Every year for the last 12 or so years, my family has been going to Steamboat Springs, CO, for our ski vacations. Over the years, I’ve tried out most of the restaurants in town, and I’ve decided to blog about my favorites, starting with Backcountry Provisions.
Located about midway through downtown, at 635 Lincoln Avenue in the Old Town Square shopping complex, this sandwich shop is always my first stop in Boat on my drive in from the Hayden Airport.
The restaurant is casual. The sandwiches are made to order by a very friendly staff, although not always super speedy (you know—young, bearded, laid back hippy types. It’s hard to get annoyed, though, in such a relaxed environment.) The ingredients are fresh and the menu has some creative choices.
My brother-in-law Jumbo usually gets the Pilgrim ($9.25), which he refers to as Thanksgiving between two pieces of bread (roasted turkey, muenster cheese, seasoned stuffing, romaine and cranberry chutney).
Some other favorites are the Turkey Trailhead ($8.95), with roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, avocado, red onion, tomato, romaine and honey Dijon mustard; and the Fourteener ($8.95) with top round roast beef, crumbled blue cheese, sweet roasted red peppers, romaine and horseradish mayo.
I love this spot. There’s so much flavor bursting in each sandwich! I’ve never been disappointed.