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The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and member businesses have worked together to bring this dining tradition to our community. Dining enthusiasts will be encouraged to celebrate the authenticity, quality and diversity found only in Downtown Fort Collins, at Great Plates of Downtown 2014.

Over thirty (30+) downtown restaurants will offer amazing evening dining specials for a full two weeks! Each restaurant will be offering their own unique dinner specials for $25.00 to show off their specialties and favorite ingredients. It could be dinner for four or it could be a gourmet treat for one. Attendees will be able to enjoy this culinary celebration while experiencing the beautiful historic area of Downtown Fort Collins and supporting the Food Bank for Larimer County.

EXTRA! Great Plates 2014, Breakfast specials will be available at participating restaurants for $2.50.  We encourage people to start their day with a Great Plates special. 

Plan your food adventure today - Check back for the menus! 


HELP FEED PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY! Great Plates of Downtown and diners from all over Fort Collins last year collectively raised $35,000 to the Food Bank for Larimer County! That is over 140,000 meals for people in our community.  In 2014 we are trying to reach our goal of $40,000 in donations to the Food Bank so please leave your donation in the envelope provided by your server after your meal. Donations, tax and tip are not included in the $25 meal package cost.  Thank you Fort Collins and Downtown for your generosity!

Please pick up the Fort Collins Coloradoan  on Thursday, February 27 or March 6, 2014 for a full program with each restaurants specials. 

Austin's American Grill
100 West Mountain Ave      (970) 224-9691      
www.austinsamericangrill.com       

3 course dinner for one, $25
Choose one of the following soup or salads – cup of Chicken Tortilla soup, White Bean Chicken chili, Fat Tire Beer Cheese Soup, Hill Country Tossed Salad, Baby Bleu Tossed Salad or House Caesar Salad,
Choose one of the following entrées: Prime Rib and Lobster – House roasted prime rib paired with a grilled lobster tail, baked potato and sautéed vegetables or Twin Lobster Tails – a pair of grilled lobster tails, baked potato and sautéed vegetables
Dessert – Key Lime Pie or Chocolate Zucchini Cake

$25 Wine Selections
Hess Select Cabernet
Hess Select Chardonnay


Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop 
1 Old Town Square 104B    (970) 407-0899      
www.benjerry.com       

Dessert for $2.50
Choose one:  $2.50 Ice Cream Sundae!  Enjoy an ice cream sundae made with your choice of 36 super premium, all natural, fair trade ingredient ice creams, Greek frozen yogurts or sorbets. Includes Ben & Jerry's hot fudge or caramel, fresh whipped cream, walnuts, peanuts, almonds and your choice of 2 more dry toppings. Add a Marley Coffee or steamed hot chocolate for 25¢ 
$2.50 2 SCOOPS IN A $2.50 2 Scoops in a Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone!  Choose any two flavors of ice cream, Greek frozen yogurt or sorbet and get two scoops in a fresh baked hand dipped white or dark chocolate waffle cone. Add a Marley Coffee or steamed hot chocolate for 25¢ 
$2.50 Large Milkshake! Choose ANY flavor of Ben & Jerry's all-natural, super premium ice cream at our family owned Scoop Shop for a large blended milkshake topped with fresh whipped cream and love. Add a Marley Coffee or steamed hot chocolate for 25¢

 

Big Al's Burgers and Dogs           
140 West Mountain Ave      (970) 232-9815      
www.bigalsburgersanddogs.com 

Five Big Al's Burgers and five orders of our hand cut fries for $25 or Big Al's famous 60/40 Burger for only $2.50


Bisetti's Ristorante   
120 S. College Ave     (970) 493-0086      
www.bisettis.com   

Dinner for Two, $25: Appetizer to start: Panko Crusted Brie-Apple Fig Compote, raspberry cabernet reduction, Choose two of the following entrées: Baked Pasta Shells - roasted vegetables, mozzarella, basil, marinara or  Eggplant Parmigiana with spaghetti red sauce or Sausage and Peppers Penne with tomato cream sauce or Airline Chicken Breast with roasted potatoes, spinach, and glazed carrots


Bondi Beach Bar       
11 Old Town Square            (970) 224-4100      
www.bondibar.com           

Dinner for Two, $25: Choose any 1 appetizer and any two entrées from the menu


The Canyon Chop House     
211 Canyon Avenue (970) 493-9588      
www.canyonchophouse.com        

3 Course Dinner for One, $25
First Course: Choice of mixed green salad, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette Or iceberg wedge, pancetta, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese vinaigrette
Second Course: Choice of dry aged sirloin, yukon mashers, grilled asparagus, demi glace Or rocky mountain trout, baby spinach, bacon, mustard & potato hash, beurre blanc Or pork tenderloin, chipotle & manchego polenta, black bean & corn salsa
Third Course: Choice of chocolate pot de creme Or vanilla bean creme brulee Or walrus vanilla ice cream, caramel, fresh strawberries.


