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Top 5 Restaurants with Spring Deals in Breckenridge and Summit County, CO

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Christina Holbrook

Ski season is rapidly melting into mud season. While some may be heading off to sunny beaches to while away the next few weeks, for the rest of us, it's time to think about dragging out garden furniture from the shed, pausing to enjoy the sound of birds who've returned from their winter haunts … and perhaps taking advantage of special restaurant deals being offered in Summit County at this time of year.

During the high season, these five restaurants might empty your wallet …. But now for a few weeks they're offering special deals to tempt local diners to venture out and enjoy a great meal during this mud Season.

Breckenridge Restaurants

These three local favorites are all within a block of Breckenridge's burgeoning new Arts District. Wander among outdoor art installations or take a studio tour; then stroll over to one of these top tier eateries. The special dining offers, below, are available to holders of the Breckenridge Spring Dining Passport. The passports are available for $10 at all participating restaurants, and are good from April 19 through June 11.

Briar Rose

Chophouse & Saloon

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109 Lincoln Avenue, Breckenridge

(970) 453-9948

You may want to begin your experience at this landmark downtown restaurant (with its hard-to-miss pink façade) by heading straight to the back for a drink at the lively saloon. Then settle in to the recently renovated dining room to savor a meal of the finest aged beef or fresh wild game. Beginning April 19 and running through May 17, Briar Rose will be offering Spring Dining Passport holders a 2-course prix-fix menu at $35/person. From May 18 through June 11, 2-for-1 entrees will be available with the purchase of a bottle of wine and an appetizer or dessert.

Hearthstone Restaurant

130 South Ridge Street, Breckenridge

(970) 453-1148

A romantic, Victorian period home is the setting for some of the finest dining in the area. Hearthstone's cuisine is fresh and uncomplicated, and features naturally raised beef and game, sustainably caught seafood, and Colorado produce in season. Following a brief closure from April 19 through May 6, Hearthstone will open on May 7 and offer a special promotion to holders of the Breckenridge Dining Passport. From Monday through Wednesday, 2-for-1 entrees will be available; Thursday through Sunday, a $30/person three-course "Best of Season" menu will be offered; a wine pairing with each course will be available for an additional $20/person.

Relish

137 South Main Street, Breckenridge

(970) 453-0989

From the upstairs seating at Relish — whether indoors or out on the terrace — diners can enjoy some of the best mountain views in the area. Relish offers Colorado-inspired cuisine, with a seasonally appropriate menu and daily specials that take advantage of the freshest Colorado-grown produce. Beginning April 19, Relish will be offering a dinner special to Breckenridge Passport holders. For $27/per person, diners may select an entrée with one other selected item, such as soup or salad or one of the chef's special appetizers. Dessert may also be swapped in place of appetizer. Relish manager Erin Hanlon recommends the Baked Alaska: "This is a dessert not to be missed!" Additionally, selected wines will be available during the off-season for under $35/bottle — with some great wine choices on this list. Relish will be open until Sunday April 26. The restaurant closes and then reopens May 22. These special deals run as long as the Spring Passport is valid, through June 11.

Frisco Restaurants

Kemosabe

Sushi Bar

605 Main Street, Frisco

(970) 668-2100

Traditional Japanese cuisine with a contemporary twist. Diners from Summit County and beyond praise Kemosabe's sushi, sashimi and creative specialty rolls as "some of the best I've ever tasted!" Guests looking for gluten-free options also place Kemosabe high on the list of favorites. For those who are not sushi aficionados, Kemosabe can provide the complete menu of its next-door-neighbor, Silverheels. When I called Kemosabe this week, the staff was just catching their breath after a crazy-busy winter: "We always offer a special deal during mud season, and we'll be doing that again beginning April 22. Silverheels will also be offing their usual special deal." We'll keep you updated!

Silverthorne Restaurants

The Mint

Steak and Seafood

347 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne

(970) 468-5247

A local favorite since 1862! While The Mint appears to be straight out of the Wild West– it also happens to be conveniently located off of I-70, and five minutes from the Silverthorne Malls. Specializing in the finest steaks and other meats that customers grill themselves, the Mint will be offering a special beginning April 21. Tuesday through Thursday, diners can enjoy 25% off their total bill; Friday and Saturday get 50% off entrees with the purchase of a bottle of wine. Nancy and Tom, owners of the Mint, invite guests to enjoy their Happy Hour specials, which are running now from 5-6:30 p.m. and 8-9 .pm.

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Keystone Restaurants

Keystone boasts several top high-end restaurants, like The Keystone Ranch Restaurant, The Ski Tip Lodge (named by Opentable.com as one of the Top 10 Restaurants in the U.S.) and Alpenglow Stubbe. In June, Ski Tip will be offering "Sunshine and Wine" on the patio most afternoons, with Happy Hour pricing.

Keystone Ranch Resort will also have Happy Hour pricing on their outdoor patio by the golf course, when they reopen in June.

Copper Mountain Restaurants

C.B. Grille offers an elegant, intimate dining experience — and a private dining room, with fireplace, for up to 24 people. The restaurant will be closed until June, but we'll keep you posted on special offers when it re-opens.

Christina Holbrook lives in Breckenridge, and is a writer and an entrepreneur. More of her writing can be found at The-Artful-Life.blogspot.com.

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