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Choice City Butcher & Deli

Not Rated.
Choice City Butcher & DeliChoice City Butcher & Deli
BA SCORE
96
world-class

53 Ratings
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 12.39%
Taps: 8
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

104 W Olive St
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-2832
United States
phone: (970) 490-2489

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(Place added by: gbontrag on 07-18-2005)
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Photo of tippebrewcrew2
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%

This place was incredible. They had their own cellar with a very impressive list. 2002 la folie 1986 harvest...the list goes on. The food was as fresh as you can get. I think I saw the pig that I ate get hauled off in the back. They had a great selection of both beers and food. They serve the brews in style specific glassware and they were knowledgeable on both meat and brews which is a rare thing. Pricing was reasonable for what you got. They have everything from cold cuts to awesome hot sandwhichs. It seemed like this was the place to be for lunch. Can't wait to go back.

tippebrewcrew2, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of blackie
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

Choice City was my first stop on the return trip through Colorado, and easily one of my favorites from the entire trip

located just off the main drag of downtown Ft. Collins, the shop has an atmosphere a bit like a coffee shop, but with a diverse selection of fantastic sandwiches and burgers and a great beer list - love coffee shops so that vibe sits well with me, note that this was a lunch stop - the breakfast menu is impressive, and dinner features a pretty intense selection of steaks from various species (ostrich, pork, buffalo, beef...)

the menu is written on a couple large blackboards, rustic worn hardwood floors, meats displayed in the counter cold cases, wooden tables and a bar across one of the large storefront windows affording a nice street view, lots of natural light, taphandles on display, steady lunch crowd but not too busy, very nice kids working and good music at a good level, a great place for a comfortable afternoon stop

the selection was very deep and eclectic, maybe twenty or so at the time, lots of locals and some quality belgians, some notables - Russian River Supplication, an obscure New Belgium one-off, a couple from Funkwerks - just the tip of the iceberg here, various pour sizes available and proper glassware in use

regarding the food side of the situation, this is a real-deal butcher shop with great cured meats and cheeses, after much internal deliberation (awkward staring at the menu), my choice was a Colorado buffalo reuben - probably the best I've had anywhere, the meat was perfect, the bread delicious, cheesy but not greasy, and the balsamic potato salad awesome, even better paired with a Supplication, don't even recall what was paid, but value is high given the goods received

a "must stop", in my opinion

blackie, May 26, 2011
Photo of Palipapachak
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

I have been living in the general Ft. Collins area for almost 2 years now and had not heard about this place. I just happened to stop in one day with a friend and I walked away impressed. The food here is amazing. It is a slight bit pricey, but I usually am fine with paying whatever prices for food. It's nothing fancy, burgers and sandwiches mostly. You can also get cheese platters or meat/cheese combo platters. They serve breakfast also, but I have only ever been there for lunch, so I can not comment on their breakfast selection.

The beer selection is quite good in my opinion. They have beer on tap you can't find anywhere else in Old Town (to my knowledge). The bottle selection is decent too. Myself and a couple friends got a bottle of 2002 La Folie here, so you can find some interesting beer here. I will always take quality of quantity so even if they don't have as many taps as some people would like, the quality of beer offered is above pretty much anyone else in town.

The staff is friendly, mostly. The people who take and cook the food orders are not very friendly, but the wait staff and owner(?) are quite friendly and are willing to pick a beer for you if you are unfamiliar with the selections.

I was not able to make it this weekend, but I fully intend on making Choice City a weekly stop. It's my favorite place in Ft. Collins.

Palipapachak, May 01, 2011
Photo of russpowell
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

Visited this place few weeks ago.

This place has pretty good vibe for a functioning deli, beer is given some props

Quality of beers tasted were very good

Service was friendly & enthusiastic, albeit a touch slow as non-crowded as it was

Only 20 taps, but all were great selections, heavy emphasis on local beers that skew towards one offs. Bottled selection looked fairly good

If this place didn't sell beer I would still come for the food. I had the BEST buffalo burger I've ever had in my life. The Breakfast looked tasty, but alas I had to skip it the next morning, Food is pricey though, beers were more reasonable. I do plan on coming back here the next time through, stellar bar/deli!

russpowell, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of chugalug06
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%

A very nice, not too well known spot in Old Town Fort Collins. Small, plenty of tables, and plenty of choices... Great atmosphere.

