In just a few weeks, co-owners Simone Larese and Randi Borgen will open Blü Cow, a European cafe and sister restaurant to the Swiss Hot Dog in Vail.
Blü Cow, originally opened by Simone's parents in 1967 was a Vail mainstay for years. After the original Blu Cow closed, the family opened Swiss Hot Dog, a quintessential staple for Vail locals.
Simone and her best friend since childhood, Randi Borgen, decided to reopen Blü Cow in the former Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Store. Simone, as the chef, will offer european street food with 24 seats and a full service bar. Specific menu items are not being released yet but the family's famous Swiss Dog will definitely be available.
Simone and Randi brought on East Coast company GrizForm Design Architects to retrofit the 1,000-square-foot space. Patron's can expect rough-cut walnut walls, cowbells, bleached oak floors, pops of electric blue, and metal furniture. Blü Cow will offer lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night bites.