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PO Box 858 Firestone, CO 80520

Hours: 9 - 5 M-F
   
   

by Genevieve Mellott

Sometimes when a hurricane hits a city‭, ‬there is a tremendous outpouring of support at the outset‭. (‬Stay with me‭; ‬there’s a point to this‭.) ‬After a few weeks or months‭, ‬the urgency wanes‭, ‬and the needs drop off the national radar‭. ‬That does not mean everything is back to normal‭. ‬The same could be said of the wake left from 2020‭. ‬Let’s not have the pandemic be the‭ ‬“hurricane”‭ ‬for our local businesses‭.‬

One way to contribute is to eat‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬because we all have to do it‭! ‬According to the Colorado Restaurant Association‭, ‬about 50%‭ ‬of Colorado restaurants were at risk of permanently closing in the first half of 2021‭. ‬And don’t forget that many of our local food and beverage business are innovative or nontraditional‭, ‬offering even more ways to support‭ ‬them‭. ‬There are so many culinary delights in our neck of the woods‭! ‬Recently‭, ‬I had the pleasure of hearing from a few of our fabulous local purveyors about the direction of their businesses‭, ‬and the following is what they had to say‭.

Black Cake by A Cake Come True

Company‭:‬‭ ‬A Cake Come True‭ (‬Lisa Herrera‭, ‬Owner‭)‬

Address‭:‬‭ ‬11169‭ ‬E-I25‭ ‬Frontage Rd‭. ‬Suite B‭, ‬Firestone‭, ‬CO 80504

Phone‭:‬‭ ‬‭(‬303‭) ‬834-8317

Website‭:‬‭ ‬www.ACakeComeTrue.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬2020‭ ‬was a very rough year‭. ‬We had to do a lot of pivoting and experimenting‭. ‬As a brand-new baby business when Covid hit‭, ‬we were in survival mode‭. ‬But 2021‭ ‬is about coming back to center‭. ‬Just like coming into Spring‭, ‬it’s a time for new beginnings‮…‬‭.‬and possibilities‭. ‬2021‭ ‬is for growth‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬I’m excited to continue to give the community amazing quality treats and to showcase more custom cakes‭. ‬I’m also excited to put out more content for our followers‭.‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬Come in and see us‭! ‬Not only do we make amazing cakes‭, ‬but we have cakelettes and other treats that you can walk in and check out‭.‬

Door to Greatness – Butcher and the Blonde

Company‭:‬‭ ‬Butcher and The Blonde‭ (‬Caitlin and Tom Brome‭, ‬Owners‭)‬

Address‭:‬‭ ‬515‭ ‬Oak St‭., ‬Frederick‭, ‬CO 80530

Phone‭:‬‭ ‬720‭ ‬772‭ ‬0196

Website‭:‬‭ ‬www.butcherandtheblonde.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬To continue to serve our community and offer curbside pickup‭. ‬We also would love to promote our corporate catering for local business meetings and events‭!!‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬Curbside pickup‭, ‬corporate/event catering‭, ‬patio seating‭, ‬food truck service‭.‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬We work with Mountain Cowboy Brewing‭. ‬Order food from us and beer or coffee from them and enjoy our food at their great location as well‭!!‬

Signature meats and treats by Chase-N-Smoke

Company‭:‬‭  ‬Chase’N’Smoke BBQ‭ (‬Dan and Jacque Milam‭, ‬Owners‭)‬

Address‭:‬‭  ‬Firestone‭, ‬CO 80504

Phone‭:‬‭ ‬303-598-2642

Website‭: ‬www.cnsbbq.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬As we continue to grow our catering business‭, ‬we will also be launching our new BBQ trailer to the Carbon Valley area in April‭ ‬and look forward to serving more great food to larger groups of people‭.  ‬We look forward to bringing people together with our BBQ‭!‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬We are very excited to showcase all of our unique flavors of meats and sides‭, ‬but our Texas Style Brisket‭, ‬Pork Belly Burnt Ends‭, ‬and Coffee Rubbed tri-tip are the current crowd favorites‭.‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬We are veteran-owned and locally operated and take pride in composing smoked meats‭, ‬side dishes‭, ‬appetizers‭, ‬and desserts that‭ ‬are fresh‭, ‬well-balanced‭, ‬and tuned-up versions of the traditional favorites and more‭!‬

Nato your average jams and jellies by Firestone Ranch

Company‭: ‬Firestone Ranch Inc‭. (‬dba Modern Homesteading‭) (‬Loraine Klain‭, ‬Owner‭)‬

Address‭:  ‬10103‭ ‬County Road 22‭, ‬Fort Lupton‭, ‬CO‭  ‬80621‭ (‬5‭ ‬miles east of Firestone King Soopers‭)‬

Phone‭:  ‬303-243-4280

Website‭: ‬modernhomesteading.co‭  (.‬co is for Colorado‭)‬

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬To establish an onsite farmers’‭ ‬market offering locally sourced food‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬The opportunity to sell our homesteading surplus along with other Carbon Valley small businesses‭.‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬Firestone Ranch is a working homestead established in 2017‭. ‬Over the past few years‭, ‬we have continuously expanded on our homesteading skills and self-sufficiency‭. ‬The small businesses selling at my market are local‭, ‬and they do not pay me to sell at my market‭.