The only reason I'm scoring a 4 for quality is due to the fact we ordered an aged brew that was HORRIBLY miss poured... I almost turned it away. I would love to share what brew this was, but it would only make you incredibly jealous. The food was quite good, but pretty expensive for what it was... My friend and I bth ordered the buffalo sliders for $13. Most entrees seemed to be nicely overpriced, but hey, some decent food with an amazing brew selection? Who could complain too much?

We also had terrible service, our waitress seemed very flustered and overwhelmed by her job... To CCBSaD's credit I've been here numerous time prior to this experience and had GREAT service.

Well worth your trip and dollars to find this place and stay a while.

Cheers!

chugalug06, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of LSUPT
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

SO glad that I was able to make it here on my last day in Fort Collins and I was not disappointed.

Nice brick building in old town Fort Collins. Deli meats and cuts of steak in a glass case, tap handles decorating, clear menus with great specials. Ideal atmosphere, in my opinion, really comforting and rustic. Really cool tables and chairs as well.

Several employees behind the food area waiting to take my order listening attentively to my complicated order, which they got correct, this was 12:15 on Monday and surprisingly slow though. At the checkout/beer counter the girl was happy to answer all my questions and make suggestions even though there were people behind me, even applied the drinks included in my order to our beers.

If I recall correctly there were about twelve beers on tap, all top notch, and a decent number of bottles. I had an Equinox Dunkleweiss and a Mad River Double IPA.

Wow, the food. My sister had the choice city burger that I just could not stop eating, perfect all around: cooked, topped and prepared impeccably on a very tasty bun. I had the cheesesteak: very good, and the provolone was probably the best I've ever had. Being from the South, the balsamic vinaigrette based potato salad was very off-putting but it grew on me so I won't take away a point just for that.

$10 each with a side and drink included I'd say is pretty good and considering the quality I would gladly pay this any day if I lived there.

LSUPT, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of bditty187
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%

We waited until nearly the last meal in town to visit Choice City. I wasn't sure what to expect. It is not a beer bar... that was clear as soon as we walked in. It is a butcher shop/deli and sandwich place. It is a functional retail store that has great beer on-tap and great food. That, my friends, is freaking cool.

We stopped in on a Monday sometime after 2pm. It was slow and we got helped right away (order at the counter). We ordered a couple beers (Saison Dupont on-tap = yummy!) and some sandwiches. We didn't wait long. My buffalo burger was awesome. I also got a bite of a Buffalo burger rueben and it was amazing! IMO, the food is the star of the show. Great sandwiches!

There is plenty of great beers on-tap and in bottles. What a great place to grab lunch and a beer.

I want to make it clear to people that this is more of a store, a retail store than a bar and it is more of a sandwich shop than a full on restaurant. It is a great mix however. I loved it. This isn't the place you'd come to have many beers, IMO, but it is a great place to grab something to eat and have a beer.

Just remember, this is not a bar!

bditty187, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of mkorpal
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%

I can't believe I never reviewed my favorite place. maybe I did and it just disappeared. Who knows.

Anyway, Choice City tripples as a great butcher, and awesome deli, and a world class beer bar. They only have 15 or so taps available. however, they are all high quality. At one time, they had Avery Samael's, Lost Abby Angels Share, and Oskar Blues ten Fidy on tap. That was just a few of the awesome brews available. They also have a bunch of bottles, but it's hard to tell what they actually have at times.

The food is some of the best in the city. Typical deli stuff with sandwiches and burgers. The sandwhiches are huge and tasty, while the burgers are fresh and juicy. They do an incredible job with the food.

Service can sometimes be a bit spotty, especially when it is quiet. The line can also stop if someone like myself can't make up their mind on the beer. Oh well, it isn't bad enough for me to dock them far, and it's the beer that should be front and center.

price wise, the food is expensive, but the beer is fairly priced. they also will drop a dollar of you pint when you order a meal. my suggestion, the Choice City burger, mashed potatoes, and an Erics Ale.

mkorpal, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of GilGarp
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%

Choice city is a great butcher that just happens to have a very good beer selection as well. Located just off College in Old Town, it's a great place to get a sandwich and a beer.

Being that it's a butcher, you can go in a get a cut of meat to go, have them grill it up there, or just get a sandwich. The only downside is the price. Sandwiches are close to $10 or $8 if you just get a half. They're good but only for an occasional treat.

