by CiCi Sharstrom
It’s no secret that Fort Collins excels at fantastic beer and breweries, so it really isn’t surprising that we also host a great assortment of quality food trucks. Chances are you’ve already seen at least a few out on the streets, either in Old Town or parked at your favorite brewery. Some of you are probably frequent patrons, but for those of you that are still new to the Food Truck scene, here’s a brief introduction to who’s who.
Common Link: This FoCo favorite with the recognizable gnome logo is the brainchild of husband and wife Derrick Smith and Jesse Doerffel. Serving up “links” and other tasty delights, this cart primarily focuses on brats, sausages, burgers and sandwiches. They boast a great variety of sauces to smother your links, as well as crisp, delicious fries that complete that perfect food truck meal and goes great with beer. Also, check out their Poutine, a growing trend for a good reason. Common Link sets up often at Odell’s, and visits festivals and events around town. To see where they’ll be next, visit their website at Common-Link.net and check out their Facebook page.
Waffle Lab: Wait… a food truck that just serves waffles? Yes! Waffle Lab is the truck everyone is talking about. You’ve probably seen this large black van with the giant waffle hanging out at its usual spot on the corner of Laporte and College, but don’t worry beer lovers–they travel to the breweries too. Chicken & Waffles is an Southern trend that is making its way across the country, and Waffle Lab can fix you up with one of the best Chicken & Waffles experiences. Also try their fruiter breakfast varieties. Like their Facebook and visit TheWaffleLab.com for more info.
Mile High Lobster Shack: Some people think you can’t get good seafood from a landlocked state. Not true. Mile High Lobster Shack serves up some of the best lobster rolls you can get this far from the Atlantic, and all from a food cart. Owners Nancy and Doug Van Reeth are formerly from Maine, so you know you’re getting good lobster when you visit them at the cart. Check out more of their other menu items and follow their Facebook for location and events information.
These are just three of the many food trucks you’re likely to find out and about, many of which will be participating in the Colorado Brew Festival. Also, be sure you check out Taps Food Truck at Zwei Bruder Brewing, Wing Shack, Tumbleweed Gyros, Kona Ice, Bigs BBQ, Feeney’s Weenies, La Piadina, and Taco Stop. For more information on these great vendors, see the convenient guide at FoCoFoodTrucks.com.
by CiCi Sharstrom