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Eating Gluten-Free in Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado {Part 3}

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Disclaimer: I do not have Celiac disease and, therefore, was not overly concerned regarding possible cross-contamination when making my selections at the following restaurants.  If you have Celiac disease, I certainly recommend asking the appropriate questions of your server regarding “GF-marked” items.

Eating Gluten-Free in Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado

Following the second Colorado recap, Jeremy and I had just enjoyed a beautiful evening at Red Rocks.  Even after our late evening, we were up bright and early to enjoy a day in Fort Collins with Jeremy’s brother and his girlfriend.

Hannah Jeremy Odell Brewery 2Our first stop was to Odell Brewing Company.  Jeremy and I visited here last summer and loved it, so we knew a return trip was an absolute necessity.  It was a gorgeous day, so we sat outside.  They have the most beautiful brewery and outdoor patio.  Since I am eating (and drinking) gluten-free, I had to sit this one out.  There are few things more painful than watching others drink beer when you cannot.  I suppose it was a good test of my willpower?

Big_Als_Burgers_and_Dogs_Fort_CollinsWhen we left Odell, we drove a short distance to downtown for lunch at Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs.

Big_Als_Burgers_and_Dogs_Fort_Collins 2I selected the Bacon Guacamole Burger and had it served on a lettuce bun (they do have gluten-free buns too!).  This was honestly probably the only disappointing thing that I ate the whole vacation.  It was lacking in flavor and was so insanely greasy.  I definitely would not order it again.

Jeremy ordered their famous 60/40 burger and really enjoyed it, so maybe I simply did not pick the right thing.

Big_Als_Burgers_and_Dogs_Salt_and_Vinegar_FriesWhat I definitely would order again was their fries.  They were amazing!  I selected the salt and vinegar fries and shared them with Jeremy.  They were perfect dipped in ketchup.

Big_Als_Burgers_and_Dogs_Buffalo_friesJeremy selected the buffalo fries to share with me.  They arrived with ranch dressing, which was the perfect combination.  I loved both flavors, and would also love to try their truffle fries, sour cream and onion fries, and dill pickle fries!

Fort_Collins_Gluten_Free_Ice_Cream 2After a quick stop to a new beer store just down the block, I requested to stop by Walrus Ice Cream since I saw they had a gluten-free sign.

Fort_Collins_Gluten_Free_Ice_CreamJeremy ordered the black raspberry flavor, while I selected the orange chocolate flavor.  It was honestly one of the best dishes of ice cream that I have had in a long while.  The orange and chocolate combo just really works.  And for the heads up, they also offer gluten-free cones!

Jeremy Hannah New Belgium BreweryOnce our bellies were full, we made our next stop to New Belgium Brewing Company for their epic brewery tour.  We are talking a 90-minute tour with plenty of free beer.  Too bad I could not drink any of the beer.  But everyone else had fun and I was fortunate to have been able to truly experience it all last summer.

Pateros_Creek_Fort_Collins_ColoradoThere were crazy storms happening in Denver around the time we left the brewery, so we decided to kill some time and stopped by Pateros Creek Brewing Company.  I selected this place because they had a gluten-free IPA on tap called Punk Rock.  I finally got to enjoy some beer!  I love any brewery that is GF-friendly.  Plus, they had the cutest and funniest dog running around, so we felt right at home.

Highland_Burgers_and_Tap_DenverAfter an hour-long drive back to Denver, we stopped by Highland Tap and Burger for dinner.  I ordered the LoHi Luau Burger on a gluten-free bun.  It consisted of a Kalbi beef patty topped with ham, grilled pineapple scallion slaw, and Sriracha mayo.  It was amazing and I really enjoyed the gluten-free bun.  We all agreed that the fries and housemade pickles were crazy good additions.  I would definitely eat there again!

In my next recap post I will highlight our time in Boulder.  But for now, be sure to check out my previous posts from this trip:

Eating Gluten-Free in Denver, Colorado {Part 1}
Eating Gluten-Free in Breckenridge and Denver, Colorado {Part 2}

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Have you ever been to Fort Collins?  Which restaurants are “must-tries?”

{ 22 comments… add one }
  • Joanna @Makingmine July 10, 2015, 7:43 am
    LOVING Jeremy's pose in front of New Belgium ;) Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...7 reasons you should try infant massageMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 9:29 am
      That is one reason why I know he likes me... because he agreed to do that!! ;)
  • Emily @ Sinful Nutrition July 10, 2015, 8:01 am
    OMG I want to try all those fries! And you guys are super adorable in front of that sign. :) Emily @ Sinful Nutrition recently posted...Friday Favorites #1My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 9:29 am
      They were the BEST! I want to go back just so that I can try out the other flavors. Maybe I would just make a whole meal out of french fries ;)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine July 10, 2015, 9:23 am
    What awesome ice cream flavors!! So cool!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 9:31 am
      It was seriously one of the best dishes of ice cream that I have ever eaten. I want more :(
  • Erin @ Her Heartalnd Soul July 10, 2015, 9:57 am
    Bummer about that burger! But yay for the second one and the delicious ice cream to make up for it!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 8:53 pm
      Yes!! They more than made up for it!
  • Alexa @ The Mindful Maritimer July 10, 2015, 10:00 am
    Oh gosh all of those fries look so good! and that burger is to die for! Following your trip makes me want to go to Colorado which isn't a place that's ever even been in my thoughts! Alexa @ The Mindful Maritimer recently posted...Five things you shoud ask yourself before becoming an Au PairMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 9:40 pm
      Oh my gosh, you should definitely add it to your "must visit" list. It is seriously an amazing place!
  • rachel @ Athletic avocado July 10, 2015, 10:06 am
    man i need to go to colorado now!!! The food looks delish! rachel @ Athletic avocado recently posted...Fluff n’ Nutter Ice CreamMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 9:40 pm
      Yes you do! I am trying to convince EVERYONE of that!
  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog July 10, 2015, 10:39 am
    Sounds like you guys had a great time! I bet Red Rocks was amazing. All of this food looks delicious. Gluten free or not, I'd try all of it. =) Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog recently posted...Coffee Chat No. 46My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 9:44 pm
      Red Rocks is a gorgeous venue. You should absolutely get there some day if you are able to!
  • Ashley July 10, 2015, 11:51 am
    That orange chocolate ice cream sounds AMAZING! Gah, I need to try to make something like that at home! I haven't found a really great ice cream place by us yet... have a fantastic weekend!! Ashley recently posted...Summer Garden Veggie FlatbreadsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 9:45 pm
      It was THE BEST. I wish I could easily recreate it. It was so unusual with the first bite, but then I fell in love.
  • CourtneyLynne July 10, 2015, 8:38 pm
    Omg everything looks beyond delicious!!! I could so go for those fries right now! Yummy!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 10, 2015, 9:57 pm
      They were amazing! I want to eat them all over again.
  • Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder July 12, 2015, 8:25 pm
    It sounds like a lot of fun and eating - great pics :D I wish I could check out CO now! Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder recently posted...Filipino Turon (Fried Banana Lumpia)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 12, 2015, 9:02 pm
      Colorado is an amazing place to visit with tons of delicious food. You should absolutely go sometime if you are able to!

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