The American culinary scene, influenced by a million cooking shows, has taken off recently. Behind it lies the motivation to escape chain fast food and eat something delicious instead. Sweetwater County is no exception to any of these trends, and provides a bounty of great places to eat and drink.
Start your eating odyssey amid the lovely décor at Lew’s Family Restaurant (1506 9th St., Rock Springs), where about half the menu is Chinese-style cuisine, and the other half more typical American food – burgers, steaks and prime rib. It’s upscale dining in a charming setting – and yes, there’s a bar.
Brews and Sports
Craft beer fans and would-be brewers stop in at The Pail Ale Store (1025 Elk St., Rock Springs). Co-owned by Chris and Shawna Erramouspe and Jamie Viles (also owners of Liquor Depot), the newly open shop offers home brewing kits for new hobbyists and supplies for those who’ve progressed to creating their own recipes.
Sports lovers congregate at the OT Sports Bar (95 E. Railroad St., Green River). It’s traditional bar fare, with an emphasis on fresh, made-from-scratch items. The staff recommends the Reuben sandwich and the stuffed burgers with handmade fries. The favorite? The J-Bomb Burger, stuffed with bacon, shredded pepper jack cheese and jalapenos, and topped with a “to die for” sauce.
If you want microbrew delivered right to your table, try the Bitter Creek Brewery (604 Broadway, Rock Springs). Lunch offers pasta, pizza and sandwiches; dinner adds heavier entrees, including steaks, salmon and shrimp. The biggest draw is brewmaster Mitch Swedlund’s handcrafted beer, from tasty red ale to a hearty black beer named “Bob.”
Coyote Creek Steakhouse and Saloon (404 North St., Rock Springs) meets your fine dining needs. Feast on the signature steaks, ribs or perhaps seafood from an extensive selection. A solid wine and beer list, plus delightful signature martinis round out your luxe experience.
Locally owned That Yogurt Place (1573 Dewar Dr., Rock Springs) brings the frozen yogurt trend home with an ever-changing list of flavors, from amaretto to strawberry, and more than 40 topping options. Go on, indulge your sweet tooth.
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