Park City: Cosmopolitan Meets Cowboy

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Tue January 08, 2013 | 00:00 AM

burnsWestern duds at Burns Cowboy Shop

To get a flavor of Park City’s history, check out the Park City Museum and you’ll get a sense of the booming mining town this was before Hollywood discovered its charm. Burns Cowboy Shop is a retail store but it’ll also give you a sense of the history as, for more than a century, this Western wear shop has sold sterling silver belt buckles, Lucchese boots, and intricately embroidered gabardine shirts.

I’ll admit that I’m looking for a little body relief after all my skiing and the Mountain Spa & Herbal Cosmetic Deli on Main Street offers massages. But, better yet, they have an assortment of freshly-mixed scrubs, facial masques, and essential oils that are the perfect sensual elixir to relax my body after a day of skiing and spectating. I also love Riffs Acoustic Music Shop, not just for the fact that they’ve got really stylish instruments for sale but they also have an occasional impromptu concert especially during the Film Fest.

sumptuous-and-fresh-skinHomemade concoctions at Mountain Body Spa & Herbal Cosmetic Deli

If you’re not hanging out at some swanky patron party or raiding the fridge in your Park City rented condo, there’s a number of places to dine in town that are a perfect mix of cosmo and cowboy. Grab a buffalo burger at the popular locals spot, the No Name Saloon and Grill. Or enjoy the seasonal menu and huge wine list at Talisker on Main (good to make a reservation in advance as it gets busy). Wahso has a predominately gluten-free menu but is also very tasty. And, then the High West Distillery & Saloon has drinks like the Dead Man’s Boots in a former livery stable that has become the world’s first ski-in restaurant-distillery.

park-city-nightlife-guide-no-name-saloonA blustery day at the No Name Saloon & Grill