Food & Drink in Fort Collins

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt ($20 Value)

Spooners Frozen Yogurt

Fort Collins

$10 $5

Self-serve frozen yogurt made from milk of locally-raised cows comes in flavors such as dairy free almond vanilla, lemon zest, and coconut

$8 for $16 Worth of Homestyle Breakfast and Lunch at The Backporch Cafe

The Backporch Cafe

Fort Collins

$16 $8

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Chefs fold freshly baked bread, house-smoked meats, and housemade sauces into omelets, sandwiches, and other American favorites

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth at Mary’s Mountain Cookies - Old Town (50% Off)

Mary's Mountain Cookies

Old Town

$10 $5

The quarter-pound mountain cookies include the ever-popular chocolate chip, s'mores, and tangy raspberry lemonade

Tapas and Wine for Two or Four at International Appetite Bistro (Half Off)

International Appetite

Old Town Fort Collins

$20 $10

(5)

Loscano Private Reserve wine with tapas such as handmade vegetable gyoza or quinoa cakes

Three-Course Full Rodizio Dinner for Two or Four with Wine at Rodizio Grill (45% Off)

Rodizio Grill

Fort Collins

$109.98 $60

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Unlimited helpings of freshly grilled, Brazilian-style meats paired with a large salad bar and bottles of wine

$20 Worth of Desserts and Light Fare at The Chocolate Café (40% Off)

The Chocolate Café

Downtown Fort Collins

$20 $12

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Dine on rich desserts such as German chocolate cake or bacon stout chocolate cheesecake, along with light fare like soups and panini

Lunch or Wine Flights and Tapas Platters for Two, Four, or Six at d'Vine Bistro (50% Off)

d'Vine Bistro

d'Vine Bistro

$20 $10

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Mediterranean-influenced, modern cuisine using seasonal and local ingredients; wine flights complement tapas such as trout pate and ahi tuna

"Monty Python's Spamalot" Dinner Theater for Two or Four at Midtown Arts Center (Up to 48% Off)

Midtown Arts Center

Fort Collins

$169 $89

Tony-award winning musical based on the iconic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" includes three-course dinner with wine

$24.99 for $40 Worth of Steaks and Seafood at The Canyon Chop House

The Canyon Chop House

Downtown Fort Collins

$40 $24.99

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N.Y. strips and filet mignons, as well as house-made gnocchi, jumbo lump crabcakes, and lamb shanks, served inside a former bank building

Tour and Wine Tasting for 2, 4, or 6 with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at Vintages (Up to 52% Off)

Vintages

Downtown Fort Collins

$35 $20

Tour and tasting features samples of profile select reds and whites, as well as cheese and crackers and an informative talk

Select Local Merchants

A popular Texas-based restaurant, Fuzzy's Taco Shop makes its Colorado debut, providing new Tex-Mex tastes with a bountiful menu straight from the South. Baja-style tacos top the menu as the restaurant's specialty and brim with cilantro, cheese, garlic sauce, feta, and a choice of fish, chicken, or pork ($1.99 each). A jumbo burrito plump with grilled- or tempura-shrimp stuffing bursts with garlic sauce and guacamole ($5.99), and breakfast favorites such as the huevos rancheros sate late-risers with savory, eggy flavors ($5.99). Diners dive into their eats perched in bright-red booths surrounded by primary-color-splashed walls, forming an environment as bright and fun as a bonfire of old toys.

1335 W Elizabeth St
Fort Collins,
CO
US

At Señor Camaron, chefs season fresh fish fillets and tender steaks with poblano peppers, tamarind, and cilantro. The menu's Mexican seafood tastes mirror the eatery's beachy decor—patrons sit in palm and leather seats under wall-mounted sharks, colorful flags, and lifeguards who enthusiastically blow their whistle every time someone cleans their plate.