Natural, healthy boba from Front Range Nutrition

Company‭: ‬Front Range Nutrition‭ (‬David Mason‭, ‬Owner‭)‬

Address‭: ‬142‭ ‬6th St‭., ‬Frederick‭, ‬CO 80530

Phone‭: ‬303-993-6815‭ ‬

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬Our business goal is to thrive‭. ‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬We want to bring energy and vibrance into our community‭, ‬as we need it at this time‭. ‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬We are a business that believes family and heart are everything‭. ‬Our family has come together to build this company and to care‭ ‬for people around us with nutrients and laughter in these troubling times‭.‬

Mead Pizza Plus puts the “plus” in Hawaiian pizza!

Company‭: ‬Mead Pizza Plus‭ (‬Matt McNaney‭, ‬Owner‭)‬

Address‭: ‬4325‭ ‬Colorado 66‭, ‬Longmont‭, ‬CO 80504

Phone‭: ‬970-535-0234

Website‭: ‬www.meadpizzaplus.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬My goal at Mead Pizza Plus is to continue doing what we’ve been doing for the last 18‭ ‬years‭: ‬making great pizza for our awesome customers‭!‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬We use Grande Cheese for our pizzas and subs‭, ‬and it is the absolute best‭!‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬Mead Pizza Plus has been owned and operated independently by Matt McNaney since November 7‭, ‬2002‭. ‬We have been serving our customers for over 18‭ ‬years‭, ‬and we are so grateful to be here still doing what we love‭. ‬I have an amazing staff that works hard and‭ ‬is eager to learn every day‭. ‬Without my staff‭, ‬Mead Pizza Plus would not be what it is‭. ‬We are not just making pizza here‭.‬

Smoked Meats are just one of the perks at the Merc!

Company‭: ‬Mercantile Exchange‭ ‬&‭ ‬Provisions‭, ‬LLC‭, ‬AKA‭ ‬“The Merc”

Address‭: ‬4340‭ ‬Hwy 66‭, ‬Mead‭, ‬CO‭ ‬

Phone‭: ‬970-535-4066

Website‭: ‬www.TheMerc.online

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬The business opened in December 2020‭.‬‮ ‬The‮ ‬goal for 2021‭ ‬is to continue the growth we are currently enjoying‭.‬‮ ‬‭ ‬The community has‭ ‬been so supportive and encouraging through these unusual‮ ‬times‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬On Fridays and Saturdays‭, ‬we offer smoked meat from our butcher cases that‮ ‬we smoke‮ ‬in our Pit Boss smokers‭.‬‮ ‬‭ ‬The smokers are so versatile‭, ‬we love telling people about the‮ ‬non-meat uses for them‭, ‬especially our smoked cheesecake recipe‭.‬‮ ‬‭ ‬Additionally‭, ‬who doesn’t love smoked meat‭?‬‮ ‬‭ ‬I’m always excited to‮ ‬share our smoked meats‭.‬‮ ‬‭ ‬And then there’s our private label coffee‭: ‬Jackass Ranch‭.‬‮ ‬If it doesn’t put a smile on your face‭….‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭? ‬First and foremost‭, ‬we have fun‭.‬‮ ‬We want our patrons to feel like they are with family and friends‭, ‬and that often includes some‭ ‬good-natured teasing‭.‬‮ ‬‭ ‬We try to have innovative or unusual products in stock that will enhance the home cooking experience‭.‬‮ ‬‭ ‬We love hearing how our patrons prepare the food or use the smokers‮ ‬‭ ‬they purchase from us‭.‬

Mirror Image: indoor brewery, outdoor seating, good beer all around.

