After a long day of play outside, I don't always feel like cooking. If you're like me, consider heading out (or ordering in) for some delicious Asian flavors. Here are my personal Vail-area Asian, Nepali and Indian restaurant top picks.
Annapurna Nepali & Indian Cuisine
250 S. Frontage Road W., Vail
Annapurna features some delicious flavors and a central location at Evergreen Lodge at Vail. Fill your tummy with favorites like boti saag (tandoori-roasted lamb sauteed in creamy spinach), goat curry (delicately seasoned, of course) and kawab (chicken, lamb or shrimp marinated in yogurt and herbs). Lunch and dinner menus are offered.
To learn more, visit evergreenvail.com.
Pho Bay Avon
101 Fawcett Road, Avon
Pho Bay Avon is new to the Vail Valley, but it offers the same menu as its Silverthorne and Georgetown counterparts. The newest Pho Bay location is found near the Walmart Supercenter in Avon. Favorites include the pho with Vietnamese meatballs and Boba tea (20 flavors are available).
To learn more, visit thephobay.com.
Sato Sushi Bar & Restaurant
105 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards
Sato is a favorite date-night spot, and it's open daily for dinner. I love every sushi roll I try here, and their rolls can be customized to be gluten-free. Try the caterpillar roll (eel, cucumber, smelt, wrapped in avocado) and the spider roll (soft-shell crab, Cali mix, yama gobo, smelt and more). A Happy Hour menu is available daily from 5 to 6 p.m. with 25 percent off all sushi and sushi rolls from the dinner menu.
To learn more, visit satosushiedwards.com.
And with that ...
We'll see you in Vail!
Photo (above): Sato in Edwards, via Facebook