Inside the ShortStop Shell station and convenience store at the corner of 23rd Ave. and 37th St. in Evans is a restaurant. It’s not a typical convenience store restaurant. It’s Uncle Willy’s and it was voted Best Fried Chicken in Northern Colorado in 2017.

Uncle Willy’s has a lot more than fried chicken. Pick up a breakfast sandwich, biscuits and gravy or burrito on your way to work. Lunch and dinner options include BBQ sandwiches, burgers, gyros, Coney Island style Uncle Willy dogs, chicken tenders and, of course, their famous fried chicken.

Uncle Willy’s smokes their brisket and pork for burritos and sandwiches and makes their barbeque sauce. They have potato salad, hash browns, beans and coleslaw among their many sides and don’t forget the Rocky Mountain Oysters.  Evans Short Stop is one of six gas stations owned by the Dageenakis family. The other five are in Boulder and while they do serve some food, only the Evans location has a full menu. You might recognize manager Cathy Harrison from her 17 years as Bob Boswell’s right hand at Western Sizzlin’. Cathy knows food and she adapted the much-missed fried chicken recipe from her previous job.
She says she gets lots of comments about the food being “surprisingly good for a convenience store.” But she doesn’t care because those comments turn into regular customers and referrals. Uncle Willy’s can also cater a party if you give them advance notice. Food is cooked in small batches so it’s always fresh. In a hurry? Try the “Grab and Go” display. There are tables inside. There is also a drive up or you can have it delivered by Order Up. There is a mobile app by Chow Now which allows you to order and pick up. For a limited time you can use their app and get $2 off your first order. Cathy has extended that offer to anyone who mentions this article through the month of April. Hours are 5 am to 8 pm. Grab & Go when you’re in a hurry for good food


Cathy Harrison, manager of Evans ShortStop and Uncle Willy’s 

You see the building as you drive past it on 37th St. It says RMG Engineers on the front. What exactly does RMG do? It’s an engineering firm is the short answer, but it’s more than that. It’s also an architectural firm, and a soils testing laboratory. Their clients include developers, builders, cities and business and home owners like you. The Evans office is only one of three offices and several smaller branches along the Front Range.

Here’s the complete answer: RMG-Rocky Mountain Group- is a Colorado corporation founded in 1986, as a multi-disciplinary engineering and architectural firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, construction material testing and inspection services, architectural design, home design and building code development with offices in Evans, Englewood and Colorado Springs, and branches in Fort Collins and Monument.  Each office has its own fully equipped soil mechanics testing laboratory and is staffed with professional engineers and technicians. It merged with locally owned Total Engineering five years ago.

The engineers and architects at RMG have been providing efficient and innovative geotechnical engineering designs for clients for over 30 years. With a staff of 100 professional engineers, technicians, CADD operators and administrative personnel, they are committed to providing clients with professional consultation that adds real value to the design and/or construction team. They are problem-solvers. RMG provides technical expertise, meets a tight schedule, completes the project within budget constraints, and communicates the appropriate information to the right people.

If you want to build a house they are capable of guiding you through the entire process starting with your sketch on a napkin. They have worked on single family houses, apartment complexes, subdivisions, offices, retail buildings, churches and schools, resorts, government offices, water treatment plants. No job is too big, neither is a job too small. With the explosive growth in Northern Colorado the need for their services is great. They are always on the lookout for qualified engineers to meet the demand.

RMG has the ability to perform geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing in-house. Their geotechnical department performs all necessary testing and analysis of the soil conditions. Their geotechnical services include subsurface soil investigations, pavement designs (asphalt and concrete), geologic hazard and slope stability evaluations, foundation design recommendations, earthwork specifications, mine subsidence evaluation, construction materials testing, and forensic foundation damage evaluations. They even employ their own drilling rig to obtain soil samples.

RMG – Rocky Mountain Group Colorado Springs, Englewood, Evans, Monument, Pueblo and Woodland Park, CO
970-330-1071 (Evans office)


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