Company‭: ‬Mirror Image Brewing Company‭ (‬Theresa‭ ‬&‭ ‬Steve Shirner‭, ‬Managing Partners‭)‬

Address‭: ‬5969‭ ‬Iris Pkwy‭. ‬Unit C‭, ‬Frederick‭, ‬CO 80504

Phone‭: ‬720.445.5969

Website‭: ‬www.mirrorimagebrewco.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬Recover‭, ‬&‭ ‬begin to thrive after last year‭. ‬Theresa‭ ‬&‭ ‬Steve are realigning and refocusing efforts in off-premise beer sales‭, ‬along with a better division of labor to allow Theresa more time to be creative in the brewhouse‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬Our exploration series with Klywood Brewing Company is high on the list as it’s allowed for a good amount of creative‭, ‬limited releases to the beer rotation‭. ‬We have also partnered with Classic distribution‭ ‬to release‭ ‬“Red Ridge‭,‬”‭ ‬our bloody beer‭ [‬AKA‭: ‬Bloody Mary beer or Michelada‭] ‬partnership‭, ‬which will hopefully be on golf courses this summer‭. ‬It is just an optimistic outlook as to growth and recognition beyond the Tri-town community‭, ‬which has been a huge support in these rough times‭.‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬We truly just want to be known as the family-run family spot‭. ‬Open and welcoming to all who want to come and enjoy some fresh pizza from the kitchen and a well-crafted beer‭. ‬We strive to go beyond just pizza and beer and to make a connection with the community to share and support the growth around us‭.‬

At farmer’s markets and online – it’s Outrageous!

Company‭:  ‬Outrageous Baking‭ (‬Pamela Fletcher‭, ‬Owner‭)‬

Address‭:  ‬1845‭ ‬Skyway Dr‭., ‬Longmont‭, ‬CO 80504‭ (‬not a retail location‭)‬

Phone‭:   ‬303-4494-4632

Website‭: ‬www.outrageousbaking.com‭ – ‬order online‭!‬

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬To bring back the business we lost in 2020‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬We have four vegan‭, ‬gluten-free sweetbreads that we are very excited about‭!‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬We are celebrating our 15-year anniversary this year‭!‬

At Outworld Brewing, the experience is as important as the (very good) beer and food!

Company‭:  ‬Outworld Brewing‭ (‬Brenda Fuller‭, ‬Co-Owner‭)‬

Address‭: ‬1725‭ ‬Vista View Dr‭., ‬Longmont‭, ‬CO 80504‭ (‬East Longmont‭)‬

Phone‭: ‬720-545-2337

Website‭: ‬www.outworldbrewing.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬Creating an outstanding‭, ‬memorable dining and drinking experience has been and continues to be our primary focus‭. ‬We deem it a‭ ‬privilege to serve those in Longmont and those visiting the area‭, ‬and we work hard to create lasting‭, ‬special memories for each‭ ‬guest‭.   ‬We will continue to build out our experiential components and Sci-fi‭/ ‬Fantasy-themed events‭, ‬with the goal of providing‭ ‬an immersive experience for those seeking it‭. ‬We also plan to augment our outdoor accommodations to adapt to the new realities‭ ‬shaping the dining and craft beer market‭. ‬Our primary focus‭, ‬however‭, ‬will always be first-class beer craft and culinary offerings in an environment that engages all the senses‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬We are brewing some new beers‭, ‬some of which are in our experimental line‭. ‬Some are a real departure from the traditional‭, ‬true‭-‬to-type‭, ‬and we are extremely excited about them‭. ‬Details will be released soon‭.‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬We are a family business‭, ‬and we are passionate about craft beer‭, ‬good food‭, ‬and science fiction‭.  ‬We chose sci-fi‭/ ‬fantasy as‭ ‬the foundation on which to build the unique Outworld experience‭. ‬In the sci-fi world‭, ‬one is able to be extremely creative with‭ ‬few boundaries‭. ‬For us‭, ‬science fiction is the perfect‭ ‬“canvas”‭ ‬to generate speculative and imaginative experiences to carry out our mission to provide great beer and great food in an engaging‭, ‬all-inclusive atmosphere‭.‬

If the question is where to get classic Italian, Pinocchio’s is the answer!

Company‭: ‬Pinocchio’s Casual Italian‭ (‬Annie Vick‭, ‬Founder‭)‬

Address‭: ‬3768‭ ‬Hwy 52‭, ‬Frederick‭, ‬CO 80516

Phone‭: ‬303-833-6562

Website‭: ‬Eatatpinocchios.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬To stay open‭… ‬lol‭. ‬Well‭, ‬kinda not funny‭! ‬We need to hire three servers and one baker and look to be better than ever‭!! ‬We are looking into doing a Grab and Go area for quick take-out‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬We are doing family specials for take-out that include salad‭, ‬entree‭, ‬breadsticks‭, ‬and a homemade dessert‭!‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬It has been the hardest 12‭ ‬months I’ve ever experienced in the restaurant business‭. ‬Everyone’s kindness and patience are SO appreciated‭.  ‬We want to be a gathering place to create great memories‭!!‬

