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The Great Plates of Downtown

The Great Plates of Downtown is a unique event in Fort Collins taking place from March 1 – 14, 2009.  Celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Fort Collins, Colorado with this wonderful dining event.  The City of Fort Collins was founded in 1868 and over 25 participating restaurants will offer dining specials at the price of $18.68.

Each participating restaurant will be offering their own individual dinner special.  The meals will vary and could be a multiple course meal, dinner for four or a gourmet feast for one very hungry person.

For a list of the participating restaurants visit the Downtown Business Association’s website at  Here are a few of my favorite restaurants that are participating: Austin’s American Grill (Prime Rib), Bisetti’s Ristorante (Fort Collins’ best Italian food), Coopersmith’s Pubside (Try their Punjabi Pale Ale in the cask condition), Jay’s Bistro (Exotic foods), Lucky Joe’s (barrels of peanuts), The Melting Pot (get your fill of Fondue), Old Chicago’s (over 110 beers on tap), Rio Grande (World Famous Margaritas), and the Trailhead Tavern (Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap).

Not only is this a fun event but it will also provide an opportunity for people to support the Food Bank for Larimer County.  People attending the Great Plates restaurants will be encouraged to “leave their change” after their meals and that money will go to the Food Bank.  For every dollar donated during Great Plates, the Food Bank will be able to provide enough food for 4 meals to feed a family in need!

I’ll look forward to seeing you downtown at the Great Plates.

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