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Silverton’s Golden Block Brewery should be on every beer lover’s list

It’s borderline freezing outside, but the tables in Golden Block Brewery and Restaurant in Silverton are almost full. The bar doesn’t have a single open barstool, either – a bit disappointing, considering we stopped by this Greene Street eatery to drown our sorrows in booze.

We snag a table near the open pizza kitchen,...

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A tipsy time at Derailed Pour House’s newly remodeled bar lounge

“It’s the perfect white-girl-wasted drink,” our companion declares, holding up a glass of wild strawberry basil lemonade at Derailed Pour House. “In the summer, it’s the perfect patio and drink, and in the winter...”

She trails off, distracted by the music providing the soundtrack for our visit to Derailed. She...

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A baller review of meal boxes from Green Chef and City Market

Attention, meal delivery service fanatics. We’re back with a second round of reviews for your reading pleasure. Our hope for you this chilly fall season is that if WE try to make food from a few specialty, out-of-the-box meal delivery boxes, it will convince you that there is life outside of Hello Fresh.

Last week, we...

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Getting wasted: No, not that kind of wasted

We’re coming up on a few holidays that we celebrate by preparing huge, feed-an-army-style meals, so it seems like a good time to put a bug in your ear about food waste. I’m not just talking about save-the-environment style initiatives (although there are many compelling reasons to compost instead of sending your waste to the...

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Diner dive of the week: Thick shakes and thicc burgers at Ben’s Big Burgers

Ben’s Big Burgers promises colossal-sized burgers that will make you feel thicccccc after devouring them, and boy, do they deliver.

We’d been eyeballing the divey-looking burger joint downtown on Second Avenue for weeks, but it wasn’t until one late afternoon, when we’d skipped our lunch hour at work, that our companion...

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Peach Dish and Sun Basket are meal delivery boxes that should be on your list

Hey there, meal delivery service fans. We know you like your boxes of fresh veggies and straight-off-the-farm meats and cheeses, and we get it. Life is busy, and having a box chock full o’ all the ingredients you need for dinner dropped at your door is baller af.

We think you need to broaden your horizons, though....

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What the Fork: Food from scratch is totally worth the effort, especially at 2nd Deli and Spirits

Everyone has a favorite sandwich. For years, mine was an open-faced grilled cheese with cheddar and plenty of cracked black pepper. Before you complain that a sandwich is defined as “two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between,” know that Merriam-Webster is getting soft. They also define a sando as...

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Riff Raff on the Rio is a great place to chug beer and hot-as-hell margaritas

The Chokecherry Habañero Margarita at Riff Raff on the Rio is one hell of a margarita, but that also means its spices came from the very flames of Hades’ underworld. With each gulp of the pink-power cocktail, our companions have a good laugh at our expense, watching as we try to douse the inferno sizzling down our very...

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Drinking very old Ska beer to celebrate a milestone

I recently turned 35, and unlike all previous ages, I certainly feel older every day. My back is more sore, my feet have a mild case of plantar fasciitis, my hair is turning gray, and I get heartburn if there’s too much lime in a dish. And, to be fair, I am not being kind to myself. I drink too much, smoke too much, and worry...

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Your guide to making creepy Halloween cocktails

Ah, Halloween. One of the few nights of the year where it’s completely acceptable to be anyone other than yourself. I hate dressing up, so you won’t find me in costume, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a cocktail in my hand. Is it going to be a themed cocktail? Probably, because I’ll take any excuse to amp up the party...

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Drinking $1 PBRs and fruity cocktails at Billy Goat Saloon like classy ladies

“Welcome to Billy Goat Saloon!” the lead singer of the band yelled across the room, with perfect timing for our arrival at the roadside biker bar.

An assortment of characters is gathered at Billy Goat, one of the last few roadhouses left in Colorado and, luckily for us, it’s located 16 miles east of Durango. Some of the...

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Celebrate Durango with kölsch and Oktoberfest

I couldn’t have been more proud of Durango when they announced the winners of this year’s Great American Beer Festival. Thousands of breweries enter their brews into GABF in Denver every year, a veritable shit-show of a festival that attracts pretzel-necklace-wearing beer geeks from all around the nation. It’s the perfect...

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Anti-establishment drinks: Booze to help fight the power for the inner rebel in you

It’s a fair question to ask at this point if our future is headed toward the plot of a Margaret Atwood or George Orwell novel. Or, maybe we’re already there and are just still in denial about it. Gah, let’s not think about it too much. From your smart devices listening to your conversations to constant subliminal messaging,...

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