Carl's Tavern in Steamboat to host 4-H night Thursday

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Carl’s Tavern and its owner, Collin Kelley, made their presence felt at this summer’s 4-H Junior Livestock Sale at the Routt County Fair. Less than two months later, the downtown Steamboat Springs restaurant is investing its purchases back into the local 4-H program.

Carl’s Tavern is hosting a 4-H night from 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday. The restaurant has put together a dinner menu featuring dishes made from animals purchased at the fair, including the Reserve Grand Champion steer, “Big Red,” as well as a second steer and a pig named “Porky Pie.” The menu will include Big Red burgers with Porky Pie bacon, pot roast, brisket, chuckwagon chili and hand-cut steaks and pork chops from the two steers and the pig purchased at the sale.

Kelley said all profits from the evening will be donated to the Routt County 4-H Scholarship Fund. He also said Cookie Lockhart will be on hand to auction several items.

Kelley said the 4-H night, which is open to everyone, is a chance to show the restaurant’s commitment to buying local and serving farm-to-table fare. For more information, call Carl’s Tavern at 970-761-2060.

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