Illegal Pete’s

Illegal Pete’s

After surviving the tremendous controversy over the name “illegal” in its name, Illegal Pete’s in Fort Collins is soaring into the hearts and stomachs of many. It’s here to stay with the original name intact and in a prime location at 320 Walnut Street. The vast interior and raised alcove help make it our town’s…Continue Reading

Indian Music

Indian Music

Om Ananda Yoga Studio in Old Town Fort Collins is hosting a very special and rare concert event with tabla master Ty Burhoe and grammy-winning flute master Steve Gorn! Mark your calendars for Friday, January 16, 8-10pm, admission is $16 in advance and $20 at the door; purchase at omanandayoga.com/events or call 970-488-9192. The venue…Continue Reading

A new year? Try new beer!

A new year? Try new beer!

With the holidays wrapping up and New Year’s resolutions being made, it might be time to try some new things. For the cooking-inclined, this just may be your column. Chef Ricky Myers of Jax Fish House has been experimenting with local brews and food, and has offered to share some of his inspiration with us.…Continue Reading

Sex and the Choice City: Save the Tablas!

I just turned 40. I feel it’s a good time to reflect and write about the things I’m really proud of. Seriously, I was not expecting to look this good at the “half way point” of my life… unlike TONS of women that are walking around our Choice City streets, I have had absolutely NO…Continue Reading

Donoma Farms

Donoma means “sight of the sun.” It’s a place in Carr where plants and animals grow together year-round to create an ecosystem that provides food for the region. They focus on offering nutrient-dense foods that respects animal life and the environment. Their animals flourish and renew pasture soil on the 90-acre farm year-round, absorbing much…Continue Reading

Cashing In On Success

Cashing In On Success

Last year was eventful for Rosanne Cash. The release of her much anticipated album in more than four years, The River and the Thread (January 2014, Blue Note Records) and the launch of that tour kept the artist performing, connecting with her fans and grounded to her roots in the American South. With a talented…Continue Reading

Colorado Blues Society Champions

Local artists, Cary Morin and Eef & The Blues Express have earned the privilege of representing The Colorado Blues Society (CBS) at The International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, later this month. These two acts were winners of the Colorado Blues Society’s annual Colorado Blues Challenge. The IBC is an international competition of blues acts…Continue Reading

William Oliver’s

William Oliver’s

That tiny pub in the strip mall on the east side of Fort Collins has now doubled in size and added a full kitchen! If you haven’t given William Oliver’s Publick House a visit yet, then “the best bacon in town” is reason enough to stop by. A spectacular whiskey selection, a full menu and…Continue Reading

Best Breakout Bands of the Year

Deadwood Saints: I once wrote in an album review for The Deadwood Saints that “it feels like coming home,” and I stand by that statement completely. There are a lot of folk/bluegrass/Americana bands in Colorado, but The Deadwood Saints set themselves apart with an amazing sound that can only be described as “beard-folk.” Their music…Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow

Stars of Tomorrow

Do you know a kid that has talent? Here’s the perfect place for them to showcase what they’ve got and find out if they are really star material. The Fort Collins Kiwanis club is proud to host their 70th annual Stars of Tomorrow Youth Talent Show! They want YOU to audition on January 24 and…Continue Reading

Story Swap

Story Swap

Do you have an exciting story that you are just dying to tell someone? The Lyric is very excited to announce that in January they are hosting their second Story Swap event! It’s a time to gather together and share life experiences with each other. There is a different theme each month. For January, the…Continue Reading

Movers and Shakers 2015

Movers and Shakers 2015

        Amy Bradley: The Downtown Artery Currently, we are building out a new venue and cafe on the lower level of our building. The goal is to provide a comfortable, exciting space for purveyors of the arts and music scene to congregate, enjoy quality music, good food and drink, and be part…Continue Reading

Jax – Fort Collins Recipes

Jax – Fort Collins Recipes

Snapshot Braised Beet Salad with Snapshot Wheat Vinaigrette recipe courtesy of Chef Ricky Myers of Jax Fish House at 123 N. College Avenue in Fort Collins serves 4 The Beets ingredients 1 12-ounce bottle New Belgium Snapshot Wheat 2 medium-sized beets with tops removed 1 orange- halved 4 sprigs of fresh thyme ¼ cup sugar…Continue Reading

Snowbank Brewing

Snowbank Brewing

There is a saying in Northern Colorado. Today’s snow is tomorrow’s water, which eventually turns into beer. That being said, the area’s newest microbrewer, Snowbank Brewing Company at 225 North Lemay Avenue in Fort Collins, is right in line with this! The snow and water they use eventually turns into great beer. The brewery is…Continue Reading

Short Bus

Short Bus

The Rockies have inspired many to experiment with the flavors and combinations that make amazing beers. NoCo Short Bus tours provides insights into these great Northern Colorado craft breweries that you probably won’t get anywhere else. You’ll have a chance to experience the distinctive combinations and some of the exclusive brews that the nano-breweries in…Continue Reading

Party with a Purpose

Party with a Purpose

Join local nonprofit organizations FoCo Cafe and Trees, Water & People to celebrate the wrap up of Colorado Gives Day (Tuesday, December 9, 2014) an annual day of giving and celebration of Colorado nonprofits across the state. Donate to one of these organizations and join the party! Show your CO Gives Day donation receipt for free…Continue Reading

Sex and the Choice City: The Real Nutcracker

Sex and the Choice City: The Real Nutcracker

If Tchaikovsky were alive today, he would probably be on Grindr for a wham-bam-thank you, man! After receiving significant feedback from my article about Tinder (also known as the traveling business man’s secret best friend), I was quite certain that I needed to explore another dating app. This time, I wasn’t going to be the one…Continue Reading

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Since 1978, the Canyon Concert Ballet Company has been an active and cherished contributor to the region’s cultural landscape. They are Northern Colorado’s preeminent professional dance company and school. This year, the company presents their 34th performance of The Nutcracker in Northern Colorado. They are thrilled to announce the addition of Daniel R. Simmons to…Continue Reading