Crested Butte, CO recommendations?
Djano truly is good. Excellent wine list too. The former Buffalo Grille is now the East Side Bistro -- or at least was two years ago. The Slogar is a CB institution. Limited menu (chicken, steak & sides). Family-style service. I don't even like fried chicken, but I love their pan-fried chicken -- or I used to, anyway. New owners came in 3 or so years ago, and it might have lost its edge -- or maybe not.
The Slogar Bar & Restaurant
PO Box 386, Crested Butte, CO 81224
East Side Bistro
435 6th St, Crested Butte, CO 81224
We used to go mainly in late Sept for aspen colors and seems like a lot of places were closed so we didn't get to try many places, but as I recall there were a couple 'family style' places with good reputations, a couple of places that made good take-out full meals including one French (lot of people rent condos or homes but don't want to cook, so get complete meals basically catered ... I think it was called Le Bosquet), a few health-oriented places, a couple of bars-with-food (probably fit your 'hole in the wall' ... I remember Wooden Nickel but we didn't eat there because of the smokers), a pizza place, couple of Mexican places etc. So a wide variety of places open in July.
Soupcon was the fanciest place in town but we also enjoyed the Buffalo Grille for buffalo meat (may not still be there, I think I heard it closed). For several years I thought the meals at Soupcon were the best we had eaten in Colorado, until we dined at the Penrose Room in Colorado Springs last year. The family-oriented places are probably a good value.
1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO
Le Bosquet Restaurant
525 Red Lady St, Crested Butte, CO 81224
222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224