THE HISTORY BUFF
Pick up a coffee at Java Groove and walk
down to The Little Bear, located in the
historic Evergreen Hotel building. You can
still see the original wood beams and rock
walls, which are charred from several fires
over the years.
If you love stepping back in time
to learn more about the life of our
ancestors, you’ll want to spend your
afternoon at the Hiwan Homestead
Museum ( jeffco.us/open-space/parks/
The stunning 25-room lodge, which now
serves as a museum, is the centerpiece of
the historic grounds. You’ll get to hear the
history of the lodge and if you take a tour,
you’ll see the original and historic furnishings, as well as Native American artwork.
Throughout the year the Jefferson
County Historical Society sponsors
exhibits and events, including the Outdoor
Quilt Festival and Movies in the Grove.
In the evening, stop by local breweries
Revival Brews or Lariat Lodge Brewing.
THE ART LOVER
There are several galleries downtown
featuring a diverse selection of Colorado
artists. Media spans the gamut; you’ll find
paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry
and more. Stop by The Evergreen Gallery,
Main Street Fine Art or Evergreen Crafters
for a unique piece to take home or give to
a fellow art- or jewelry-lover.
Do you enjoy sculpture? Be sure
to check out the downtown pieces
that are part of Sculpture Evergreen
( sculptureevergreen.org). You can take a
self-guided tour with your smartphone,
which will allow you to hear more about
that particular sculpture, what inspired
the artist, what to look for and why.
On Sculpture Walk plaques, you’ll find
directions on leaving your thoughts by
voicemail or text.
If you’d rather create your own art,
there is a paint-it-yourself studio for all
ages and skill levels. You can pick pottery
pieces to decorate as you choose, or even
enjoy “canvas & cocktails.”
Evergreen is a food-lover’s dream.
Downtown is brimming with coffee
shops, restaurants, breweries and even
a winery! Global cuisine ranges from
Italian, Mexican, vegan, barbecue and
European, among others.
If dessert is your favorite meal of the
day, there are plenty of sweet treats
to satisfy your taste buds. From baked
goods and ice cream to fudge and
taffy, Historic Downtown Evergreen has
something to eat now—but also plenty
to take home for later.
You can choose to sit creek side, dine
al fresco or chow down to the rhythm
of live music—or do them all at once at
Cactus Jack’s Saloon & Grill!
Evergreen’s winery, Creekside Cellars,
offers tastings and their outdoor deck is
positioned over Bear Creek.
Evergreen has lots of choices for
food, music and fun. Visit the Chamber
website at evergreenchamber.org for
If you’re heading to Evergreen but don’t know where to start, let us recommend a day in Historic Downtown. We’ve even created “vacation profiles” to give you an itinerary based on
your preferences. Whether you’re a history buff, art lover or foodie,
we’ve got suggestions to make your day a great one!
SPEND A DAY
28215 Highway 74, Evergreen
6 days a week 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays
When Kyle and Megan Walker bought A Tavola Evergreen in September, they
had two goals for their January 2017 Launch:
maintain the existing quality that their customers were used to, and broaden the menu
selections by offering a fusion of fresh Mexican,
Southwest and American cuisine.
“We’re preparing everything from scratch
and putting a lot of care into each and every plate
and drink to create not just a meal, but an experience,” says Kyle, an award-winning chef whose
20+ years of experience include a nomination for
a James Beard “Best Chefs Under 30” Award and
being featured on The Food Network. “We want
our customers to be able to enjoy everything—
The menu boasts some of the most unique and
succulent dishes in the region: Spicy Red Cevi-
che, Jalapeño Bacon Crab Bisque, Blackened
Grouper, Bison Burritos, Charbroiled Colorado
Ribeye and Buttermilk-fried Louisiana Crawfish
Tails, just to name a few. Menu staples like the
Fajitas and the Maya’s Quesadilla are truly made
to order, allowing customers to add a variety of
meats and seafood, including Chicken Tinga,
Carne Asada, Barbacoa, Grilled Shrimp, Carni-
tas, Grilled Chicken or Fried Crawfish Tail.
There are even options for vegans, vegetar-
ians and those with dietary restrictions, like
the Veggie Gluten-free Green Chili, the Hearty
Veggie Soup and made-from-scratch Queso.
We’ll be offering multiple margarita selections, handcrafted cocktails, six beers on tap
and a wide variety of tequilas,” says Kyle. “We’re
reintroducing Happy Hour, and will open the
patio when the weather permits.”
Named for one of their daughters, Maya’s
Cantina and Grill aims to be a balance of
family-friendly, relaxed and cultured—much
like Evergreen itself. “We moved here six years
ago because we fell in love with Evergreen,”
says Megan, who is a second-grade teacher at
Marshdale Elementary. “We wanted a commu-
nity where we could raise a family and really get
Kyle, who volunteers with the Evergreen Fire &
Rescue, agrees. “We’re hoping the restaurant can
serve as a community gathering place to enjoy
delicious drinks, good friends and great food.”
MAYA’S CANTINA & GRILL
Bringing Fresh Fusion of Food Cultures to Evergreen