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Can cannabinoids make spicy foods more tolerable?

One of the greatest things in life is spicy food. It is a truth universally acknowledged, and I don’t care what you say to the contrary. In addition to making life more enjoyable, spicy food also promotes longevity, speeds up your metabolism, and fights bacteria, cancer cells and bacteria.

Then again, it’s easy to...

What to expect for Great American Beer Fest 2020 during COVID-19

We would be lying to you if we said the Great American Beer Festival wasn’t our favorite time of year, so we won’t say that. What we will say is that while we understand the plight of the nation’s largest craft beer festival, we are completely bummed about the (well-warranted) redirection of the 2020 GABF. Thanks, COVID-19,...

Searching for a socially-distanced breakfast at the Durango Farmers Market

If you’re looking for more places to get ready-to-eat food and you’re willing to leave your house before noon on a Saturday, the Durango Farmers Market has returned.

Obviously, it’s more well known as the place where you go to get local meat and produce, but there are also several vendors who sell baked goods,...

Trying the take-out margarita (and a pizza) at the Ska Brewing HQ

Ska Brewing Co. and its attached eatery, The Container of Food, have been offering take-out options since COVID-19 shut down the ability to drink and eat inside. But when Ska — mainly just a beer, hard seltzer, and maybe cider place until now — announced it was also making to-go margaritas, we had to try one.

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Yakety yak: Some helpful words on take-out from Durango’s Himalayan Kitchen

Even during the height of the governor’s stay-at-home order, a large percentage of Durango’s restaurants stayed open — at least enough to fulfill take-out orders. And, as everyone in the city’s tourism industry is fond of pointing out, while Durango has a greater density of restaurants per capita than San Francisco, it’s...

A browsing-free guide to new brews at many of Durango’s liquor stores

If you tried to buy beer or alcohol in April in Durango, there’s a pretty good chance the store wouldn’t let you come inside. Instead, they met you at the door and asked for your shopping list. If you’re like us, this cramps your non-quarantine style of wandering the store and staring at the contents of the refrigeration...

‘Drink Better Beer’: A guidebook for navigating the second craft beer revolution

The craft beer industry is riding its second wave. The first wave, which crested in the early 2000s, was the one that saw people turn toward craft beer and away from macrobrews, leading to the rise of thousands of breweries nationally and worldwide. Rather than numbers, the second wave is characterized by diversity.

Now...

Steak, the Strater, and self-dating: Living it up in quarantine

Unlike many Coloradans, I tend to hibernate through the winter. During those short days and long, cold nights, I sit indoors, planning out the rest of the year. And spring 2020 was going to rock. There were food and beer festivals to go to, live music to enjoy, and even movies to look forward to seeing at the...

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...

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