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Sipping cider at EsoTerra Ciderworks, Dolores’ newest tasting room

When it comes to local libations, we’ll drink pretty much anything you throw at us. So when we found out that a second cidery had opened in Montezuma County, we knew we’d have to pay it a visit.

EsoTerra Ciderworks opened on Sept. 25 in Dolores in what used to be the old Mountain Sun Juice factory. We imagine that much...

Can you fight City Hall (Cafe & Grille) in Pagosa Springs?

On our latest journey through Pagosa Springs, we took the advice of one of our colleagues and stopped by City Hall.

No, not *that* city hall — we weren’t applying for a zoning permit. We stopped by the City Hall Cafe & Grille at 2151 Eagle Dr. The restaurant specializes in wraps, sandwiches, and burgers during lunch...

Trying out Durango’s water-adjacent Animas River Beer Garden

We don’t know about you, but it’s been a lackluster year for us when it comes to beer. Don’t get us wrong, we live in an area with a ton of great breweries, and our liquor stores are great about introducing us to new brews from afar.

But in an alternate universe — one not stricken by COVID-19 — we’re just getting back...

Oh, you thought the New Mexico vs. Colorado chile war was over? Think again.

After a year of a pandemic that stretched to epic proportions, months of protests, and a contentious presidential election, we had nearly forgotten about Colorado and New Mexico’s epic chile war.

But one Golden, Colo. brewery didn’t!

The brewers of Mountain Toad Brewing have taken this fight from online and...

Eepa’s Pizza is baking quality pies in Bayfield

We love pizza. Slap some cheese, sauce, and toppings on some dough and bake it? We’re in. But it somehow still took us over a year to make it out to Eepa’s Pizzeria in Bayfield. Fortunately, we recently had a chance to rectify this oversight.

The pizza place opened in June 2019, in the building on the corner of Mill...

Pagosa Springs’ Aqua Sol combines the best bits of a bar and a juice bar

What do you get if you combine a juice bar with a real bar and then add in some Mediterranean food? The answer, it turns out, is Aqua Sol, one of Pagosa Springs’ newest eateries.

Pagosa beverage connoisseurs might be familiar with The Juice Goddess, a juice bar that served smoothies, acai bowls, matcha green tea, vegan...

Mountain Munchies provides tasty, local, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free snacks

Durango may have quite a few places to get snacks, but few of them cater primarily to people with restricted diets. At Mountain Munchies, however, vegans and those who are gluten- or dairy-free can find food to fit their lifestyles.

The eatery held its grand opening on Sept. 16 at 3701 Main Ave.

We dropped by...

Have you done a bunch of COVID-19 gardening? Consider giving your homegrown produce to Fresh Food Connect

If you decided to pick up gardening as your chosen COVID-19 hobby, you might be considering what to do with all that extra produce you just harvested. Sure you could give it to friends and family, but perhaps consider donating that overflow since you’re so #blessed.

Thanks to a Colorado non-profit called Fresh Food...

Durango Craft Spirits has some new bourbons aging, and we’re excited

Fans of local whiskey, we’ve got something to look forward to ... albeit in about 1.75 years.

Durango Craft Spirits has two new spirits aging — a blue corn bourbon and a single malt bourbon — both of which should be ready in 2022, according to co-owner and distiller Michael McCardell. The limited releases will join the...

Durango Beer and Ice Co. pops up in the place of its north Durango predecessors

Without much fanfare – understandable in our virus-gripped times — a new brewery has opened on the north side of Durango.

Durango Beer and Ice Co. is located at 3000 Main Ave. — the water tower-bedecked location most recently occupied by Chainless Brewing, and the home of Durango Brewing Co. before that. It appears that...

Del Norte’s Colorado Grille & Tap House has interesting sandwiches and tasty beverages

On a recent trip through Del Norte, a street-corner restaurant caught our eye. We’d only ever really stopped in the town near the eastern end of Wolf Creek Pass for beer and pizza at Three Barrel Brewing Co., so we pulled over and went in.

The Colorado Grille & Tap House opened in April 2017 and is connected to the...

San Luis Valley Brewing Co. has good beers in a hip downtown setting in Alamosa

When we think of Colorado towns with cool downtown pubs, Alamosa doesn’t typically come to mind. But given our recent experience with the San Luis Valley Brewing Co., maybe it should.

The brewery, which opened in March 2006, was the valley’s first, at least according to the newspaper-styled menus they’re currently...

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