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History

Snake River Grill was founded in 1993 by partners Alan Hirschfield and August Spier. The Hirschfields are the majority owners with nine other partners.

Founder Alan Hirschfield

Alan’s career began as an investment banker on Wall Street. He later became CEO of Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox Film Corporation among countless other business and philanthropic endeavors. Alan’s legacy is celebrated by the continuity of the restaurant.

Founder August Spier

August worked in and managed restaurants in Washington D.C., New York and Los Angeles. During these years, August was also an actor, cameraman, teacher, and worked for a printing company.  August visited Jackson Hole for many winters where he met Alan Hirschfield. After 15 years of leading the restaurant, August retired to Santa Fe. He continues to support the Grill and its evolution.

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