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Routt County Spotlight: Dan Bubenheim and Doug Diamond

Dan Bubenheim and Doug Diamond

Steamboat Springs — Occupation: Owners, Black Mountain Tavern in Oak Creek — Occupation: Owners, Black Mountain Tavern in Oak Creek

— 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.

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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.

Favorites

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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