So, we established that I like food, right.  I’m always on the look out for the interesting, non-chain dining experience whenever we are out and about.  It is this obsession that led Todd and me to Grind in Glenwood Springs, CO.

On the way home from my birthday getaway to the Gateway Canyons Resort we both got some serious hunger pains about 20 miles outside of Glenwood Springs.  Given that we had taken what turned out to be a serious long cut through the middle of nowhere, we were in a hurry to get home.  Todd wanted to just go to the usual drive by selections such as McDonald’s, Burger King, etc.  Riding shot gut I grabbed the iPhone and searched Yelp for Glenwood Springs.  Grind came up with five stars and great reviews.  I called the number and asked if we could order from the road and we would be there in about 30 minutes.  The guy on the phone was so nice and accommodating and we placed our order …. the SXSW and the Sultan, a chocolate shake, and some onion rings.  Yum!!!!  Our food was ready right when we got to Grind and we were able to grab and go.  GrindDSC03109

Grind has to be the best sandwich shop in Glenwood Springs.  It’s a funky, little hole-in-the-wall place right in the heart of downtown Glenwood Springs. The place is neat and clean with the friendliest staff.  They have figured out how to make some great sandwiches.  They source all of their meats locally and grind it themselves.  Todd rarely gets super excited about food but he definitely made some grunting noises that sounded like contentment while he inhaled his SXSW burger … buffalo, pepperjack cheese, pico de gallo, avocado, jalapenos, chipotle mayonnaise, and lettuce.  I was having a similar experience as I inhaled my own treat, the Sultan … house made falafel, tzatziki, marinated tomatoes, sprouts, and lettuce.  Everything about these tasty morsels was top quality, simple, and fresh.  The onion rings and shake were no exceptions.

I was extremely happy with this find and will be making a pit stop here whenever the Life Bus cruises through Glenwood Springs.  Truth be told, as I’m writing this I am wishing I were in Glenwood Springs eating at Grind right now!!  Enjoy!!