They say that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. While that may be true, it’s not to say that those dogs don’t already have some damn good tricks up their sleeves.
This is the case with Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder. Established in 1971, Flagstaff House has won the coveted Wine Spectator “Grand Award” for every year since 1983 after being the first Colorado restaurant to do so. The 2010 award was announced this week.
In this case, the trick isn’t up the sleeve, but down in the cellar. One of only about 100 restaurants worldwide to gain this award and with a 20,000-bottle wine cellar, it is quite clear that this old dog is deserving of the accolades it has received in this area.
As if this were not enough, online reservation hub Opentable.com releases a list of the 50 Best American Cuisine Restaurants annually. Flagstaff House Restaurant was the only restaurant in Colorado to achieve this distinction, and its sister restaurant achieved the award, in Hawaii, after only one year of service.
An old dog, sure, but when it comes down to the food, the wine and the service, the Flagstaff House Restaurant is full of life and tricks that rival the best of the new cats in the nation.