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Founded in 1981, Olde Tymer’s Café is the locals’ favorite hangout known for its fun atmosphere, good food and great burgers. The patio is inviting with plenty of shade and room for large groups or a family get-together. OTC has created a niche in the hearts of local people and is a trend-setter for other restaurants. Olde Tymer’s Café is America’s favorite foods and a little more.

Here At OTC We’re Known for Being the Best. One of Durango’s Best Burgers since 1981! If only the best is good enough, we have just the burger for you.

Durango’s Best Patio Come enjoy your meal on our private patio. With a pleasant setting, it’s perfect for a get-together with friends and family.

American · Burgers 1000 Main Ave, Durango www.otcdgo.com · (970) 259-2990 Mon-Sun 11am–10pm First Come, First Served 2


In this Issue Animas Brewing

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Bar D Chuckwagon

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Bookcase & Barber

Inside Back

BREW Pub & Kitchen

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Carver Brewing Co.

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Cerda 7 Cantina y Comida

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RESTAURANT GUIDE SPRING & SUMMER 2017

Chimayo Store Fired Kitchen

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www.flavorofdurango.com

Cuckoo’s Chicken House & Watering Hole

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Cyprus Cafe

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Dalton Ranch Golf Club - The Swing Restaurant

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Derailed Pour House Diamond Belle Durango Roasters & The Market East by Southwest

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El Moro

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Eno Wine Bar & Coffee Cafe

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Fired Up Pizzeria

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Durango Chapter CHAPTER PRESIDENT

Dave Woodruff

Gazpacho 40 Grassburger 41 Guido’s 42 Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar Homeslice Pizza

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Douglas Bennett VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVERTISING

David Habrat

Hot Tomatoes Cafe & Catering

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ADVERTISING DIRECTOR

Kassidy’s Kitchen

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Colleen Donley

Ken & Sue’s

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Kennebec Cafe

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Lone Spur Cafe

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ADVERTISING COORDINATOR

Sara Knight & Kelly Bulkley ART DIRECTION

Todd Bartz

Mahogany Grille–Breakfast

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Mahogany Grille–Dining

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Mongolian Grill

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Todd Bartz, Justin Meek, Christian Ridings

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VP OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS

Nature’s Oasis The Office Spiritorium Olde Tymer’s Cafe

Bob Ganley

Inside Front

Ore House

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Oscar’s Cafe

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PLATE 24-25 PJ’s Market

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The Red Snapper

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Seven Rivers–Sky Ute Casino Resort

LAYOUT & DESIGN

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ADVERTISING SALES

Hank Blum, Ginny Chambers, Jodi Jahrling, Shawna Long, Teressa Nelson, Emily Roos PHOTOGRAPHY

Mountain Motion Media Jerry McBride, Ballantine Communications Scott DW Smith, Imagesmith Photo

Seasons 47 Steamworks Brewing Company

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T’s Smokehouse & Grill

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Westside Pub & Grill

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Durango Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association is dedicated to the enhancement and success of Colorado’s food service industry. Join a meeting or become a member! Network with fellow business owners, stay up to date on legislative issues important to our industry, connect with your peers, take advantage of significant savings opportunities and stay informed.

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO NONPROFITS SINCE 2014:

$65,205

and growing!

2017 Board of Directors

In 2017, Durango’s CRA will also be working with the Durango Business Improvement District to make the event a success and to support additional non-profits.

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The premier food festival and the best summer kick-off party in Durango, CO! Featuring local craft breweries, artisan cocktails, and countless samples of the world-class cuisine that Durango’s restaurants offer. Always complimented by a fantastic selection of music, dancing, fun, and friends.

The Taste of Durango is produced, managed, and coordinated by the very people bringing you this experience on a daily basis: Durango’s Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association.

Anyone from Durango knows that we live in a town that celebrates the food! Our Chefs and restaurant owners work tirelessly to provide our town with an exceptional variety and caliber of dining options.

The event benefits many nonprofits, delivering nearly $20,000 a year in funds to these organizations.