CooperSmith's Poolhall       
#7 Old Town Square            (970) 498-0483      
www.coopersmithspub.com         

For $25 choose an order of Nachos, Large Speciality Pizza or Two Topping Pizza plus a pitcher of our hand crafted ale or soda, feeds 2-4 people.  Also for $2.50 get a slice of Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza and a mug of beer.


CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing       
#5 Old Town Square            (970) 498-0483      
www.coopersmithspub.com         

Dinner for Two, $25: Choose any two of the following entree's: NY Strip Steak topped with a Gorgonzola Butter, mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables or  NY Strip Steak topped with a chimichurri, mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables or Cajun Spiced NY Strip Steak served over cheesy grits or NY Strip Steak topped with stout mushrooms and onion, mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables or Grilled Mahi-Mahi Green Chili Rice,black beans, mango salsa, or Highland Cottage Pie with Imperial pint or Wild Game Sausage Platter with Imperial pint or Fish&Chips with Imperial pint or Grilled Tofu Steak over Risotto Cakes, tomato, balsamic glaze with Imperial pint.


The Crooked Cup     
147 W. Oak St            (970) 484-7375      
www.thecrookedcup.com  

Small Specialty Latte or Mocha of Choice - $2.50
$2.50 Kolaches-puff pastry stuffed with the following: bacon, egg, and cheddar or sausage, egg, and cheddar or kale, mushroom and white american cheese or ham, cheddar and jalapeno.


The Crown Pub        
134 South College Avenue   (970) 484-5929      
www.crownpub.net           

Dinner for Two, $25: Two orders of our Fish and Chips accompanied by your choice of two premium well cocktails, draft beers or select wines


d'Vine Bistro 
160 W. Oak Street     (970) 472-9999                  
www.dvinebistrocolorado.com

3 Course Dinner for One, $25
First Course: Choice of House or Caesar Salad or Red Wine French Onion Soup. Second Course: Choice of 8oz Ranch Steak (Tenderloin grilled to order with Red Skinned Potatoes and topped with a Bacon, Tomato and Spinach Cream Sauce), Mussels Linguine (PEI mussels sauteed in a Lemon, Tarragon, White Wine Sauce and served over Linguini), Coq au Vin (Braised Chicken in a Burgundy Wine Sauce with Hazel Dell Mushrooms served over Rice). Third Course: House Made Dessert (Decadent Chocolate Mousse, or Lemon Pound Cake).  Select Wines available at $25 per bottle


Enzio's Italian Kitchen         
126 West Mountain Ave      (970) 484-8466      
www.enzios.com     

4 Course Dinner for One, $25: Lobster bisque - creme fraiche, Choice of House or Caesar salad,
Choose one of the following Entrees: Surf and Turf  (grilled sirloin, prosecco tempura shrimp, sun dried tomato butter, polenta and seasonal vegetables) or Calabrese Pasta (fresh penne pasta, spicy red sauce, all-natural chicken, shrimp, house made sausage, onions, basil) or Chicken Piccatta (all natural chicken, sautéed capers, garlic, white wine, lemon, spaghetti)  or Salmon Balsamico (wild salmon, honey balsamic glaze, spinach, sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, parmesan and herb polenta) and top it off with dessert; Tiramisu (chocolate sauce, whipped cream).


Fish    
150 West Oak Street            (970) 224-1188      
www.fishmkt.com  

4 Course Dinner for One, $25 
Includes Grilled Bay Scallop Skewers (black bean puree, chimichurri) for an appetizer, House Salad (choice of dressing),  and entree; Santa Fe Style Lobster Enchiladas (Hatch chile), choice of 2 sides, and dessert; Chocolate Brownie with Mint Chocolate Ice Cream & Hershey's syrup.


Gelazzi           
128 S. College Ave     (970) 682-1452      
www.gelazzi.com    

$2.50 Dessert: Small Gelato or Sorbetto, 24 flavors and 6 Alcoholic flavors to choose from!


