New Restaurants Open in Gillette, WY
With more than its share of new restaurants, Gillette’s food scene is growing at a brisk pace. But don't forget to save room for a trip to one of the city's decadent dessert shops.
Steaks and Chops
The food at JORDANS Western Dining earns rave reviews, especially the hand-pressed burgers and the steaks and chops, which are cooked over an open flame using a proprietary custom blend of wood. The Prime Rib Restaurant and Wine Cellar is an upscale yet casual restaurant that features five private dining rooms and more than 8,000 square feet of dining space. The slow-roasted prime rib is a main attraction, as is the state-of-the-art, glass-enclosed wine case, which houses nearly 3,500 bottles from around the world. For its part, The Chophouse Restaurant has earned a devoted following, thanks in part to its hand-cut Certified Angus Beef® steaks.
Mufa Café (M.U.F.A. stands for Melanie’s Unadulterated Food Acquisition) is the brainchild of owner Melanie Weatherstone, who envisioned creating a restaurant that would focus on serving foods rich in mono unsaturated fatty acids (M.U.F.A., again), which “happen to be the fats that are good for you,” Weatherstone says. The café, open for breakfast and lunch, has been a hit since it opened in November 2011, and remains best known for its omelets and salads.
Sweets and Treats
People who like sweets will love Gillette. Buffalo Berry Frozen Yogurt is an independent, locally owned and operated self-serve frozen yogurt store that entices customers with 14 yogurt flavors and more than 50 toppings. Similarly, the local sweetFrog (the F.R.O.G. stands for Fully Rely On God), offers soft-serve premium frozen yogurt in nonfat, lowfat, supreme and no sugar added varieties, all of which are complemented by a selection of toppings from the toppings bar.
Meanwhile, over at the recently established Ice Cream Café, lifelong Gillette residents Lee and Dee McClure serve up 20-plus flavors of homemade ice cream, as well as sundaes, malts, milkshakes, Italian sodas and root beer floats. Alla Lala Cupcakes and Sweet Things is another brand new shop (established November 2013), offering cupcakes, truffles and macarons (pronounced mah-kah-rohns), the latter described as “sweet meringue based confections … filled with ganache, buttercream or jam sandwiched between two cookies.”
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