On to the beers, you'll find a great, ever-changing list of beers on tap and bottles available. I had a wonderful St. Bernardus Abt 12 and a lesser but still enjoyable Kwak when I was there. Everything is served in the appropriate branded glassware. In addition to specialty Belgian beers, there are always a number of taps from local brewers New Belgium and Odell.

Overall a great place and worth a visit if you're in town.

GilGarp, Feb 04, 2010
Photo of rhinos00
3.65/5  rDev -16.3%

While visiting Fort Collins I decided to make the stop here. I was in a mood for a sandwich and it was a gorgeous day out.

A- Wow was this place busy! I liked the fact that it was real laid back with lots of people drinking a pint of beer with their lunches. Dogs everywhere, people bustling in and out and while hectic maintained a nice feel.

Q- The quality of beers was pretty good, but nothing special when compared to places in Ohio. They had St. Bernardus 12 and Odell's Bourbon Stout, but nothing out of the ordinary. As for the bottles, there really wasn't anything exciting. LA Carnivale and Witches' Wit was about as out of the ordinary as it got. My biggest gripe was that I saw a bottle of New Glarus Iced Barleywine sitting in the fridge. I had been eyeing it the whole time as I slowly made my way to the front of the line. When I ordered it, the clerk started to ring it up and someone from behind the counter told her that it wasn't for sale. Awesome! However, the clerk was nice enough to comp me and take $2 of the Chimay I bought instead.

S- This was another big problem. The whole system of ordering in one place and then standing in line to pay at another place simply wasn't working. I think this was in large part because there was no bottle list and the fact that they only had one person at the register, who was also filling the beers that were on-tap. With only 5 people in line in front of me, I must have waited to pay at the register for 15 minutes. Every person that was paying was constantly asking what was in the fridge (would be very difficult to see if you have bad eye sight or are not tall enough to see over the counter). I think it would have definitely benefitted to have a bottle list to begin with and more than one person to take orders at the register, pour the beers on-tap, and constantly have to wonder over to the fridge to let people know what bottles they had.

S- The selection was pretty good for a quick lunch stop. They had a decent amount of bottles in the fridge along with 10 or so taps.

F- The food was the best part of this place. I had an italian sandwich for $11 and it was pretty damn tasty.

V- As far as value goes, I probably won't be coming here too often. The food is amazing, but a bill of $35 for two sandwiches and two chimay triples is a little too rich for my taste, especially when we are talking lunch for two. I like the concept of this place, but definitely overpriced.

rhinos00, May 15, 2009
Photo of Bitterbill
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

From my notes of May 9th, 2009

I arrived about 2PM and, of course, people were scurrying in and out...this is usually a very busy place and no wonder.

I ordered a full classic Italian sandwich and a pint of NB Eric's Ale. The sandwich was as good as I've ever had and the Wild Ale was simply superb! So damn good that I had to have a second pint. At $5 per, I thought the price was very reasonable.

I've been here before so I knew you had to walk over to the deli counter to put my order in for the sandwich(I chose a garlic mashed potato for my included side) and walk to the beer counter for my beer. A bit unusual for a first time customer but easy to get used to.

So...my say is that this is a must stop if you're in town. Great food and a wide range of beers on tap and even more goodies in bottles.
I highly recommend it!

Bitterbill, May 12, 2009
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

In the mood for sandwiches and fine drink, this seemed to be the obvious choice. I feel fortunate for having stopped by.

The building is old and small, with really high ceilings and tons of windows to light everything up. Decoration looks like local art coupled with various boastings of what the deli has to offer. I must say, the tables were cool. I'd like to try to make some like that some day. You'll have to see them. The tap handles that grace the establishment are also on display. Over all, the place has a definite coffee shop/ deli feel to it. Oh yeah, and they have great beer.

They had about 12 taps with local and other American brews. Quality was clearly the mark they were shooting for. I can't recall the brew I grabbed, but it was a beefy bourbon RIS. Tasty, but not a good choice for lunch.

I got a ruben, and it was pretty much perfect. I'm not sure what to say about what makes a sandwich awesome, but this one did it for me. Tasty, softly toasted bread, fresh meat, tons of kraut and just a touch of dressing. I actually got to eat a pile of the kraut and corned beef that fell out with a fork. It was seriously great.

