Snackshot of the Day: In Aspen, Johnny McGuire's Pickle Says, 'We Dill iver'
The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking. Today's Snackshot is of the old-school orange punch buggy parked on East Cooper Avenue in Aspen, Colo., outside Johnny McGuire's.
As noted on the website for Johnny McGuire's:
"On an unseasonably cool autumn afternoon, Ebeneezer McGuire and Jabadi Johnny Hoffan met in a silver mine on Independence Pass. They formed a friendship and shared their dream of starting a Chuck Wagon in the mining town of Ute City, 1895. Some years later their dream became a reality. Johnny McGuire’s Chuck Wagon Deli was born. In the early years, or what was known as the 'Bison Years,' the deli served bison burgers, bison soup, bison brownies, etc. Facing bankruptcy many years later, the grandchildren Terrance and Johnny bought a giant pickle, changed the menu and never looked back.
From the chuck wagon to the Pickle Wagon, they kept the dream alive serving hot and cold subs, salads, homemade soups and bread daily 8 a.m. – 9 p.m."
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