Choice City Butcher and Deli isn’t just a place to buy cuts of meats but it’s also a great place to have a beer with your sandwich.
Choice City Butcher and Deli is located in old downtown Fort Collins between College Avenue and Olive Street.
The shop has choice and prime meats for sale along with deli meats, deli cheeses, and artisan cheese. I have bought linguica, a Portuguese sausage that is hard to find anywhere else.
Russ Robinson is the owner of Choice City Butcher and is a renowned beer connoisseur. Russ Robinson has 16 draft beer taps that to some is the best choice of beers in the state. His beer selections are from local microbreweries along with Belgian breweries. He’s good friends with the brewers at New Belgian Brewery in Fort Collins and he has had small batched beers from them that you wouldn’t see anywhere else. He served a dunkelweiss small batch beer from New Belgian that was rich and flavorful which I haven’t seen since. Russ also has a phenomenal Belgian Beer selection such as Chimay and St. Benardus from Belgium.
Choice City Butcher and Deli is a great place to have breakfast and lunch everyday of the week. For breakfast try the SOS, a sautéed beef with mushrooms, onions that swims in a white gravy over toast with two eggs on the side. A very hardy meal that will stick to your ribs. If that is way too heavy, try the french toast that comes with a mix berry compote on the side.
Choice City recently had a beer breakfast with four courses which were paired with beer. It was an amazing event with around 16 people in attendance.
The first course was a fresh fruit kabob paired with Crabtree Brewery Twisted Pine Shandys. This Shandy’s was a wheat beer carbonated with lemonade, this one had a mellow citrus flavor that was well balanced with the wheat beer.
Second course was a black and tan beer battered crepe stuffed with antelope sausage, eggs, and black lager onions. This crepe was a surprise with it’s wonderful flavor and texture. This course was paired with a caffeinated yerba mate black lager from the Mate Veza Brewery. The beer was a good substitute for a cup of coffee without the heavy bitterness.
Third course was a stout marinaded ribeye steak over a homemade biscuit covered with a stout infused gravy. This was paired with Avery Brewery “Out of Sight” stout which is infused with espresso.
The dessert course was a homemade raspberry tart covered with a chocolate sauce. The dessert was double fisted pairing with Fort Collins Brewing Co, Chocolate Stout and New Glarus, Raspberry Tart beer. The raspberry tart went well with both beers and was delicious. By the end of the beer pairing, I was very full and satisfied.
For lunch at Choice City they have a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich with grilled ribeye steak that is tender and spicy. The steak is sautéed with onions and green bell peppers then topped with mozzarella cheese, all stuffed in a soft bun. Or there’s the Grilled Pork Chop sandwich where the tender pork chop is sliced up on a hoagie bun with choice of barbecue, Italian, or Cajun style sauces. They also have an extensive burger menu with choice of beer or buffalo ground meat.
Breakfast is from 7 am to 12 noon during the week and 7am to 1pm on the weekends. Lunch is served throughout the day until closing. Dinner is a choice of steak and chef’s special Thursday – Saturday 5pm – 9pm.
General Hours of Choice City Butcher and Deli
Sunday – Wednesday 7am – 6pm, Thursday – Saturday 7am-9pm
Choice City Butcher and Deli
104 West Olive Street
Fort Collins, CO