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Peaks and Plains first caught my eye on a Great Lakes flight. I held onto a copy because I was so taken with it's gorgeous cover, interesting articles, and high quality. When ready to advertise my SKY ART business, I contacted the publicity department. We had a wonderful experience and the ensuing article in the Summer 2011 issue garnered responses from around the country.


Karen Kristin, Owner/president Sky Art Karen Kristin, Inc.
SKY ART Karen Kristin, Inc.
125 North Sligo Street, Cortez, CO 81321
Tel: 970-565-8965; Fax: 970-565-8465; Mobile: 970-560-6565, www.skyartkarenkristin.com or www.karenkristin.com


"We've been thrilled to work with the Marketing & Advertising staff of Peaks & Plains. I am amazed by how quickly they were able to work up a quarter page advertising layout for us, which we approved with draft version #1. Our hotel owners and our staff loved it! It is as if the Peaks & Plains folks read our minds for what we wanted. We very much look forward to working with Peaks & Plains in the future as a trusted marketing partner."


Gary Walker, Innkeeper (Manager)
Mariposa Historic Hotel-Inn
5029 Hwy 140 & 49 Mariposa, CA www.mariposahotelinn.com



"As a long-time advertiser in the Peaks & Plains magazine produced by Winston Publishing we have found that with each new issue not only do we look forward to working with the staff, we look forward to seeing that issue for the first time as well. The quality of the work produced, whether just an advertisement, an editorial or article is impeccable. But more so, the quality of the magazine; color, paper texture, and structure place the magazine as a high-quality "work of art" in the magazine publishing industry. We at the Marquis Plaza, Missouri Flats Inn and the Trail of Legends Tour will not only continue to participate in the production of Peaks & Plains, but will look forward to each new publication with great anticipation for many years to come."


Frankie Aars
Operations Manager
Williston, ND



"We were contacted by Peaks & Plains several months ago. A mutual customer had recommended us to them. We decided to let them write an article about us and also signed up for advertising in the magazine. We have seen that we have gotten tremendous traffic on our online ad and many customers have commented on the ad in the in-flight magazine. We were delighted to sign up for another quarter. As Peaks & Plains grows, so will our coverage. This has been a great investment for our money."


Laurie Skelton
Grace Notes Chimes
Mariposa, CA


RESTAURANT REVIEWS



Whether this trip is for business or pleasure, if you are like us, there is nothing more rewarding than discovering a unique, one-of-a-kind restaurant to satisfy your palate. While many of the communities served by Great Lakes Airlines are small in size, there is no mistaking the abundance of culinary finds. In our quest to find these hidden gems we stumbled across a couple that will send your taste buds soaring. We encourage you to explore these culinary delights.
Bon appetit!

Buffalo City Rotisserie Grill


103 1st Avenue South Jamestown, ND 58401 | 701.952.9529
www.BuffaloCityRG.com

Located in the heart of downtown Jamestown, Buffalo City Rotisserie Grill (BCRG) is an excellent choice whether dining alone or entertaining a crowd. With their extensive food and wine menus, there is sure to be something to delight everyone’s palate. BCRG is now the new home to a wood fired rotisserie that produces fall-off-the-bone ribs and flavorful meats. If you are looking for something light, try their Craisin Chicken Salad or one of their fabulous Flatbread Pizzas. They also offer a nice selection of Bison dishes, such as stew, shepards pie, filet or bison bleu burger. BCRG is also known for their amazing Mac N’ Cheese which you can add chicken, Andouille sausage or shrimp to make it even more appealing! Pair any of their delectable dishes with a glass of wine from their signature collection.

The Wagon Box Inn


103 North Piney Story, WY (20 miles from Sheridan, WY) 800.301.3120
www.BuffaloCityRG.com

Named after the Wagon Box Fight of 1867, the Wagon Box Inn and Cabins is a local landmark in Northern Wyoming. At over 100 years of age, it has stood the test of time and its warmth and charm is felt immediately. If you are looking for great food and atmosphere that is off the beaten path, The Wagon Box Inn is just for you. This cozy restaurant boasts a menu that would rival any eatery in its neighboring town of Sheridan, WY. Try one of their house specialties such as Beer Battered Shrimp, Cedar Plank Salmon, Prime Rib or Ribeye. They also offer Lobster Tail & King Crab Legs or comfort food such as Chicken Fried Steak or Fettuccini Alfredo. All of which can be enjoyed in their western-inspired dining room or on their deck under the towering Ponderosa Pines. Their full service bar is one of northern Wyoming’s most popular night spots with a friendly small-town feel. .

