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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...

Popcorn Depot pops up in downtown Durango

If you wanted to paint a colorful metaphor and say popcorn flows through Jack Pepper’s veins, you wouldn’t be far off. He and partner Chandler Sommerfeldt just opened the Durango Popcorn Depot on the corner of sixth and Fifth Street and Main Avenue in Durango.

Before they moved to Durango last summer, Pepper was part of...

Boon’s in Farmington features Thai barbecue and friendly atmosphere

Did you know that Farmington has a Thai barbecue place?

I didn’t – but then again up until recently, I hadn’t really explored the city’s downtown area. I’ve always been content shopping among the chains and big box stores on the northeastern side of town, venturing further south on trips to specifically visit Three...

Durango’s cheesesteak stand strives for authentic South Philly experience

If you’ve walked through downtown Durango around lunchtime between October and May, you’ve probably noticed the cheesesteak guy.

Tom Corrado’s stand, located these days in the parking lot of the Elks Lodge on Ninth Street and East Second Avenue, might not look like anything to write home about. But fans of regional fast...

Just-opened Mexican restaurant Mi Ranchito plans to stay open late

Pub crawlers, shift workers, and general night owls, rejoice! A new Mexican restaurant in downtown Durango plans to stay open late.

In an interview with the Durango Herald, restaurateur Jamie Lariz said he hopes to keep Mi Ranchito open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays starting in January. Occupying the former home...

Join us in giving Lauter Haus, Farmington’s newest brewery, a hoppy welcome

Every time a new brewery opens, an angel gets its wings. OK, yes we stole that very innocent line from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but it doesn’t make it any less true.

Farmington has been blessed with a new brewery, Lauter Haus Brewing Company, and we were so psyched about it that we road tripped on down to New Mexico to...

Looking for chocolate? Creede has a festival for that

A rational person would use the two days after Thanksgiving to take it easy and eat light, leftover-based meals. Here’s an alternative: gorge on dessert.

Over the past few years, Southwest Colorado’s chocolate festivals have been vanishing. Durango’s impressive Chocolate Fantasia, a fundraiser for Volunteers of America,...

Indigenous, LGBTQ-friendly Albuquerque brewery opening Farmington taproom

Farmington fans of craft beer rejoice – your local options are growing rapidly.

Up until Lauter Haus Brewing Co. joined the scene in October, Farmington was a one-brewery town, with only Three Rivers brewery to slake its thirst. Come early 2020, however, a third brewery, Bow & Arrow Brewing Co., will join them, at...

Sorry beer purists, hard seltzers are here to stay

If you didn’t have a White Claw Hard Seltzer hangover this summer, were you even there? Apparently not as White Claws sold out across the country this year.

According to CNN, spiked sparkling water has turned into a billion-dollar industry. Hard seltzer sales hit the roof and even surpassed $1 billion for the past year...

The pizza at Aztec’s 550 Brewing is not a joke – in fact, it’s the best

The first time I noticed 550 Brewing was when a group of friends and I visited Rubio’s in Aztec this summer. We were relaxing on the outdoor patio enjoying a bowl of chips and queso when we noticed the brewery next door. There were lights, live music, and a group of people out enjoying beers in the brewery’s outdoor seating...

Billy Goat Saloon’s Ate-1122 does bar food right

Billy Goat Saloon has been, and remains, one of my favorite Bayfield haunts – it’s made up of an eclectic group of staff and patrons, and it’s just weird enough that everyone feels welcome.

It was for this reason that I was excited to try out a new restaurant that opened inside the bar, Ate-1122, which recently started...

Kennebec Café and Bakery, a little gem on the way to Mancos

On your way to Mancos, La Plata Canyon, or the Hesperus ski area, you may notice the Kennebec Café and Bakery. In place of the solitary buildings that once housed Chip’s Place (diner and motel) now stands a local favorite for casual-but-fine dining, away from busy Main Street. I decided to go have brunch with a couple others...

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