Breckenridge chef Christy Rost hosts annual Thanksgiving food special for PBS |

Breckenridge chef Christy Rost hosts annual Thanksgiving food special for PBS

Breckenridge chef Christy Rost is author of three books, a television personality, an entertaining pundit and a cooking teacher. Her TV special “A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving” will again air this holiday season on PBS and Create TV.
Rick Souders / Celebrating Home by Christy Rost (Bright Sky Press 2012) |

Local chef, author’s Thanksgiving special to air

The American appetite for classic family holiday warmth, and for cooking and home repair programming, will be satisfied again this holiday season with the national broadcast of “A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving” on PBS and Create TV.

Rost hosts her national television special from her historic 1898 mountain home, Swan’s Nest, in Breckenridge. Connecting with millions of viewers in every part of America with her warm and passionate approach to cooking, decorating and family celebrations, the one-hour public television program is centered on Rost’s and husband Randy’s extensive restoration of Swan’s Nest, which has a view of the Tenmile Range. Rost’s programming is the sole national public television cooking and lifestyle content produced by someone based in Colorado.

The show has aired nationally every year since 2009, reaching more than 86 percent of the country on 338 stations in 43 states. The Thanksgiving special is an introduction to Rost’s forthcoming national television series for American Public Television, “Celebrating Home with Christy Rost,” which is currently in pre-production.

“I’m thrilled and honored ‘A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving’ has been renewed again for the 2013 and 2014 holiday seasons,” Rost said. “Each year, I hear from countless viewers how much the show adds value and meaning to their own Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends. Many of the viewer emails are quite touching, and I’m gratified my work has made a positive difference for so many.”

For information on programming and on Rost’s latest event schedule, visit

Restaurant Association

offers fall Dining Passports

The Breckenridge Restaurant Association is again offering the fall Dining Passport, a discount booklet offering specials at more than 15 Breckenridge restaurants. Fall 2013 passports are available now.

The passports offer information on dining specials, which vary per restaurant, and offseason restaurant closures. Check with individual restaurants for reservations, fall closures and details.

Passports, each valid for two people, are available for a $10 donation at participating restaurants and the Breckenridge Welcome Center, located at 203 S. Main St., (877) 864-0868.

Proceeds fund scholarships for local high school students. The Restaurant Association awarded almost $10,000 in scholarships in 2012 alone; the program is just one of the ways in which the Breckenridge Restaurant Association and its members give back to the community.

Fall 2013 participating restaurants include Briar Rose, Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub, Crepes a la Carte, Downstairs at Eric’s, Fatty’s Pizzeria, Giampietro Pasta and Pizzeria, Hearthstone Restaurant, Jake’s Dive Bar, Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Michael’s Italian Restaurant, Modis, The Motherloaded Tavern, Ollie’s Pub and Grub, Park & Main, Relish, Salt Creek Steakhouse & Napper Tandy’s, Sevens, Subway and Twist.

For more information, visit

Ribbon cutting today

at Brooklyn’s Tavern

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber will host a ribbon cutting today at Brooklyn’s Tavern & Billiards, 500 S. Main St. in La Cima Mall, Breckenridge. Brooklyn’s Tavern & Billiards will be celebrating its new bar top, while donating 30 percent of proceeds to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, find Brooklyn’s Tavern & Billiards on Facebook or visit

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