Article by Amanda Rae
Breakfast Champion: Chef Mawa McQueen brings new flavors to brunch — and beyond
When chef Mawa McQueen pushes a plate of pancakes toward me, I must admit: they look pretty standard. Dappled golden-brown with lacy edges and each measuring the height of three tines of a fork when cut (a generous quarter-inch), the pancakes have a moist, cloud-like texture. I take a bite and ponder the subtly sweet flavor. Something is … different.
While Mawa’s Kitchen menu is loaded with healthful produce and caters to an array of dietary preferences — McQueen’s MO since breaking into private cheffing 13 years ago and essentially creating the area’s first private in-flight catering service — it doesn’t fall short on splurge ingredients. See: organic free-range eggs, luscious Tender Belly bacon, and herbes de Provence folded into her signature buttermilk biscuits.
Now, instead, she’s refocused on breakfast, brunch and lunch at Mawa’s Kitchen, as well as at Market Street Kitchen in Willits Town Center, which opened in May 2016. During the Snowmass Base Village grand opening this past December, McQueen launched The Crêpe Shack by Mawa’s Kitchen, instantly popular for its wide variety of filling options (including luxe caviar and red-wine-braised short ribs). Diversity is the chef’s longstanding hallmark.
Article by Julie Scheff
Swipe Right and Match with These Mountain Adventures
Do you get pigeonholed into the same meeting spot year after year? Are you tired of the same regime, conversation and buffet? Do you long for new activity and adventure? Then it’s time to break up with your old meeting destination and get into the dating scene.
Choosing a group location is just as scrutinizing and stressful as dating—dreadful coffee meetups, horrible dinner setups and uncomfortable lunch scenes. Mountain Meetings has removed the awkwardness of dating conundrums and narrowed down the field to five suitable candidates.
For the Luxury Adventurer:
[Snowmass is] consistently referred to as Aspen’s little brother or sister, but you need to be aware of [its] metamorphosis into a handsome bidder for your companionship.... 9 miles from Aspen and a champion of innovative outdoor programming, numerous four-star hotel offerings and upscale mountain cuisine. [Snowmass] offer[s] 3,300 acres of skiable terrain (three times the size of Aspen Mountain...
...an adventurer who has a liking for fine and clever dining, such as newly opened Limelight Lounge and The Crêpe Shack by Mawa’s Kitchen, and posh hotel rooms such Viceroy Snowmass and its brand new addition, Limelight Hotel Snowmass or The Westin Snowmass Resort with an attached conference center built directly into the side of the mountain.
Serendipity Magazine - Why Snowmass, Colorado Keeps Families Coming Back, Again and Again
...Snowmass is an under-the-radar destination that is quickly becoming a favorite for families. And while most people think of Colorado as a winter destination, it’s also an amazing destination in the summer. With over 2.8 million acres of wilderness, this is the ideal place for horseback riding, hiking, biking, and plenty more. Plus, with over 30 restaurants in Snowmass Village, you’ll have plenty of culinary options, no matter how finicky (or adventurous) your family may be. Here, a list of our favorite spots.
The Crepe Shack by Mawa’s Kitchen: The kids will love the Nutella, ice cream and whipped cream crepes while adults will savor Mawa’s Greens (think spinach, avocado and broccoli pesto). They have gluten-free and dairy-free options, which makes this a great place for breakfast, lunch or a tasty mid-day snack.
Traveling Mom Online Magazine gives you the lowdown on ten Snowmass activities designed to capture the attention and imagination of your teenagers.
Snowmass in Summer: 10 Outdoor Teen-Friendly Adventures in Colorado
Article by Heidi Golub, Traveling Mom
Snowmass Colorado is a perfect getaway for families with teens! There are so many outdoor, natural activities to keep their attention and expand their horizons.
Got high-energy, adventure-loving teens? Consider Snowmass Village in summer. There’s biking, hiking, rafting, rodeos and more at this resort village near Aspen, Colorado. It’s the perfect getaway for active families who love to play in the great outdoors.
Snowmass in Summer: Get Your Kicks at a Colorado Ski Resort Off-Season
... On weekends, check to see which events are happening—there could be a yoga festival, a beer 5K, or a Saturday night movie under the stars. Be sure to include a stop at The Crepe Shack Mawa’s Kitchen in Base Village Plaza for a treat, no matter what time of day. Sweet or savory crepe—you can’t go wrong.