Steamboat’s Steak & Smoke House


1947 Dell Range Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82009 | 307-514-5939
www.wysteamboats.com

Lookin’ fer some western eats in a western town? If y’all wind up in Cheyenne, be sure to swing on in to Steamboat’s! They offer everything – lock, stock and barrel - from Saratoga Trout Sliders on their “Starters” menu to the Chopped Huckleberry Salad on their “Green’er Pastures” menu. Their other menus are aptly named “Let ‘er’ Buck Burgers”, “Sharp Shooters”, “Smokehouse Sands”, “Cowboy Cuts” (featuring beef and buffalo steaks), “Best out West”, & “Buckaroos”. You can sit and enjoy yer chow at their outdoor fireplace or belly up to the bar for a sip of ale or whiskey. Now fetch yerself a date and get a wiggle on at Steamboat’s Steak & Smoke House. Relax, rejoice, enjoy and forever LET ‘ER BUCK! .

Zebadiah’s Restaurant


2210 E. 20th St Farmington, NM 87401 | 505 327-5979
www.zebadiahs.com

Zebadiah’s Restaurant of Farmington, N.M. has something to offer everyone. Whatever you crave, whether it is the Steaks, BBQ, their 62 item Salad Bar, Mexican Dishes, Burgers, Chicken Fried Steaks, Sandwiches, Chicken Platters, Seafood, the kid’s meals for $2.79, or just a cup of coffee and a joke - Zebadiah’s Restaurant will be happy to serve you! So bring your appetite, sense of humor, the change from under the couch cushions, and come dine with us. After all, they are the local’s place! .

Morris House Bistro


2114 Warren Avenue - Cheyenne, WY | 307-369-1378
www.MorrisHouseBistro.com

Just off the beaten path resides a quaint little bistro, unique to Cheyenne and loved by all who walk through their door. Morris House Bistro offers something no other dining establishment in Cheyenne does; Lowcountry cuisine on the high plains. Inspired by dishes typically found along the coast of South Carolina, the Bistro has introduced Southeast Wyoming to Fried Green Tomatoes, Sauteed Greens, Lowcountry Shrimp with Grits, and Blue Cheese Ice Cream (no, that is not a misprint). They also serve delectable dishes such as smoked duck, grilled shark and mulberry-smoked pork tenderloin. This upscale bistro has a laid-back feel where the knowledgeable servers have fun and enjoy what they do. Offering a small but distinct menu, Morris House Bistro is sure to satisfy any palate. Reservations are recommended to dine indoors or enjoy their lovely outdoor patio when the weather cooperates. Check out their website for their hours of operation. .

NERO’S RESTAURANT & MEDITERRANEAN GRILL


303 West Main Street - Cortez, CO | 970 565-7366
www.neroscortez.com

Located in downtown Cortez just minutes away from Mesa Verde National Park, Nero’s Italian Restaurant features exceptional cuisine at moderate prices and friendly, attentive service. Dine on classic Italian fare, steaks, seafood, and innovative nightly specials prepared by Chef/Owner Todd Halnier. Nero’s also offers full-service and drop-off catering as well as private parties. In the summer months, take advantage of the beautiful Colorado fresh air and enjoy dinner on their outdoor patio. Relax and enjoy a treat to your senses at Nero’s. Reservations are accepted. .

Hualapai Mountain Resort


4525 Hualapai Mountain Rd, Kingman, AZ 86401
928-757-3545 | www.hmresort.net

The beautiful dining room features a giant picture window where you can watch wild elk often grazing just outside. The beautiful view, the comfortable atmosphere, and the excellent food make the Hualapai Mountain Resort a one of a kind dining experience. They feature a full bar, a large selection of bottled and draft beers, including a few from local microbreweries, as well as a nice wine selection that can be paired with our exceptional cuisine. Italian Night every Wednesday, all you can eat Spaghetti and every Thursday is Mexican night featuring Grande Carne Asada Burrito. Friday and Saturday nights our bar/lounge are features various live music acts. Among the cool pines, you can enjoy majestic views, hiking, biking, picnicking, camping, wildlife viewing or just simply relaxing. The Hualapai Mountain Resort is a great place for romantic getaways, honeymoons, anniversaries, outdoor destination weddings, family reunions, and corporate/church retreats. .

The Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House


Pinos Altos, New Mexico
575-538-9911 | www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

The Buckhorn Saloon has long been known for its warm atmosphere and diverse clientele. The bar on the mountain sits at 7000 feet. Since it first opened in the 1860’s the Buckhorn has been a gathering place for great food, music and camaraderie. Whether it’s strangers sharing tables, standing on the front porch to watch the sunset, or basking in the warmth of the fire in the winter, locals, world travelers and people from all walks of life feel at home in this historic bar. Musicians from all over love to play here because of our great audiences and intimate venue. After a year-long period renovation, the Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House is reopen under new proprietorship. The Buckhorn Saloon will continue to serve delicious steakhouse-style meals, and Chef Thomas has added some great new "house specialties" to the menu. .

View 34 Restaurant


4251 E. Hwy 34, Pierre, SD
605 224-7537 | www.viewthirtyfour.com
Open Monday-Thursday: 5:30-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 5:30-10 p.m. Closed on Sundays

Indulge in the finest food at "View 34" where you can dine in their upstairs dining room which overlooks a full view of the golf course. Come sit on the balcony for a relaxing evening with a glass of wine from over 100 varieties. Join us on the main floor in the pub for a more casual great place for happy hour. We age and cut all of our steaks and chops in house. They are seasoned with our special blend of savory spices and charbroiled over an aromatic blend of hard woods. The Steak and Chop selections are offered with a house salad or soup, and a choice of one side dish of Mushrooms, onions, grilled Shrimp or Crusted Bleu Cheese. The Ribs are an award winning View34 recipe – done to perfection. .

The Alley Rose


2013 Central Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847
308 234-1261 | www.alleyrose.com

They are called "The Alley Rose" because they provide a distinct difference in dining and atmosphere. The Alley Rose provides multiple services to it’s customers. We provide catering across the State of Nebraska and further if requested. In their Kearney, Nebraska location you can enjoy Fine Dining with the perfect drink to match your meal. Their famous lunches are served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Their renowned dinners are served starting at 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Choose from their menu for an appetizer of Smoked Turkey Crostini, or Curry Winter Squash soup and for your entre try the Cajun Alligator pasta or Chicken Primavera and don’t forget desert - sweet Potato Crumble or Bourbon Peach Trifle. These are just a few of the many selections from their menu…. Enjoy their "One of a kind Alley Rose recipes featured on NTV’s "The good Life". .

4 Legs Up BBQ


2212 Main St, Great Bend, KS 67530
620-792-7892 | www.4legsupbbq.com
Open Wednesday-Saturday : 11 am-2pm and 4:30pm-8:30pm

Looking the some of the best BBQ Kansas has to offer? Look no further than 4 Legs Up BBQ. A pure diamond in the rough, this little restaurant serves up championship meats from brisket to turkey. The walls of the restaurant are decorated with all of the championship ribbons won at contests throughout the United States. For a very modest price you get more meat that you know what to do with! Served with delicious sides (try the sweet potato fries!) pickles and bread and your choice of their award winning sauces. Choose from dinner plates, or sandwiches, a burrito or BBQ nachos. Sit down or take it to go, either way you’ll find this BBQ mouth watering delicious. .

Curious Kumquat GastroPub & Gourmet Grocery


111 East College Ave, Silver City, NM 88061
575-534-0337 | www.curiouskumquat.com
Grocery: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am-2pm
Dinner: Wednesday-Saturday 5:30pm-10pm

A pure delight in Silver City, the Curious Kumquat is a restaurant for foodies! A casual setting and affordable pricing, this is a rare gem. Chef Rob serves up colorful plates of high quality and exotic products. With a lunch menu ranging from soups, salads and sandwiches such as gyros and roasted butternut squash, to a dinner of enchiladas, seared duck breast or rabbit mixiote, the Curious Kumquat has a delicious treat for all. Would you like to know what Chef Rob eats? Come in on Wednesday nights and you can "Eat what the Chef Eats," the meal is usually one flavor-packed, health-conscious dish. If you are looking for more traditional dishes, stop by at lunch. Dinner at the Curious Kumquat will blow you away with amazing flavor and dishes you’ve only dreamed of. Stop by and try for yourself, your taste buds will thank you. .

BrickHouse Grille


2 West Villard, Dickinson, ND 58601
701-483-990 | www.brickhousegrilleonline.com

Looking for an inviting atmosphere, creative menu selection and a fun yet sophisticated evening? Look no further than the BrickHouse Grille. Opened in June of 2008 by two Dickinson natives in a beautifully restored old building, on one of the busiest corners in downtown Dickinson, the BrickHouse offers a seasonal menu. The beef is cut fresh and the seafood is ordered the day before, flown in and arrives about eleven so it’s always fresh and never frozen. You’ll love the selection and will be surprised to some days even find shark on the menu! All menu items are beautifully presented and cooked/baked to perfection. Crisp salads are served on chilled plates.
The BrickHouse Grill is now open for lunches as well Tuesday through Friday. Dinner is served Tuesday through Sunday, with the restaurant being closed on Mondays. The lunch menu offers appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and pasta selections.
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Rooftops Restaurant & Lounge


