Before we hit spring and the Florida heat again, I need to tell you about my favorite ski spot-Jackson Hole. Our family loves to travel but most importantly, we love a change of scenery from our Florida life. Jackson Hole is centered around the Après ski — the social time spent eating and drinking after a day of skiing. It’s a beloved part of Jackson Hole’s winter culture.
We love to visit Old Yellowstone Garage. This restaurant overlooks the skating and ice sculpture converted rink in the winter and music concerts in the summer. (There are two locations: the original is located in Alpine where we will meet our friends from Swan Valley, Idaho after a day of fly-fishing on the Snake River or horseback riding).
The menu: The lasagna is definitely worth the calories especially after a long day of skiing or hiking. The dish, “Not your mama's pasta” is our kids favorite.
Another is Michael Mina’s The Handle Bar located in Jackson Hole’s 5-star Four Seasons Resort.
The menu: This après ski serves elk chili and their signature Handle Bar hamburgers. Elk chili nachos, a handlebar, mustache-shaped pretzel, and s’mores with homemade strawberry marshmallows and chocolate caramel sauce. After eating, our family plays a cozy dice game of Yahtzee. There’s a game room right down the hall!
Il Villaggio Osteria located in Hotel Terra, is a rustic Italian community restaurant reminiscent of the Italian countryside. As you know, we loved Italy!
The menu: Our kids enjoyed the best meatballs hands down! It also serves tasty wood fire pizza and brussel sprouts.
Kevin Humphrey’s Spur Restaurant & Bar is located in the Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa. It’s in the heart of Teton Village and the place to relax year-round.
The menu: Our family shares the charcuterie. If I fill up on that I get the appetizer Mushroom Toast.
This is in the town of Jackson. We rarely leave Teton Village. Usually a wait but worth it. Traveler Tip: It's no big secret that these restaurants are awesome. During holiday periods make sure to call (way) ahead if you'd like a specific time.
Persephone Bakery is a french boulangerie bakery & café serving a unique breakfast and brunch/lunch menu. In addition to their tasty desserts you can can enjoy a bevy of cocktails, wine, beer, tea, coffee and assorted other beverages.
Sudachi is an eclectic sushi-inspired, japanese dining experience in nearby Wilson.
The menu: You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu and the kids can't get enough. My youngest gets the japanese Wagyu steak and loves it.
My Nexus bag is as always the perfect travel accessory because of how easy it is to pack and how versatile it is from slopes to restaurants. There are so many colors to choose from, and it's always handy when you have your hands full with the kids or just relaxing with a “sloshie.”
Have you seen the fabulous new metallics?