In July of 2002, Jennifer Hayes left a successful New York City career and moved to the quaint little town of Telluride, Colorado. Within a few months, Jen met Kenny Rosen, a ten year Telluride local who had spent most of his years working in a variety of Telluride's restaurants and kitchens. One evening, Jen, a self proclaimed candy-aholic, was complaining about the fact that Telluride did not have a sweet shop. Kenny agreed, and suggested adding a homemade ice cream cone to the sweet shop idea. Thus began the delightful story of The Sweet Life.
The Sweet Life opened its doors in July 2003, on Telluride's historic main street. Instantly a favorite among tourists and locals alike, the Sweet Life was featured on both MTV's "Real World -vs- Road Rules Challenge" and The Food Network's "$40 a Day with Rachel Ray"
The name isn't just a nod to The Sweet Life's confection-driven theme, but also to the area's surroundings. "The name is really a great play on words," said owners Jen and Kenny. "We live in these amazing mountains, and The Sweet Life reflects that happy, relaxed and fun ambience." While sweets are the main creation, The Sweet Life offers other comfort food dishes to round out the complete indulgent experience. Whether one fancies savory fare such as burgers & fries or sweet treats such as ice cream & candy, The Sweet Life offers a truly feel good atmosphere for all to enjoy.
Experience the magic of the Sweet Life. The perfect place for a special event, an affordable lunch or dinner, an enticing après ski cocktail, or a home made ice cream cone anytime - The Sweet Life's kids come in all ages! Where troubles melt like lemon drops.
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Filmed inside the Sweet Life’s Telluride store, the “I Scream” challenge was an ice cream eating contest between the Real World and Road Rules past cast members. Each team had to eat a gigantic sundae filled with 32 pints of ice cream using no hands!!
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The flavors at this ice cream parlor, right in the middle of town, are named for locals and for employees who work in the shop - cool! The flavor combinations are dictated by the current inductee in the Case of Fame. I had a Diesel (he works here) in the flavor he loves most: banana cream pie! Yumm-o! I also tried so many great flavors on tester spoons that i could not keep them straight! Bottom line: there is nothing like this fresh, homemade ice cream. How sweet it is!
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A fun, 1950's-style diner with classic feel-good comfort food (burgers, fries, malts, etc.), homemade ice cream named after locals, and a wall of pick-your-own candy bins - the promise of which will keep your kids on their best behavior as you enjoy your dinner.