April

Tasty Bites from Taste of Vail 2019 & My Thoughts on Greek Wine (10)

Taste of Vail is a whirlwind of wine and food. I ate so much that on Saturday night, after the Grand Tasting, I dreamed about eating food. This year I decided to highlight the best bites of Taste of Vail according to me. The only professionally judged portion of the event is The American Lamb Cook-off & Aprés Ski Tasting on Thursday and I will list the winners accordingly. This

Featured Festival Taste of Loveland 2018. Loveland Aleworks, HeidiTown.com

I’ve lived in Loveland, Colorado for 15 years, and in that time I’ve watched the city’s food scene grow and change. There are still have some old-favorites around such as The Black Steer (since 1966), a throwback steakhouse that’s our go-to spot for an excellent steak and top-notch service. Loveland also is home to newer eateries such as Door 222 Food & Drink, the restaurant that helped kick-off today’s growing

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HeidiTown Gives Back took a hiatus for a few months, but it’s back. I started the HeidiTown Gives Campaign in 2012, because I wanted to use the HeidiTown platform to help organizations that help Coloradans. The nonprofit I’m highlighting this month is a service that exists to help folks in their most desperate time of need. No one ever wants to believes that they will need an organization like Disabled

Cardboard Classic in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Whether you ski or not, Colorado’s ski resorts put on fabulous springtime, slopeside parties that are worth a trip to the mountains. Nearly every resort has some sort of spring festival; some mountains host bands and others host competitions such as the Cardboard Classic in Steamboat Springs. The Cardboard Classic, held during Steamboat’s Springalicious Festival, is a competition wherein teams build cardboard contraptions to get themselves down the mountain, and

Featured Festival: Taste of Loveland, April 23

The Taste of Loveland gets bigger every year and 2015 is no exception. In fact, due to the many breweries that are involved this year, the event has changed their tag line from a “Wine & Food Experience,” to a “Wine, Beer & Food Experience.“ Several distilleries will be there too. I haven’t been to the Taste of Loveland in several years, but in the past I’ve had a ton

Skis lined up outside the Mountain Top Picnic at the Taste of Vail. Top 5 reasons to attend the Taste of Vail. HeidiTown.com

The 28th Annual Taste of Vail is April 3-6, 2019. It is considered one of the nation’s premier food and wine festivals, however, that’s not the reason you should go. Here’s why you should attend the Taste of Vail this year. 1. Pick your own adventure at the Taste of Vail You get to pick and choose what to do – it’s like a Pick Your Own Adventure Game for

ice sculpture at Taste of Loveland.

If 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

I love Lamb Taste of Vail. Photo by Zach Mahone Photography

I am very excited to feature the  24th  Annual Taste of Vail  today. Last month I got to sit down with Chef Paul Ferzacca, owner of  La Tour Restaurant & Bar in Vail. Chef Ferzacca is also deeply involved with the production of Taste of Vail, and his passion for this event is palpable. After our sit down, I was more excited than ever to attend this event in April.

Old fashion record player

Nothing moves us quite like music. If you are anything like me, music is one of the most powerful memory triggers. While certain tunes take me back to college or high school, other songs take me back to a specific place and time. To this day if I hear “Every Morning” by Sugar Ray I have a vivid memory of driving through the hills of west Seattle with my girlfriend

KRFC BASH POSTER

It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been on the radio at KRFC 88.9 FM for over a year and a half now. They came to me during the summer of 2011, asking if I’d be interested in doing a community segment, and I jumped at the chance. For 80 weeks I produced nearly 100 percent new material for the five minute show. With an increasingly active travel schedule, at the