Routt County Spotlight: Dan Bubenheim and Doug Diamond



Dan Bubenheim and Doug Diamond

— Occupation: Owners, Black Mountain Tavern in Oak Creek

Place of birth: Pennsylvania (Bubenheim), New York (Diamond)

Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?

A. 1993 (Bubenheim)/1997 (Diamond); came to hunt and fish in the mountains.

Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?

A. Opening a restaurant.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Starting at 8 a.m., prepping and getting the restaurant open.

Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

A. Work hard, and you'll succeed.

Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?

A. Just one: We strive to bring the best affordable food to Routt County.

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A. A success.

Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?

A. Any four that like great food. We'd talk about who they are.

Q. In the Meatloaf song, "I'd do anything for love, but I won't do that," what is that?

A. Serve food that's under quality.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Working in a restaurant.

Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?

A. Enjoy Routt County.


Book: "Into the Wild" (Bubenheim)

Song: "If I Had My Way" (Diamond)/ "Master of Puppets" (Bubenheim)

Color: Red (Diamond)/Teal (Bubenheim)

Food: Comfort food (Diamond)/Italian (Bubenheim)

Sport to watch: Football

Vacation spot: Routt County in the summer (Diamond)/the tropics (Bubenheim)

Recreational activity: Hunting or fishing (Diamond)/hunting (Bubenheim)

Movie: "Jeremiah Johnson" (Bubenheim)

Magazine: Bon Appetit (Diamond)/Bugle (Bubenheim)

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Scott Wedel 9 years, 4 months ago

A profile of these guys neglects to mention the free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners they served????

These are good guys and they have earned and deserve success.


Matthew Stoddard 9 years, 4 months ago

Doug and Dan are the best! They've been great during the times I'd do a show at the Paradigm and the cast would go out for drinks/meals afterward. Great food by great people!


Dave Ege 9 years, 4 months ago

Every one in the county should try the BMT. It is by far the friendliest place, with the absolute best food in the area! These two gentlemen know how to treat their customers. They have done so many great things for Oak Creek and the citizens of this town. Hats off to you Guys! You deserve your success!


innovated 9 years, 4 months ago

These two men are among my favorite in Oak Creek. They not only serve absolutely wonderful food; they take care of those that have no where to go on the holidays with a wonderful thought out spread you wouldn't believe. They extend not only a great atmosphere, but friendship. I am proud to know Dan and Doug and think they have added so much to our Oak Creek. Thank you guys for your hospitality, your kindness and your love for our town. It speaks volumes. Happy Holiday!


handyman 9 years, 4 months ago

This is refreshing. Usually the news I hear coming out of Oak Creek is about people getting beat up outside the bar and unpleasant police treatment.


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