Local Distillery Puts the Class Back in Vodka

By Matt Minich Where liquors are concerned, vodka doesn’t have the best reputation. At its very best, many think of it as a tasteless, odorless elixir mixed into another drink. At its worst, the stuff is known as a recipe for shame and regret sold off in plastic one-gallon jugs. To Heather Bean and Jeff Copeland of Syntax Spirits, however, vodka is high art. In a Greeley tasting room between […]


The Perfect Cup: One Local Entrepeneur Hopes to Bring Craft Coffee to Fort Collins

By Matt Minich Jonathan S. Jarrow makes one hell of a cup of coffee. Jarrow has spent the last eight years mastering all things ground and roasted. His kitchen is filled with top-of-the-line gizmos for brewing the perfect cup of joe, and the walls are decorated with awards he’s won as a competitive barista and roaster. He doesn’t just read books about the chemistry behind coffee, he knows the authors […]


New Old Town Fish & Seafood Restaurant Delights the Senses

By Molly McCowan Walking into Jax Fish House, one is immediately transported into an urban, hip atmosphere. A saltwater fish tank bathed in blue light; a modern, oval-shaped bar; an inviting patio area overflowing with early evening diners. Even though it’s a bit upscale, Jax is not a pressed shirt and tie affair – the restaurant has a mellow, unpretentious vibe, and our fellow diners were relaxed and laughing over […]


Genoa Coffee & Wine – Where Style Meets Food, Drinks & Music

By Chris Pepper-Yowell When it comes to elegance and good taste, Genoa Coffee and Wine knows exactly what it means to provide their customers with a chic, laidback experience of classic Italy. Located at 2614 South Timberline Road, Genoa has been around for over six years. It changed ownership in 2009, and Michael Burns and his family currently manage it. It has become a local hotspot for good food, great […]