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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Cast a Line in Jackson Hole

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2. Where to Eat


The Gun Barrel Steak and Game House specializes in a variety of meats and western kitsch.  

Head to the Snake River Grill, widely considered Jackson’s best restaurant, for locavore-friendly dishes like cornmeal-crusted trout served with "Wyomatoes" and niçoise potatoes grown in Idaho ($24). Take advantage of the restaurant’s wood-burning oven by ordering the steak tartare pizza with aioli, red onion, and capers ($19).

Get a heavy dose of western kitsch at local favorite the Gun Barrel Steak and Game House, where taxidermy fills the room. Tuck into an elk chop ($34) or a plate of buffalo ribs ($29), but if game meats aren’t for you, the menu offers a satisfying mesquite-grilled, bone-in ribeye ($31) and Rocky Mountain rainbow trout with a mushroom crab stuffing ($21).

Bite into fluffy-crusted slices at Mountain High Pizza Pie, where the mountain air and water lend a unique texture to the pies. Skip the more straightforward options for one of the specialty pizzas (from $12.95); the BBQ chicken pie with red onions and bell peppers and the Thai Pie with chicken, peanuts, cilantro, and sesame sauce are both good options.


Published on Jul 25, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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