Gravity 1020 Inside FCB     
1020 East Lincoln Avenue   (970) 682-2260      
www.fortcollinsbrewery.com        

Dinner for Two, $25 
Please choose one from each course:
First Course - Surf and Turf; grilled striped bass and maple cured pork cracklins on bruschetta seasoned with agave butter, or  Citrus Burst;  Salad of oranges, grapefruit, arugula, spinach and red cabbage tossed in a ginger Asian vinaigrette.
Second Course - Shepherds Pie (lamb and chocolate stout shepherds pie with a parsnip and potato mash, (Lentil version available for vegan guests)  or Roulade (Colorado pork roulade with onions, spinach and roasted red peppers, topped with a honey rosemary glaze and served with bacon asparagus risotto).


Jax Fish House          
123 North College Ave.         (970) 682-2275      
www.jaxfishhouse.com      

3 Course Dinner For One, $25
First Course choice of: Canadian Lobster Bisque (lobster hush puppy & thyme butter) or P.E.I. Mussels (chorizo sausage, preserved tomato & Dixie lager), Second Course choice of: Grilled Steelhead Trout (spätzle, pickled cabbage & mushrooms, baby spinach, sunchoke puree) or Fried Catfish (corn pudding, blackened tomatoes, red pepper consommé), Third Course choice of: Key Lime Pudding (graham cracker shortbread cookie & cherry jam) or Cornbread “French Toast” (butterscotch maple syrup & chantilly crème).


Jay's Bistro    
135 W. Oak Street     (970) 482-1876      
www.jaysbistro.net

3 Course Dinner for One, $25: Begin with Amuse Bouche, First course choice of; House Smoked Salmon Salad or Blue Cheese Asparagus Bisque, Second course choice of; Braised Veal Ragu over Polenta or Hazel Dell Mushroom Cannelloni or Thai Shrimp Stir Fry over Rice


Lucky Joe's Saloon    
25 Old Town Square            (970) 493-2213      
www.luckyjoes.com

Dinner for two $25: Choice of one appetizer and any two entrées from the menu


LuLu Asian Bistro     
117 s college ave       (970) 419-3388      
www.lulufc.com      

Dinner for two, $25: Choice of select appetizer to share, two select soups and three entrées or specialrolls. Entrée and roll options include Sesame Chicken, Thai Basil Chicken, Panange Beef, Kamikaze Roll, Peachy Roll, Green Dragon and more!


The Mainline
125 S. College Avenue          (970) 449-5601      
www.mainlinefoco.com     

3 Course meal for one, $25.00                                                                                                                                                                      First Course; Choice of Baby Green Salad or Southern Wedge Salad or Cup of Butternut Squash Soup or Chicken and Sausage Gumbo,  Second Course; Choice of New York Strip or Market Fresh Fish or Grilled Pork Chop or Hazel Dell Mushroom Gnocchi, Third Course; Choice of Mason Jar Banana Pudding or Strawberry Short Cake


The Melting Pot        
334 E. Mountain Avenue     (970) 207-0100      
www.meltingpot.com         

3 Course Dinner for One $25, Includes our All-American menu starting with Loaded Baked Potato Cheese Fondue, Wisconsin Wedge Salad, and Entree including Roasted Garlic Breast of Chicken, Jerk Filet, Memphis BBQ Pork Tenderloin and Buffalo Shrimp. Plus great wine specials!


Mugs Coffee Lounge 
261 S. College Ave     (970) 472-6847      
www.mugscoffeelounge.com        

$2.50 breakfast                                                                                                                                                                                
The Mugs Great Plate breakfast special will be a breakfast sandwich with egg and cheese. Sandwiches can be upgraded with meat or veggies for an additional charge.


Old Chicago   
147 S. College Ave     (970) 482-8599       
www.oldchicago.com         

$25 dinner special includes 2 Colorado draft pints,  medium Chicago Style Specialty Pizza and Chocolate molten cake for dessert.


Pueblo Viejo Mexican          
185 N. College Avenue         (970) 221-1170                   

Dinner for two, $25: Fajitas for Two, choice of steak, chicken, shrimp, vegetarian plus two beverages (sodas, beer or house margaritas) or in place of drinks - Nachos Pueblo Viejo (chicken or beef)


Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant     
143 W Mountain Ave           (970) 224-5428       
www.riograndemexican.com/fort-collins

$25 Dinner for two: Includes choice of one appetizer from a selection of small plates such as Tropical Guacamole, Shrimp Ceviche, or Empanandas,  and choice of two Fajita dinners:  Chicken (4oz marinated breast), Shrimp (5 grilled gulf shrimp) or Steak (4oz marinated skirt steak).  All fajitas are served with homemade tortillas, Spanish rice, black beans, grilled vegetables, pico de gallo, cheese, guacamole and sour cream.


