If you're ever in the vicinity, you owe yourself a stop in Cody, Wyoming.
In fact, if you're not a vegetarian, you owe yourself a cowboy brunch like the Buffalo Bill's Breakfast Buffet at the Irma Hotel. It's the best value this side of the Mississippi! More kinds of breakfast meat than you would imagine, the best seasoned potatoes, hotcakes, grits, green chili, tortillas, scrambled eggs, corned beef hash, french toast, and Irma's famous bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Everything was delicious and the service was great!
Check out the menu for any time of day.
The historic Irma Hotel, Restaurant, and Saloon was established in 1902 in the town that Buffalo Bill Cody had founded in 1895. Designed for travelers to Yellowstone, Bill called it "just the sweetest hotel that ever was."
This is the room in which we ate brunch:
The gorgeous cherrywood bar was built during the hotel's construction. Can you imagine how many gunslingers stopped off here? The place will really fire up your imagination. You might even want to stay a spell.
After our brunch, we needed to walk a little. I walked right in to Rockstar Cowgirl and met Karen, the most fashionable cowgirl on the planet and the owner of the boutique. She introduced me to cowgirl style, which both surprised and thrilled me by its exuberance. Absolutely go there if you are in town.
Karen sold me this beautiful abalone and freshwater pearl hat band/necklace. I don't own a cowgirl hat to put it on (more's the pity), so I wear it as a necklace. It is powerfully beautiful.