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Zia Cantina offers the perfect mix of craft cocktails and bar food

Elote? In Durango?

I couldn’t believe my ears. There I was, waiting for a drink at Zia Cantina, the new bar on the second floor of the new Zia Taqueria location, when the world elote caught my ear.

“Wait, what? You’re serving elotes?”

Yep, they were. They were indeed serving up those delicious, salty, spicy...

Tacos, good conversation, and The Cure at Derailed Pour House

As a native of south Texas, I am a tough critic when it comes to tacos. The tacos I grew up with were made from scratch with love and a little bit — OK, perhaps a lot — of manteca. I used to love the smell of masa being rolled out from dense balls into flat tortilla rounds on the counter. The best part of this process, though...

The Union Social House is a delicious addition to Durango’s bar scene

The Union Social House, located at 3062 Main Ave., is well off the main strip of bars in Durango. This bar and food truck haven is one of the newer additions to Durango’s drinkery lineup. So new, in fact, that I hadn’t made my way to it before the pandemic shut down life as we once knew it.

That all changed recently,...

Booze hounds, unite (on North Main)!

Any Zia Taqueria margarita fans in this strange little mountain town? Raise your hands.

If you’ve been lusting after Zia’s margs for the last few years, we have good news for you. You’ll soon be able to get those salty, sweet boozy amalgamations at Zia’s very own bar.

Known as Zia Cantina, this new boozy spot...

Looking to try some new, local fare?

Looking for a new spot to grab a bite in Durango? Or, are you looking for a place that isn’t inundated by tourists year-round (yet)? You may want to keep your eyes on the old Zia Taqueria spot on North Main.

When the Zia North location moved to its new location at 2977 Main, it left a prime spot for a new restaurant in...

Let’s finish each other’s sandwiches

There’s nothing quite like a good sandwich, some soup, and a salad on a spring day. As a kid, I took for granted how delicious those types of simple food items could be. Sandwiches seemed boring, almost too easy. As an adult, I relish in them.

That said, my young self wasn’t quite off base with those feelings of...

Alleway street art

The dusty alleys in old downtown Farmington aren’t exactly the most happening spots. These industrial thoroughfares offer heavy trucks and other delivery vehicles easy access to the back entrances of restaurants and businesses, but they aren’t really meant for foot traffic like the clean sidewalks flanking the front of the...

Tea Tok, Farmington’s new teahouse, is out of this world

As a lifelong resident of a large metro area, the early parts of my transition to this small mountain town weren’t particularly easy. While I loved the culture and the vibe of Durango, I found myself wishing I had easy access to the things I thought were important.

Things I took for granted in a large city. Things like...

Cracking open Colorado’s cold case files

On the night of December 20, 1984, Jonelle Matthews returned home to an empty house after performing Christmas carols at a local nursing home. The 12-year-old Greeley, Colorado, resident wasn’t supposed to be home alone for long. Her father was just down the road at her sister’s basketball game. Her mother was out of town to...

Get your rear end outta town

Rarely will we ever suggest that you should take a road trip for shopping, but today is unlike any day, and that’s exactly what we’re going to tell you to do. If you’re looking for a way to pass the time, might we suggest that you hop in the car and high tail it to Tucson, AZ? In this mid-size Arizona metropolis, you’ll find...

The truth is (probably) out there

Are humans alone in this vast universe? It’s a question as old as time — one that’s not easily answered.

People have long pondered the question of whether there is intelligent life inhabiting other parts of the galaxy. Given the sheer vastness of the space around us, it seems logical that more just than planet Earth...

A socially distanced brunch at Hermosa Grill Cafe

There’s almost nothing better than sitting down for a good Sunday brunch with friends. Catching up over a meal full of carbs, fats, and booze is exactly what I need to help close out the weekend.

That love of brunch first ignited during my messy twenties at a place called La Strada in Houston, which was famous for its...

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