Service was limited to the people behind the counters. Both were friendly and the beer girl answered my questions about the brew, so all went well.

I wished I lived in the apartment upstairs. Freakin' fantastic sandwiches!

DarkerTheBetter, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of slander
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

A ruddy early flight and some time on my hands before Handsome Ed's in, I go for the rental car. So, what exactly is a full size? Well, it's a Mitsubishi Gallant or a Dodge Charger, whichever one gets back to this lot first. I'm thinking I really want the Charger, so naturally the Gallant shows up first but I opt to wait for the Charger that then immediately arrives. It's only got 26 miles on it. Don't tell the folks at Enterprise but I'm going to excessively speed on the 75 MPH highway up to Fort Collins in their bad ass non broken in Charger. Did I mention the drinking at New Belgium? And Ed's talking about some deli in town up there, supposedly they've got good beer too...

And yes, it really is a little butcher shop & deli off the corner in town there. We parked in the most messed up, dangerous ass, angled parking in the middle of the street set up and headed on over. Deli counters on 2 walls in an "L", one holding your standard deli meats & cheeses, and meats butcher style in the other. You order and pick up on one end and pay and deal your beer on the other. And 16 mix and match tables throughout the room, some pushed together to seat more, some with twisted wood chairs, and some not. We ordered food here, got our beers there, and grabbed a table.

On the wall behind the one counter where you order, a large cork lined blackboard lists sandwiches and smaller vertical boards show meat, cheese & toppings options; on the wall behind the counter where you pay to play, a massive board talks barbecue. Large glass windows done up with local hero New Belgium signage look over West Olive and the pickety fence pen with seating out front below the big striped awning. Hanging plants and a bar counter in the window to one side of the door. High high pressed tin ceilings painted beige, exposed ducts, and drop lamps. Sets of paintings of children and animals riddle the room, and tap handles for beers come and gone displayed in rows on the rear wall. Shelving units along the far wall hold sauces, condiments, peppers, oils, crackers and more,

Some interesting foodings. Breakfast sandwiches and deli lunches, but at night they morph into something altogether different, doing steaks, pork tenderloin, drunken ostrich, veal, shrimp, lion & lamb stew, bacon wrapped tournedos of beef tenderloin, definitely kicking it up a notch.

I 'et a sandwich of awesome; turkey on wheat, with lettuce, onion, cheddar & spicy mustard. It was really just the perfect sandwich and was totally necessary, as I'd only been fed cookies on the plane. Mac salad or something comes with it but I fessed up the extra buck fidy for the soup, a pork green chili, good heat and very tasty (I think I'm going to eat pork green chili everywhere I go this GABF weekend). Ed and Josh both chose from the collection of 5 Reubens, Ed the Classic Reuben and Josh the Colorado Reuben. Ed says it was one of the best Reuben's he's ever had, and Josh showed how much he enjoyed his by making a huge mess.

15 taps in all; 6 of them (2 sets of 3), pouring from a kegerator style fridge behind the counter, the rest pouring from both sides of a double glass front cooler next to it housing bottled selections. A surprisingly nice selection of taps for a deli, 5 from New Belgium (Mothership Wit, Eric's Ale, Old Cherry, Abbey Grand Cru, Giddy Up!), 5 from Odell (Extra Special Red Ale, Easy Street Wheat, IPA, Bourbon Aged Stout, 5 Barrel Pale Ale), micro near (Fort Collins Wilburfest), and far (Russian River Damnation), and a handful of imports (Chimay Tripel, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Lion Stout). I drank a New Belgium Eric's Ale, goddamn that's a nice beer, tastysourwonderfullness. Beer here was fresh, served in chalices hanging from the underside of a shelving unit over the taps.

And the bottles, the bottles, it's always the bottles, the bottles, the bottles. Nearly 2 dozen Colorado beers (New Belgium, Odell, Avery, Left Hand, Fort Collins), another 2 dozen more American micros (Ommegang, Stone, Victory, Jolly Pumpkin, Deschutes), about a dozen and a half Belgians (Fantome de Noel Saison, De Ranke XX Bitter, Cantillon Lambic, De Proef Brouwerij Saison, Oude Kriek Lambic, Achel, Westmalle) and a few other imports. What else, what else? Oh, yeah, some aged & vintage selections (Hanssens Mead the Gueuze '99, New Belgium La Folie '02, Avery The Beast '04, Lee's Harvest Ale '88, '99 & '00, Pommeau de Normandie on calvados), and, um, you wait here, I need to find out what they mean by "Stille Nacht '00". It runs $20, could it be the Reserva, I wonder? (They didn't know what it was, and hunted high & low but couldn't come up with anything. "Boo!" I say).