Shield Maiden’s bacon-topped deliciousness

Company‭: ‬Shield Maiden‭ (‬Angela Peterson‭, ‬Owner‭)‬

Address‭: ‬206‭ ‬Fifth St‭., ‬Frederick‭, ‬CO 80530‭ (‬inside the new Peel storefront‭)‬

Phone‭: ‬720-340-1582

Website‭: ‬coloradoshieldmaiden.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬To have a more consistent offering of events in our local community‭. ‬We did a lot of events all over Northern Colorado last summer‭, ‬and we want to be here in the Tri-town area more this summer‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬We have moved to a new kitchen and can now offer filled donuts‭!!!‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬We will be selling donuts in the morning one day a week in one of the new Peel kiosks starting in May‭! ‬So you can stop by on your way to work and get a cup of ShortD’s coffee and a fresh donut for your drive‭.

ShortD’s delivers your caffeine at home and at events!

Company‭: ‬ShortD’s‭ (‬Dawnn Short‭, ‬Owner and locally deemed Coffee Rockstar‭)‬

Address‭: ‬Frederick‭, ‬Colorado

Phone‭: ‬720-352-9508

Website‭: ‬shortdsbeans.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬We actually have two goals this year‭; ‬we would love to sell 1,000lbs this year for the bean business‭ (‬in 2020‭, ‬we did 661lbs‭), ‬and we have a goal of booking/attending at least two events per month‭ (‬all year‭) ‬with our new mobile coffee/beverage trailer‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬With the recent addition of our mobile coffee/beverage trailer‭, ‬we are super excited to set up in the community and provide great coffee and beverages at various locations so customers can come try our beans/coffee directly‭ (‬and conveniently‭).‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬ShortD’s‭ (‬pronounced as one word‭, ‬like shorty’s‭) ‬is a local custom coffee roaster‭. ‬We have a commercial coffee roasting space in Frederick‭, ‬CO‭ (‬licensed‭, ‬inspected‭, ‬and insured‭). ‬Our small batch custom roasting ensures that each batch of coffee is of superior quality and roasted evenly to the desired‭ ‬roast profile‭, ‬not mass-produced‭. ‬Our roast on-demand process lets us‭ ‬“customize”‭ ‬our beans to our customers’‭ ‬own specific tastes‭. ‬We can do this since we roast for them‭, ‬and then we log the taste profile so their beans will be the same‭,‬‭ ‬specifically for them‭, ‬every time they order‭.‬

Get fresh with Teriyaki Madness!

Company‭: ‬Teriyaki Madness‭ (‬Tim and Brit McCurry‭, ‬Owners‭)‬

Address‭: ‬4275‭ ‬City Center Rd‭., ‬Firestone‭, ‬CO 80504

Phone‭: ‬720-684-6484

Website‭: ‬www.teriyakimadness.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬The goal is to just improve on last year‭, ‬not only sales but customer service‭, ‬food‭, ‬quality‭, ‬and community involvement‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬The entire menu‭!‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬We are a brother and sister-owned store‭. ‬We are locals‭, ‬and both of my boys are in the store as managers‭.  ‬Erin’s oldest daughter is starting soon‭, ‬too‭!‬

Guarding Wild Cider and resisting sampling. So hard!

Company‭: ‬Wild Cider‭ (‬Audrey and Dan Reagan‭, ‬Owners‭)‬

Address‭: ‬11455‭ ‬County Road 17‭, ‬Firestone‭, ‬CO 80504

Phone‭: ‬303-532-9949

Website‭: ‬Wildcider.com

What is your business’s goal for 2021‭?‬‭ ‬Growth‭! ‬We are doing big things out at the cider garden this year‭. ‬We are building a new bar which is set to open at the end of‭ ‬May 2021‭. ‬We really want to make Firestone proud this year‭.‬

Which of your offerings have you particularly excited‭?‬‭ ‬We are moving to 12‭ ‬oz cans and rebranding‭. ‬We are thrilled about our new look and cannot wait to see it out on shelves‭. ‬Stay tuned‭! ‬The switch is planned for May 2021‭!‬

What else should patrons know about your business‭?‬‭ ‬We have a passion for life‭, ‬outdoor fun‭, ‬and‭ – ‬of course‭, ‬hard cider‭! ‬Our goal is to be the beverage you take along on your many adventures‭ (‬even if it is just to your own backyard‭). ‬We are tiny‭, ‬with only 4‭ (‬amazing‭) ‬full-time employees‭, ‬and we are super‭ ‬local‭ – ‬we manufacture our delicious cider right here in Firestone‭.‬

There you have it‭, ‬in their own words‭. ‬Our community has rallied‭, ‬but we need to go the distance‭. ‬Whenever possible‭, ‬let’s support these and all of our neighborhood food and beverage companies‭. ‬When we come together‭, ‬we can finish rebuilding after the storm‭.‬