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Two Restaurants in Grand Junction, Colorado that Foodies Can’t Miss

Let’s face it, many people who grew up on Colorado’s Front Range tend to think of Grand Junction as that far away cowtown town that’s practically in Utah. Of course, that reputation has slowly been changing thanks in part to the growing popularity of and interest in local food.

Eat All the Things in Grand Junction, Colorado. Farmers' Market. HeidiTown.com

Grand Junction Farmers’ Market

Colorado’s western slope is a place where local food has been a way of life long before it became trendy. It doesn’t hurt that food grows relatively easily here when compared to other parts of Colorado, so sourcing locally is a little less complicated for chefs.

On our trip earlier this summer, we had the delicious pleasure of dining at two of Grand Junction’s most foodie restaurants. These two eateries, 626 on Rood and Bin 707 Foodbar, have set the bar high for farm-to-table cuisine (and for cuisine in general). Continue reading

Jet Boat Colorado: The Most Fun You Can Have with Wet Clothes On

When Ryan and I were invited to experience Jet Boat Colorado during our visit to the Grand Junction area, I was simultaneously delighted and terrified. I love boats and I love the water, but ever since I had a scary river incident many years ago, I’m not particularly fond of getting out on a river of any kind, let alone the mighty Colorado River.

Jet Boat Colorado The Most Fun You Can Have with Wet Clothes On 4. HeidiTown.com

Despite my fear, I realized that some of the scariest things in life have been the most fun — snowmobiling and zip lining, for instance. So I would do it, even if it meant swallowing my fear and spending the entire outing with my eyes squeezed shut.

There was another motivator for doing this activity — Jet Boat Colorado is the only jet boat operation in the state and they just opened this summer. This means I’d be one of the first people to get to experience jet boating in Colorado and who doesn’t love being one of the first ones to do an activity such as this? Continue reading

Gift Guide for Friends with Good Tastes (In Food)

Know someone who loves food? Instead of buying them a cookbook or newfangled kitchen item, how about buying them a foodie experience?

Colorado has blossomed with food tours over the last several years, and I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing several of these delicious excursions.

Local Table Tours

LocalTableTours.com

This company was started by a Boulder food blogger who has traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. Today, Local Table run tours in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. In Denver, they do a tour at The Source, a Taste of Highlands and in downtown (Taste of LoDo and Union Station).

Gift Guide for Friends with Good Tastes

Photo courtesy of Local Table Tours.

Their Boulder-based tours including A Taste of Boulder, Cocktail Tours, Coffee & Chocolate Tours and May through October they offer tours at the Boulder Farmers’ Market.

In Fort Collins, tasting tours include a Cocktail Tour, Waffle & Chocolate Tour, Artisans at Scotch Pines Tour and, the one I experienced this past summer, the Jessup Farm Tasting Tour. Continue reading

HeidiTown on the Radio – Housekeeping & a preview of travels in Grand County

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My segment on KRFC 88.9 FM comes on right before the Bikes and Beer Show at 6 p.m. every Wednesday.

It’s time for another segment of the HeidiTown show on KRFC 88.9 FM.

It’s already been an amazing year here at HeidiTown, and it’s only been a few weeks!

On this week’s show, I do a little housekeeping. There are some changes on the horizon for the HeidiTown show, so listen to find out what’s in store. Also, I preview some of my upcoming trips to Grand County this winter.

So without further ado, LISTEN HERE.

HeidiTown.com on KRFC 88.9 FM – What to do in Colorado Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2011

Looking for something to do this weekend in Colorado?

It’s time for another KRFC 88.9 FM segment, and I can’t believe this is already my 6th segment. Time flies when you are having fun and I am certainly having lots of fun – my hope is that you are too!

There’s another great weekend in store for Colorado and it includes everything from fall festivals to a bass festival – that’s the bass instrument, not the fish. So hold on to your hats and get our your calendars, because here’s what’s on the agenda for Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, 2011.

Note to Subscribers: Remember, you’ll have to head on over to the blog in order to view this video. Here’s a direct link! HeidiTown.com


BBQ Festivals in Colorado (Summer 2010)

Barbecue is popular in Colorado.   Maybe it’s our proximity Kansas, or maybe it’s the Texas influence, but for whatever reason, we have our fair share of barbecue fanatics.

I’ve researched and put together this list of summer barbecue festivals in Colorado. If you know of others, please let me know so that I can add them to this list.

Royal George Holy Smoke Bar-B-Que Showdown
June 11-12, 2010
Canon City, Colorado
www.holy-smoke-bbq.com

17th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge
June 17-19, 2010
Frisco, Colorado
www.townoffrisco.com/events/bbq-challenge

Loveland Loves Barbecue
July 9-10, 2010
Loveland, Colorado
www.lovelandlovesbbq.com  

BBQ at the Summit
August 6-7, 2010
Dillon, Colorado
www.summitrotaryevents.com/BBQ-at-the-Summit.php

Pork & Hops
September 10-11, 2010
Grand Junction, Colorado
www.porknhops.com

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