Food & Drink

2020 Market Season – now until October 31st
Oct10

2020 Market Season – now until October 31st

  2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) “It is the mission of the Durango Farmers Market to strengthen community ties to agriculture: by providing a venue for regional agricultural producers to sell their products; by preserving open space; by promoting healthy farming...

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Durango Farmers Market Open
Jun11

Durango Farmers Market Open

Did you know that the farmers market is open for business in 2020? 2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! The Market will be funtioning as a “food chain supplier” or basically, a local out-door grocery store! We will not be focusing on the “community gathering place” environment we normally...

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More Durango Restaurants & Businesses Reopening
May29

More Durango Restaurants & Businesses Reopening

The weather is turning and people are looking to get out and about… safely! Did you know that you could go to Prima Pasta or Oscar’s Diner?  Here is a partial list of open restaurants in Durango. Lone Spur Cafe – 619 Main Ave Durango Diner – 957 Main Jean-Pierre – 601 Main Primi Pasta & Wine Bar – 1201 Main Ave Ste 102 Glacier Management Associates, Mineshaft Bar & Grill – 212 N....

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Covid 19 Resources in Durango
May08

Covid 19 Resources in Durango

#DurangoStrong We know life has been a bit crazy with the COVID 19 epidemic. One of the most frustrating things is not knowing what resources are available to you during these times. We have collaborated with Durango Strong and Durango like a local to feature the information they have gathered. We are all in this together and it is important that we support all Durangotangs. Durango Strong website: https://www.durangostrong.com...

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Durango Farmers Market Open for Business
May08

Durango Farmers Market Open for Business

Durango, Colorado is a community that is tightly woven and significantly strives to better one another and grow as a whole. That is the overall goal of the Durango Farmers Market! The farmers market will be open for business once again starting Saturday, May 9th and will continue until October. The vendors from this market are not only just from Durango, but also the entire region! La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan CO and San...

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A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation
Apr24

A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation

Good day all! It has been a wonderfully sunny spring this year! With this fantastic weather comes the natural explosion of wide variety of weeds. This makes maintaining gardens and yards a lot more trouble than it needs to be. In this part of Colorado we see a great deal of leafy greens pop up such as Dandelions, Curly/Yellow Dock, Common Mallow, Prickly Lettuce, and so much more. The plants I’ve just listed are known to many...

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Manna Soup Kitchen Continues to Provide for our Community during Quarantine
Apr14

Manna Soup Kitchen Continues to Provide for our Community during Quarantine

Each week for the last several years, we have highlighted a “lifestyle” aspect of life in La Plata County. This week, our focus is one of huge importance, especially in these times. Since 1985, locals have worked together to provide meals for those in need at The Manna Soup Kitchen. “The mission of Manna is to provide, in the spirit of faith and love, nourishing meals and supportive services in an atmosphere of acceptance and caring...

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The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!
Apr10

The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!

To many of us living in this beautiful little corner of Colorado Mullein is a fairly common sight. It can be recognized by its distinct towering rod-like stem that has an incredibly soft feel to its leaves and flowers. It’s no wonder it earned the name back in the old west as Cowboy Toilet Paper. This might come in handy if we keep seeing the toilet paper keep flying off our shelves! Most of the time we pass the plant by,...

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Local Fruit Ferments New Cortez Wine
Feb28

Local Fruit Ferments New Cortez Wine

A bumper crop of local apples in Montezuma County inspired a U.S. Air Force retiree and his wife to start making wines from other local fruit and to open the new Yellow Car Country Wines.

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Rock N’ Roll Snowdown
Jan19

Rock N’ Roll Snowdown

The 42nd annual Snowdown will bring Rock N’ Roll lovers from all over the world to Durango to jam. Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town. “Snowdown is a non-profit created to promote Fun, Commerce & Tourism in Durango. It is the original “Cabin Fever Reliever”. Outside Magazine rated Snowdown as one of the top 5...

