A good time was had by all during a night out in Summit County | SummitDaily.com

A good time was had by all during a night out in Summit County

I’m writing to commend a Summit County establishment for the fine experience I had there.

The other night night, I dined at the Historic Mint in Silverthorne for $2.99 with a fellow Breckenridge resident and two fine young ladies newly residing in the fair town of Alma.

After giving my name to the host and expecting a minimum of a half hour wait, I am pleased to announce, we were seated in less than 20 minutes. Our waitress attended to our table before I could bat an eyelash. The two fellows at the bar were just as kind as a couple of overworked service industry guys could be.

But what really made the evening spectacular were the friends I made at the grill. Billianna is from Washington state and is here for some crisp early-season powder and self-grilled mako steak. I’ve got her phone number and I really think we’re going to keep in touch.

Marv and Tina are a retired couple from Oklahoma. Granted, Marv’s tobacco- chewing over shrimp kabob isn’t particularly my notion of etiquette, but the friendship that blossomed between us is sure to last a lifetime.

Tina opts for the vegetarian lifestyle but was more than content with the $2 all-you-can-eat salad bar. Boy, does she love broccoli. They actually shared a table with us. That’s right! The Mint will sit random parties together in what seems to me an attempt to bring some camaraderie into our lives. What a friendly grilling environment – little to no pushing and shoving. I went to build a salad and some kind soul flipped my teriyaki chicken breast for me.

We struck up a conversation, Heidi and I, and I discovered we shared the same astrological sign. We’ve made plans to meet again at the next $2.99 night. I want to thank the Historic Mint for providing my friends and I the opportunity to meet such amiable people, and at such a reasonable price to boot.

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