Dear Community Member,
Happy Holidays from One Ridgway!  We are excited to share new "One Ridgway specials" and prizes and to highlight Restaurants in this month's edition. 
Ridgway has quietly been developing one of the region's hottest food scenes.  This fact was just highlighted in 5280 Magazine in "Ridgway Might Just Be Colorado's Tiniest Foodie Town." Our little town now offers a wide range of excellent dining options that includes, gourmet European-style cuisine, authentic ceviche, farm fresh creations, expertly made sushi, artisan pizza and ice cream, traditional Asian cuisines, "gnarly" tacos, unique and historical bar and grills, specialty breakfast and sandwich spots, local micro-brews and more.  

Multiple award winning chefs and food innovators are helping to make Ridgway one of the Western Slope's up-and-coming foodie town.  Many of our restaurants are sourcing local meats and vegetables and creating a burgeoning farm-to-table scene. 

You can find many of our local Restaurants right here at  Please see below to learn more about One Ridgway's "Local Business of the Month," the Lotus Root and their efforts to source locally.  And check out the great December special and prize from Provisions!

While our restaurants are continuing to blossom and receive regional recognition, like most of our local businesses, they must also cope with busy high-seasons and challenging low-seasons.  Those who have lived in our community for a while know that these low seasons can lead to us losing great local businesses.  As residents, we are the ones who get to most enjoy our restaurants and also the ones who are best positioned to provide patronage during these slower, cold months.  We hope you can take the time to enjoy some great meals this month at our many delicious destinations! 

     -          The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce 

We encourage you to explore all of the local business categories at so you can find more great places to make your Step-Up purchases this month! Visit the One Ridgway webpage  to learn more and the Facebook page to participate. 
What great prizes this month!  Thank you to all of these great local businesses for supporting One Ridgway.  We select winners based on your Step-Up* Facebook posts to the One Ridgway page , so please share your Step-Up activity this month! 
  1. Provisions: Free cheese and charcuterie board for 4 people! Yummy!!
  2. Skin Caring: $25 Gift Certificate good towards any service or product.
  3. The Mac Doctor: One free hour of Mac computer cleanup, tuneup, advice. ($60 value)
  4. Ridgway Chautauqua at the Sherbino: 2 Entries to the Sherbino at an event in January 
  5. Wholeness: Massage and Bodywork = One complimentary 30 minute massage, which can be added on to a paid service or used by itself.  A $40 value!
  6. Exotic Earth Coffee = Free 1lb bag of some of the freshest, high-quality coffee around! 
Recipients of November prizes will be contacted this coming week!  

*A step-up purchase is a purchase from a local business or professional that you have never been to before, or special, increased patronage to a business that you frequent.
Thank you to this month's submitters and please mention "One Ridgway" when you use a local special!
This Month's ONE RIDGWAY Specials
Mention "One Ridgway" and receive a free glass of wine on the house!  Head into today and enjoy delicious food made with fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers and distributors of gourmet products.
New Clients receive a free Eyebrow Tint with Eyebrow Shaping ($10 Value).   
10% off original paintings during December.  Visit to explore!
Purchase LED light bulbs at up to 75% off of the retail price. This offer is open to all Ouray County residents. Visit to learn more!
$58 Sports Physicals for Students (payable in full at time of service for those children who don't have insurance that covers annual well child checks). 
Locals only coffee discount!  1 lb coffee for $10.55 after tax for Ouray County locals.
Joint pain and body aches? RMC is offering a 10% Discount on all Non-Psychoactive Topicals, including lotions and crèmes to help all your aches and pains. Mention One Ridgway to receive the discount!
Receive an additional 10% OFF already marked Sales Items in the Fly Shop in December (Sales Items Only).
  • Ridgway Gallery
1 0% off custom picture framing to new customers.  Perfect for a special holiday present!
$25 gift certificate to the Mountain Market for the first Ouray County resident to sign a one year listing agreement with Kari Wage in the month of December... Also, since this month's theme is Restaurants, note that the Sunrise building listed for sale. This is the former location of the Cimarron Cafe. Turn-key opportunity for anyone looking for a great space for a new restaurant in town. We hope we end up with a great new restaurant soon! Contact Kari Wage -- 970-729-0300

Local businesses, please begin submitting specials and prizes content for the January edition here. The submission deadline is 12/28.  
Local Business of the Month
Lotus Root founder, Honga Im
The Lotus Root

Ridgway received a special new addition to its restaurant scene this summer.  Honga Im had owned the highly acclaimed, Honga Lotus Petal in Telluride for almost 25 years.  She has now opened the Lotus Root at the Chipeta in an effort to get back to her roots.  One of Honga's primary motivations in making the move was to return to being more intimately involved in creating beautiful, conscientiously sourced food for her community.  Lucky us!

The Lotus Root offers a unique selection of Asian fusion cuisine, including expertly crafted and sourced sushi. Explore the full menu, including the Lotus Root's signature bowls, here.  They also offer a wonderful tea menu and their knowledgeable staff can highlight different teas just for you with various medicinal benefits.   

Honga has made knowing exactly where the food comes from a founding principle.  This value of Lotus Root, and an increasing number of our Ridgway restaurants, means they are sourcing food from local farms and ranches whenever possible.  This principle is core to the One Ridgway initiative.  Because when you are supporting the Lotus Root, and many of our other restaurants, you know you are not only supporting that local business, but local farmers, ranchers and others throughout the community. 

In fact this winter Lotus Root will be rotating its menu, and will have Yurtstead Farms providing produce, Happy Hogs for eggs, Homestead Beef for meat as well as features from Blue Corn Candles and Wishing Star Pottery.  What a wonderful collection of local businesses!

The origins of Honga's craft is five star restaurants from around the world to tiny food charts throughout Asia and beyond.  Honga works to bring together different styles, techniques and experiences to create her menu.  Honga graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Fine Arts as a painter and sculptor.  An avid adventurer and outdoorswoman, Honga has worked as a ski patroller, a sponsored athlete and ski model.  Honga lives with her son and daughter right here in town.  What better place than Ridgway for an artist, mother of two, talented skier, and master chef!

The Lotus Root is nestled into the lovely atmosphere of the Chipeta Resort, and along with all of our local restaurants, is a wonderful way to support our community while enjoying an exceptional meal.  
Make a reservation by calling 970-626-6853, find and "Like" Lotus Root on Facebook, or just head over to Chipeta Wednesday through Sunday 5-9pm to enjoy one of Ridgway's newest restaurant additions.  And when you do, make sure to mention One Ridgway! 

Thank you for supporting Louts Root, all of our great restaurants, and all of our wonderful local businesses.