dining

HeidiTown loves Georgetown, Colorado

  I can’t tell you how many times my husband Ryan and I have driven by Georgetown, Colorado. We had no idea  we were missing such a gem. Located along I70, just 45 minutes west of Denver, we first discovered Georgetown while driving back from a hiking trip this past August.   We stopped in to find some lunch and instead, found a vibrant, historic community. We lunched at The

Pourhouse opens in Loveland

Review originally published on August 20, 2009.   Downtown Loveland has a new restaurant at 124 E. 4th Street. The former Cipoletti’s  restaurant is now the PourhouseBar & Grill.    Pourhouse opened  yesterday, and I was there to check it out.   The first noticeable difference is the outside of the building – it has been painted black. The inside has been altered only slightly.   Walls have been removed

All draft beers $1 - every day at Sanford's Grub & Pub

What is going on at Sanford’s Grub & Pub?  Last night we  visit their Ft. Collins, Colorado  location at 1526 Oakridge Drive (just south of Harmony Road). This is a favorite spot to meet up with friends from Ft. Collins because the food is well-priced and they have a good happy hour (1/2 price drinks & appetizers).   We arrived to find a sign over the bar declaring $1 draft

Gunther Toody's serves beer?

This past week I made an excellent discovery. Gunther Toody’s Diner serves beer. They serve it in a big giant mug called a “tiny.” If you are unfamiliar with Gunther Toody’s Diner, this is a Colorado chain where servers wear poodle skirts, blow bubbles with their gum, hula-hoop and have names like Sally, Jane, Aphelia and Sprout. The patrons of Gunther Toody’s are transported back to a time when Elvis

Warning about Saltgrass Steakhouse in Westminster, Colorado

We ate at Saltgrass Steakhouse in Westminster, Colorado on 7/20/09.   The food was fine, but our poor little waitress needs to find another calling in life.   We actually had to go to the bar to get our waters. But this isn’t our real complaint about this restaurant. On the evening we were there, something was wrong with their credit card machines.   It took us over  20 minutes

How to be a bad server 101

In the currently economy, it is good business practice to have a pleasant restaurant staff, and I have noticed recently, most restaurants are being conscientious about who they hire for front of house. Servers, bus boys/girls and hostesses are cheerful and well trained. In part, that is why this recent experience really stood out. When a server’s behavior leaves a bad taste in my mouth, it is difficult for even