Dave Woodruff- President

Beau Black - Vice President

Mandi Davis - Secretary

Ed Kileen - Treasurer

El Moro Spirits & Tavern

Bookcase and Barber

Skywerx

Grassburger


MAY 21ST, 2017

THE FUN BEGINS

Great food. Great drink. Great fun!

TICKETS ORDER ONLINE TASTEOFDURANGO.COM

The premier food festival and the best summer kick-off party in Durango, CO! Local craft breweries, artisan cocktails, and countless samples of the world-class cuisine that Durango’s restaurants offer. Along with endless food and drink enjoy music, dancing, fun, and friends!

Koert Council - Board Member

Dave Cuntz - Board Member

Sean Clark - Board Member

Aaron Brandes - Board Member

Kosh Solutions

Carver Brewing Company

Steamworks Brewing Co.

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

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ABC is a favorite local spot providing a must have Durango experience. We offer a full menu of housemade creations with our twist on the traditional. We serve a full kids’ menu, house-made pretzel sticks, hand-pattied craft burgers, our signature pasties, along with amazing homemade desserts. We are proud to offer a wide selection of our own hand-crafted beers, while also showcasing a selection of Colorado spirits and wine. Come visit us and enjoy our relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere!

From the Kitchen... Animas Wings Your choice of our Garlic Ale, Jerk, or Sarsaparilla BBQ wing sauce. Served with a side of carrots and celery and house ranch or blue cheese.

Keg Rolls Beer-roasted chicken, green chiles, cream cheese, pepper jack served with a side of house-made ranch OR Bacon Mac-and-Cheese served with a side of sweet tomato vinaigrette.

Brew House Pretzels House-made soft pretzel sticks served with our ale dip and brewer’s mustard.

ABC Nachos Crispy river chips topped with fresh corned beef, beer kraut, scallions and house-made cheddar ale sauce.

Global Comfort Food · Brewpub 1560 E. 2nd Ave, Durango (Next to Rotary Park and the Animas River Trail) (970) 403-8850 www.animasbrewing.com Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 11am–close Monday: 4pm–close Kitchen closes at 9pm daily 4


And More... Field Salad Mixed field greens, roasted beets, candied walnuts, crisp apples and red onions. Topped with crumbled Maytag blue cheese and served with house maple vinaigrette.

J.W. Craft Burger Local El Dorado beef and house-smoked brisket topped with red onions, cheddar cheese and sarsaparilla BBQ sauce.

For The Birds Pasty Beer-roasted chicken, Applewood bacon, potatoes, carrots, scallions, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese. Served with sarsaparilla BBQ sauce and ranch. Also offering homemade desserts, kids’ menu, daily specials and vegetarian options.

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Chicken House & Waterin’ Hole Cuckoo’s has been serving Durango’s Best Wings and Broasted® chicken since 1999. We serve fresh, all natural products that are cooked to order in a family friendly atmosphere. Our chicken is healthier than fried chicken, crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside, with wonderful flavor throughout! Cuckoo’s is your spot to catch your favorite team on one of our multiple TVs, there’s not a bad seat in the house! Daily specials, Full Bar, Kids Menu, Dine In or Take Out.

We’re Known For…. Over 20 Different Wing Sauces Some Hot, Some Sweet, Some In Between Varying Degrees of Buffalo Sauces, BBQ Sauces, Teriyaki, Bumbleberry-Jalapeno, Asian Persuasion, Honey Chipotle, to name a few

Chicken Wings Large & Meaty, Vacuum Marinated, Hand Breaded & Deep Fried Under Pressure The Best Around! Covered in your choice of sauce

Chicken Fingers Hand Breaded Chicken Tenderloins Cooked to Perfection Tossed in your choice of sauce

Caesar Salads Alone or with your choice of chicken breast or fingers on top

Onion Rings Hand cut, not frozen

Macaroni & Cheese Bites A local favorite enjoyed by both the kids & adults alike

More than just chicken Burgers, Steak & Cheese, Fish, & Shrimp also offered

Your Place to Catch Your Favorite Team DirecTv Sports Packages NFL, NBA, NHL, & MLB College Basketball & Football Golf & Soccer 6