2721 S College Ave
Fort Collins,
CO
US

You’d be hard-pressed to find a can of vegetables, a bag of sliced bread, or a box of instant cake mix in The Backporch Cafe kitchen. The chefs are wary of the premade foods, bottled sauces, and magic beans found in grocery stores, preferring to whip up all their dishes from scratch. So they bake fresh apple pies, bran raisin muffins, and buttermilk biscuits each morning, along with from-scratch loaves of rye, wheat, and cheddar sourdough bread. As a yawning breakfast crowd begins to wander in, the chefs turn their attention to three-egg omelets, chorizo burritos, and lightly grilled french toast. Come lunchtime, they’ll layer housemade bread with house-smoked chicken, turkey, and ham before plating the sandwiches alongside handfuls of fries and scoops of potato salad.

Complementing all of this homestyle cooking is a beverage list that includes coffee, juice, bloody marys, screwdrivers, and Manmosas—orange juice mixed with Easy Street wheat beer from the nearby Odell Brewing Company. When the weather's nice, diners can lounge beneath magenta umbrellas on the patio.

1101 E Lincoln Ave
Fort Collins,
CO
US

Mary's Mountain Cookies traces its origins to the kitchens of Cherokee Park Dude Ranch, where head chef Mary whipped up three square meals a day for hungry guests and packed her popular homemade cookies in their horses' saddlebags. The "mountain-style" treats were sturdy enough to remain in one piece during horseback-riding trips, but soft enough to maintain an irresistibly chewy texture. Guests never failed to request the recipe, coworkers raved over the sweets, and horses raided the freezers for leftovers overnight?all persuading Mary to set out and start selling homemade cookies on her own.

Today, loyal customers enjoy over 50 varieties of quarter-pound mountain cookies, from the classic chocolate chip, to sugar-dusted snickerdoodles and salty-sweet peanut butter. Shoppers with cravings for more substantial treats can stock up on cream-cheese brownies, 12-inch cookie cakes, and frosting-filled cookie sandwiches.

123 N College Ave
Fort Collins,
CO
US

Plenty of college students study business. They study business, though, they don't start one of their own. UW students Jason and Rob, however, didn't sit around waiting for graduation. In the middle of an early 1990s night, they surveyed the phone book and agreed that they were tired of the sub-par pizza available to them. Boldly, they started making pies of their own. No business plan. No product testing. Jason and Rob took their pizza to the people, and a business was born.

Today, they're out of college and their Falbo Bros Pizzeria serves its inventive twists on New York-style thin crust, Chicago-style deep dish, and stuffed pizzas in 13 locations across three states. Fresh batches of hand-rolled dough don gourmet toppings such as giardiniera, artichoke hearts, and meatballs. The Falbo kitchens toss specialty pizzas such as the Zeus, whose black olives, spinach, feta cheese, and pepperoncini are baked with the heat of a lightning bolt. Chefs also bake meatball subs and top salads of artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, and grilled chicken with piquant blue cheese dressing. At Falbo's Fort Collins outpost, taps pour local beers from New Belgium and Odell in a seasonal beer garden, and cans of soda offer an alternative fizzy refreshment.

822 S College Ave
Fort Collins,
CO
US

From the break of dawn to the arrival of the witching hour, the hiss of the espresso machine and the aromas of fresh-brewed coffee and spicy chai tea permeate Alley Cat Coffee House’s expansive space. Manning the counter 24 hours a day, the shop’s friendly baristas never stop topping off cups with ginger tea—made from 5 pounds of fresh ginger—or melting rich Ghirardelli chocolate into mochas, lattes, or carefully positioned open mouths. Morning customers nibble on a healthful breakfast of oatmeal and fruit, and late-night visitors wash down turkey melts and hummus with a thick milkshake.

Alley Cat’s interior is almost as diverse as its menu. A ceiling collage draws eyes upward to the colorful paintings of fish placed mere inches away from a photo of Mel Gibson chit-chatting on the phone. Beneath, sleek leather couches and plush chairs face traditional café seating. A separate room decked in simple earth tones makes an ideal study spot, fortified with wireless Internet, printing stations, and test answers carved into the tables.

120 1/2 W Laurel St
Fort Collins,
CO
US