Loveland Restaurants Open to Serve!
Many of us fought to keep our businesses up and running amid COVID-19 in 2020. To get control of the pandemic, many industries suffered. Restaurants, breweries, and hospitality had to fight the hardest to keep going. We are happy to see those who survived opening back up again. Once again, we can enjoy sipping our favorite drinks and dining in these incredible establishments. We put together a list of our favorite places to use as a guide. Get out there and enjoy while helping these folks get back on their feet.
The Coffee Tree
At 210 East 4th Street in Loveland, Colorado, the Coffee Tree makes an excellent choice of tea or delicious coffee drinks. They have an extensive menu, including pastries to burritos, and a gluten-free selection of goodies. The panini make a perfect lunch or snack. A few ‘Must Tries’ are the Italian or B.O.L. T (Bacon, Onion, Lettuce, and Tomato) to squash that appetite. The atmosphere is relaxing, making a good place for a business meeting. Be sure to tell them C3 sent you, as we highly recommend them. Now, let’s move on to the next.
Laureate Publick House
The Laureate is open, with limited seating indoors. Remember, when visiting in person, they require a mask. Once seated, it’s fine to remove. Practicing safety while in public is a must, and we are so glad to see everyone reopening that we wouldn’t want to spoil the fun. If seeking craft beer or a spin on limeade, belly up to the bar and get to ordering. Whether dining in or ordering out, they have a grand menu full of surprises. Either way, we miss the staff and their ultra-friendly smiles, as they make everyone feel welcome. To visit this establishment, go to 548 North Lincoln Ave in Loveland, Colorado.
This is not the first time we’ve mentioned the Cupcake Gypsies. Besides their decadent desserts, their recipes are full of flavor with sprinkles of charm. We recommend these cupcake flavors; the Root Beer Float and Vintage Peach. Why? Because there is an ounce of talent in every morsel. For those who are Gluten-Free or prefer VEGAN cupcakes, the pastry chefs have it covered. There is something for everyone at 415 N. Cleveland Avenue. Be sure to tell them our staff said “Hello.”
For the grown-ups, Drätz opens at 3 PM at their 11th Street location. Drätz has a fantastic menu of hand-crafted beer. When pairing the suds with one of their new signature sandwiches, it is a home run. The Northern Colorado crowd enjoys the fun atmosphere where everyone seems friendly. It is good to note, this cool pub has only been open a few years and is already becoming iconic for Loveland, Colorado. At this location, Belgium and German beers are not a novelty. In fact, they are a family heirloom of owner Kerry Drake, who keeps the place running in tip-top-shape. We are excited to help this family-owned business reach new success for 2021.
As some of our entertainment includes visiting local breweries, Verboten provides another place where local Coloradoans enjoy hanging out. One thing is certain, boredom does not exist at this local brewery. Verboten is a wonderful place to share the camaraderie. The brewmaster creates some interesting concoctions with a delightful blend of barley and hops. From smooth pilsners, to a delicious caramel porter, it is easy to find happiness while having a good time supporting the staff.
Loveland Aleworks is another incredible brew house to experience delicious beer from the artisans who understand the chemistry of flavor. They have mastered blends which harmonize perfectly, when making their signature sours and stouts. Their latest Hawaii Dreams IPA is smooth, yet the pineapple provides an explosion of taste. Citrus fans won’t want to miss this beer. Also, the older downtown building creates a nostalgic vibe in every seat. Good place to meet with clients, friends, and loved ones. We must include absence has made the heart grow fonder while we missed having a good time at ‘The Works.’
While Loveland offers a nice selection of restaurants and eateries, Betta Gumbo is the location for comfort food. Cajun recipes like Gumbo or Shrimp & Grits are a few standard dishes making taste buds sing Zydeco music. This is one place we highly recommend as its one of the few Southern establishments where true Creole cooking is available. In addition, their NEW location is in the heart of downtown, between North Lincoln and 3rd, making it easy to find. From beignets to crawfish etouffee, they know how to please.
Have we got a place for brunch lovers to brag? Off Cleveland Avenue, Taste Local will treat any palate with a nice variety of breakfast to lunch. All the favorites are there, like biscuits and gravy and breakfast bowls. They also have a nice Colorado Cobb, which is chock full of healthy goodness. Although their dining room is full of nice decor, the restaurant philosophy is unique to their mission. They have a zest for meeting sustainability with reusable tableware and buying ingredients from local growers. They also compost protecting the planet. That deserves an A+ rating in our eyes. Start the day with an amazing breakfast and see the world shine protecting our environment while staying classy.
Vatos Tacos and Tequila
The urban lifestyle of downtown Loveland includes a walkable neighborhood with shops and restaurants on every corner. When the craving for Mexican food hits, we can’t beat Vatos Tacos and Tequila. The selection of interesting elixirs and margaritas pair well with their short and sweet menu. The chorizo mango tacos are incredible, making this an enjoyable meal to spoil even those with the most discerning of tastes. For now, this spot is only open for outdoor seating and take outs. However, spending money here is well worth it while they are working toward a re-open. One thing is certain, any of these fine diners will keep going with our community patronage. Therefore, let’s keep em’ going!
Paulie’s Italian Grill
From the pot to the table, the sauce at Paulie’s is some of the best for upscale Italian. They make everything from scratch, including the meatballs to chicken parm. The dining room is always clean, and the staff treats the guests like family. This hot spot is open Monday-Saturday, with indoor seating and plenty of good eats. Paulie’s Italian Grill is at 116 Lincoln Ave in Loveland. Please mention to our ‘Amici’ we are looking forward to visiting them soon.
The Loveland Chophouse
Northern Colorado is BEEF country for many of our locals. And Loveland Chophouse is notorious for a lean cut of the finest steaks in our territory. The menu is limited, but the top-grade proteins are worthwhile. Cowboy ribeye and filet mignon are just a few favorites, showing what they serve. With accommodation, they offer private seating and a banquet room. However, it is always good to make reservations with both big and small parties. The casual atmosphere adds a pleasant touch to the dining room to feel right at home. Whether looking for an intimate spot for two or bringing the entire family, this place is ideal and a household name for the community.
Door 222 Food & Drink
A NO-joke restaurant for food and drinks, Door 222 takes their cuisine seriously. They offer some flavorful meals like chicken and waffle tapas to lamb T-bone steak dinners. An open mind is what we would suggest bringing to this gourmet eatery. For dessert, we recommend the homemade zeppole which is an Italian donut and spectacular when topping with chocolate or raspberry sauce. Just a few surprises at 222 East 4th Street.
The A.K. A Kitchen staff is as wonderful as the food and drink accommodations. These folks brew their own beer at Rock Coast Brewery, which co-ops with their kitchen. They also provide deliciousness with every morsel of food. Now open for both lunch and dinner, eating indoors is okay with a 25% capacity. If eating inside, ask for the braised short rib stroganoff or the chicken pot pie. Imagine warming up with some brie and a good glass of wine while planning out the week? This bistro has it all. Whatever dining pleasure, there’s something for everyone at 414 East 6th Street in Loveland, Colorado.
We are excited to see the hard-working staff ready for business on all levels. For those working at any of the listed restaurants or hospitality, our message is as follows; it is OUR goal to support local businesses as we are all in this together. All we ask… “What’s for Dinner?”