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In an increasingly brilliant downtown dining scene, Table 79 has even made up a new word, calling itself a “Foodbar.” Try the Smoked Elk & Chorizo Meatballs.

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Where Aurum glitters in the sunlight, its sibling glows in the dark. Romantic decor notwithstanding, the menu’s meant to foster a more casual, social atmosphere, offering plates that are both easy to share — portobello fries with lemon aïoli, babyback ribs in chipotle barbecue sauce, harissa-crusted chicken kebabs — and easy to pair with punchy craft cocktails. An eight-seat chef’s counter adds to the convivial vibe.

The Know: Table 79 Foodbar Opens in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs may not exactly be known as a foodie town, but Phil Armstrong and his Destination Hospitality group are looking to change that. Along with Chef de Cuisine Natalie Niederhofer, they just opened Table 79 Foodbar in the former bistro c.v. space.

EATER: Table 79 Foodbar to Open in Steamboat Springs

Table 79 Foodbar will open in December in the former bistro c.v. space at 345 South Lincoln Avenue in Steamboat Springs. The new eatery is the brainchild of restaurateur and HUSH.

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Steamboat Springs — The bartenders and chefs themselves will be a big part of the entertainment at Phil Armstrong’s newest restaurant in downtown Steamboat Springs.