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Durango Man Creates Healthy Seed Spread
Nov10

Durango Man Creates Healthy Seed Spread

A Durango man who was looking for a healthy alternative to dairy products for his daily calcium intake couldn’t find what he wanted, so he created his own concoction out of four simple ingredients.

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Top Dining Trends to Try Out in Durango
Oct28

Top Dining Trends to Try Out in Durango

As 2019 comes to a close, those in the culinary industry are already excited to share the news of trends to watch out for in 2020. Whole Foods, for instance, published its list of top upcoming food trends just this week, announcing the prominence of trends like West African cuisine and regenerative agriculture. Durango itself has a thriving culinary industry, with various restaurants and bars that are definitely on the ball when it...

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Business Matters: Quest for the Perfect Beer
Oct18

Business Matters: Quest for the Perfect Beer

Two friends in pursuit of the perfect beer decided to start the Telluride Brewing Company, and they’ve won seven national awards in eight years. Learn more about the men behind the suds.

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San Juan Brewfest – Saturday 8/24
Aug23

San Juan Brewfest – Saturday 8/24

This Saturday, August 24, is the quintessential event for beer lovers—The San Juan Brewfest. There will be over 50 breweries, more than 100 beers, and live music. The event benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado. The fun takes place at Buckley Park, in the heart of downtown Durango, and will go from 1-5 (unless you have VIP tickets). There will be food available for purchase, with some great options: Mariana’s Authentic Cuisine,...

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Wine & Rails
Aug16

Wine & Rails

VISIT OUR WINE TASTING ROOM- ONBOARD A HISTORIC TRAIN! Dates:  September 1 & September 29 Overview:  All aboard the Wine Train!  You will depart at 10:00am from the Durango Depot.  While on the train, the wineries will introduce themselves, offer you wine samplings from their respective winery and provide interesting wine facts as well as letting you know what to expect at Cascade Canyon. The train will arrive at Cascade around...

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Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank
Aug09

Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank

Date: August 16, 2019 to August 17, 2019 Purgatory Resort – #1 Skier Place The Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank has become a “wildly” popular event on Durango’s summer calendar.  The forested area around the Resort is known far and wide for having an abundance of wild mushrooms.  Our Mushroom & Wine Festival celebrates this abundance with guided mushroom hunts and a culinary showcase of Durango’s finest...

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Business Matters: A True Pizzaioli at Work
Aug09

Business Matters: A True Pizzaioli at Work

When the going got tough, Tad Brown made pizza. The owner of Fired-Up Pizza tells his about his journey from selling pizza out of a portable oven to his current location on Main Avenue. _

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Summer Brew presented by Liquor World
Jun21

Summer Brew presented by Liquor World

Date: July 6, 2019 Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm Location: Purgatory Resort “beach” area Come join us for a fun day sampling great summer beers!  This is Purgatory Resort’s summer beer festival, featuring all your favorite cold, refreshing, summertime beers! Bring your friends and a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy a great summer day on the mountain sipping away the afternoon! Buy Tickets! Tickets This event will sell...

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Durango’s Newest Restaurants
May31

Durango’s Newest Restaurants

New EATS in Town… Birds is now open at 2933 Main Avenue by owners of Steamworks and El Moro Chainless Brewing will open Durango’s bike-up brewery soon at 3000 Main Avenue Durango Coffee Co. will be reopening the coffeehouse soon at 730 Main Avenue Hermosa Coffee Roasters is now open at 738 Main Avenue BREAD Bakery is serving fresh-baked goodies downtown at 136 East 8th Street Primus restaurant (specializing in fresh seafood and wild...

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Taste of Durango This Weekend
May17

Taste of Durango This Weekend

This Sunday is a favorite event among locals—the 2019 Taste of Durango! On May 19 from 11-4 Downtown Durango will feature a full festival with food, craft beer, artisan cocktails, and samples from our phenomenal local restaurants. The event even has music and dancing, and is the perfect way to enjoy an early summer afternoon in Durango. It’s free to attend the Taste of Durango, and food costs a variety of tickets per item. Desserts...

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