John Frechette and Christian Burch have lived in Jackson Hole collectively for three decades. They opened their first location of MADE in 2010. Since then, their two locations of MADE and Mountain Dandy are destinations for all visitors in the know. Read below for their hot tips…You will have all you need for a trip to Jackson!
Where do you live in and why do you love it?
We call Jackson Hole home. Between us we have lived in the valley for 30+ years. For us Jackson is a small town where everyone knows your name, and folks work together and support each other. We have a fantastic influx of visitors every season, but the locals are what make Jackson home.
Persephone Bakery is one of our go to favorites. A little bakery and cafe just a couple blocks away from the shops, Ali and Kevin are good friends. Kevin is a classically trained French baker and Ali runs a tight ship in an impeccably cute cafe with lots of outdoor seating! The coffee is good, but the pastries are better!
Favorite spot for a cocktail?
Jackson is a town full of folks grabbing the closest Tall Boy PBR, but when you want a tasty and creative cocktail our favorite spot is Trio, where the drinks are fantastic and the food is better! The blood orange margarita is hard to turn down.
Date night destination?
Town gets pretty crowded during the Summer months and the stores are a little crazy, so when we get the chance we head south of town to Snake River Sporting Club – great spot to get away from the hustle, great food and the canyon along the Snake River offers incredible views.
Favorite find in the neighborhood?
We are one of the few towns left that still has a thriving independent bookstore. Located right next to our shops in Gaslight Alley ( a little board-walked walkway filled with little shops ) Valley Bookstore has a great collection of new and used books – plenty of trail maps and is always worth the stop when in town, plus where else are you going to buy your New York Times?
Outdoor space to enjoy in the sun?
Grab your stand up paddle board and head to Grand Teton National Park. There is a stretch of river called Dam to Pacific Creek. The float is worth the ride, the cold water from Jackson Lake is refreshing and the views of the Teton at the start are about as good as it gets.
Best kept neighborhood secret?
Head to Creekside Market just a few blocks North of town and head to the back! There is a double barreled slushy machine tucked in the corner. The locals call them “sloshies,” and Creekside has the best – made with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and vodka, this frozen Greyhound will hit the spot anytime.