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Cindy Hirschfeld | Photo: Courtesy of Acquolina | April 24, 2014
Dining out in off-season can be a challenge, as restaurateurs take advantage of the slow down in town and close for some R&R. These five dining spots are among the few that are still open daily.
1. Acquolina Trattoria & Pizzeria
Acquolina offers upscale Italian cuisine in a relaxed yet luxe atmosphere. The pizzas are as unforgettable as the red ceramic oven in which they are made. 415 E. Main St., 970.925.8222
Fusing Asian and Pacific Rim culinary influences to create dishes like Vietnamese egg rolls and spicy Singapore noodles, this conveniently located resto is open for lunch and dinner daily. 413 E. Main St., 970.920.9988
This continuation of Matsuhisa Beverly Hills, Nobu New York City and Nobu London features Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s Japanese-inspired seafood, ultrahip scene and a lively bar crowd—but be aware that only Matsuhisa upstairs, the more casual satellite, located on the street level of the same building, remains open in the off-season. 303 E. Main St., 970.544.6628
4. The White House Tavern
Dishes like the Thai steak and noodle salad and French dip au jus sandwich have gained a cult following since its opening last summer. In addition to the casual setting and affordable pricing, a top-notch beverage program is also on offer. 302 E. Hopkins Ave., 970.925.1007
Authentic Latin fare is at the heart of Zocalito. The brightly decorated interior and energetic staff ensure good times will ensue. Of course, the extensive rum, tequila and mezcal selection doesn’t hurt either. 420 E. Hyman Ave., 970.920.1991