Local Hit List with Andy Beerman
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Name: Andy Beerman
From: Worthington, Ohio
Years in Park City: 18
Occupation: hotelier (Treasure Mountain Inn)/city council member
Favorite Restaurants for Dinner:
Bangkok Thai or Shabu
Favorite Lunch Spot:
Favorite Main St. Breakfast:
I still miss the Morning Ray—RIP. Fortunately, you can find great coffee and pastries at Java Cow.
Top Picks for Outdoor Dining:
I can’t wait to try out The Blue Iguana’s new elevated dining at the Treasure Mountain Inn (opening late May) – it’s a shameless plug, but true.
Top family-friendly activities in Historic Park City:
Ride the town chair and hike back to town on Sweeney’s Switchbacks. Enjoy free cookies and geos for the kids at Park City Jewelry.
Best Cultural Offerings in Historic Park City:
history buffs will love the museum; Sundance/Slamdance can’t be beat for film-lovers.
Southwest Indian Traders – a treasure chest of Western oddities!
Best People Watching: The Park Silly Sunday Market where the hippies and yuppies join forces for a uniquely local and fun market.
Best Way to Capture the Local Flavor:
1) Walk the neighborhoods of Historic Park City to see our ski shacks and historic homes; 2) Have buffalo burger at the local’s watering-hole: The No Name Saloon; 3) Have a cup of coffee with our Mayor/Barista at Alpine Internet.
What are your favorite Main Streets events and why?
The July 4th and Miner’s Day parades: they’re homegrown, quirky, and all the locals come to watch.
A perfect date night in Historic Park City consists of:
A long mountain bike ride followed by sushi and a summer sunset.
Any locals’ secrets you’d like to share about Historic Park City?
Leave your car at home. Park City is best experienced on foot and has an amazing (free) transportation system. While you’re at it, don’t miss a ride on the trolley or the chance to ski/bike into town for lunch.
What’s your favorite part about having a lodging property on Main Street?
Location, location, location!
What has been the most rewarding aspect of being on City Council so far? Park City’s future looks so bright! It’s hard not to be excited with the prospects of another Olympics, connecting the resorts, light rail from the airport, building downtown plazas, and the overall goal of creating a connected and sustainable City. If you’ve been here a while, you may sometimes pine for the "old days," but I believe Park City may have its best years ahead.