the regional restaurant opens in Fort Collins

“We want to take what we learned (in Denver) and expand upon it here in Fort Collins,” said owner Kevin Grossi. “We want to add to the great chefs and restaurants that are here.”


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Known for its comfort food, The Regional serves a fast-casual lunch and full-service dinner, including fried chicken sandwiches, ham, grits, salads, veggie dishes as well as an oyster shucking bar and lobster roll sandwiches. 


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Denver's restaurant scene was a little slow this week, but up in Fort Collins, chef Kevin Grossi launched the Regional as a full brick-and-mortar restaurant after its two-year run as a counter-service operation inside Avanti Food & Beverage. Grossi is now serving an expanded menu of the regional American dishes that made his eatery a favorite at the LoHi food hall.


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When chef-owner Kevin Grossi moved his Americana-inspired restaurant, the Regional, from LoHi’s Avanti Food & Beverage to downtown Fort Collins last month, it was a homecoming of sorts. Grossi helped open the Jax Fish House location there three years ago, falling in love with “the people, the farms, and the ease of living.” 


Several Denver restaurants are migrating north to Fort Collins

The Regional just opened Wednesday on Old Town Fort Collins’ Mason Street. Owner Kevin Grossi started the business in 2016 inside Denver’s Avanti, but he relocated after two years to raise a family and be closer to his farmers. “The Regional has always been about adding a local element to whatever food you consider ‘hometown’ cooking,” Grossi said. “That will never change. If anything, we’re just moving closer to where so much of it is already growing in our state.”


the regional is leaving denver for Fort Collins

The Regional has operated out of a shipping container in the Avanti Food & Beverage collective eatery at 3200 N. Pecos St. since 2016. The restaurant known for its comfort food like spicy fried chicken sandwiches and shrimp and grits will close there on July 28 when its lease expires.


The regional packs up at avanti and heads to Fort Collins

After two years inside Avanti F&B in LoHi, The Regional is graduating to a brick-and-mortar location in Fort Collins. Chef Kevin Grossi’s American comfort food concept, with its fried chicken sandwiches, casseroles, and collard greens, will open at 130 South Mason Street in the fall. 


The regional heads for Fort Collins

The chef has a connection with the town; he worked at Jax Fish House several years ago, between stints at Lola Coastal Mexican in LoHi. "It was the happiest I've ever been as a chef," he recalls.


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Chef/owner Kevin Grossi (late of Lola) opened the Regional in summer 2016 in Avanti Food & Beverage. The name is deceptively simple and straightforward: Grossi re-creates American classics from regions throughout the United States.


first look: chef kevin grossi opens the regional

After returning from a three-week and 5,200-mile road trip, chef Kevin Grossi is ready to bring to Denver his take on American comfort food with the opening Tuesday of The Regional.


the regional to open at avanti july 19

Avanti Food & Beverage (3200 Pecos Street; 720.269.4778) is unveiling a brand new food concept on Tuesday, July 19. Chef and Owner Kevin Grossi (former executive chef for Lola Mexican Fish House) is excited to announce The Regional—an eclectic new hub to dine and enjoy all that the Avanti space has to offer.


more than an adult food court, everybody wins the restaurant incubator concept at avanti

Avanti Food and Beverage is many things. It is, as it’s been billed since its opening in July 2015, a restaurant incubator, a giant warehouse of sorts that nurtures and grows cool food concepts.


chef kevin grossi moves from lola to open the regional

After six years of work with the Big Red F Group, some at Jax in Fort Collins and some at Lola in LoHi, chef Kevin Grossi has left to open his own restaurant. The Regional will open just blocks away from Lola in July.


the regional brings comfort food to avanti

When Avanti opened last year, we knew that the restaurants would come and go as time progressed. Farmer Girl left, making room for Bamboo Sushi and, most recently, Poco Torteria made its departure to be replaced by chef Kevin Grossi’s concept—The Regional.


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Denver Business Journal reporter Ed Sealover visits the Avanti F&B, a restaurant incubator where startups can set up shop and prepare for more permanent locations after fine tuning their craft.