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Food For Thought: Commercial Development, Growing Pains, and the Evolution of Community

By On August 30, 2016

It’s an interesting time to be living in Fort Collins right now, isn’t it? I feel like Fort Collins is in an awkward teen growing phase. Arms and legs are growing fast,… Read More

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Food For Thought – When is it right to send food back?

By On March 2, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I received a message on Instagram asking if I’ve ever had to tell a restaurant their food is poor. This follower was struggling with the dilemma of… Read More

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Food For Thought – Variety is the spice of life and we’re tasting bland

By On September 29, 2014

I remember a few years back when I saw the potential in our culinary variety. I was hopefully optimistic that we’d grow in sophistication and diversity, and championed for risk takers. I… Read More

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Food For Thought – The loss of social connection

By On July 25, 2014

In every generational era, there is resistance to the modern technologies that are evolving. Way back in the 80’s and 90’s as screens began to integrate into everyday life, we were constantly… Read More

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Food For Thought – Why I’m Not Going To The Taste Of Fort Collins 2014

By On June 13, 2014

  Over the last week, my inbox has been blowing up with reader emails asking if I’m going to the Taste of Fort Collins, what I think about it, and if I’m… Read More

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Food For Thought – Consistently Inconsistent Fort Collins Dining

By On February 28, 2014

After five years of writing restaurant reviews in Fort Collins and eating at different places three to four times a week, I feel like I know the scene like the back of… Read More

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Food For Thought – what makes you a foodie?

By On November 11, 2013

  Foodie. I hate the term. It has the same skin-crawling effect as when some people hear the word “moist”  – which I don’t understand – how else are you supposed to… Read More

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Food For Thought – A Conversation About Food Writing Ethics

By On January 22, 2013

Way back when I first started Feasting Fort Collins, I researched Food Blogging ethics and developed a code of conduct that would shape my trustworthiness as a reliable resource for the dining… Read More

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Food For Thought – The Need For Menu Labeling in Fort Collins

By On November 9, 2012

  Prior to starting Feasting Fort Collins over three years ago, I was a personal trainer. The irony is not lost on me. Feasting Fort Collins just kind of happened and then… Read More

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Food For Thought – Tipping Etiqutte in Fort Collins

By On September 7, 2012

Not too long ago, a friend asked me a question that lead into an interesting conversation. This wasn’t the first time I had been asked this, and I was positive it wasn’t… Read More

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Food For Thought – When Sending Food Back to the Kitchen, Do You Forgive or Forget?

By On July 11, 2012

Have you ever been in the position of sending a dish back to the kitchen? Not too many of us are comfortable in awkward situations that require us to confront a problem.… Read More

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Food For Thought – Is Collaboration a Missing Ingredient?

By On April 6, 2012

I often think about the things that would make the Fort Collins dining scene better. For years we’ve been stuck with the status quo, although I have a feeling this is beginning… Read More

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Food For Thought – Preservatives and Predicaments in Poudre School District Lunchrooms

By On November 24, 2011

It was the first time I was joining my oldest son for lunch at his school. I met the class in the hallway as they were returning from recess. In a long… Read More

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Food For Thought – The Dark Side of Marketing “Local Produce”

By On October 26, 2011

We live in a community that is very “local” centric. We all love our small family-owned restaurants and support our local farms every week at the farmer’s markets. Some of us even… Read More

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Food For Thought – When a city is stuck in a restaurant rut

By On July 5, 2011

Upon hearing that I’m Fort Collins’ food critic, people often question if there are enough restaurants to review. I always reply that I will never be out of a job, and that… Read More

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Food For Thought – A Look Into Restaurant Health Inspections: Part 2

By On June 3, 2011

In yesterday’s Part 1 post, we read about the details of food-borne illness, the restaurants’ responsibility, along with a few secret tips on how to check for cleanliness while you’re dining out. … Read More