Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center
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Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center

By Stephanie Davis   Since 2011, when the Fort Collins Lincoln Center was renovated, Sapphire Events continues to improve the beverage and refreshment experience at Northern Colorado’s premier performance venue. Family owned and operated, Sapphire Events primarily focuses on servicing Lincoln Center patrons and running three bars inside the community supported event space.   I met with Sapphire Events manager Shawn Matsuda, son of owner Connie Matsuda, to gather intel […]

Wine on draft. Photo by Cynthia Wilson
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The new Infinite Monkey Theorem

The Infinite Monkey Theorem is opening a wine bar in Fort Collins in the Exchange. The Grand Opening Party is on Saturday, February 16th, luckily Scene got a sneak peek.   The Infinite Monkey Theorem will serve wine on draft, in a can, and by the bottle. Owner Ben Parsons is a brilliant winemaker and the first person to can wine and put it in a keg. The Infinite Monkey […]

HHAp – Fort Collins: Your One Stop Shop for Happy Hour Deals in Fort Collins CO
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C’mon Get Happy Hour, with the HHap

MY YOGA CLASS ENDS WITH THE CORPSE POSE. Morbid, right? But as I feigned death at the conclusion of my Slow Flow Hatha yoga class at the Aztlan Center, I was thinking of another kind of “flow.” The kind that comes from the neck of a liquor bottle. OK, I was already relaxed. But it was 6 o’clock in Fort Collins, and now I wanted to be happy, too. According […]

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Building a Community of Painters at Pinot’s Palette Fort Collins

Bold green, blue, and orange canvases dot the brightly lit Pinot’s Palette Studio. Voices remark on brush strokes, color choice, and fur type. Glasses of craft beer and red wine clink on the long tables. On this occasion at Pinot’s, located in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins on Mountain Avenue, class attendees are painting their pets. Each attendee has been given a canvas with an image of their animal […]

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Valentine’s Day ideas at the new Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market

If you are a planner, you are thinking already about valentine’s day. It’s only about 3 weeks away! Here are some great ideas for Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market and Sunset Lounge Rooftop Bar are located at 378 Walnut Street in Fort Collins. For more information – http://emporiumftcollins.com or call 970.493.0024. Be sure to get those reservations early, this awesome new restaurant will be filling up fast. Cookie Decorating For your sweet-toothed sweetheart or a […]

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PizzaRev Taproom Promises to Change the Game

Pizza and beer are nothing new, but PizzaRev Taproom, a new restaurant set to open in Fort Collins in early December, promises to change the way people think about both. Using the “create your own” method many of us love, customers can let their imaginations run wild and choose from over 30 toppings. The freedom doesn’t stop at pizza, as the new restaurant will allow customers to pour their own […]

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FRONT RANGE WINE FESTIVAL

Calling all wine connoisseurs! The 6th Annual Front Range Wine Festival is taking place on Saturday, August 19 at the Main Park in the quaint and hip town of Windsor, CO. It will feature over 30 Colorado Wineries from the Front Range, Denver and the Western Slope, all here to titillate your tastebuds with tannins, full flavors and fine-crafted floral notes. The wine will be flowing along with various food […]

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JAX FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS A FRENCH WINE DINNER

In Fort Collins, we basically live for beer. But let’s be honest, we all love wine just as much. You know what else Fort Collins’ folks love? Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar. You know this if you have ever strolled by during their Monday night happy hour. On June 14, Jax invites you to tour some of France’s most celebrated winemaking regions. This will be the first dinner of […]

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Social Wine Rack Night

by Gregg Adams I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years, and, like every other newbie, I was immediately sucked into the vortex of wine culture. While I enjoyed many great wines, I was frequently put off by the “holier-than-thou” attitudes of the winemakers and their tasting-room minions. It didn’t take long to know my winery vocabulary had better include words like “tannic,” “terroir,” “malo-lactic” and “appellation,” […]

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Nothing But Blue Skies Winery Do I See…

by MALINI BARTELS In a town riddled with breweries, locals can now enjoy the newest commercial winery and fermentation spot to hit old town. Blue Skies Winery, located at 251 Jefferson Street, brings class and subtle notes of fruit, oak, and spices to a section of town desperate for clientele. Owners of the establishment, Kate and Pat Atkin, began moving into the space on Jefferson at the end of the […]