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Nugget Mountain Bar, where you can drown your snow sorrows in booze and food

Durango has a new bar. Well, to be crystal clear, Purgatory has a new bar, but it’s close enough. The Nugget Mountain Bar, a little skiing slice of heaven, officially opened a couple of weeks ago with the help of Ska Brewing and Backcountry Gourmet, one of our beloved local food trucks over at 11th Street. But don’t worry;...

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We found our Thai food utopia in Pagosa Springs

It’s been a while since we’ve had good Thai food. In fact, it’s been since moved to Durango earlier this year, so when we heard good things about Thai Pagosa, we were stoked to try it.

Though small, Thai Pagosa exudes a quiet elegance, from the Buddhas peering down at hungry guests to the smiling cats bobbing back and...

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Nachos and tacos at Kip’s Grill & Cantina bring total life satisfaction

The first time we took a trip to Kip’s Grill & Cantina, it didn’t go smoothly. We pulled into the quite full parking lot (that should have been our warning) and made our way into the Pagosa Springs restaurant we had heard so much about. And, evidentially so had everyone else in Colorado.

The place was completely...

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Diverse dining: World foods and where to find them in Durango

When Shane Broussard would return to Colorado from visiting his home state of Louisiana, he would drag back as many ice chests as he could, all of which were filled with ingredients from the state known for its Cajun cuisine.

“To have real shrimp. To have real, real, real food. And then my friends here – I’ve cooked for...

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A holiday eggnog taste test showdown by an eggnog hater

It’s the eggnoggiest season of allllllllllll. Sorry. We can’t sing, but we’re still excited to try the holidayiest drink of them all: eggnog, aka milk punch. For real though, that’s what Wikipedia calls it, but have you ever actually heard a person call it milk punch? Didn’t think so. We vote to officially change eggnog’s...

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Holiday dinners around the world

I don’t know about you, but I’m all about the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. This markedly indulgent time of year provides the perfect opportunity to eat (and drink) your way to New Year’s resolutions. I mean, it’s not all about the food – there’s the Christmas Tree Train for cutting down a tree in Cascade Canyon,...

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Your guide to drinking your family away for the holidays

No matter your background, beliefs, or upbringing, this is typically the time of year when lots of alcohol is necessary for survival.

Maybe you like your family but need to take the edge off because you know the question and subsequent judgment of your relationship status is coming. Maybe you’re someone who REALLY...

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Are limited edition holiday-flavored food and drinks any good? We answer your burning questions about holiday snacks

Earlier this year, we took a deep dive into pumpkin spice-flavored food and drinks, and now we think it’s only fair that we take an equally hard look at the holiday-flavored shit you can buy at your local grocery store. As you can probably guess, most of these foods are sweet snacks, as no one wants to buy eggnog-flavored...

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What the Fork: How to master a successful braise or stew

Cooking in the summertime is easy. The ingredients are so fresh that you barely have to put any effort into it at all. It’s not that simple in the wintertime, though. Sure, you could eat summery, easy to prepare foods, but are you really in the mood for a salad? I honestly can’t remember if I’ve ever said, “Yes, cold lettuce...

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We bumbled our way through bartending at Billy Goat Saloon and survived

Our editor can’t cut limes to save her life. We learned that interesting tidbit late last week during a gig as guest bartenders at Billy Goat Saloon. And by guest bartenders, we mean the shittiest bartenders to ever serve drinks at this Gem Village roadside bar.

Unfortunately for our editor, the only thing Billy Goat’s...

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Mixing sushi rolls and Mexican food at Clancy’s Pub an Irish Cantina: A bad decision

Ever been to a restaurant that acts as an Irish pub, a Mexican cantina, AND a sushi bar? Well, we’re not exactly happy that we have, but we can say we were amused while visiting.

We came across Clancy’s Pub an Irish Cantina whilst looking for our next lunch spot. We needed to go to Farmington to run errands anyway, so...

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Cucumber margaritas and carbs at Mmm Que Rico in Farmington

The building that houses the Mexican restaurant on the outskirts of the main drag in Farmington looked pretty nondescript as we pulled up alongside it. There wasn’t much color to the outside stucco walls, and the parking lot was suspiciously empty, especially for a Thursday afternoon. Perhaps our plan to check out Mmm Que...

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