Make your way to Grand Junction's Two Rivers Convention Center this Monday, February 6, and you'll find the best restaurants, caterers, and food venues in Western Colorado dishing out samples of their magnificent cuisine. While you're enjoying all the tasty, you'll be benefiting the United Way of Mesa County. How does the Taste of the Grand Valley work?

Put simply, you purchase your tickets and then embark on a delicious journey enjoying food from a vast array of Western Colorado food venues.

There's no guarantee the "Dancing Bacon" will return for the 2017 event, but it's definitely a possibility. What can be guaranteed is the presence of the best food venues in Western Colorado, all in one place at one time. Here's a partial list of this year's exhibitors:

You'll find samples including barbecue, desserts, fruit juices, gourmet coffee, pizza, and other area delights. With your ticket purchase, you'll have full access to samples from all of this year's participants.

For some Western Colorado residents, this is an event they look forward to all year. Check out this more-than-satisfied attendee.

The 15th Annual Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley is Monday, February 6, from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at Two Rivers Convention Center. A word to the wise - this event can really fill up, so get there as early as possible.

Tickets are available at area City Markets, area Enstrom stores,, and Home Loan Insurance. Ticket prices go up at the door, so get yours in advance.

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