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Eatery offers great view, great food

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

After three months in business, the Aspen Grill in the Lakepoint Center is continuing to go strong.

The restaurant is in the space that formerly housed the Wine Bar on Evergreen Lake. Now it is a bar and restaurant that serves “contemporary comfort bistro fare,” said co-owner Joseph Newman. Newman, Ken Kerver and Evergreen resident John Watson are the owners.

Newman says his motivation to own the restaurant was simply one thing: Evergreen Lake.

“Most people have a half-hour commute,” he said. “My half-hour commute ends at the lake. It’s beautiful.”

Newman, who also has a graphic design, public relations and marketing business, explained: “The dcor is very clean, with an elegant yet contemporary feel. The colors and wood provide warmth to the restaurant. The bar area is comfortable and cozy. All in all, it’s just a great place to be.”

Not-so-fast food

Pets — we love them, care for them, feed them.

We worry about what they eat, when they eat — but what about how fast they eat?

Long Tail Pet Products, an Evergreen-based company, has introduced a bowl designed to slow the pace at which dogs eat.

The DogPause bowl prevents a dog from getting her entire mouth into the bowl, said Noel Stevens, the company’s director of sales and marketing. In addition, the bowl contains only a half-cup of food at a time, so dogs aren’t able to virtually inhale their food.

“Slowing down a dog’s food intake helps prevent gagging, bloat and indigestion,” Stevens said. “When they’re not chewing, they’re not getting everything they can out of the meal.”

Controlling the amount of food a dog gets at one time can help prevent obesity, said Stevens, who jokingly calls herself the assistant to the chief dog feeder.

The chief dog feeder, also known as the president of the company, is Evergreen resident John Funk.

The food bowls and matching water bowls come in red and blue. No other colors yet, Stevens said, but additional colors may be available in the future.

The bowls can be purchased online and at about 10 stores in Colorado. In Evergreen and Conifer, they are available at Healthy Pet Supply. Evergreen’s store is in Bergen Village, and Conifer’s is in the Aspen Park Shopping Center.

The bowl has been on the market for about two months, Stevens said. Check out the bowl at www.dogpausebowl.com.

Golden bowling

Looking for something fun to do in Golden? Try the Golden Bowl and Chinese Restaurant.

Tom Yang, owner of the bowling alley at 525 24th St. in Golden, said the establishment has been around since the 1950s. He bought the building two years ago and has put it through two renovations.

The 27,000-square-foot structure boasts 24 lanes, ping-pong tables, pool tables, an arcade, American snack food and a Chinese restaurant.

“We are the closest bowling alley to Evergreen, and it’s a really attractive family fun center,” Yang said. There’s something for everyone in the family.

The bowling alley is across the street from Golden High School, and Yang is proud of the bowling team he helps coordinate at the school. The Golden High bowling team took fourth place in the state tournament last year.

Lastly ee

• In June, Blue Spruce Market in North Evergreen celebrated its second anniversary.

• Don’t forget Evergreen’s two farmers markets. On Tuesday, a farmers market is set up in Bergen Village, and on Wednesdays, it’s in downtown Evergreen at the Evergreen Mountain Village.

Have any tips about businesses in Evergreen? Contact Evergreen resident Deb Hurley Brobst at deb@evergreenco.com.