Food

Old Spot or New — Where do you get your brunch on?

Old Spot or New — Where do you get your brunch on? by Emily Kemme Deciding about where to brunch is important. How many weekends have been wrecked because the brunch style didn’t fit — and that doesn’t mean what you’re wearing. Whether you’ve dressed in your Sunday best, pulled on some just-crawled-out-of-bed grunge, or stretched into the latest Lululemon, what often counts most is the menu and the environment. […]

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Los Dos Paelleros brings the transformational taste of Valencia’s paella to the Front Range

By Emily Kemme Stephen Davidson isn’t Spanish, but if you’re talking paella, you might say that Spain is in his blood. He is the co-founder of Los Dos Paelleros — Spanish for someone who prepares paella, a rice dish studded with meats and vegetables long-cooked in a shallow pan designed for only that purpose. Davidson lived in Valencia, Spain for several years while in his early 20s. He was dating […]

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Chef Amy Stacy of Jax Fish House is an ocean watchdog — and she’s creative, too

Growing up in agriculturally focused Missoula, Montana, Amy Stacy didn’t have much experience eating seafood. But armed with degrees in Culinary Arts and Food Management from the University of Montana, four years ago she walked through the door of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in Fort Collins to begin what would be a very close working relationship with fish.  As Chef de Cuisine for two years now, Stacy has […]

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Red Truck Beer Company gets real. Because what’s more honest than a red truck?

By Emily Kemme The slogan is painted on the wall of Red Truck Beer Company’s meeting room in the Fort Collins Truck Stop, 1020 E. Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins. It’s a reminder of generations, connections and the homespun nostalgia of a red truck: “You never forget your first truck.” But even with the tongue-in-cheek word slide, and cherry red pops of paint adorning everything from handrails to the Adirondack chairs […]

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Get a Taste of the Town with Local Table Tours

By Emily Kemme Why taste what only one restaurant dishes up when you can sample many? And how about a bite of local lore, while you’re at it? Local Table Tours designs boutique culinary experiences that allow people to have an adventure while spending time out on the town. The Colorado tour company is overseen by owner and founder Megan Bucholz. She coordinates tours in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins. Go […]

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Thanks to many mamas, Fort Collins can enjoy RamaMama pop up

By Emily Kemme It is somewhat counterintuitive that road biking, hand-piped sausages, and a Korean co-worker’s mom’s recipe for homemade kimchi would play a part in a ramen pop-up enterprise called RamaMama. Add feeding Barack Obama bento boxes for lunch into the mix, and you’ll probably think this is the start of a limerick. Most likely, it would be a rollicking one. In actuality, it describes the years of work […]

What is Fjaka and how you can find it
Food

What is Fjaka and how you can find it

The first day on a cycling tour is always the tester, a short excursion where tour leaders read the group’s makeup. Who is a wobbly biker, who doesn’t signal when turning, who whines about climbing for even the shortest distance. Recovering from a cold that had settled into my lungs, I hoped that warm-up ride would provide an extra day to recover before the real climbing began.   Because we […]