Local Culture, Arts & Community

Venue Guide – Downtown Artery

Arguably the most unique venue in the Fort Collins area, Downtown Artery serves as a multipurpose hub for artists and other content creators. It’s not just a concert venue, but a café, a studio space, and an art gallery – to name a few other purposes. Though it can be used as a platform for many different activities, the overall idea of Downtown Artery is to provide a space for […]


The Great Plates of Downtown Event

The Great Plates of Downtown Event is coming to an end, but there’s still time! 25 of Fort Collins’ top eateries are participating in a special event where you can enjoy $25 dinner specials from 5 p.m. to close. Some of the big players involved are Blue Agave Grill, Beau Jo’s, The Kitchen, and The Mainline. Deals will vary across restaurants, so click here to see what catches your eye […]


Pizza Rev – The New Kid On the Block

Just when it seemed like Fort Collins had enough pizza joints, Pizza Rev showed up and brought a whole new element to the game. Only a handful of months removed from its opening, the franchise is quickly separating itself from local competition with its build-your-own-pizza model and progressive methods of operation. Located on the corner of Laurel and College, it’s in a prime location for both CSU students and residents […]


Après Ski – The Food, The Drinks, The Vibe

By: Doug Usher The weather is finally turning colder, the snow is falling and the slopes are open. This is Colorado, and a flurry of winter activities are literally at your doorstep. From sledding to snowshoeing to skiing, you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy. But I’m not here to talk about that. I’d prefer to focus on what comes at the end of the day. Known around the world […]


THE GROWING PROJECT: Improving Food Security

By: Lauren Sinclair  The Growing Project, an organization true to its name, began eight years ago as a way to connect people to local food and to make local, healthy food more accessible for everyone – regardless of income – and has been growing ever since. From its start, the volunteer-run organization has been dedicated to improving food security in Larimer County through numerous community outreach programs. Led by Executive […]



By: Doug Usher A sold out crowd filled tables at Bath Nursey on October 15th to help raise money for the Giving Project. The fifth annual Bounty and Brews, an event put on by Fortified Collaborations, combined the talents of 6 local chefs with 6 local breweries to collaborate on a unique dining experience. Cafe Vino, Tasty Harmony, 415, Fish, Music City Hot Chicken and Modern Tavern teamed up with […]

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5th Annual Bounty and Brews

By: Dawn Duncan Now in its 5th year, Bounty and Brews is Fort Collins’ premiere community dining event taking place on October 15. Presented by Fortified Collaborations, this event celebrates the culmination of a bountiful harvest season. Guests will enjoy six courses prepared by some of Fort Collins’ finest chefs and the courses will be paired with beers from local breweries. Taking place in and around the greenhouse at Bath […]



As students return to campus this fall, they will notice two new restaurants in residence on the south end of Old Town at 230 S. College Avenue — Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill and Urban Egg, A Daytime Eatery. The award-winning restaurants share one kitchen and one vision: serving fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in an upscale, casual environment. “We have always maintained the same philosophy in all of our restaurants. We create innovative and fresh menu items using locally sourced ingredients,” said […]



BY: CARIE GUESWEL  In 2013, the High Park fire, the second most destructive fire in Colorado’s history, raged throughout Northern Colorado, burning over 100,000 acres, devouring upwards of 259 homes and costing Coloradoans millions in its wake. Many brave firefighters fought fearlessly to protect the homes and lives of others, while suffering the loss of their own properties and those of their loved ones. Some of the contributing firefighters belonged to the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department or RCVFD, a non tax-funded department that relies solely on the donations of others in order to […]


8th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest

By: Rebecca LaPole Next month the Lincoln Center will allow you to reap the benefits of our brew-happy town during the 8th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest, benefiting Animal House Rescue. Presented by Wilbur’s Total Beverage, the fest will run from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, September 16th, with a limited ticket VIP event from 6-7 before general admission doors open for an additional hour of less-crowded brew-cruising. Featuring craft beer, micro-distilleries, […]