FIRST PLACE · BEST HOT WINGS Durango’s Family Sports Restaurant 128 E College Drive Durango, CO (970) 259-6322 · www.cuckooschicken.com Hours: Mon 4-10 · Tue-Sun 11:30 – 10 (Open at 11 on Sun during Football Season) Carry Out Available – Kids Menu

FIRST PLACE BEST LIVE THEATRE

Animas City Theatre Movies, Music & More Animascitytheatre.com · (970) 799-2281 Durango’s Premier Venue features first run Independent/Arthouse Films, National Theatre Productions, Live Music Concerts, and hosts Community Events & Fundraisers. Available for rent for all kinds of events Multiple full bars, so you can enjoy a glass of wine, draft beer, or cocktail during a movie or concert! 7


LIBATIONS · LIVE MUSIC · FOOD

Join us on our outdoor patio with live music starting at 4pm. Since Derailed’s inception in January 2009, this 1890’s building has evolved into a warm, friendly and always welcoming speak-easy style venue, with something for everyone. The locals love to unwind here as they enjoy our friendly staff and handcrafted cocktails, made with house-made bitters, syrups, fresh squeezed juices and fresh local ingredients. We offer a scratch made menu at affordable pricing, which sets us apart. One can enjoy our daily happy hour which runs from 3pm-6:30pm, daily food specials which includes $6 burger night, big screen sporting events, local live musicians, a wood burning fireplace and 14 craft beers on tap. With so much character inside and out, including our new outside patio overlooking the narrow gauge, you’ll be treated like a local and it will make your stop here worth it.

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We’re Known For... House Smoked Pulled Pork Tacos Apple brined, hickory smoked pork, white corn tortilla, pickled red onion, smoked cheddar, spicy slaw, and cilantro ranch drizzle.

Derailed Burger /3 lb. marinated sirloin, cooked to order, garlic aioli,

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romaine, red onion, Boars Head pickle chips, and tomatoes. Served with fresh cut fries.

House Smoked Wings Beer brined, then hickory smoked, flash fried to a crisp. House-made sauces: Mild Buffalo, Hot Buffalo, Old Forrester Whiskey BBQ, Teriyaki, Garlic Parmesan, Ghost Pepper Hot.

Scratch Made Appetizers & Shared Plates Goat cheese bruschetta, caprese salad, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, spinach artichoke dip, sweet & spicy meatballs, fresh organic mixed greens salads, and house cut truffle fries to name a few.

Ultra Premium Spirits Red Breast 15 yr, Jameson 18 yr, Whistlepig 10-12-15 yr, Lagavulin 16 yr, Herradura Seleccion Suprema, Milagro Barrel Select Anejo, Roca Patron.

Our large crafted cocktail menu uses only fresh house made ingredients and fresh squeezed juices

American · Pub-fare · Cocktails 725 Main Ave, Durango derailedpourhouse.com · (970) 247-5440 Open Daily 11am-close Happy Hour Daily: 3pm - 6:30pm Reservations recommended for large groups Carry out available 95


Outside Magazine writes, “The wizards at Durango’s East by Southwest craft some of the most imaginative sushi in the west.” Come experience vibrant Japanese fusion cuisine featuring fresh organic ingredients, free-range meats, sustainably-sourced seafood and extensive vegetarian and gluten-free options.

