When Visiting Aspen, Colorado, Eat All the Things

No matter when you plan to visit Aspen, Colorado — winter, spring, summer or fall — plan to spend some time and money on dining. You won’t regret it.

Before we visited this winter, I had no idea Aspen was such a foodie town, and I’m not kidding when I suggest that you should go there and eat all the things. Seriously, forget about the diet and don’t cry over carbs, just eat everything and be happy.

When Visit Aspen, Colorado, Eat All the Things, photo courtesy of Meat & Cheese,

Photo courtesy of Meat & Cheese.

While nothing in Aspen is cheap, the bar is set high for good food in this resort town, and it’s nearly impossible to have a bad meal here.

When in Aspen, you must go to Meat & Cheese. The restaurant was opened in late 2014, by the founders of Avalanche Cheese Company, and these folks know their cheese and meats.

When Visiting Aspen, Colorado, Eat All the Things, Meat & Cheese courtesy photo.

Meat & Cheese, courtesy photo.

Of course, when at Meat & Cheese, a restaurant and farm shop, you must order the Meat & Cheese board, which serves two, and follow it up with one of the restaurant’s creative entrees such as coffee chocolate rubbed short ribs or the rotisserie chicken (the best I’ve ever had). Continue reading on KRFC 88.9 – What to do in Colorado Sept. 9-11, 2011

It’s time for another segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. This one covers Colorado events and festival for September 9-11, 2011.  If you are looking for things to do in Colorado you don’t have to look any farther.

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The next HeidiTown segment for KRFC 88.9 is ready for your listening and viewing pleasure!  Find out what to do in Colorado this Labor Day Weekend 2011.

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Win tickets to Spirits at Sunset at Summerfest in the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado

Spirits at Sunset logoThis year, Summerfest in the Rockies will kick off on July 8, 2011 with Spirits at Sunset. This is a twist on their usual wine tasting event. With a unique new distillery now open in Loveland, as well as a new brewery, the organizers thought it would be fun to highlight these two small businesses.

The evening will be an interactive beer and spirits tasting with drinks provided by Dancing Pines Distillery and Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (two of the Mayor’s favorites!). The soiree will feature food by Taste Catering infused with liquors from DP and beers from Grimm. Dessert will be provided by I Dream of Cupcakes. After Midnight, an award winning jazz and swing band, will set the mood for this spectacular evening.

Guests at this event will witness the unveiling of the newest  Loveland HeART, sponsored by Ozzie’s Body Shop.

This event will be held Friday, July 8, at the Foote Lagoon in downtown Loveland, Colorado from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission to Spirits at Sunset is $35/person and $55/couple, and tickets can be purchased here.

I’m very excited to be giving away a pair of tickets to this exclusive event. Just leave a comment telling me why you’d like to attend Spirits at Sunset. A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, June 24 at 3 p.m.

Check out all the fun in store at this year’s Summerfest in the Rockies here.


SummerFest in the Rockies is just around the corner

Held annually on the  second weekend in July, this year (2011) will be the  5th SummerFest celebration. Held at Civic Center Park/Foote Lagoon in Loveland, Colorado, this community event features a smorgasbord of activities, and always kicks off with a Friday night event to remember.

Continue reading about Summer Fest here and get a hint about an exciting upcoming HeidiTown giveaway.

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The St. Louis Arch in a thunderstorn. Photograph by Teresa Scott.

The St. Louis Arch in a thunderstorn. Photograph by Teresa Scott.

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SummerFest in the Rockies is this weekend

Held annual on the second weekend in July, this year (2010) will be the 4th SummerFest celebration. This community celebration features a smorgasbord of events, including an opening evening of wine and music on Friday, July 9.

This event is hosted by World Beverage and kicks off the weekend with attendees enjoying samples of over 600 wines, appetizers and live music, all in the tranquil ambiance of Foote Lagoon in downtown Loveland.   Get tickets at

The rest of SummerFest weekend is free and fun for the entire family. It’s chockablock with far too many activities to list here. There’s live music, a car show, salsa tasting, beer garden, arts and craft vendors and much more. Saturday evening ends with a performance by That Eighties Band and a fireworks display at the Foote Lagoon.

The amusements continue on Sunday.

For an entire schedule of events, visit

HeidiTown Tip: Be sure to hop on over to 5th & Cleveland on Friday and Saturday to indulge in Loveland Loves Barbecue.

Loveland Loves Barbecue

Loveland Loves Barbecue 2009. Photo courtesy of Loveland Loves Barbecue on Facebook.

Downtown Loveland, Colorado will be filled with the mouthwatering smell of barbecue this weekend. It’s the fourth annual Loveland Loves Barbecue cook-off, and whether you’re a fan of pulled pork or barbecued turkey legs, there’s a little something to suit everyone’s taste buds at this two-day celebration of outdoor cooking.

Loveland Loves Barbecue attracts enthusiasts from far and wide. We have friends from Denver who diligently make the trip each and every year. Barbecue cooks also come from afar to compete in this Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned barbecue competition. There’s over $13,000 in prize money for barbecue cooks at this event.

First and foremost this is an eating event – vegetarians need not apply. Participants may gorge themselves on sample after sample of various types of barbecue. The weekend is free, but if you want to taste samples you must buy tokens. There’s also beer available for washing down all that barbecue goodness.

Loveland Loves Barbecue runs Friday, July 9, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the southwest corner of Cleveland and 5th Street in historic downtown Loveland.

HeidiTown Tip: Wear your sunscreen and expect a crowd. This event grows bigger every year.

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