Back in 2021, I was approached with a hell of a proposal: would I be willing to eat some free food, at a fancy Glenwood Springs restaurant, write about my experience, and then get paid for my labor?
Ummm, sure. Yes. Absolutely?
So, I did. I wrote a piece on Hugo’s, a lowkey but nice spot that was able to turn their hellish timing (opening in early 2020) into a success—a thriving eatery often compared to Aspen dining, minus the cost and pretentiousness.
It was a fun article to write: Chad, Solomon, and I had a filling and delicious meal (maybe a little boozy, too). I whipped up a response. But that wasn’t it: the publisher of Glenwood Springs Magazine loved my work, and offered me a contributing freelance position moving forward.
I love writing about the Roaring Fork Valley, and this twice-annual publication gives me a chance to refresh my journalism skills one piece at a time. I feel fortunate to explore the magic of the area, and leave my mark in print.
Here’s that first story, published last summer.