Featured Festival: Taste of Loveland

FHSL_TasteOfLoveland LogoIf you love food, and who doesn’t, you won’t want to miss the Taste of Loveland. For just $40 you’ll be able to spend hours tasting food from 30 different restaurants. Plus, you can taste beer and wine from over 40 vendors.

Yes, it’s an evening of gluttony, but you’ll be indulging for a great cause, and that makes it okay.

This year is the 9th Annual Taste and it will be held on April 24, at a new venue, the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation & Technology at 14th and Taft in Loveland, also known as the former HP/Agilent campus.

I’ve attended this event several times and I definitely recommend it. I’m a real fan of drinking and eating for a good cause and the proceeds of the Taste of Loveland benefit Foothills Gateway and the Namaqua Center. Both organizations promote programs that improve the quality of life of cognitively disabled individuals and abused and neglected children in Larimer County.

ice sculpture at Taste of Loveland.To learn more about these nonprofit organizations please visit FoothillsGateway.org and TouchStoneHealthPartners.org.

In the past I’ve enjoyed collecting swag from all the wineries and breweries in attendance; key chains, bottle openers, stickers and more. Highlights from the past years have included the King Sooper’s cheese table. It’s as tasty as it is beautiful. I also have enjoyed the fish taco with wasabi sauce from Island Grill and desserts from The Melting Pot. Yes, there are desserts too.

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Some of this year’s participating restaurants include a few from downtown Loveland – The 4th Street Chop House and Henry’s Pub. My husband is looking forward to another Loveland business in attendance, “B” Sweet Cupcakes. Most of Loveland’s breweries will be represented too and include Grimm Brothers, Loveland Aleworks and Crowhop, among others. There will also be Loveland wine from Sweetheart City Wine; their tempranillo is one of my favorites.

The evening also features a silent auction and live music.

At just $40, tickets to Taste of Loveland (Thursday, April 24, 2014) are a real deal, and you can purchase them at  FoothillsServiceLeague.org today.


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