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Yes, it’s still chilly, but Lake Nighthorse is open for biz

Ugh. Who else is tired of how it’s springtime in the rest of the country while it’s STILL SNOWING here? Between the rain, the random snowflakes, and the impending mudslides, I’m ready to celebrate summer whether the weather is ready or not. Instead of shaking my fist at the clouds shouting, “Go home, Colorado, you’re drunk,”...

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Making friends with Fernet, one shot at a time

I’m not really one of those people who goes out to the bar and walks away with a handful of new best friends. Although I’d consider myself outgoing, I just don’t like to bother people. I figure bartenders are usually too busy to stand there and chat with me, and I never like to assume the stranger sitting next to me wants...

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Free pouring vs. jiggering: the jigger gets a bad rap

Not too long ago, I found myself at the bar at El Moro sampling a new cocktail from their spring menu. While I sipped on my Strawberries Taste Like Strawberries (which is 100 percent delightful, btw), I couldn’t help myself from ordering an old-time favorite: a stemmed shot class filled with a peculiarly dark liquid. The...

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CBD-infused mocktails at Pop Sushi? Uh, yes please.

When Tony Lemos took the job as lead bartender and innovator at Pop Sushi, he told owner Jimmy Nguyen that he wanted to put CBD-infused mocktails on the menu.

Is that even legal? More importantly, is it safe?

It’s true that there’s still a lot we don’t know about cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid derived from the...

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Badass food alert: There’s a new food truck at 11th Street Station, and it has tortas

A few months ago, I spent a week in Mexico, and I thought I might never come back. It was mostly because of the tacos ... but then again, it’s always the tacos. They just reel me in and make me see life anew through rose-colored glasses. To be specific, it was Tulum’s al pastor tacos that stole my heart. The pork roasting...

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St. Patty’s Day is the best holiday of the year, even if nobody knows who Patrick is

I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but Christmas is not the best holiday of the year. It’s not Easter or Thanksgiving or Halloween, either. It’s definitely St. Patrick’s Day. I mean, I couldn’t really tell you who Patrick is or why we’re celebrating him (sorry, that’s probably sacrilegious), but I’m all about any excuse to cook...

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Is voting for City Council the ultimate ‘support local’ move?

When Marcos Wisner told me he was running for City Council, I was surprised. Not in a bad way – as a Durango native and the co-owner of Ernie’s 11th Street Station, I knew this small business owner was smart enough to hold his own on the council. No, what surprised me was that he was going for it in the first place. I mean,...

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Get out of town and go somewhere warm, like Innings Fest in Tempe

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get away. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving all the snow we’ve been getting recently, but I am just a little over it at this point. As wild as I am about keeping up on snow-related small talk, all my speed-dial lines are getting a little stale: “Oh my gosh, I’m not complaining, we totally...

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Animas Chocolate and Coffee Co.: A cacao bean love story

OK, you guys, I’m just going to say it: I hate Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s the rebel in me who doesn’t want to do what “they” tell me I should, but mostly I’m just lazy. I’m supposed to make reservations months in advance for dinner on a Thursday night? Spend money on love notes and skimpy red dresses? Phhhh, no thanks;...

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I swear, I drank all that mezcal with worm salt for research...

When you walk into a mezcal bar in Mexico speaking sub-par Spanish, you probably shouldn’t lead off with, “I know nothing about mezcal, what should I order?” I mean, you can (and I did), but you should almost definitely expect to get swindled doing so. Maybe it’s my charming good looks, or perhaps I just got lucky with...

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Umm, I’ve never been to Snowdown, so why should I go?

I’ve lived here for a few years, and I’ve never made it out for Snowdown. I’m not trying to be a buzz kill, but part of me just doesn’t get it and another part of me simply doesn’t like dressing up. Don’t get me wrong – I’m all about the drinking holidays, but I always skip Halloween because of that whole mandatory costume...

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