The Back Burner

Meet House Rock’s Sous Chef, Kassie Dodge.

The 1860 discovery of gold outside of Leadville drew hundreds of people to the Arkansas River Valley, initiating a boom or bust cycle that’s carried into the 21st century. Today, a century-and-a-half later, House Rock Kitchen’s Owner, Turtle, has discovered his... read more

Where’s the Beef? From Carbondale, Of Course.

It isn’t always easy finding the best of the best, but when it came to our beef, we only had to look to the other side of the Rockies. Crystal River Meats is a family owned and operated meat distribution company based out of Carbondale, Colorado since 1999.  CRM... read more

Write Up On House Rock Kitchen By Get Some Adventures

Why People are Raving about the Irresistibly Delicious House Rock Kitchen? Do you love healthy, delicious, and affordable food? Then you have hit the jackpot in Buena Vista Colorado. A restaurant built out of love and necessity for his wife, owner Turtle created a... read more

Why You Love Smoked Meats, Caveman. Science!!

But there isn’t a responder in the taste buds for smoke, so how do we “taste” it? Says author Jim Shahin in his article for the Washington Post: The answer is a little complicated, and it first requires us to distinguish between flavor and taste. Flavor comprises three elements: taste (which we detect in receptors found in the taste buds), physical stimulation (such as texture, sound, appearance and pain — think jalapeños) and smell.

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Why We Do What We Do

When we really decided to go for it and open our own restaurant, the game got real. Real quick. What kind of restaurant should we start in our small town? What will the people like? What need could we fill? What kind of place did we want to be?

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Kombucha Health Benefits

Kombucha has been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases. The ancient Chinese called it the “Immortal Health Elixir”. Made from... read more