Nibbles: Culinary roadside attractions along Colorado’s Jerky Trail


Like a salmon drawn inexorably toward his home river, I’ve made the trek to Telluride nearly every June for the past 30 years. I go there to absorb four days and nights of live music and write about it, but the drive southwest through Colorado’s mountains has always been about food.

In the early days before the turn of the century, there were precious few places to eat on the route I always take from the metro area down US 285 to US 50 and on up to Telluride. The past decade especially has seen the opening a bevy of restaurants, jerky joints, cool cafes, barbecue joints, bakeries, wineries, brewpubs and farmers’ stands.

As you travel the state of Colorado this summer, snap a cool photo of your favorite culinary roadside attractions and send it to me at [email protected] I’ll publish them in upcoming editions of Colorado Table.

To view our gallery of Colorado culinary attractions, click on the photos below. Photos courtesy of Hans Lehndorff and Robert Nathan.

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