The Regional Hometown Food
From the moment you walk into The Regional, located in Old Town Fort Collins on Mason Street, you will feel a warm and genuine hospitality. Super comfortable and relaxing. Guests love to hang out and just chill there. The décor is simple and refined, the staff is extremely attentive and the food is absolutely amazing!
Kevin Grossi, The Regional’s owner, originally from just outside Detroit, moved to Colorado when he was 21, searching for better weather, lots of great snow and a chill life – so to say. He had been a huge fan, like many others, to discover this country somehow some way. Having been working in restaurants since he was 14, he experienced many different working stages in kitchens all over, but mainly California, Boston, Vail and the majority of the time in Denver.
An avid outdoorsman, Kevin enjoys snowboarding, fishing, gardening, biking, hiking and being out in the sun, but his family is where he gets his energy from. His wife Liz and baby daughter Juniper are what he looks forward to waking up and coming home to. Liz is involved with Cooking Matter Colorado which helps low-income families teach them skills to cook for themselves and how to source their food. A mission that is longer term than just making meals.
The Regional serves hometown American food from the local farms, from the ranches and from the docks. Directed by what is in season, they like to show off the local bounty. They work with Colorado suppliers to cook homegrown comfort food that we all know and love. Expect to find thoughtful, flavorful and creative dishes. For some that may be creamy shrimp and grits or fried oyster mushrooms- for others its crispy fried chicken and carrots cooked in dirt. Either way, no matter which corner of this country you’re from, you will find a familiar favorite in their kitchen.
Understanding the culinary needs of his guests, Kevin pushes for a healthier menu everyday. Organic, non-gmo, gluten-free and vegan alternatives are a part of the diversity of the menu selections. Salads, veggie dishes, roasted beets & kale, and cabbage sauerkraut are great options to choose from.
Take the time to stop by this local gem for that special sweet treat. The pastry chef at The Regional, Gabrielle Gudino is absolutely amazing on many levels. Not only does she bake the yummiest cookies, pies, and breads but she also does it with-out gluten, dairy or sugar at times. Pecan sticky buns, strawberry cream pie, caramel apple pie, dinner rolls, lemon sesame cookies and orange poppy muffins are a few of the many choices you can pre-order online.
The evolution of their bar program is a buzz about town. They do something different than most restaurants. Every dish deserves to have its counterpart, so the beverage menu is written alongside the food menu. A simple way to provide specialty drink pairing with food selections. Along with a full bar, specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list, there is live music every Tuesday evening with great acts!
Unique to The Regional is a season pass program, which eventually may turn into their own Supper Club. The pass gets you priority ticketing to all their dinners, $15 off the dinners, and happy hour all the time. They host a dinner a month for six months for the season. Their first celebration was held on April 29 celebrating the life of bees and was a collaboration with Urban Farmer chef and beekeeper, Chris Starkus. Reference the website, www.theregionalfood.com for more details.
The Regional offers full service catering for any event. Customizing and working within a budget is their specialty. The restaurant can accommodate parties or meeting of 15-20 people in their comfortable back room or if you would like to book the entire restaurant for an event, that is possible as well.
Located at the corner of Mountain and Mason at 130 S. Mason St, Fort Collins. 970-689-3508. Open Tuesday –Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm and Sundays tasty brunch is served from 10am-3pm. Reservations accepted. Check our social media platforms, as we will be opening on Mondays soon!