northern Colorado

Berthoud alive with the sound of music, tomorrow night

Wildfire Community Arts Center‘s Eighth Annual Summer Film Festival is drawing to a close, with only two films left. Rained out for much of the season, tomorrow night the Center will be showing one of my personal favorites, “The Sound of Music.” Next Friday night’s film is “Despereaux” (August 28). It will be the last show of the season. The movies begin at dusk and are shown in the courtyard

"Julie & Julia" the perfect excuse for a girls' night

As my girlfriends will tell you, I need no  excuse to organize a girls’ night out, but “Julie  & Julia,” coming to theaters this Friday, is the perfect excuse! For a  brief, yet wonderful,  moment in time, I belonged to a recipe club. At our first “club” meeting, we spent three delightful hours talking about all things food-related: our favorite televisions chefs, our culinary inspirations and our cooking success and

A FREE event in Northern Colorado!

The Larimer County Fair & Rodeo is celebrating  130 years  this weekend.   The fair starts today (Friday, July 31) at 4 p.m.   The fair is held at the Budweiser Events Centerin Loveland, Colorado. It  runs today through August 4th, and admission is FREE! This year, in addition to all the standard 4-H events, barrel racing, carnival and cotton candy,  there’s a Splash Dog event. Dogs jump off a

Got Donuts?

Northern Colorado’s only independent theater, Lyric Cinema Cafe  is now serving LaMar’s Donuts. Lyric Cinema Cafe is located at 300 E. Mountain in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Cafe is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.   In addition to delicious donuts the cafe serves up coffee, beer, wine and tapas-style snacks including an artisan

BBQ & Cherry Pie - Yummy summer fun in Northern Colorado

If you live in Northern Colorado, and love barbecue, Loveland is the place to be this weekend. The event, held in downtown Loveland at  Fifth and Cleveland,  starts today at noon and runs through tomorrow evening.   This is the third year for the  Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. Each year, the event  draws more competitors and more hungry barbecue fans. 49 teams are scheduled to compete in this

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