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A guide to Durango restaurants still serving for pickup or delivery during the coronavirus pandemic

Not everything has to be doom and gloom during this worldwide pandemic, just most of it! Meanwhile, we’re taking what we can get as far as bright spots in our weeks and one of those includes local restaurants that are still doing business.

See, while the idea of learning to cook all these new things while holed up at...

Bad ideas 101: Let’s conduct a Faygo taste test

Whoop whoop, my ninjas.

On a recent trip through Mancos, we noticed the P & D Grocery carries around seven different flavors of Faygo soda. Naturally, we bought the six flavors they had in stock and decided to conduct a little taste test.

What’s that? You’ve never heard of Faygo? Let us fill you...

Trying out Surf ’N Tacos turf-ier fare during a time of restaurant chaos

For many Colorado foodies, and those in food service, the coronavirus restrictions felt uncomfortably close to home when Governor Jared Polis shut down all restaurants for dine-in service. A large percentage of the affected eateries have pivoted toward delivery and take-out options, while others have closed entirely, hoping...

Ska Brewing hard seltzers should be a virtual happy hour staple during the COVID-19 crisis

One of the many staples of the coronavirus experience is virtual happy hours. If you’re not doing them already, please start living your best life and get on it. It’s a great way to feel like you’re hanging out with friends and to show off whatever happens to be in your sad coffee mug that evening — be it wine or just...

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.

We...

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.

Mi Ranchito Family...

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