Maker’s Mountain Eatery, Tap House & Wine Bar will be open by mid September, with a grand opening party to be announced. Rich Valencia, restrauranteur, is excited to bring the nostalgia of food with a “mountain” twist back to the old Ore Cart Steak House & Red Dirt Saloon site.

The building was built in 1852 and is the oldest standing building on the Divide. It operated a long time as the G.J. Garrison building where miners sold gold and bought their provisions. It also was one of Wells Fargo’s first stagecoach stops.

Valencia reports that Maker’s Mountain Eatery, Tap House & Wine Bar is not just a bar and restaurant. It is not just a place to eat, to be forgotten. Maker’s is an experience, a community, a family, where you will be welcomed, served and appreciated. Maker’s will serve classic American cuisine, with a mountain twist.

Breakfast will feature favorites such as Smoked Trout & Cream Cheese on a Bagel, Dutch Apple Pancakes, and Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles, as well as Classics Plates, Omelets and Benedicts. Lunch will feature a pick your toppings burgers, sandwiches, and salads like the Citrus Spring Salad, which is citrus and pomegranate over spring mix, topped with goat cheese and grilled shrimp and drizzled with a house made Citrus-IPA vinaigrette. For dinner, you will enjoy the in-house butchered, prime cut steaks, Beef Stroganoff with homemade noodles, and Beer Brined Chicken. And of course, there will be a fun kids menu with the Kings grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, and Red Dirt & Worms dessert. These are just some samples of the many delicious items that will be available at Maker’s Mountain Eatery.

When you enter Maker’s Tap House & Wine Bar, you will be greeted by large sports TV’s, a small concert stage, and, of course, Maker’s Choice Tap Wall. Maker’s Choice Tap Wall will feature over 30 taps of ice cold beer, including national staples, local favorites, and hard to find small batch craft brews. Maker’s Wine Bar will offer a vast variety of wines, including local house wines, perfectly stored and ready for you glass. If you enjoy what you have, the bartender will gladly recommend a bottle to-go from their beer or wine fridge, stocked with only the best local and hard to find beer and wine.

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