* Click here for rating key
The Pullman Restaurant Review: Mark Fischer, chef-owner of Phat Thai in Carbondale, has widened his reach to Glenwood Springs, opening a discerning but playful farm-to-table establishment that pays homage to locally foraged ingredients and Colorado-raised livestock, where pig is the protein of choice. The mood in the dining room, the floors concrete, the walls mostly bare save for a red-white-and-black mural illustrating the art of butchery, can feel a bit hollow, but Fischer's food --- a locavore-obsessed, market-driven board of delightful snacks, small plates and main dishes --- is accomplished. If chicken liver pâté is your addiction, you'll want to place an order for two; if you're infatuated with hash (and goats), the goat hash is wizardry; if your fetish is swine, the peach-and-bourbon Berkshire pork plated with Fontina grits and a Palisade peach relish will make you grunt in affirmation; and the chocolate pudding will hold a sacred place in your noggin for days to come. There's an impressive, reasonably priced wine list as well, sturdily complemented by craft beers and groovy cocktails.