The Three Sisters and their Restaurant
The three sisters, Jamie, Paula and Darla together with Jamie's husband Rocky are owning and running Three Sisters Tavern & Grill located on 6695 W. Hwy. 165
in Colorado City, Colorado. They all love the decor and atmosphere of the building and are determined to make it the best little restaurant and grill south
Jamie and Paula both have homes here in Greenhorn Valley and Darla lives in Texas, where she is part of the DeVencenty's other businesses, but is often back in Greenhorn Valley. The three sisters have always been very close and as Jamie's husband Rocky says: "They are sisters by blood, best friends by heart, and are so very blessed as friends and soul mates!" Therefore they decided that it would be awesome to work together as a team together with Rocky.
This friendship and happy spirit between the sisters is also reflected in the quality of the staff and services in the restaurant and bar. The sisters are your ensurance that everything that happens in this restaurant is living up to your expectations and that your visit will be of the highest standard and experience. They want you to like their place.
Here is what The Chieftain Said
They've always been close so why not open a restaurant together?
Three Sisters Tavern and Grill in Colorado City recently marked its second anniversary under the ownership of Jamie DeVencenty, Paula Williams and Darla Watson.
Separated in age by only a few years, the Pueblo natives -- the Bezona sisters, as the siblings were known growing up -- look back at their decision to open the family-style restaurant as fate. Even as they pursued their own careers and families, "We've always wanted to do something in business together," DeVencenty said.
The opportunity came when the former Los Cuervos restaurant off the Interstate 25 exit in Colorado City closed and was put up for sale.
"We fell absolutely in love with it and decided we'd give it a shot," DeVencenty said.
The restaurant's rustic decor and sweeping view of the mountains reminded them of their childhood visits to their grandparents' ranches, where large groups would gather for their home-cooked meals, she said. Now, they get to offer their respective families -- and the public -- a similar retreat, she said. They didn't alter much of the restaurant's interior; they didn't want to. The biggest change was to put one of their grandfather's saddles on display near the entryway. Said Watson, "It is so amazing to see how many people will just touch that saddle as they walk in."
The food offerings include chicken fried steak, homemade chips and salsa, green chile, sloppers and other down-home fare from breakfast through dinner.
Bread pudding also is on the menu.
"People come for it just to take home. Grandma's recipe," DeVencenty said.
The restaurant also features a full bar and a meeting room.
The venture represents a new business outlet for the sisters.
DeVencenty and her husband, Rocky, run Travelaire flight-for-life and air charter service and the Rocky Mountain Flower fixed-base operator that provides fuel services for aircraft at Pueblo Memorial Airport. Rocky also is active at the restaurant. "He's the fourth sister," DeVencenty quipped. The couple also own a ranch near Rye. Williams and her family operate a ranch about five miles east of Colorado City.
Watson divides her time between Colorado and Texas and also works as a flight coordinator at Rocky Mountain Flower.
The sisters hired "fantastic" personnel in manager Debbie Houghton and head cook Max Howes, DeVencenty said. The sisters also devote long hours of their own time. "We came in cold. We had a lot to learn," she said. Today, her and Williams continue to help out up to four or five days a week; Watson helps when back in the state.
As the name of the restaurant implies, the close ties of the sisters is central to its operation and appeal.
"We are very fortunate to have pretty much the same likes and dislikes," Williams said, while also offering that "working with my sisters, the word 'work' doesn't resonate. It's more like recess when we get together."
DeVencenty allowed that "We chide each other a little bit" but that, "We knew we would be able to work well together. We're just grateful. Some siblings don't get along. We're truly sisters and we're best friends at the same time."
By dennis Darrow the pueblo Chieftain DDARROW@chieftain.com