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ZEST: Sake2U serving jet-fresh sushi

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— With one of the best locations on Yampa Street, multiple Best of the Boat winner Sake2U serves the only jet-fresh sushi in town, all in a warm and welcoming family-friendly setting on the banks of the Yampa River.

Owned by brothers Kier and Eric Delaney, who have a combined 50 years in the restaurant business, Sake2U offers seasonal nightly specials as well as American fare to accommodate all palates.

Its sushi offerings are inspired by 28-year-sushi master, Koji Maesato,, as well as chef Chad Whitaker, from Vail's Yama and Frisco's Kemosabe. Together, they churn out such favorites as the Bula Roll, Tree Hugger, Miles of Smiles and Steamboat Crunch Rolls.

Other Asian-influenced fare includes curry and teriyaki dishes, blackberry-glazed short rib and a fresh catch of the day. Also try the filet with lobster mashed potatoes, a nightly Surf & Turf special and a smorgasbord of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

"We're far more than a great sushi restaurant," said Kier Delaney, adding that the restaurant can accommodate large parties and even private groups. "It's excellent food in a casual environment in a setting that's welcome to everyone."

All this can be enjoyed overlooking the river on the second floor patio and in the outside seating area downstairs, with libations poured from a friendly, full-service bar. Visit during one of town's best happy hours from 3 to 6 p.m. daily with two-for-one drink specials, including well drinks, house wine, hot sake and domestic drafts. Also check the schedule for live music, which blends perfectly with the lapping of the river outside.