Fort Collins is often the first place visitors to Canada see German restaurants.
But they aren’t always the first ones to stop in.
In fact, many German restaurants in Fort Colorado are often just that — the first places visitors to Fort Collins see German food.
“You know, a lot of them have gone on to other restaurants, but I really think Fort Collins, especially in the summertime, is the best place to go for German food,” said Lisa Riggs, a Fort Collins restaurant owner who has been cooking German cuisine for 20 years.
Riggs said she has seen German restaurants open and close in FortCollins in the past few years, but that the restaurants she knows have always stayed open.
“I mean, you know, the last time I checked they were still open.
And I don’t think we even closed down in the springtime,” Riggs said.
When Riggs was a waitress at a restaurant in the same building where German restaurant Biergarten has been, she knew she would have to wait until springtime to get her dinner.
“When you go to a German restaurant, you get to experience the winter months and you see a lot, a ton of food, a really good variety of German food, that’s for sure,” Rigg said.
The restaurant Biers is located in Fort Lauderdale is a favorite for Germans, but it also attracts tourists and locals who want to see a bit of everything, from the old German classics to the new German creations.
“We have a lot in the restaurant.
We have the best of everything.
We even have some of the oldest, the most unique food that I’ve ever had,” said Toni Riggs.
The Biergs are in Fort Dodge and just outside of the area where the restaurant Bikes is located.
They are open for lunch and dinner, with a few specials.
For the last few years they have also been serving some of Germany’s best cheeses, including Biergang, which has a taste that goes beyond anything you’ve tasted before.
“It’s kind of like a cheese of the past, a cheese that’s not only made from the milk of cows, but also of cows,” said owner Toni.
The cheeses are not just made with cows, either.
They’re made from fresh grass and berries, and they are made by hand.
“And then, also, all the spices, the salt, the sugar, all those things are added,” said Riggs who has two sons who also help make the cheeses.
“There’s a lot to do when you go in and see a bunch of food that’s just different,” said James, who is also a server.
The staff at Biers also brings a special German accent, which they often use when speaking to customers.
“German is very formal, very quiet.
But with the Biers you can hear it in your throat, so you know it’s German.
And it’s very good,” said Bier.
For many Germans, a German accent can be an important part of their cultural identity, but for Riggs it’s a part of what makes her German.
“My father is German.
He’s a German.
So he knows what the word for this is,” she said.”
If he’s not happy with what you’re saying, he’ll just make you repeat it, but then he’ll be like, ‘I’ll explain it to you later.’
And I say, ‘You know what?
You can say it in the way you want to.’
And then he says, ‘Okay, that works.
I’ll repeat it now.'”
The owners of Biers are hoping to have a German menu coming soon, and a German-themed restaurant.
“Right now, the German-inspired restaurant is just on the drawing board,” said Jochen König, owner of Bier Garten.
“So if we can get it up and running, it would be really cool to have German-style food in the back room,” he said.
We want to give a little more of our community back to our German-speaking neighbors and the Fort Collins area,” said Königs.