6th floor of the Emprise Bank Building | 120 Main, Hays, KS 67601
785-628-8631 | www.rooftophays.com

Welcome to one of Hays’ best kept secrets, the Rooftops Restaurant & Lounge. Family owned and operated it is an out of the way place with its own unique style. Located in Downtown Hays, Rooftops is open for lunch Monday-Friday and Dinner Monday-Saturday. It is closed on Sundays. Boasting a pleasant atmosphere along with a front row view of the gorgeous Western Kansas sunset. Their well-trained staff is very helpful and easily can accommodate large parties. Make sure you have a reservation!
Rooftops offers a full menu with fresh salad bar, sandwiches, great burgers and lunch and dinner specials every day. Rooftops vast menu has something for everyone. From veal and seafood to steaks and prime rib. They have a large appetizer menu including fried artichokes, and famous homemade soup of the day. Make sure you save room for dessert such as their flame roasted apple tart.
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Cactus Flower Mexican Restaurant & Cantina


4610 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo, CO 81008
(719) 545-8218 | www.cactusflowerrestaurant.com

Family owned, this restuarant specializes in Mexican, and Southwestern dishes and margaritas. Most dishes are not available in other Mexican restuarants. The Cactus Flower caters to customers' wants and needs. They have senior, military, and birthday discounts, and are located near many hotels in Pueblo, making it easy for visitors to sample the cuisine. Offering appertivos, or appetizers, soups, salads, house favorites, desserts and of course margaritas, this menu will please even the pickiest of eaters. Grab a combo, or order a la cart. Not in the mood to sit down? Take out is available as well. Clean, friendly, quick service and great food is what you'll find when you stop by the Cactus Flower. You'll be happy you did!.

Ruffino's (located inside the Grier Eating House at the Rock Island Depot)


Liberal, KS 67901
(620) 626-6300 | www.ruffinosofliberal.com

This fine Italian restaurant is located inside the remodeled Railroad depot in Liberal, Kansas. Serving you delicious Italian dishes in over 2,900 square feet of one of the most history-filled area of Southwestern Kansas. Offering weekend specials ranging from prime rib to seafood, this establishment boasts the finest tastes from Italy. Fetauring original recipes, and lunch specials during the weekdays. Ruffino's has a large wine selection that can be perfectly selected to complement any of the items off the menu. Catering to large and small appetites, the menu has a selection from chicken to pasta specials, to a children's menu and even pizza with multiple sauce combinations. Make sure when in Liberal to make a reservation at Ruffino's..

The Quarry


10 South Federal- Mason City, IA
(641) 421-0075 | www.thequarryonline.com

Locally owned and operated by Jon Holt and Rachel Elsbury, the Quarry restaurant provides a big city atmosphere in small town Iowa. Experience casual fine dining where everything from jeans to a suit and tie are welcome. The Quarry flies in a variety of fresh seafood from Honolulu and the East coast every weekend; mahi mahi, sea bass, swordfish, escolar, sashimi grade tuna, and many others and try the seared maple leaf duck served with an orange brandy sauce or the 8 oz sirloin topped with a poached egg and béarnaise sauce served with a specialty cake.
Hours for Lunch are Tuesday – Friday 11-2.
Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5-10. Closed Sunday.
Call for catering information.
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Ranch Steakhouse


1119 Highway 20S - Devils Lake, ND
(701) 662-6630

Established in 1946 the renowned Ranch Steakhouse serves top Quality Food. A Casual meeting space where Steaks, Seafood and much more are served. The Ranch Steakhouse is an upscale restaurant located right on the border of southern Devils Lake. The menu is simply divine, service is great. Speaking of great – many great people have stopped by to dine at The Ranch Steakhouse, just to name a few, John Wayne, Patsy Cline, James Arnez of "Gun smoke" and Vicki Lawrence, of "The Carol Burnett Show" and they loved the food. If you are craving some delicious steaks or a great upscale menu, The Ranch Steakhouse is the place for you. From the Chicken Cordon Bleu, country ham, and a garlic and herb cheese inside a puff pastry topped with a white cream sauce or a vegetarian sushi roll with wasabi pea crust, Buffalo Tenderloin Medallions set atop a rich mushroom glaze served with Yukon Gold potato hash and collared greens. Our 5 course dinners along with the different wines are fabulous. Check us out on Facebook at the Ranch Steakhouse.
Open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Everyday.
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