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Heading to Aspen in the morning and need recs for breakfast-lunch-dinner in and around downtown the next few days, please. Staying at Hotel St. Regis, but we will have a car.

Breakfast: Looking for places that offer solid home cooking with quality ingredients at reasonable prices (no $16 bacon-and-egg hotel breakfast for me, thank you). Doesn't have to be fancy, although classic dishes with a twist always interest me. Places to grab a bagel or breakfast sandwich are good, too.

Lunch: All suggestions welcome, from hole-in-the-wall sandwich and soup joints to higher-end destination places. All types of food OK.

Dinner: We need a more casual place for Thursday; somewhere we don't need a reservation. Friday we're busy (Wilco concert). After perfunctory research, I made reservations at Elevation on Sat. nite. Yes/no?If not Elevation, then where?

I dine out frequently in downtown San Francisco, so price is not too important, but quality is.

Thanks much!

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  1. You can probably park your car ad leave it. Aspen is small, so everything downtown is within walking distance. My favorite place for breakfast in Aspen is the Main Street Bakery. For lunch, head over the the J-Bar in the Hotel Jerome, an Aspen classic. After being closed and threatened with "remuddling" for a couple of years, the Red Ohion reopened recently. It's Aspen's oldest bar/pub/restaurant with a new lease on life. I haven't been there since it was born again. Lots of good dinner places -- some quite pricy, but off-season locals' prices MIGHT be in effect at some. .

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    Main Street Bakery & Cafe
    201 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611

    1. Main st. Bakery and Cafe has outstanding breakfast, lunch and dinner. Little Annie's is great for burgers and BBQ for lunch or dinner and it's very casual.

      Main St. Bakery and Cafe @ 201 East Main St., Aspen, CO 970 - 925 - 6446.
      http://www.mainstreet-cafe.com/
      Little Annie's @ 517 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 970 - 925 - 1098.
      http://www.littleannies.com/