Rodizio Grill   
200 Jefferson St.       (970) 482-3103      
www.rodiziogrill.com         

4 Course Dinner for One, $25: Includes unlimited authentic Brazilian appetizers, unlimited trips to our gourmet salad bar, unlimited and succulent variety of rotisserie grilled meats, and a piece of Warm Coconut Raisin Bread Pudding with Rum Glaze. Reservations Recommended. Great Parking.


Snooze AM Eatery    
144 W. Mountain Ave           (970) 482-9253      
www.snoozeeatery.com/ft-collins

$2.50 Breakfast for one: Enjoy a flight size Snooze pancake, choose from our Snooze signature Pineapple Upside Down Pancake or our Sweet Potato pancake topped with carmel sauce and ginger butter. Go a little less crazy with the Blueberry, Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter Chocolate or for the traditionalist try our buttermilk pancake with whipped butter and maple syrup. The choice is yours chose your GREAT PLATE!


Social 
1 Old Town Sq #7     (970)449-5606       
www.socialfortcollins.com 

Special for Two: 2 Social Standard Cocktails and a featured Charcuterie Board for $25


Sonny Lubick Steakhouse   
115 South College     (970) 484-9200      
www.sonnylubicksteakhouse.com          

4 Course Dinner for one, $25: Includes an appetizer of Gulf Shrimp Cocktail served with Spicy Cocktail Sauce, Choice of Homemade Soup or House Salad, Choice of Entrée (all entrées served with your choice of side: Baked Potato, Sweet Potato, White Cheddar au Gratin Potatoes, Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Yukon Gold Fries, Rice Pilaf, Risotto Cake, Gnocci or Fresh Vegetables) or Slow Roasted Certified Angus Prime Rib  (8 oz), au jus or Parmesan and Bacon encrusted Tilapia Fillet with Garlic Brown Butter Sauce or Surf and Turf Kebobs (char-broiled, marinated New York Steak Kebob paired with Swordfish Kebob with Tomato, Green Pepper and Mushroom), Chicken Diablo Pasta (onions, green peppers, tomatoes , penne pasta and herbs), finish with desert (Vern's Toffee Sundae).

 

Spoons Soups and Salads    
172 N. College Ave      (970) 493-6800      
www.espoons.com 

Dinner package for $25 - Take Great Plates home to the family! Two quarts of your choice of our wholesome soup (soup menu changes daily), choose one family salad from any of our seven salad creations, and six pieces of fresh baked focaccia.  
Serves 4-6.


Taj Mahal      
148 W. Oak Street     (970)493-1105       
www.tajmahalfortcollins.com       

Dinner for Two, $25:  Choose any two from non-vegetarian & vegetarian menu items:  Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, Chicken Saag, Chicken Vindaloo, Chicken Bhuna, Chicken Kashmiri, Lamb Madras, Chicken Madras, Coconut Chicken Curry, Vegtable Korma, Saage Paneer, Alu Gobi, Alu Matter, Dal Saag, Chana Masala, Bombay Aloo, Alu Chhole, Plain Dal, Chana Saag.


Tasty Harmony         
130 S. Mason St.        (970) 689-3234      
www.tastyharmony.com  

Dinner for Two, $25: Includes two starters and two entrees - start off with a Wilted Spinach Salad (apple, tempeh bacon, candied walnuts and shaved red onion), follow up with a Pan Seared Polenta Tower (topped with herbed tofu ricotta, smoked eggplant, grilled portobello mushrooms and a saffron tomato sauce)


Washington's Sports Bar & Grill     
132 Laporte Avenue (970) 484-3989        
www.thewashbar.com       

Dinner for Four, $25: Four 1/2 lb. Washington's Original Burgers with choice of (4) sides (Fries, Beans, or Coleslaw) and (4) Domestic Beers, Well Cocktails, or Sodas.

New addition:

Yeti Bar & Grill 
23 Old Town Square (970) 482-9384

Dinner for two, $25: Includes 1 appetizer plus choice of any 2 entrees, choice of dessert plus a choice of draft beer or well drink.
 

Other Downtown Specials During Great Plates:

Blue Skies Winery:
Blue Skies will be making a wine label with the Great Plates logo.  This will be placed on 30 bottles of their wine (different kinds). For each of these special label wines sold,  $5 will be donated to the Food Bank for Larimer County.
www.blueskieswinery.com

Pinot's Palette:
Pinot's Palette will offer $5.00 off your next registration with a $5.00 donation to the Food Bank.
www.pinotspalette.com/FortCollins

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