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Keep the local suds alive during the pandemic

Some of the most American headlines you’ll ever see have come out of the COVID-19 crisis.

“Liquor, marijuana, and guns are also popular among coronavirus hoarders,” one LA Times headline read.

“Jared Leto emerges from 12-day desert meditation to find coronavirus pandemic,” many news outlets reported.

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Laws Whiskey House: A Colorado distillery making really good rye from Colorado grains

If you went back in time to the Revolutionary War and sat down for a stiff drink with General George Washington, you’d probably be sipping a rye whiskey with the future president. Not only did Washington grow rye at Mount Vernon, it was also the most popular grain for distilling in the United States until...

Three Barrel Brewing Co. – beer and pizza in Del Norte

Del Norte – the gateway to the San Luis Valley. For most travelers headed east it’s a crossroads, where you decide if you’re clinging to U.S. 160 all the way to the Front Range or turning north and taking the Gunbarrel (U.S. 285) up to wherever you’re going. But, before choosing your path, there may be places in Del Norte...

A quest to eat something dinosaur-ish leads to T’s Smokehouse

I was recently rereading Micheal Crichton’s classic novel, “Jurassic Park.” At the beginning of the book, a girl is attacked by a small dinosaur called procompsognathus, which the author describes as being about the size of and moving like a chicken. This got me to thinking: What would a dinosaur taste like?

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Is On the Hook’s fish and chips food truck worth the wait?

Back in early December, I saw on Facebook that an On the Hook fish and chips food truck was parking itself on the south end of Durango. My interest was piqued.

Sure, Durango has a wide variety of places to eat, but any time someone wants to add something new to the mix, I’m on board. Unfortunately, I got distracted —...

Bees in the trap ... er, booze at Honey House Distillery

What pairs great with booze? If you’ve got a sweet tooth, might we suggest honey?

That’s the philosophy up at Honey House Distillery in Hermosa. The legally-distinct-but-part-of-the-family spirit-makers are part of the bee-spit-based enterprise up at Honeyville.

While everyone else was celebrating the end of World...

Checking out the Union Social Houses’ featured cocktails

The Union Social House — a bar, gallery, and food truck-based eatery — opened in late December on north Main Avenue in Durango.

According to The Durango Herald, longtime Durango events planner Carol Clark created it as a “vintage game house,” providing a space for parents to have a casual drink, while their children...

Mi Ranchito offers something different amid Durango’s Mexican food scene

With over a dozen restaurants or so within city limits, Durango isn’t exactly hurting for Mexican cuisine. Then again, the more the merrier. Almost all of them have a different take on the fare of our neighbors to the south, weaving different flavors into the tapestry that makes up our food scene.

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The Antique Corral’s lunch counter evokes nostalgia for a time we don’t remember

DGO would like to note that we reviewed the Antique Corral before news broke of its sale of reproductions of segregation-era racist signs and other disturbing memorabilia.I’ll be the first one to admit that I don’t spend much time antiquing. When it comes to furniture and the like, you’re...

Catching up with WildEdge Brewing’s constantly evolving beer list

When it comes to inventive local beers, it’s no secret that we at DGO love the WildEdge Brewing Collective in Cortez.

Because of the ever-changing tap list, every visit seems to present a variety of new brews waiting to be tried. So, while visiting with some Montezuma County friends and colleagues recently, I decided to...

The Columbine Bar: Two-thirds dive bar, one-third museum

The Columbine Bar in Mancos is a collection of artifacts from bygone eras. Like some sort of hidden cove, it looks like it has been collecting cultural relics for decades.

The bar, which according to the plaque outside opened in 1910 (contradicting a painted sign inside dating it to 1903), is one of the oldest bars in...

Mancos’ Millwood Junction: Decent food in a rustic building

Update: The owners of Millwood Junction closed the restaurant on Dec. 23. They are currently hoping to sell it.The first thing you notice when you walk into Millwood Junction in Mancos is all the wood (presumably from a mill?). The building is so very, very ... wooden, inside and out. If...

To take a culinary trip to Kenya, you also have to take a trip to Santa Fe

The Four Corners has some pretty fantastic food – but it’s far from all-inclusive. To get certain tastes and cuisines, you have to take a bit of a drive.

East African cuisine, for instance, is hard to find on Colorado’s Western Slope. However, there are a couple places to find it in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe area. One of...

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