Make Your Own Iced Dirty Chai

Now that it finally feels like spring here in Fort Collins, my craving for iced coffeehouse beverages has begun. I’ll be spending my first summer here while I work and take extra classes, (maybe intern as well), and I’ve already begun experimenting with caffeinated iced drinks to get me through my 7:30 a.m. typography class…

Waltzing Kangaroo Hops Into Town

A new type of cuisine has come to town — Australian. The Waltzing Kangaroo opened its doors in the Campus West Shops on March 14.According to the Kangaroo’s According to the Kangaroo’s website, “waltzing” is “Old Australian slang meaning to travel or wander while plying one’s trade, from the German term ‘auf der walz.’” The…

Casa del Matador Offers Mexican Food with Ambiance

On Feb. 29, a new breed of Mexican restaurant came to town; Casa del Matador opened its doors in the Foothills Mall across from the new Cinemark. The Mexican-inspired restaurant held its pre-opening debut the last weekend of February, and I had the privilege of being a guest at the VIP event that supported the…

Savory Spice Shop

A bright, friendly environment with flavors from around the world, Savory Spice Shop brings Old Town Fort Collins more than just the savory side of flavor. Connected to the Opera Galleria and adjacent to Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar on College Avenue, Savory Spice is one shop in a franchise that spans sixteen states. …

Starry Night Espresso Café

Nestled next to Kilwin’s Chocolate on College Avenue, Starry Night Espresso Café crafts a cozy, warm environment perfect for the Fort Collins student population and locals alike. A rather small café, it offers table seating and arm chairs for its guests. The atmosphere is always fairly quiet, which makes it perfect for studying, and the…

Rams Bazaar Brings Worldly Flavors to Fort Collins

The Rams Bazaar International Food Market has been in Fort Collins for over a year, and still remains an undiscovered gem to many locals. Today I finally made my way to this goldmine of undiscovered flavors that I had been planning on visiting for almost a year, and I was not disappointed. While the Bazaar…

Suehiro’s Shift to Wabi Sabi

  Top-rated Japanese restaurant and sushi bar Suehiro of Old Town Fort Collins recently underwent a makeover. Suehiro is now Wabi Sabi, a modernized Japanese place with the same owners and a focus on shared plates with its redesigned menu. Wabi Sabi, could be considered one of the higher scale sushi destinations in Fort Collins….

Puff Pastry Class

This summer, as with the last few, I have had the chance to take a few cooking classes!  In previous summers I took bread baking classes at Le Pain Quotidien in Newport Beach, such as a pretzel making class, French bread, and enriched doughs such as brioche and challah.  They were amazing classes! So this…

New Food Writing Adventures

It’s difficult to believe that it has already been a year since my last post!  This past year has been rather hectic, as I am currently just finishing up my first year of college.  Luckily, I chose to attend college in one of the most food-friendly of places, Fort Collins, Colorado.  I’ve heard rumors that…

Afternoon Tea

Now that summer has arrived, I feel comfortable in saying that readers should expect a plethora of posts and photos.  (At least in comparison with what they’ve been seeing lately)  Summer is finally here, and I have 3 months off to enjoy it this time!  I don’t have many far away travels scheduled this time…

First Ice Cream Sandwiches Attempt

It is very true that I have not written a post in a great while, and I apologize.  I have been very short on time, and thus have not been cooking as much as I would like to. However, with the holidays came time off to cook and bake to my heart’s content!  I posted…

The Conclusion of the NSLC Conference

On the very last day of my conference, they held a closing ceremony and a final TA meeting before checkout. During the ceremony, we all watched a slideshow of the 10 days that the TAs had put together with their own photos, followed by a 5 minute hugging session. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten…