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kazer4 Jul 11, 2009 11:49 AM

I am joining several friends tonight for our 1st time at the Roaring Fork. We are not sure what the attire is?? Someone read to wear business casual but we're wondering if this could mean dress jeans or dress shorts?? If anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated. Also if you have a favorite dish to recommend?
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    crsin RE: kazer4 Jul 11, 2009 12:22 PM

    "business casual" is pretty much what the standard dress for every higher-end place in town is. It's pretty non-specific, but I think it can range from slacks, dress shirt, nice shoes, to what I'd say is more "resort casual"--nice pair of jeans (or even shorts), and a nice shirt (button-down, polo, whatever). The latter obviously isn't "business casual," but I think it's perfectly acceptable. Shorts might be pushing it, but I think it's completely understandable when it's 110 out, and no one is going to turn you away as a result. I think just looking *nice* is the key. (my reply is pointed more toward male dress, sorry if this was a wrong assumption).

    In terms of favorite menu items, I honestly haven't been wild about the place since Robert McGrath left, and have only been back a couple of times since (nothing wrong with it per se, but it's definitely not the same). As a result, the menu is a bit different from what I remember, but a few of my past favorites were the short rib with dr. pepper bbq sauce, chile mac & cheese, tortilla soup. Looks like they still have these or some variation of these on the menu, so likely pretty similar. Someone else who has been more recently can hopefully advise you better...

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      Poerz RE: crsin Jul 11, 2009 03:11 PM

      Agree on attire. Green chile mac and cheese is awesome as is the green chile pork stew served as an appetizer in a small pot with tortillas. Short ribs come with a Dr Pepper sauce that's pretty good. Big Ass Burger is legendary.

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        crsin RE: Poerz Jul 11, 2009 03:36 PM

        Mmm, yes. The "pork stew," while kind of an odd appetizer, is quite tasty as I recall.

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      ClaireWalter RE: kazer4 Jul 12, 2009 07:45 AM

      When I read the subject line on this post, I thought the question involved Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley! :-)

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        Veggo RE: ClaireWalter Jul 12, 2009 08:06 AM

        I was thinking The Roaring Fork Club in Basalt, where shorts or denim would be way out of bounds in the evening. I checked the poster's profile - none- but she posts to the Phoenix area. There's also a resto in Austin by the same name. Another case for more clarity in titles.

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          The Chowhound Team RE: Veggo Jul 12, 2009 10:45 AM

          We have added the city to the subject line to prevent any further confusion.

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            crsin RE: Veggo Jul 12, 2009 11:41 AM

            Wow, I had no idea the Eddie V's people expanded Roaring Fork to include 3 Texas locations (including that in Austin)...interesting.

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              ClaireWalter RE: Veggo Jul 12, 2009 03:10 PM

              I knew the post wasn't about Colorado when I read "110 degrees," but I didn't know in which hot spot might be till I Googled, but thnx CH Team for clarifying.

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