Smokin' Dave's BBQ to Open Second Estes Park Location at The Hangar Restaurant
Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ Coming to The Hangar Restaurant
Estes Park, Colo.: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) and Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and Taphouse announced today a partnership to operate a second Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ location in Estes Park at the historic Hangar Restaurant.
Overlooking the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course, The Hangar Restaurant is an ideal location for one of the most popular restaurants in town – for locals and visitors. The Hanger will be managed by Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ under a concessionaire’s agreement with the District.
“We're excited to be able to work with one of Estes Park's top restaurants,” said Tom Carosello, EVRPD Executive Director. “It really is a great pairing of excellent food with our beautiful east-side location to give golfers a tasty meal while offering a new restaurant option away from busy downtown.”
The restaurant has been a mainstay in Estes Park since Dave Oehlman, owner of Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ, opened the first Smokin’ Dave’s in 2007. Since then, he has opened two other locations – Lyons in 2011 and Longmont in 2014 – and is finishing up preparations to launch a Denver location.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work with the District and utilize The Hangar location for the overflow from my west-side location, accommodate larger parties, and offer more catering options,” said Oehlman. “I will continue to make all of my menu options from scratch to keep the quality and consistency my patrons have come to expect.”
A unique feature of Smokin’ Dave’s at The Hangar, the official name for the east-side location, will be a breakfast menu.
“Although the final menu has yet to be determined, I am considering chicken fried steak, breakfast burritos, breakfast tacos, and porridge as part of the morning menu,” said Oehlman. “I guarantee it will all be good and fresh.”
In addition to breakfast, the second location will also host and cater weddings on site as well as continue to support the golf tournaments held at the golf course. But the fan favorites, like the pork ribs, short ribs and Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, will be featured at the new location too.
The restaurant will open in early April, 2017.
About Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and Taphouse: Smokin’ Dave’s opened in Estes Park in 2007 and has grown to three Colorado locations with a fourth one on the way in Denver in 2017. Owner Dave Oehlman has more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, and has developed a unique passion for barbecue thanks to its rich history and tasty recipes. Smokin’ Dave’s honors the art of American barbecue by offering the most succulent, flavorful food around.
About Estes Valley Recreation and Park District: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado. Established in 1955, the organization’s goals are to plan, direct, organize and implement recreational programs, manage facilities and provide public park and recreation opportunities for residents and visitors of the District, an area that encompasses 320 square miles.