We’re Known For... Over 25 varieties of #1 sushi grade fish & seafood Sushi & Sashimi Tuna ~ Yellow Tail ~ Red Snapper Wild Salmon ~ Octopus

12hr Tonkotsu Ramen 12hr Pork Broth ~ Ramen Noodles ~ Porkbelly Soft Egg ~ Scallions ~ Spinach & Togarashi

Beef Tenderloin & Shiitakes Wasabi Mashers ~ Shiitake Demi Pan-Seared Spinach

Brussels Sprouts Chips Kombu Wasabi Salt

Shiromi Tiradito Yuzu ~ Lime ~ Pink Salt ~ Kaffir Lime Oil

Fabulous Sushi Rolls Triple Tuna ~ Philly Roll ~ Hamachi Love ~ Vampiro Hamango ~ Dragon Roll ~ Boomshiki ~ Lotus Blossom

First Place Best Sushi First Place Best Asian Food

Sushi . Steak . Fusion 160 East College Drive, Durango eastbysouthwest.com · (970) 247-5533 Mon–Sat 11:30am–2:30pm 7 days a week starting at 5pm Happy Hour daily 5–6:30pm (excluding holidays) Reservations Recommended 10


Southeast Asia is a continent blessed with a rich culinary canvas, were exotic flavorful ingredients come together in combinations of sour, salty, sweet and spicy. Such are our offerings, inspired by the culture and flavors of this vibrant region. Our talented Chefs have created an array of traditional Southeast Asian and Vegan dishes crafted with exotic ingredients, local organic produce and free range meats. “Sawadee.”

We are known for …. Pho Noodles Pad Thai Best Curry In Durango Home Brewed Kombucha Hand Crafted Beverages & Libations Vibrant Southeast Asian Cuisine Local Organic Vegan Cuisine Hormone Free Organic Meats Extensive Gluten Free Options

Traditional Southeast Asian Cuisine Vegetarian · Vegan 150 E. College Drive, Durango (970) 382-8424 facebook.com/zencuisinedurango Daily Dinner Only from 5pm–9pm Daily Lounge Special & Happy Hour 5pm–6:30pm 11


Our quaint, locally-owned restaurants serve the best handmade Colorado-style pizzas. We probably have the largest topping selection in the known universe. Indoor/Outdoor Dining and Full Bar at both locations

Specialty Pizzas These are only a few of our exotic combinations. Please go to HomeSliceDelivers.com to view our full menu. We also have the usual suspects. Good ole pepperoni, meatzza, ultimate behemoth, kind veggie, etc.

Koko’s Greek Spinach, red onion, tomato, kalamata olive, parmesan, feta on garlic oil.

Tricolore Marinated portabella mushroom, roasted red pepper, chevre on pesto.

Thai-Tanic Shrimp, pineapple, bell peppers, basil, cilantro, sriracha on thai coconut sauce.

Fiona Apple Chicken sausage, apples, aged cheddar on garlic oil.

The Heater Spicy sausage, jalapeño, green chili, cheddar on marinara.

Hudsucker Mushrooms, meatballs, roasted garlic on alfredo.

Pizza · Sandwiches · Salads TWO LOCATIONS: 441 E College Dr, Durango · (970) 259-5551 2915 N Main Ave, Durango · (970) 422-8337 Open Daily 11am–10pm Bar Open Until 12am Dine-in, full bar at both locations, take-n-bake, delivery, gluten-free options, and online ordering available at HomeSliceDelivers.com 12


Pizza, Calzone and Pizza by the Slice Toppings! Black olives, bell peppers, red onion, fresh garlic, mushrooms, jalapeños, roasted garlic, green olives, fresh thyme , pineapple, pepperoncinis, apples, cilantro, pepperoni, ground beef, smoked ham, fresh basil, green chiles, feta cheese, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, ricotta cheese, artichoke hearts, fresh tomatoes, spinach, Parmesan cheese, giardiniera, walnuts, Italian sausage, anchovies, chicken breast, bacon, sliced roast beef, capicola, shaved gyro, fresh mozzarella, pesto, bleu cheese, asiago cheese, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, sun-dried

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tomatoes, fresh rosemary, portabella mushrooms, breaded eggplant, smoked gouda, chèvre cheese, spicy sausage, BBQ pork, shrimp, Genoa salami, meatballs.

