Colorado PSA — Woody’s Cook Shack BBQ is Open


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We were up there today (Marble, Colorado) skiing cream corn snow, stopped in for lunch. He’ll be open Friday/Saturday/Sunday for the time being. Best smoked meat dishes in Western Colorado? Perhaps… They sure taste that way after a morning of backcountry skiing!

For those of you who didn’t track this last year, Woody’s is a bold venture to open a quality restaurant up at the Western Colorado trailhead town of Marble. It’s just like the road end gasthauses in Austria, only the food is a bit different but just as good.

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Woody's, two hours ago.

Everyone, please support Woody! The chili special today was only six bucks — worth twice that — and would have cost three times that in Aspen. Lisa had the chili, I had the brisket with potato salad and sweet tea. Outstanding. We were wondering where to ski tomorrow, no question in our minds at this point. Somewhere out of Marble it’ll be, and another stop at the Cook Shack is already on the sched.

Phone numbers to check and see when he’s open full time:
970-963-4090
888-963-4074
970-319-9663

TELL THEM YOU SAW IT ON WILDSNOW.COM!

See last year’s Woody’s blogpost.

Comments

14 Responses to “Colorado PSA — Woody’s Cook Shack BBQ is Open”

  1. Mark April 18th, 2009 2:34 pm

    A man after my own heart! Making important decisions based on food.

  2. Lou April 18th, 2009 3:48 pm

    That’s right!

  3. Chuck April 18th, 2009 5:42 pm

    So what was better today, the food or the skiing?

  4. Lou April 18th, 2009 6:08 pm

    Toss up. The skiing was actually pretty good… it’s always good when you can mainline Marble in safe whipped cream. And I can’t eat that kind of stuff without some exercise to burn of the carbs, so can’t have one without the other…

  5. Sean April 19th, 2009 7:24 am

    $6 for chili is a bargain? Dang, you folks have an expensive life. I’d say half that is a bargain, but I guess that’s since I live in Poor-ville. Heh heh heh.

  6. Lou April 19th, 2009 2:09 pm

    Up at the end of the road in the middle of the Colorado mountains? Six bucks, totally reasonable. Plus it’s high quality stuff.

  7. Matt April 19th, 2009 7:05 pm

    Lou,
    Great to see you up in Marble today. Hope you enjoyed your second lap! Tell Lisa thanks for the wax, she saved our day!!

    You are right on about Woody’s, great food. I hope skiers and riders will visit his establishment after some great skiing. Beans are the bomb!!

    Hope you found the wax on your door handle.

  8. Colin April 19th, 2009 10:14 pm

    Sounds like the Lee Vining Mobile Mart. I make skiing/climbing decisions based on the Mo-Mart. Hope your bbq place keeps going. Your description makes me hungry.

  9. Lisa April 20th, 2009 6:08 am

    Matt, glad the wax helped. We found it on the door handle. With Woody’s so near, it was hard for Lou to convince me to do another lap. But he did and the snow was even better. And after that, I happily enjoyed the chocolate cake without a single guilty thought. Hope to see you up there again

  10. Jefferson April 20th, 2009 7:01 am

    The Whoa Nellie Deli gets more traffic at one lunch in July than Woody’s does all week. They are not nor will they ever be peer restaurants.

    And thank God for that, Marble doesn’t need more than what Woody has put together. Lou, if you’re going to pimp his place why not put up the URL?

    http://www.thecookshack.net/

    His phone numbers are a waste of time, I don’t think even Woody knows when he will or will not be open. Folks in Crystal have given up trying to give Woody their custom at lunch because he’s never open when they come by even at the hours he has posted on the door. And that’s okay, too, if Woody didn’t keep Marble hours I’m sure his place would lose some of its charm.

    A Marble kitchen serving pulled packrat for $6.- would be good enough, Woody’s grub is a treasure. Woody’s is worth the wait. So I’m told! Yet another reason to look forward to summer.

  11. Lou April 20th, 2009 7:27 am

    Jefferson, the reason I didn’t put up the URL is simple: it’s not on his business card and no one ever told me it existed. So thanks for pointing the website out, even if it’s a bit minimalist. As for when Woody’s is open, we never had a problem with finding it open when we expected, sorry to hear you did. As for phones, since cell phones don’t work in Marble, that makes things a bit tougher though of course still doable with some effort to use landlines. I hope they get it together, and imagine they probably will as things progress. I can’t imagine all the details one has to organize to open and run a restaurant — especially one so far from basic services…

  12. Willie July 2nd, 2009 6:59 pm

    Woody is that you from Melrose / Keystone, been a long time.
    Ran across Tom W. today he came by to give us a bid on the roof.
    If I don’t have the right guy have a good day anyway.
    If you are the same Woody “howdy”

    Willie

  13. woody(the real one) 9-9-09 September 9th, 2009 1:51 pm

    HEY WILLIE, YEH IT’S WOODY FROM MELROSE FL. BEEN OUT HERE IN MARBLE FOR EIGHT YEARS NOW AND LOVIN IT . THANKS TO LOU AND THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF ALL THE LOCALS ,WE ARE DOING PRETTY GOOD IN OUR SECOND SEASON, EVEN IN THIS TOUGH ECONOMY. WE A
    RE PRESENTLY WORKING ON MARKETING OUR 12 INGREDIENT DRY RUB,BBQ SAUCE AND SOME HOT SAUCES.
    CORRECTION ON OUR TOLL FREE # 888-963-4090. IF ANYONE IS TRYING TO CALL ABOUT OUR HOURS, 970-963-4090.
    FOR THE REFERENCE,WE HAVE BEEN OPEN EVERY DAY THAT IS POSTED THANKS TO ALL . WOODY AND JANE NORTON

  14. Lou August 16th, 2010 9:29 am

    Woody’s August 2010, hours into October will be Thursday through Sunday, opening at 11:00 A.M and closing at 8:00 on weekdays and 9:00 on weekends.

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