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Food and Dining


Alley Cat Cafe barista Messina Ranieri prepares a drink

7 study spots in Fort Collins to get you out of your room

Ivy Secrest, Life and Culture Director September 13, 2022

There are as many barriers to studying as there are things to study. Why memorize equations when your roommates are just so noisy? You can’t focus, and your cat needs a bath anyway. It wouldn't hurt...


5 dining hall hacks to level up your meals

Emmalee Krieg , Staff Reporter August 31, 2022

Just like that, the school year at Colorado State University has begun. First-year students are excited to experience dorm life and everything that comes with it: new friends, roommates and nightlife....

Everyday Joes Coffee House, a nonprofit in Old Town, functions as an art gallery, a coffee shop and as a church on Sundays with services at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

5 Fort Collins coffee shops that aren’t Starbucks

Falyn Sebastian, Digital Managing Editor August 16, 2022

Whether you’re in dire need of a quick pick-me-up or you want a mediocre excuse to leave campus, I personally find coffee shops are a great solution. To kick off the new school year (and possibly a new...

The Fox Den: No Waste Cafe & Roastery on Laporte uses reusable mugs and has no trash cans in the seating area May 4.

The Fox Den brings a zero waste future to Fort Collins

Kadyn Thorpe, Arts and Culture Reporter May 4, 2022
As one of the newest additions to the Fort Collins food and drink scene, The Fox Den has created a unique dining experience.
(Graphic Illustration by Katrina Clasen | The Collegian)

Food Feuds: The Post Chicken & Beer vs. Comet Chicken

Katrina Leibee, Editor in Chief May 3, 2022

Alright folks, for my last article at The Collegian, I feel it is only right that I review one of my favorite foods.  I have had chicken tenders from almost every place you can get them in Fort Collins....

The Union Bar & Soda Fountain is a good place for a late breakfast to a late dinner Sept. 28, 2019. The very modern style of The Union makes it a great hangout spot that comes with a nice patio with cornhole. Located off Jefferson Street, this is a good place to meet new people.

5 date spots to try in Fort Collins this summer

Sierra Grimm, Arts and Culture Reporter May 2, 2022

Congratulations: The spring semester is coming to an end, and while the summer semester and summertime are approaching, it’s time to celebrate all the hard work you’ve done with a delicious date night. Whether...

(Graphic illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

Beer Edition: Going from cocktail to mocktail doesn’t have to be hard

Kadyn Thorpe, Arts and Culture Reporter April 13, 2022

Whether you’re wanting to limit your alcohol consumption or you’re under the legal drinking age, dive into the world of mocktails: your favorite drinks without the alcohol.  Just because you want...

(Graphic illustration by Ava Kerzic | The Collegian)

Beer Edition: Understanding the history of beer in Fort Collins

Hailee Stegall, Arts and Culture Reporter April 12, 2022

Brewing in Fort Collins has a rich history, and the story does not begin where one might think. According to Fort Collins History Connection, the town was “dry” until 1969, meaning alcohol was not...

A man in a red shirt plays keyboard at the Awake Sober Bar. Behind him is a plant and a glowing yellow sign that says, Together, we wake up, and next to him is a table with two non-alcoholic beverages.

Beer Edition: Denver’s Awake sober bar offers a creative escape from alcohol culture

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter April 12, 2022

For many 20-somethings, a large part of socialization is local nightlife. It is the essence of the college experience, and with bars reopening and mask mandates being lifted, it stands to reason that many...

Mugs Coffee lounge across from the oval. Mugs is having a night market on March, 6th 2020 they will be having art, music and handmade goods Feb. 23, 2020.

Food Feuds coffee competition: Everyday Joe’s vs. Mugs at CSU

Sierra Grimm, Arts and Culture Reporter March 21, 2022

When it comes to coffee spots in Fort Collins, it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out the best one. I have narrowed it down to two spots for your next coffee craving.  Everyday Joe's Coffee House,...

(Graphic Illustration by Trin Bonner | The Collegian)

Simply Cooking: Fried rice ground turkey kimchi

Sierra Grimm, Arts & Culture Reporter February 28, 2022

Growing up, we all had that one dish that defined our childhood. For me, that dish was fried rice. It will forever be one of those dishes I can keep changing and modifying but will always come back to...

(Graphic Illustration by Charlie Dillon | The Collegian)

Simply Cooking: Stuffed ricotta and spinach shells

Sierra Grimm, Arts and Culture Reporter February 16, 2022
I’ve always loved getting stuffed shells when I am out to eat, as they seemed nearly impossible to make at home … until they weren’t.
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