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Nov 25, 2007 05:32 PM

Park City between Christmas and New Years with teens

We're going to Park City between Christmas and New Years --Mom and Dad and our 18 year old and 16 year old. We're really well traveled foodies -- is there anything there we shouldn't miss?

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  1. If you want high-end food, try:
    The Mariposa at SilverLake Lodge in Deer Valley
    The Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley
    The Seafood Buffet at SnowPark Lodge in Deer Valley
    Grappa on Main Street
    Shabu on Main Street
    Blind Dog Grill in Prospector

    All are excellent. You can look on the web for what they offer.

    For moderate priced food and breakfasts:
    The Eating Establishment on Main Street (brakfast and lunch)
    Zoom on Main Street
    Sushi Maru in the Albertson's strip mall
    Squatter's Roadhouse at the corner of HWY 224 and Kearns Blvd.(B,L,D)
    Morning Ray on Main Street (Breakfast)

    Cheap and relatively fast:
    Spencers BBQ at Park Plaza strip mall
    Atlantic Pizza and Pasta in Albertson's strip mall
    El Chubasco at Park Plaza strip mall
    Stew Pot at Deer Valley Plaza

    Word of warning: Main Street is usually a total zoo that week, with parking darn near impossible to find. I highly suggest that you use the local bus system or take a taxi when you go out to dinner on Main Street. I live in town and that's what I do. Also, reservations are pretty much a necessity for anything at dinnertime. Call each place to see if they are needed.

    If you're coming up to ski, you had better be praying HARD for snow. Right now, the only snow we have is what they blew on one run at Park City so they could "open" last Friday. No big storms on the horizon, either, just a couple days of less than 40% chance of snow showers.

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    1. re: scabbardgirl

      Am I remembering a thread on exactly this topic last ski season? As for parking, don't bother driving either to Main Street in the evening or even to the slopes. Park City has an excellent, free bus system, plus the Main Street Trolley -- also free.

    2. our favorites on main street are: chimayo, grappa and shabu. yes, all require reservations, but they can be made online. for breakfast, our favorite is morning ray. service can be a bit slow for breakfast, but it is great!

      we had thanksgiving this year at the glitertind, and it was fabulous.

      everyone is correct though, the transportation system in park city is great. there are several parking garages around main street, if you can find a spot, and then enjoy walking around. we have a house there on park ave, one block from main st., and we hardly ever use our car. we walk everywhere and take the shuttle to deer valley.

      have a fabulous trip. we'll be there the same time.