Aspen competes for 'Best Small Town Food Scene'

May 11, 2018

Lobster risotto at Element 47
Credit Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen is in the running for Best Small Town Food Scene in the USA Today Reader’s Choice Awards. Monday is the last day for locals to vote.


Aspen is up against 19 other small towns like Healdsburg, California, and Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  The nominees all offer chef-driven restaurants and a focus on local food.

USA Today’s website notes the variety of restaurants in Aspen. It gives a nod to high-end eateries like Element 47 and the Chef’s Club, as well as pub fare from HOPS Culture and White House Tavern.  

The results of the online poll will be announced Friday.