Taste of Fort Collins took over the edge of Old Town this weekend, bringing dozens of unique tastes, sips and sounds to Civic Center and Washington parks.
If you weren’t able to make it, don’t fret. There are plenty of tastes from the festival you can try around Fort Collins all summer.
Here are five …
Pulled pork mac and cheese
Where: Bigs Meat Wagon food truck
Barbecue and mac and cheese? It’s a match made in heaven for Bigs Meat Wagon’s meat-topped mac and cheese bowls, which are a festival favorite. The Fort Collins-based food truck also boasts meat plates, barbecue sandwiches and more. It bops around Northern Colorado, most recently setting up shop at the opening day of Fort Collins’ Fossil Creek Food Truck Rally at Fossil Creek Park. To track Bigs Meat Wagon, visit its Facebook page.
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A CopperMuse cocktail
Where: CopperMuse Distillery, 244 N. College Ave.
A summer cocktail on a summery day? Don’t mind if I do. Fort Collins’ CopperMuse Distillery was well-represented at Taste of Fort Collins this year, boasting a handful of their craft cocktails on the festival’s drink menu. If you missed them at Taste of Fort Collins, don’t fret. CopperMuse Distillery is just around the corner at The Exchange, with not just seasonal summer cocktails but also flights of vodka, gin, rum, infusions and liqueurs.
A wood-fired pizza
Where: Project Pizza food truck
Project Pizza’s wood-fired pies are worth a try for the sights alone. I mean, how often do you get to see a school bus with a pizza oven in it? The Fort Collins-based food truck — er, bus — slings a handful of different pizzas from a classic pepperoni to its Native Hill pie with kale, ricotta and chive oil. If you’re feeling a pizza and beer this summer, you’re in luck as Project Pizza parks at New Belgium Brewing every Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.
A cup of Old Town ice cream
Where: Walrus Ice Cream, 125 W. Mountain Ave.
Reacquaint yourself with a Fort Collins classic this summer. Walrus Ice Cream is often out and about with its ice cream trailer, but can always be found at its longtime Mountain Avenue ice cream shop. Try its rotation of daily flavors or email them with a new flavor idea of your own.
Some farmers market fudge
Where: What the Fudge Co. (cottage foods business)
Have a sweet tooth? Try an up-and-coming sweet from Eaton. What the Fudge Co. — a cottage foods fudge business based in Eaton — started up a year and a half ago and is now a regular at the Fort Collins, Larimer County, Greeley and Loveland farmers markets. Try popular flavors like dark chocolate walnut and white chocolate lemon, or request your own custom flavor. To find What the Fudge Co., check whatthefudgeco.com for its farmers market schedule.
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