Inside La Creperie
Fort Collins and the surrounding area is just bursting with all kinds of writers, and if this isn't one of the places they hang out to talk shop, it should be.
Fort Collins is popping with plans for a new midtown life style shopping/business/residence complex to replace the old Foothills Mall. Mason Street (that's the one with the railroad tracks running down the middle) is turning into the north-south Mason Street Corridor which will have shuttles running from the bus terminal in the north all the way to the restaurants and stores at Harmony on the south side. And Kerrie Flanagan's Northern Colorado Writers is holding a writers' conference at the Hilton on April 26-27 with keynote speaker actor/writer Andrew McCarthy.
La Creperie. Be sure to slip around the corner to their bakery, Croissants de France, and stock up on real French baked goods at the tiny store front. I have sampled the baguettes, plain croissants, and almond croissants to confirm their authenticity and deliciousness. Trust me, they are the real thing.
There are lots of other yummies on the menu too, including sweet crepes, omelets, and sandwiches.
From this fine restaurant, it's only a hop, skip, and a jump to Old Firehouse Books and its neighbor, Happy Lucky's Teahouse and Treasures.
I'll leave you there to sip a cup of tea while you scan the bestseller you couldn't resist buying at the bookstore. I'm off to investigate rumors of a little chocolate cafe just a few blocks away (and even closer to the Hilton where you'll be when you attend the NCW Conference).
by Patricia Stoltey, who is probably going to enjoy this assignment way too much.