31st Annual Best of CSU issue spotlights community’s favorites

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2021 publication reaches record number of voters

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO — College Avenue Magazine will be releasing the newest Best of CSU issue on Wednesday, February 24. This free publication is available on newsstands around the CSU campus and in selected areas around Fort Collins as well as online at CollegeAveMag.com.

For this year’s Best of CSU issue, readers can expect spotlights on local businesses. With so many changes in the past year due to the pandemic, “we thought it was important to highlight how others’ businesses have adapted,” College Avenue Editor-in-Chief Meg Metzger-Seymour said.

One local business creation the magazine will feature is the new Fort Collins Marketplace, which was created by Fort Collins residents to support businesses similar to the way Etsy.com provides a platform for small online retailers. Participating businesses include Sunlit Mountain, Happy Lucky’s Teahouse, and Wadoo Home & Gifts.

In addition, this year’s Best of CSU features voter responses to 42 categories of local favorites, including Best CSU Organization, Best Thrift Store, Best Hike, and Best Bookstore just to name a few.  This year’s voter turnout hit a new record with 1,060 responses from the community.

Best of CSU was first published in 1990 and featured food categories and 20 survey questions. The publication has grown annually as CSU’s student media highlights the great businesses Fort Collins has to offer. Popular categories include Best Burrito, Best Restaurant, Best Wings and Best Breakfast.

Best of CSU 2020 highlights several new winners but also includes local favorites that consistently top the rankings. That includes Big City Burrito, which has topped the Best Burrito rankings 19 times in the publication’s 31-year history.

“We are thrilled to death that CSU students and staff have continued to support us… since 2001,” Big City Burrito General Manager Sean Engleman said.

Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation is a not-for-profit company that employs students to produce media for the Colorado State University and Fort Collins communities. Located on the CSU campus, RMSMC employs nearly 300 students annually to produce independent student media each school year on a variety of platforms, including The Rocky Mountain Collegian and Collegian.com, KCSU-FM radio, Collegian Television (CTV) and CSU TV11, College Avenue Magazine, and Student Video Productions. Learn more about us at RockyMountainStudentMedia.com.

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