MotherLoaded Tavern . Breckenridge
After a day of skiing in Breckenridge I usually head to “Downstairs at Erics,” – the most popular pizza/hang out place in town. Good pizza and a wide selection of beers round out this long standing establishment. The only bad thing about Erics? Located in the heart of Main Street they’re too popular. As expected SuperBowl (come sue me NFL) Sunday was packed, so we checked out the MotherLoaded Tavern, a mere 20 steps north of Erics at the southwest corner of Main Street and Ski Hill Road.
MotherLoaded takes you back to good old home cooking, before “healthy” TV dinners and a time when you actually bought a microwave at a microwave store. And they’re the first to say they’re definitely borderline (or not) proud white trash cooking. Their goal is to serve “The Best and Worst of Americana,” by recreating the fond dishes you grew up with.
Interspersed among standard dishes of burgers, salads, and sandwiches are some definitely, umm, unique plates. How about a Meatloaf Panini? Or a grilled PB&J sandwich? If you’ve ever wanted Mac & Cheese with a side of Bush’s Bake Beans but couldn’t bring yourself to prepare it – you can get it here… They even offer a casserole of the day and shots of Mad Dog at 4:20 and 5:20.
Back to the future: someone on staff must be from New Orleans, because they also have Catfish Po’Boys and red bean and rice gumbo. Definitely one of the most bizarre, and enjoyable places I’ve visited. Might I suggest one of my mom’s 80s favorites: Hot Dog casserole.