Sometimes, the perfect sandwich simple and easy, this is one of them times. And an absurdly better beer selection than any deli ought to have but I sure ain't complainin'. Cool world music being piped in, laid back and chill, clean and friendly folks here. Totally choice!

slander, Nov 15, 2008
Photo of Kemmerlin
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%

What an outstanding concept...combine choice selections of deli meats an amazing selection of quality beer and good breakfast, lunch, and dinner entree meals. Voted best breakfast in Fort Collins and has great helpful owners. The first day we were in town they recommended another good resturant for the type of food we were looking for and called the other owners to let them know we were coming. Only thing is that everytime we have gone back the service was awful. The beer selection is amazing though as they are the only ones in Northern Colorado who we have found to have Russian River beer on tap and several other rare varieties.

Kemmerlin, Nov 02, 2008
Photo of mentor
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

A high-end deli that caters to those seeking the finest. They fit the bill. Some outside seating is available as you make your way to the entrance. Inside is a single large room with the register immediately to your right. Follow the L-shaped deli counter to the other end where you place your order. Great selection of sandwiches with interesting sides. Pay at the register when placing your order and check out the beer selection in the fridge behind the counter, with perhaps 10 taps. A large selection (not quite huge) and all of what they have is noteworthy. After paying, grab a seat and wait for your name to be called to go pick up your order. Condiments available at a small station by the trash receptical. The food is great. Seating is tight, to say the least. Clean up after yourself. Bathrooms are shared with several other establishments, through a door in the back and down a common hallway.

mentor, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of Crosling
4.58/5  rDev +5%

Choice City is a great place. Very well run and an impressive operation overall. The beer selection is really nice. Thoughtfully chosen bottled offerings, including some Belgians and even a couple vintage offerings. Also, I think they have 12 draught lines, all craft. Those are thoughtfully chosen as well, except the Chimay. Besides the beer, this is a full service deli that makes sandwiches for customers and sells meat to go. And it's all high quality stuff. This is my favorite place to drink ale in Fort Collins and it's a great place to stop for lunch. They do a really nice job here.

Crosling, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of DrMephisto
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%

This is the place to go, in my opinion if you stop in FtC. Went here on a tip from my father and was not disappointed in any way. Great cuts of fresh meat, plus the best taps and bottle selection in the city. Chimay Tripel, St. Bernardus Abt 12 on tap for pity's sake! Plus the nice local NBB and ODells taps. Great quasi-european/old time deli/pub style seating plus a great little patio out front. Make this your first lunch/dinner.

Owners know there stuff about brews too. Had a convo with Russ for an hour or so about interesting Belgian brews. Good people!

-w-

DrMephisto, Jul 07, 2008
Photo of Big78CJ
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Choice city has a great location and available outdoor seating. Several beers were available on tap and in bottle and I think there were even a few vintages. I was very impressed with the beer selection, including Odell's IPA and the new release of Jessica's Porter (I was told they were one of only a few places that got the release early).

Sandwiches were excellent and very fresh; it is a deli, afterall. I had a great time eating lunch here when we arrived in Ft. Collins. I would definitely recommend this is a perfect lunch stop and I think they serve breakfast/dinner some days too.

Big78CJ, Jul 03, 2008
Photo of Ave
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%

This place is a open for all three meals, but closes in the early evening, 6 or so. It is primarily a butcher shop and deli, that serves sandwiches and does a lot of catering. They have great food menus for breakfast and lunch, simple sandwiches mostly but very well done. There beer menu is short, carefully chosen and exemplary, rotating choices typically include a few of the locals, Odells and New Belgium, a few choice American crafts, Stone and Rouge, and a few tasty imports, Chimay and Ayinger. Small but great selection all in all.

Ave, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of CTBadger
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

We ate breakfast here on our one night stayover in Fort Collins. We stated at the Armstrong Hotel in the same building (highly recommended) and the desk clerk recommended a breakfast spot a couple of blocks away. We saw that Choice offered breakfast so we stopped there instead.

