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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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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Happy Cinco De Mayo!

The 2nd day of the Cinco De Mayo festival will be in Old Town Fort Collins starting at 11 on Sunday. Enjoy a lineup of great musicians, celebration performances, things for the kids to do, food, vendors and much more. Here are the details: SUNDAY MAY 5th 2019 NORTHERN COLORADO  CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL Old Town Square, Fort Collins “DIA DE LA FAMILIA” 11am – 7pm Performances start at noon […]

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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
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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 […]

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Kids Eat Free (and Almost Free in FoCo)

November 2018: We have updated our Kids Eat Free Listing. If you’ve got little ones at home, not a clue what you’re going to make for dinner, and your budget is tight, don’t look any further. Here’s a list of places kids can eat free (or for cheap) on any day of the week in Fort Collins. Seven days a week kids can eat free at IHOP with an adult […]

Food

Cider and Pie, Oh My!

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us! What better way to prepare for a day of indulgence than discovering the chemistry laden secrets behind delicious seasonal treats like cider and pie! Did you know that apple cider was a Roman and Greek art mastered in 55 BC when the Romans sailed to the British Isles? The Romans found locals drinking a cider-like drink. The Romans spread the apple drink throughout Europe and […]

Eryn Anderson walking around the food truck rally.
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Summer Fun at the Fort Collins Food Truck Rally

An assembly of food trucks arrive and start to prep. A crowd begins to swell the grounds at 6 p.m. and stays till dusk. There is a complex aroma at the park. Mouthwatering scents waft from the diverse food trucks and combine with the sweet perfumes of blossoming flowers drifting in fresh air. The atmosphere is laid back with kids playing, teenagers mingling, and adults relaxing. This is the City […]