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Bored? Turn these dusty old board games into drinking games

If you’re trying to come up with ways to occupy your time right now, you know it can be a tough feat to pull off. There’s almost nothing to do outside of your home at the moment — except for maybe shoveling the sidewalk or something when we get a few inches of snow — and we’re all starting to feel the pain of socially...

Ska Brewing Co. releases new set of hard seltzers for would-be party-goers

It may be the holidays, but with much of Colorado under Level Red COVID-19 restrictions, partying in person really isn’t the best idea right now. That notwithstanding, Ska Brewing Co. is hoping people will be in the mood to imbibe a new collection of hard seltzers with party-themed flavors.

The brewery’s new Ska Brewing...

The craft beverage industry, mental health, and a charity intersect in coloring book Durango-based communications collective releases adult coloring book

The Venn diagram of fans of adult coloring books and devotees of Colorado’s craft beverage industry has to have a high degree of overlap. Drinking beer and whiskey, and coloring both — at the very least — feels therapeutic.

And now there’s a coloring book aimed right at that overlap.

RadCraft, a Durango-based...

Checking for signs of Durango at Boulder’s Ska Street Brewstillery

One of the biggest disappointments of 2020 was all the restaurants, breweries, and events we missed out on. At the top of our list this year has been Ska Brewery Co.’s new Boulder location, Ska Street Brewstillery.

The new brewstillery, which opened in March 2020, is a hybrid company that offers Ska beers and Peach...

On the hunt for the best winter beers

Winter is officially here, and much like the denizens of the fictional Winterfell, Durangoans love their beer — especially when it’s frosty outside.

What makes for a great winter beer? It’s hard to pin it down to any one thing. It’s really in the eye of the beholder, er … palate of the beerholder. If we had to boil it...

Cantera’s fine dining transforms into Taco Libre, a taqueria

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Durango’s restaurants in the spring, Cantera was one of its casualties, never to open its doors again. The restaurant wasn’t dead, however. It was simply entering a period of metamorphosis.

Like a cecropia moth caterpillar (look it up, they start rather fancy) becoming its final...

How do the pizza and wings at Happy Pappy’s stand up to scrutiny?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been absolutely detrimental to restaurants, both locally and across the country — which is why we’re pleasantly surprised by ones that not only opened but also seemed to thrive during the year from hell.

Happy Pappy’s Pizza-N-Wings, on Durango’s North Main Avenue, is one such restaurant. It...

The secret to pairing beer with food? Experimentation.

When it comes to pairing beer and food, Durango has a world-class expert. Sean Clark is the chief operations officer and executive chef at Peak Food & Beverage, which runs Bird’s, El Moro Spirits & Tavern and Steamworks Brewing Co. He has also cooked at the James Beard House five times, three of them for beer-pairing...

PRIMI Pasta & Wine Bar updated its menu so we bored into some boar

One of the razor-thin silver linings to the coronavirus cloud shutting down restaurants for dine-in service is that you no longer have to pick where you want to eat. You only have to pick where you want to pick it up from. We heard that after closing for a couple weeks in early November for non-COVID reasons, PRIMI Pasta...

New CO In-N-Out burger locations inspire 14-hour waits and pantsless fights

What would you do for a Klondike bar, er, In-N-Out burger?

For some Coloradans, they would be willing to wait 14 hours for the California-based chain fast food. For other Coloradans, they would be willing to wait 14 hours AND get into a pantsless fight. Who are we to judge?

But let’s back up a bit. On November...

As COVID-19 returns in force, we get El Moro cocktails to go

Socially-responsible alcohol enthusiasts that we are, we didn’t order out frequently enough to hit every bar offering cocktails to-go during the spring COVID-19 shutdowns. So when the fates decided to roll out Coronavirus Closures 2: Electric Boogaloo in November, we figured we’d try out the to-go options at some places we...

How is the food at the Weminuche Woodfire Grill at Vallecito Reservoir?

Sometimes you just want to wander out into the wilderness and get away from it all. But then, once you get there, you realize that you’re actually kind of hungry and could go for a sit-down meal. That’s precisely what happened to us recently when we wandered into Weminuche Grill. Located on the north end of Vallecito...

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