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Cold beverages hit the spot at Mi Tequila in Dolores

During a recent trip to visit a friend in Montezuma County, I suggested hitting up one of Mancos’ alcohol-slinging businesses. A newly-minted Dolores resident, she countered with the idea of checking out Mi Tequila.

The new Mexican restaurant had sprung into existence underneath my radar, apparently during the height of...

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The eponymous food item at Diane’s Tortilla Burger is worth the search

When it comes to burger joints, Diane’s Tortilla Burger may be one of La Plata County’s best-kept secrets. Unless someone tells you, or you live or work on county roads 307 or 308 (Diane’s is at the intersection of the two), you’d never know where it was.

The eatery came to exist about 5 years ago, after its owner,...

Adiós, potato — Taco Bell is droping everything tater-based like it’s hot

There’s nothing is quite as jarring as pulling up to a Taco Bell drive-thru microphone after a long day at work, reciting by rote the order you’ve given hundreds of times over your lifetime, and being told, “Actually, we’ve discontinued that item.”

“But I’ve gotten a taco salad at this chain at least ten times a year...

Fresh, farm-to-table food is freely available at The Farm

For years now, I’ve heard from Cortez residents that The Farm Bistro is a great place to eat, but I haven’t set out to confirm it until now.

According to its website, the farm-to-table restaurant was started by Rusty and Laurie Hall in 2009 as an outlet for their organic Seven Meadows Farm, but the owners have since...

Subtle beers and tasty green chile flow at Cortez’s Main Street Brewery

We don’t know why it took us so long to try out Cortez’s Main Street Brewery & Restaurant. Maybe it’s the name. While it certainly won’t lead you wrong – the brewery is indeed on Main Street – it’s not quite as attention-grabbing as your WildEdges or Skas.

Whatever the case, we’re sorry we didn’t drop by sooner....

The Colo. and N.M. BIPOC breweries making beer you should be sippin’ on this summer

It’s far past due that we pay attention to and patronize Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) owned goods and businesses.

Beer, in particular, is a DGO Mag staple and we feel it necessary to remind y’all of all the delicious brews we have here in the Southwest that just happen to be owned and made by...

Does Farmington’s Mmm Que Rico restaurant live up to its name?

It isn’t often that you come across restaurants that name themselves an exclamation. There aren’t many diners calling themselves “Now, This Is a Lot of Grease!” or pizza places identifying as “OMG, I Can’t Handle the Cheesiness!”

Farmington’s Mmm Que Rico!, on the other hand, does — prompting hungry eaters to wonder if...

Eat Zawadi brings traditional African cuisine to the Four Corners

If you, like us, are elated whenever a new restaurant opens — especially one specializing in a type of food that’s hard to come by in the Four Corners — we have good news. Eat Zawadi, specializing in traditional African cuisine, has opened in Durango.

Chef Arnold Ngumbao, aka Chef Safari, has been a staple of the...

MEE Hmong Cuisine in Pagosa Springs offers a fresh take on Asian fusion

If you’re looking for fast-casual Asian fusion food in Pagosa Springs, you could do worse than MEE Hmong Cuisine. As Colorado’s restaurants began to reopen when coronavirus restrictions eased, it was one of the first we visited.

According to the restaurant’s website, the Hmong people are an ethnic group from the...

Pagosa Brewing Co. excels at both innovative and traditional beer styles

Pagosa Brewing Co. stands out as a place to find both beers with wild flavors and very good examples of traditional brews. As an example of the former, its Salty Caramel Stout — it tastes exactly like what it sounds like — occupies a space in my mind as a perfect dessert beer.

When we dropped by this time, as Pagosa...

Can cannabinoids make spicy foods more tolerable?

One of the greatest things in life is spicy food. It is a truth universally acknowledged, and I don’t care what you say to the contrary. In addition to making life more enjoyable, spicy food also promotes longevity, speeds up your metabolism, and fights bacteria, cancer cells and bacteria.

Then again, it’s easy to...

What to expect for Great American Beer Fest 2020 during COVID-19

We would be lying to you if we said the Great American Beer Festival wasn’t our favorite time of year, so we won’t say that. What we will say is that while we understand the plight of the nation’s largest craft beer festival, we are completely bummed about the (well-warranted) redirection of the 2020 GABF. Thanks, COVID-19,...

Searching for a socially-distanced breakfast at the Durango Farmers Market

If you’re looking for more places to get ready-to-eat food and you’re willing to leave your house before noon on a Saturday, the Durango Farmers Market has returned.

Obviously, it’s more well known as the place where you go to get local meat and produce, but there are also several vendors who sell baked goods,...

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