Full disclosure: I am a Texas girl, born and raised, who’s been trying to get to Colorado for as long as I can remember. My father lived in Fort Collins, CO before his job moved him to Texas to meet his beautiful wife (my mom!), and we spent countless vacations here climbing mountains, swimming in streams, camping in the woods and driving down old logging roads in a worn-out but reliable Astro Van. Every summer in Dallas, Texas ended with me saying something along the lines of, “Screw this heat, I’m moving to Colorado,” and after over 30 years spent in 100+ degree weather, I finally made it. And why wouldn’t I want to be here? Colorado, and specifically Fort Collins (the great town I now call home), have consistently been voted most magical state and best city to live in – it was basically a no-brainer. Don’t worry though, I’m telling all of my friends back south that it’s terrible here, and most Texans are bred to hate snow and ice anyway.
At this point, you may be wondering why on earth I’ve decided to eat my way through Colorado, or perhaps you didn’t gather that from the name of this blog, in which case, Surprise! That’s what I’m doing here. Back in Texas, I blogged about tacos and burgers and steak and BBQ, all the typical cuisine you’re accustomed to hearing about from the southern state. Here in Colorado, however, there’s a whole new world of eats to explore, and I’m not going to limit it to just one type. Heck, I’m not even going to limit it to just eating. I plan on spending my time here discovering and sharing everything I can about the restaurants, the take-out, the farmers markets, the recipes, the wine, the craft brews – anything and everything that you ever wanted to know about eating and drinking in this beautiful state. Along the way, I’ll bring on guest bloggers to throw their two cents into the mix, talk to local growers and ranchers, get tips from home-brewers on where to find the best hops, and so much more!
I’ve started a pretty big adventure here in Colorado, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks for coming along for the ride!