"Though perfectly emblematic of the restaurant's bold and rustic
cuisine, Roaring Fork is actually named after the river which
winds through Colorado's Sawatch Mountains and the city of
Aspen...The Saloon is the watering hole of choice for many of
the town's bigger fish, who can't resist the bait cast out
during Roaring Fork's Monday through Saturday happy hour---green
chile pork stew, Jack cheese and buttered tortillas; and a
burger which rivals any in town. From the convivial dining room
to the slightly raucous bar scene, it all seems to flow together
at Roaring Fork, which, like its namesake, has carved a glorious
and permanent niche in the landscape."
"This restaurant is the creation of local celeb-chef
Robert McGrath, and the food is among the most creative
Southwestern fare in the Valley. The bread basket alone, filled
with herb-infused rolls and corn muffins accompanied by
honey-chile butter, is enough to make you weep with joy. Be sure
you try the sugar-and-chile-cured duck breast and the
green-chile macaroni and cheese. If you can't get a table, dine
in the saloon or the saloon patio."
"Elk-antler chandeliers, earth-tone fabrics and
leathers, barbed-wire accessories, and a buffalo skull above the
bar add up to a comfortable, rustic restaurant named after the
river that winds past Aspen in Colorado..."