experience, join in on the sunrise Easter service.

Breckenridge Ski Resort: Meet at Quicksilver Lift (base of Peak 9) at 6:00 a.m. and ride up to Ten Mile Station. Service will begin at 6:30 a.m. You do not need a lift ticket, but no ski equipment will be allowed on the lift. Coffee, juice and breakfast burritos will be available for purchase at Ten Mile Station.  Dress warmly and prepare for an experience to remember. For more information click here.

Father Dyer United Methodist Church: They will be having a Good Friday service at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Easter service will be at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, March 27. For more information click here.

The Church at Agape Outpost: Easter service will be at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 27. For more information click here.

Great Divide Calvary Chapel: Easter service will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27. For more information click here.

 

BRUNCH

If you’re looking for an escape or a way to spice things up we’ve got you covered on the most important meal of the day. Take the whole family or leave the kids looking for eggs and hit the bar.

Looking for a big traditional breakfast: Columbine Cafe is known for big plates, traditional options and a huge menu. Corned beef eggs benedict, waffles with strawberries and walnuts, and the Breck scramble are just a few of the favorites. This is the perfect place for the whole family and there isn’t a chance of leaving hungry.

Want to flaunt your panache: Wear your Easter pastorals and seersucker then head to Blue River Bistro on Main. St.  Wash down a few a martinis with a filet then listen to some soothing live jazz. The happy hour comes twice a day so it’s always a good excuse to celebrate.

More interested in drinking your brunch: Sneak away with a cool cousin or delinquent uncle and go to Angel’s Hollow on Ridge St.  Be warned that Lee, the bartender, is fantastic at what he does. The killer bloody marys are garnished with bacon, pickle, banana pepper, celery, olive and a toy army man. Say surrender and order some of their on-point Mexican while you are there.

Looking for something fast, old school and cheap: Hit Daylight Donuts on North Main St. Sit in one of the old fast-food styled booths or hit the door with fresh supplies of coffee and more sugar for the kids. The Bear Claw is a local favorite, name is self-explanatory for its size.

Want some peace and quiet: Amazing Grace Bakery on Lincoln Ave across from the old Town Hall will put you at ease. The laid back, hippy staff serve breakfast and lunch in true organic form. Cozy-up to a wood fired stove with some self-service coffee, fresh baked goods and a book for a while.

Looking to stay close to the ski hill: Try on of Sevens signature breakfast options. From a smothered burrito to blueberry pancakes there is something for everyone. A la carte items are the perfect option if you are looking to grab a quick bite and head on back up the hill. Breakfast runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 

SWEET TREATS

Easter and candy, somehow those two go so well together. Don’t leave the little ones thinking that the Easter Bunny forgot them. Swing by any of these spots and create an Easter basket that will leave others drooling.

Fuzzywig’s Candy Factory: If you can dream it, you can find it here. With over 400 varieties of candy, specialty store-crafted chocolate and fudge, and small toys this is a one stop Easter basket shop.

Mary’s Mountain Cookies: Don’t want a sugar overload? Create a special basket full of the most delicious cookies in Breckenridge. Salted caramel, vanilla avalanche, m&m, double fudge white chip, and the list goes on. These are so good you may need to hide some for yourself.

Rockey Mountain Chocolate Factory: Located on Main Street, this is a great place to swing by for an afternoon ice cream cone or caramel apple. After enjoying your treat, make sure to take some chocolates to go!

Peek-A-Boo Toys: Looking for an interactive Easter basket? Stop by Peek-A-Boo Toys and find some new favorites. If you bring the kids along there is a playroom in the back. Be warned, there is also a candy counter just in case you need a few sugary goodies.

City Market: Completely forget it was Easter weekend? Swing on by City Market and make your way to the Easter aisle. They have it all: basket, eggs, candy, and bunnies. This quick stop will give you everything needed to keep it festive in the mountains.

 

With these tips, you shouldn’t miss a single activity taking place in Breckenridge. Take lots of pictures, eat too many chocolate eggs and have a very Happy Easter!

Playoff

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Playoff season is here, which means taking turns takes second place to watching your team fight their way to that coveted Super Bowl 50 spot. With all the options in town, the question becomes where to post up and watch your team? Take a look at our list of top restaurants and bars to get some food, drinks and cheer as loud as you can!

Ollies

  • # of TVs: 16
  • Happy Hour: 3–6 p.m. daily
  • Happy Hour Deals: $3 Coors Light, $4 wells, $4 wine, $ drafts, $4 margaritas, daily drink special and $1 off apps
  • Recommended playoff snacks: nachos, fried pickle chips and beer battered onion rings
  • Who should go here: Anyone looking not to miss the game and enjoy some delicious drinks.

Breck Brew Pub

  • # of TVs: four in the bar area
  • Happy Hour: 3–6 p.m. daily
  • Happy Hour Deals: $3 drafts, $3 wells, $3 house wine, 50% off apps Sun-Thurs (except nachos)
  • Recommended playoff snacks: beer cheese fries, artichoke dip and chicken wings
  • Who should go here: Anyone that wants to enjoy the brew pub feel while watching their team.

Downstairs at Eric’s

  • # of TVs: 29
  • Happy Hour: No
  • Recommended playoff snacks: friend jalapenos, baked buffalo wings and pretzel sticks
  • Who should go here: Anyone who want to watch the game and entertain their children. With a full arcade, bar and family friendly food, this is the perfect solution.

Fatty’s

  • # of TVs: 21
  • Happy Hour: 3–6 p.m. daily
  • Happy Hour Deals: $2.50 drafts, $4 micro drafts, $5 house wine, daily drink specials, 50% off apps and $3 pizza slices (2 toppings max)
  • Recommended playoff snacks: garlic cheese bread, spinach & artichoke dip and chicken wings
  • Who should go here: Anyone who wants to get great happy hour deals and get off Main Street.

Seven’s

  • # of TVs: three in the bar
  • Happy Hour: 3–5 p.m. and 9–10 p.m. daily
  • Happy Hour Deals: $1 off drafts, $3 Bud Light, $5 well, $6 house wine and buy one get one ½ off app
  • Recommended playoff snacks: sweet potato waffle fries, Colorado lamb meatballs and the maxwell wood fired pizza
  • Who should go here: Anyone who wants to catch part of the game and still get out take some turns on the ski hill.

Mi Casa

  • # of TVs: six in the cantina
  • Happy Hour: 3–6 p.m. daily
  • Happy Hour Deals: $2 Modelo Especial Cans, $2 Tecate Cans, $5 taco baskets, $6 Wing baskets, $1 off specialty drinks, and free Nachos 5-6 pm.
  • Recommended playoff snacks: chile con queso, Mi Casa nachos and friend jalapenos
  • Who should go here: Anyone who is craving a margarita and a good deal on tacos.

Kenosha

  • # of TVs: two in the downstairs bar, ten in the upstairs bar
  • Happy Hour: 3–6 p.m. daily
  • Happy Hour Deals: $1 off wine, wells and drafts, daily drink specials and food menu $5 and under.
  • Recommended playoff snacks: summit nachos, pretzel sticks and three sliders
  • Who should go here: Anyone who has a big group and is looking for a casual atmosphere. Calling an hour ahead is recommended.
  • Superbowl Sunday: Make your reservations! Giveaways include a Never Summer Snowboard, Von Miller jersey, Cam Newton jersey, and Liberty skis.

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