Why Snowmass Is a Year-Round Must for Every Family’s Bucket List
Article by Shelley Massey
With nearly a hundred miles of bike and equestrian trails, gold-medal rafting and fishing rivers, an abundance of fresh and healthy restaurants that welcome the kiddos, and a brand-new Snowmass Village Base Area, we think Snowmass is a must for active families.
Calling all picky eaters! Dining options in Snowmass are wide and deep, but they all have one thing in common: they're fresh.... Don't miss...crepe pops at The Crepe Shack.
Developers hope to keep travelers entertained enough to stay in their own newly expanded ski town rather than head to its nearby, more glamorous rival.
Dining options are still limited at Snowmass, though improving. The Crepe Shack by Mawa’s Kitchen, the third of a mini-chain of restaurants run by Mawa and Daniel McQueen, recently opened next to the base village ice rink, offering hearty crepes that are more like sandwich substitutes than knife-and-fork desserts with fillings like chicken and pesto ($12.95) and a few luxe options including smoked salmon and caviar ($120).
“That’s my American heritage,” said Mawa McQueen, an ebullient native of the Ivory Coast who grew up in France. “I think a crepe is like a taco.”
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner just got a whole lot better at Market Street Kitchen
Breakfast: We love crepes but sometimes we crave breakfast basics like waffles and burrito's. Starting September 1, 2017 we overhauled our menu adding in a bunch of your favorites. You can view our full breakfast menu online here. We promise they taste as good as they look.
1. Belgian Waffles
2. Gluten-Free French Toast
3. Health Nut Buritto
Lunch: All the rage seems to be about our bowls right now. We are talking savory bowls packed with protein, kale salad, jasmine rice and lots of fiber. Perfect for eating in or take out which can be ordered within seconds on our app Market Street Kitchen To Go. To view our full lunch menu click here and check out a few of our faves below.
1. Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
2. Vegan Sweet Potato Curry
Dinner: Served Monday-Saturday we hope you love the new appetizers and entrees that have been added this season. Fan favorites include our new cheese & salami board, homemade jalapeno hummus and our fresh oysters. View our full menu .
1. French Onion Soup
2. Rotisserie Chicken
3. Beef Bourguignon
No Bike, No Problem.
We are excited to introduce our new Bike 2 Brunch partnership with Bike Butlers by Ski Butlers. For all you lucky people vacationing in Aspen or Basalt and don't have access to a bike, you do now. Bike Butlers provides door to door bike delivery service. First time riders mention this e-blast and Bike Butlers we'll throw in a 20% discount.
Don't forget when you Bike 2 Brunch to either Mawa's Kitchen located in the AABC or Market Street Kitchen in Basalt, across from Whole Foods, we always provide a complimentary Hummus Platter. Happy Brunching!
Brunch is worth biking to, check out some of our favorites below. Happy Biking and Brunching!
You're a foodie just like us, when your headed to a new place you email all your foodie friends asking for the best restaurant recommendations and what to order at each restaurant. We get it, we do the same thing, traveling and food go hand in hand. This blog is dedicated to all you foodies, we are going to share our most popular summer favorites.
1. When food blogger @MDoughw_Eats posts your Saturday Express Lunch, the Prosciutto & Fig Tartine, and it gets reposted by Food & Wine and goes viral it's probably pretty good! Toasted 9 grain bread, locally sourced Avalanche Goat Cheese, roasted mission figs and crispy prosciutto. Trust Food & Wine, it's as good as it looks.
2. Mawa's Green Crepe, this is a local favorite. The roaring fork valley is a healthy community, many of our patrons are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc. Mawa's Green Crepe is filled with avocado, spinach, basil pesto and mozzarella. Vegetables are locally sourced from local farms, it's light and fresh and the flavors will entice you to eat green more often. This can also be served gluten-free, just say Buckwheat crepe please.
3. Rainbow Quinoa & Arugula Salad, it's summer and we all love a great salad. This one is great without meat but can also be added or it can be made vegan. The homemade apple and honey lemon vinaigrette seals the deal. Enjoy!
4. Healthy Mexican, is there such a thing? Skip the tortilla and sub out the rice for quinoa and you have a delicious, low carb Pork Carnitas Bowl. The slow roasted pork with the mango salsa is the perfect combo of sweet and salty.
5. Peaches and Cream Crepe. Not all dessert is sinful, well not to us when there is fruit involved. We think this picture describes it better than words and it's only offered for a limited time while Palisade peaches are in season so you better rush in.