Holiday Valley Resort wants you to buy their overpriced burgers and snacks at Seven Headwalls Café, but peek downstairs and you’ll see a hidden dining room with several dining tables and chairs and rows of electrical plug-ins where self-catered crock pot lunches simmer, carrying on a tradition that started here in the seventies. Buy a pound of chuck roast ($3.69/lb) at the sleek new Dom’s Butcher Block on Washington Street and a bottle of sweet concord red ($10.50) at the new Winery of Ellicottville, just down the street. Plug in your crock pot, hit the slopes, and return to your very own stew.
4. Insider’s Tip
Published on Jan 13, 2011 as a web exclusive.