The Taste Walkabout 2022

Sept. 8 — 5:30pm-7:30pm

THANK YOU to our sponsors and to all participating restaurants for a fantastic event! We can’t wait to do it again in 2023.

Downtown Fort Collins was hopping on Sept. 8th, with some of the city’s most venerable restaurants serving up special appetizers for hundreds of folks during The Taste Walkabout—a self-guided food-sampling tour through the heart of the Choice City. It’s a culinary adventure like none other, and all proceeds directly benefit the Food Bank’s hunger-relief efforts in Larimer County. Stay tuned in 2023 for details on next year’s event.

Here’s what was served:

Numbers correspond to the map legend on your Passport

1. Dae Gee Korean BBQ: Dumplings and dumpling sauce

2. Mugs Coffee: Irish Coffees and a Raspberry Lemonade Spritz

3. Ace Gillet’s: Stop by to find out what’s on the menu!

4. Blue Agave Grill: Stop by to find out what’s on the menu!

5. Bistro Nautile: Duck Stack (French scallion blini, red wine braised duck, fried onion and pickled apple, horseradish root)

6. The Regional: Stop by the find out what’s on the menu!

7. Stuft Burger Bar: American Burgers (beef burgers with bacon aioli, lettuce tomato, American cheese and pickles)

8. Starry Night Espresso: Peanut butter bars and cold brew

9. Austin’s American Grill: Bison meatloaf & roasted garlic mashed potatoes with spicy ketchup and onion straws

10. Mary’s Mountain Cookies: 7 different varieties of bite-size cookies including Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, M&M, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin, Salted Caramel and 1 more specialty flavor.

11. The Still Whiskey Steaks: It’s a SURPRISE

12. ND Street Bar: Pimento Cheese Hushpuppies with green chili jam for dipping, garnished with green onion (contains dairy and gluten)

13. Yeti Bar with JoJo’s BBQ: Brisket tasters & meaty Mac cups

14. The Emporium: Chicken & Waffles Amuse Bouche

15. Happy Lucky’s Teahouse: Surprise tea! (depending on the weather the day of the event)

16. The Reserve by Old Elk: Jalapeño elks in a blanket (these are like little pigs in the blanket, but with elk and jalapeño sausage) served with our bourbon BBQ sauce, AND our Old Elk Bourbon Margarita

17. Ciao Vino Wine Bar: Special, authentic Italian pasta.

18. Silver Grill Café: 10-hour brisket on a crispy polenta stack with fall harvest Brussels sprouts, bacon, bleu cheese and balsamic vinegar reduction

20. Old Town Churn: Salted Oreo, Vegan Chocolate Salted Oreo, Vanilla, and one other flavor…

21. Vato’s Tacos: Blue Corn Tostada / Grilled Pork Belly / Mango-Chili Chutney / Pickled Jicama-Carrot Slaw / Microgreens (Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

22. Chick ‘n Cone: Chicken sliders (Kick’n Ranch or BBQ)

23. La Piadina: Various flavors of Italian Flat Bread Sandwiches

24. Scrumpy’s Hard Cider: Toasted bread, melted brie with a fruit topping and a sample of hard cider or non-alcoholic sparkling cider

Thank you to our sponsors and restaurant partners for making The Taste Walkabout possible, and for joining the Food Bank for Larimer County in the fight against hunger in our community.

Participating Restaurants

Ace Gillett's logo

Ace Gillett’s Lounge
239 S College Ave.
Fort Collins

Austin's American Grill logo

Austin’s American Grill
100 W Mountain Ave.
Fort Collins

Bistro Nautile logo

Bistro Nautile
150 W Oak St.
Fort Collins

Blue Agave logo

Blue Agave Grill
201 S College Ave.
Fort Collins

Chick'nCone logo

Chick’nCone
234 N College Ave.
Fort Collins

Dae Gee Korean BBQ
120 W. Olive St. Unit 101
Fort Collins

The Emporium logo.

The Emporium
378 Walnut St.
Fort Collins

Happy Lucky's Teahouse logo

Happy Lucky’s Teahouse
236 Walnut St.
Fort Collins

La Piadina
234 N. College Ave. Unit B3
Fort Collins

Mary’s Mountain Cookies
123 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins

ND Street Bar
100 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins

Old Town Churn Ice Cream logo

Old Town Churn
234 N College Ave.
Fort Collins

The Reserve by Old Elk Distillery
253 Linden St.
Fort Collins

Scrumpy’s
215 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins

Silver Grill Cafe
218 Walnut St.
Fort Collins

Starry Night Espresso Café
112 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins

The Still Whiskey Steaks
151 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins

Stuft Burger Bar logo

STUFT Burger Bar
210 S College Ave.
Fort Collins

The Regional logo

The Regional
130 S Mason St.
Fort Collins

Vatos logo

Vatos Tacos & Tequila
200 N College Ave.
Fort Collins

The Waffle Lab
130 W. Olive Street, D
Fort Collins

Yeti Bar with JoJo’s BBQ
23 Old Town Square
Fort Collins

Mugs Fort Collins
261 S College Ave
Fort Collins

Ciao Vino Wine Bar
255 Linden St.
Fort Collins

2022 Sponsors

Enticing Entrée Sponsors

Eide Bailly logo

Flood & Peterson logo

Artisanal Appetizer Sponsors

Decadent Dessert Sponsors

Dohn Construction logo.