The story of Drunken Goat, like all great folklores, is a love story at its core.
It’s a story about a boy–Casey Glowacki–born and raised in the majesty of the Colorado mountains, who departed the Centennial State to establish a successful career as a restaurateur in Charleston, South Carolina, only to be beckoned back home to the natural splendor of Vail Valley. And it’s a story about reconnecting with life the way it should be–slow and steady.
After crisscrossing across the country in a myriad of jobs from ski bum to corporate chef, Casey found himself in Charleston where he met his beautiful wife Rachel, started a family, and in no time was the owner and operator of seven restaurants across the city. Business was booming and life was moving fast. Maybe a little too fast.
Casey wanted to reconnect with the mountain lifestyle; with long sunsets and midsummer hikes; with habitually living in the moment. So he sold his restaurants, moved back to the place that had inspired so much adolescent wonder in him, and founded Drunken Goat on that principle: Living for the moment.
Today, that notion of taking your time and enjoying the present influences everything we do at Drunken Goat. It’s a philosophy rooted in Spanish culture and inspired by Colorado’s landscape, a philosophy that knows there’s no ailment that can’t be cured by good wine, rare cheese, and soft sunsets. It’s the reason why we methodically hand-select all of the wines and cheeses we stock in our mercado, why even our simplest menu items are made with the locally-sourced ingredients and the utmost of craftsmanship.
Stop by, remember what it truly means to live in the moment, and relajate–relax. We’ll take care of the rest.