Oftentimes we think of après festivities as gut busting affairs. Packed with cheese, carbs, beer, and maybe something deep fried on top, you got yourself a standard feast. While all this is great if you are feeling like a nap later, sometimes it can all be a little much. Post skiing fare doesn’t have to make you feel like you consumed more calories than you burned during the day.
Sudachi has always been one of my favorite places to grab dinner, but recently I discovered it is truly a diamond in the rough when it comes to après locations. While it might not be slopeside, their Aspens location is about as convenient as it gets. Whether you’re driving home from the village a little later or taking the bus home (the Blue Line stops right out in front), this Aspens mainstay is always a popular dinner option. Here’s what you need to know. Happy hour goes from 5 until 6 p.m. and is only available at the bar. Seats are first come, first serve, so it is very important to get there as close to 5 p.m. as possible. There are only nine seats available, and most people hold on to theirs for the hour so timing is of the essence. For food options, they have a great menu, including a spicy salmon and tempura shrimp roll. They also stock a variety of hand rolls (also known as temaki, $3 each) as well as their full menu. If you want to spruce up your après with a house sushi roll or something from their specials menu, they have plenty to choose from as well. As far as drink specials are concerned, you definitely won’t leave thirsty. They offer half price glasses of wine, hot sake, well drinks and draught beer. With a wide selection of wines and solid options as far as well drink pours go (Jack Daniels, Stoli, and Hendricks), you are sure to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
If you don’t make it for après deals, don’t fret. You are sure to have an amazing dinner either way. While the options might be a little more expensive, their nightly specials menu has plenty of sushi offerings as well as great starters. Healthy, quality, and après don’t have to be mutual exclusive words, stop in seven days a week to take advantage of one Jackson’s best post skiing options.