Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Library Restaurant

Kerry Hammond is today's guest blogger...

While spending the weekend in Winter Park, Colorado recently I came across a restaurant called The Library.  What avid reader could pass up a chance to eat at a place like that? Not this one.

The restaurant is a bar and grill set just at the edge of the small mountain town of Winter Park. There were quite a few customers (always a good sign) and we got a great patio table.  I took a walk through the place before ordering to admire their decorations.  They didn’t completely transform themselves into a library setting, but had several shelves of books and a beautiful old wooden card catalog.  Some of the more recent books looked like they were there for you to just grab one to read, others were behind a glass case for show, obviously more valuable.

I can recommend the Pepperoni Pizza, it was very tasty.  I also tried a blue drink called Lightning Lemonade, or something similar.  The fact that I can’t remember the name has nothing to do with its alcohol content, it was actually more lemonade than lightning,

The waitstaff were quite friendly and efficient.  They wore t-shirts with their logo on the front and on back it said “Don’t lie to your Mom, tell her you’re at the Library.”