As we were waiting for our food I checked out the beer offerings. Holy cow! What a fantastic selection of local brews including aged bottles. Chimay White on tap? Avery's Beast and Samaels? Even DFH 90 which we didn't see too much of in Colorado. There was also a great selection of belgians, new and aged.

I have to say that I was very disappointed we didn't find this place the previous night. It will definitely be on our "must visit" list if we ever get back to Fort Collins.

Stop there to eat and drink - you will not be disappointed.

CTBadger, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of jyeast101
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%

Okay. I will start by saying that I love this place. When I first walked in they had Le Terrior on tap. So I came back to get a confirmation on my first impression. They consistently have new and ahead of the curve craft beers. I was there on thier patio (a couple of tables outside the front door) and trying one of the best offerings from the Ft. Collins Brewery, Spring Bock, when one of the guys brought me a sample of Avery's 14 that they just tapped. Had one, loved it, like the offer of a sample. The sandwiches are amazing and the best butcher shop around. A must go in Ft. Collins if you enjoy great beer.

jyeast101, May 18, 2007
Photo of Oxymoron
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

I've been to Choice City a couple of times, and I have been very happy each time. If recommended, I would suggest to go for dinner as their food is fantastic. But I have gone for lunch before and been pleased with their deli sandwiches as well.

Located near trendy Old Town Ft. Collins, they are far enough away that parking is easy but still close enough to be part of the downtown atmosphere. Inside is a rather small room with a deli counter and a great listing of good quality of meats. There are some tables throughout and seating for outside as well. Rather low key but very intimate.

The food is fantastic and worthy of a 5+. If you go for lunch there is a list of sandwiches available. I've tried the club and the philly and have been impressed with the quality. If you go for dinner, you have a few choices to pick out. You can order food directly from the deli and have the cook fix it anyway you want. Another option is to choice from their chiefs specials which change frequently but have a good variety of foods. One choice that I was surprised at how good was their Ostiridge plate. Also I would recommend their steaks as well. I'm getting hungry just think about it.

Their beer selection is great. They have a great selection of hard to find and even aged beers. For instance they had Chimay White as well as Duchesses on tap last time I went. They also had a 2002 La Folie. The prices are a little high but well within approachable levels. They did have a good variety of Colorado beers, NB, Odells, Avery, Great Divide and other selections such as Victory, Stone, DFH among others. And they had a lot of seasonal or rare find beers as well. The selection is fantastic. They also have a great wine selection as well.

Overall I have gone to Choice City a few times and will continue to go into the future. This is a must go when traveling to Ft. Collins.

Oxymoron, Nov 28, 2006
Photo of gbontrag
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%

what an awesome place, in my opinion. Okay, okay before I get all excited and spazzy, let's start from the beginning. What I noticed about Choice City first was the quality of their meats, Prime and some Choice. The pork, veal and lamb was all excellent beyond reproach. They were being tutored on the fine art of cutting by a retired butcher. The sausage was top notch. The deli was muy, muy good. Then I noticed they started adding some choice, value wines. Then the beer started showing up. And taps. And it was all local. And soon they were getting seasonal pony kegs from Odell and New Belgium. And they kept adding to their bottle selection, and a few more taps. They were busy. They started having wine and beer tastings. The Monday night football-brat and beer party I went to was a hoot and holler event.
A few nights ago I noticed they had knocked down a wall and doubled their size. They were offering dinners. They were advertising a four course beer dinner with Doug Odell. My wife and I stopped to pay our respects. I drooled over the NBB kriek, Mantra and Saison on tap. There was Odell's Nip and a few standard Odell beers, and a couple of colors of Chimay on tap. The bottle selection included all of Avery's big beers, and new offerings. An empty Samael bottle was prominently displayed (empty as a sign of encouragement). There were bottles from Lefthand, and other locals.
The menu is easy: Pick a cut of meat from the case at market price, and choose one side from a menu of sides (grilled asparagus, mashers, carrots, brussel sprouts was the choice the other night.) Meals come with salad and bread. The meat was perfectly grilled/seared and seasoned -- that's P-E-R-F-E-C-T! And I have much R-E-S-P-E-C-T for what the guys are doing at Choice City. Please stop here and enjoy prime meat, and choice beer. Wow, how easy is that?

gbontrag, Jul 18, 2005
Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins, CO
96 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.