Athletes’ Eats: Todd Fischer of Silver Star Ski and Sport

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When you step into Silver Star Ski and Sport, chances are you’ll first spot the store’s unofficial mascots: Azalea and Tallulah.

Azalea and Tallulah show off some of Silver Star’s latest merchandise.

Then, you’ll likely meet the store’s outgoing owner Todd Fischer. Right off the bat, you’ll realize Fischer, an avid biker and skier, knows his gear. He’ll help you get set up for whatever sport you’re into- from biking and golf in the summer to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. 

What you might not realize is that Fischer is a connoisseur of the Park City restaurant scene as well.

Fischer is the (hungry) man behind the @parkcityfoodie Instagram account, filled with mouth-watering photos of what he eats to fuel his active lifestyle. As he puts it, “I ride my bike so I can eat with reckless abandon.” 

We asked Fischer to give us the rundown of his favorite places to go to fuel up before a ride, chow down after a ride and relax with a cocktail or two.

What’s your go-to breakfast?

I make my own breakfast at home — usually avocado toast or overnight oats — most days after a ride. If I’m going out, Harvest has got a really good avocado toast. I add bacon because duh, you’ve gotta put bacon on it. Good Karma actually has good breakfast. I also like the shrimp and avocado eggs Benedict from Bandanna’s.

The avocado toast at Harvest- topped with bacon, because duh, bacon. (Photo: @parkcityfoodie)

When you can escape the shop for lunch, where do you go?

Bandanna’s has a lobster grilled cheese that’s really good. Back Door Deli has good deli sandwiches. I like Davanza’s. High West is a good lunch place, too. Sometimes I’ll literally just ski down there for lunch and ski back. They still have the best chicken wings in town. Actually, last time I was there, I ordered the chicken wings for an appetizer, and then I ordered two orders for dinner.

Bandanna's Lobster Grilled Cheese

Bandanna’s Lobster Grilled Cheese (Photo: @parkcityfoodie)

Do you like to cook at home? What’s your go-to meal?

When I’m at home, I’ll just make like marinated chicken on the grill, asparagus, Brussels sprouts. Or my wife might make a salad, piece of chicken or fish on top. Kind of boring.

Where would you go for a special occasion?

My top three are still Riverhorse, Chimayo, and High West. I think Riverhorse is still the most consistent restaurant in town.

Where would you go for the ultimate treat-yourself meal after a day full of skiing or riding?

My favorite ride is Armstrong, mid-mountain, down to Deer Crest and end at St. Regis. I love going there and just blowing it out a little bit.

What do you like to drink when it’s time for a cocktail?

I kind of keep it simple. I drink my coffee black and I drink my whiskey on the rocks. But I do like the High West lemonade. I’m not a big mint guy, so I take out the mint. The St. Regis bloody mary, the 7452 Mary, is the best bloody mary in the United States, in my opinion. It’s simple; there’s not an entire meal in there like a lot of these bloody marys have.

bloody mary

The 7452 Mary, the specialty at The St. Regis Deer Valley (Photo: @parkcityfoodie)

So what would you say is the best part—and the worst part—of the restaurant scene in Park City?

The food scene on Main Street and even off Main is awesome. But my biggest complaint about the restaurant scene in Park City is that it’s impossible to go out for less than $75 in all these places. [Editor’s note: That’s why we suggest checking out these great deals at Park City restaurants!] 

farmer's market

Fischer stops by Spencer’s Smoking Grill at the Farmer’s Market after a lunchtime mountain bike ride.

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Locke Hughes is a freelance writer and health coach currently based in Park City. Her approach to health and life in general is all about balance. In other words, she believes long hikes, hot yoga, white wine, and delicious food each play an important role in a happy life. Follow her outdoors and eating adventures on Instagram @lockeitdown.

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