For those who can give, the season has arrived. When thinking of the perfect gift, make it a two way giving. There are plenty of ways to give back to the community and purchase something fun and make it meaningful.
Vindeket Foods partners with local grocery stores, and volunteers source food destined for the landfill. The non-profit rescued 1 million pounds of food since opening in June 2017.
Hi my name is Brennan and I love Christmas… I love it so much that every year my band, King Cardinal, writes and …
We know we’ve lost hundreds of restaurants across the state. More pressingly, [after the CRA’s October Restaurant Impact Survey] 50% are telling us they will consider closing permanently within 6 months, no doubt because they are worried about ongoing restrictions on capacity and because they have not seen a second round of significant cash relief at the federal level. The Colorado restaurant industry was a $14.5 billion industry in 2019, but it is down billions of dollars in 2020 — we estimate it lost nearly $1 billion in April alone.
The Little Zurich is an ethereal open air holiday market with warm fires roaring, and hundreds of twinkling lights adorning the four Swiss wooden vendor huts built by the owner, Todd Simmons and local legend Phil Benstein, with support from volunteers/regulars of the Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House. Little Zurich is every Thursday-Saturday 4 pm-8 pm and Sundays from 12 pm-4 pm from now through the end of the year.
Erie is about an hour from Fort Collins (with that I-25 traffic of course) so definitely an easy one-day adventure that puts you back in your PJ’s with Netflix streaming by 7 p.m. Did someone say perfect Saturday?
“Music can be a great equalizer…. bringing folks together across the boundaries of country, language, ideals, religions, rage, gender, politics, and everything else that can separate us. I believe, and have felt in the music that I love, a deepening of my own spirit when in musical spaces. A certain levity as well. Some could call it spiritual. Others may call it celebratory. Either way, art calls us into a very sacred space… outside of our heads and our to do lists. From that space, so many things can be built and reimagined. We need artists at the table of policy and design and education. Artists bring the charisma and magnetism that the world is drawn to. Without that, where is the intrigue?”
Chinese Cooking at Home: Szechuan Pork with Eggplant and Mushrooms
I miss all of these things, but in the current world we live in, getting on a flight really isn’t in the cards (at least in my comfort zone) so to get that travel buzz in a COVID-19 environment, my partner, pup and I loaded up the car and drove six hours to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Endless Winter. A series produced by Cactus Cat, an adventure rock group based out of Fort Collins, helmed by a saxophonist who …
The second time we went to Lory State Park, I decided yet again try the West Valley Trail down to South Valley Trail and then loop back around to our car on the East Valley Trail. I still had moments where I had to put my foot down but I felt more in control of my bike and maybe even yelled out a “woohoo” as we blazed the downhill.
My first fall in Colorado, someone asked me if I was going leaf peeping one weekend. I had literally no idea what they …
Menyus Borocz touts his piadineria, La Piadina, as “the smallest restaurant in Fort Collins.” At 220-square feet, and given that the shop interior …
Said to be named in tribute to the perfection of Bellini’s tragic opera, Norma, Pasta alla Norma is a classic Sicilian pasta dish that makes …
When the 40-year old plant-based protein company, Lightlife Foods, took a swing at its competitors Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods in an open letter assailing the plant-based category newcomers about product processing methods and ingredients, as the newest kid on the block, Planterra Foods’ CEO Darcey Macken saw an opportunity in her response.
If you ask Sam Graf, he’ll tell you dumplings are the perfect food. In fact, he’ll tell you he doesn’t think he’s met anybody who doesn’t like dumplings. This isn’t an idle statement. Graf will also tell you how the dumplings he cooks in his driveway never stick around for long.
Graf has spent ten years exploring dumpling houses. Growing up, he ate potstickers, typically the frozen ones. His first taste of an authentic Asian dumpling was in New York City, in a counter shop lined by steam tables filled with dumplings. You pick out a bunch and they go into a box. From Chicago dim sum to SoHo, Graf has sampled dumplings in big cities and dumplings cooked in shacks to experience the art form. Learning along the way, it reaffirmed he was on the right track but still had to taste more.
Do you miss live music? Do you miss the thrill of being packed inside your favorite music club vibing to your favorite song? …
Eight acts under age 22 from Larimer and Weld counties will participate in the Sonic Spotlight, a new northern Colorado music showcase, and competition supported by Fort Collins Museum of Discovery,105.5 The Colorado Sound and Bohemian Foundation. The Sonic Spotlight received 50 submissions between September 1 – September 30.
If you’ve never been to Nebraska, you probably think it’s all miles of corn with a few spots of bright Cornhusker red. While you’re not entirely wrong, there is one area in Nebraska that is unlike the rest: The Sandhills.
After the pandemic’s arrival and abrupt shutdowns, Lawyer used the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program to float payroll for his core employee base. But when the non-profit Homeward Alliance reached out with a plan to provide two meals daily to homeless people at the Northside Aztland Center in downtown FOCO, he found an opportunity to coordinate with the rescue mission and Catholic Charities to minimize the downtown FOCO homeless population footprint. For 68 day days straight — the beginning of April and into June —, he woke at 4:30 each morning to prepare individually boxed, ready to serve meals. A tight budget required menu creativity, and with little to no employees, he pulled it all together. Lawyer said he was lucky to have the equipment and the commissary — the hub of his company’s food truck and catering operations.