Starters Garlic Home Rolls · Pepperoni Rolls Garlic Cheese Bread

Sandwiches Big Billy Meatball Sub · Italian Beef Chicken Bacon Ranch · Chicken Caesar Wrap Eggplant Parmesan · Gyro

Salads Home Salad · My Big Fat Greek Caesar · The Holy Goat

Desserts Cinnamon Knots · Cookies

First Place Best Pizza

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A Place of Savor and Art

The Kennebec offers an atmosphere of casual elegance in warm, comfortable surroundings. We serve Mediterranean inspired cuisine , focusing on local seasonal ingredients, we feature an extensive wine list, local beers, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Enjoy beautiful views of the La Platas and peruse the work of local artist Susan Reed. In keeping with Italian philosophy that a memorable dining experience goes beyond excellent food; good wine, good friends and creative stimulation all contribute to the equation. We are loyal in our support of local growers, artists and musicians. Please join us and we will create the perfect occasion for you!

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We’re Known For... PEI Mussels & Clams With garlic, lemon & grilled baguette.

Shrimp Linguine In a champagne sauce with tomatoes, pinons, & capers

Seared Sea Scallops With orzo pasta, oven roasted tomatoes and sautéed spinach with a lemon vinaigrette.

Grilled Rib Eye with Rock Shrimp Demi-glace With cipollini agrodolce, garlic mashed potatoes, and braised greens.

Lamb Chops Scottadito Grilled rack of lamb with charred tomatoes, onions, and rosemary hash browns.

Duck Two Ways Pomegranate glaze, served with rosemary hash browns and braised greens.

House-Made Breads & Desserts

Mediterranean Cuisine 4 County Road 124, Hesperus CO www.kennebeccafe.com · (970) 247-5674 Dinner: Tue-Sun 5pm-9pm Brunch: Sat-Sun 8am-3pm Seasonal Lunch: Tues-Fri 10am-2pm Closed Monday Live Music Thursday Nights Reservations recommended On & off-site catering available 15


We offer great cowboy food, great cowboy service, and genuine cowboy charm at our one-of-a-kind breakfast, lunch and special dinner café. Come enjoy a nice home-style breakfast with options, including our famous French toast special, the delicious chicken fried steak & eggs, the incredible biscuits & gravy, our cowboy benedict smothered in country gravy, and much more. We serve our great cowboy breakfasts all day long! Maybe you’re more of a lunch kind of person? Well come on in to try our thick-cut southwest burger, BLT on toasted wheat bread, or our fresh crispy chicken salad. For our special dinners we offer nothing but the best— 14oz rib eye steak, our famous prime rib, amazing porkchops, and so much more. Y’all come hungry now!!

We’re Known For... Huevos Rancheros Two eggs served on a corn tortilla, beans, salsa, bacon, with jack and cheddar cheese. Served with two pieces of thick-cut bacon, potatoes, sour cream and green onions.

Jumbo Breakfast Burrito A large flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, beans, bacon, and green chiles, topped with melted cheese, sour cream, green onions, salsa and served with potatoes.

Chorizo Scramble Chorizo, green chiles, green onions topped with melted jack and cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream served with potatoes and choice of toast.

French Toast Two pieces of cinnamon raisin bread battered and rolled in corn flakes, lightly grilled served with two pieces of thick-cut bacon, two eggs any style, and a cup of strawberries and bananas.

Rib-eye & Eggs 10 oz. hand cut rib-eye steak, aged 21 days and cooked on an open flame, served with two eggs and choice of potato. 16


Cowboy Diner · American · Full Bar 619 Main Ave, Durango, CO www.lonespurcafe.com · (970) 764-4280 Open Daily · Breakfast & Lunch: 6:30am–2:30pm Dinner: Friday & Saturday 4–9pm 17


Durango’s Great Natural Deli Nature’s Oasis...home of the largest natural deli in the Four Corners. Offering coffee, smoothies, juices, sandwiches, salads, hot dishes, and catering services. Delicious variety for all to enjoy. Gluten-free options available.

Nature’s Oasis Executive Chef, Charles Childers, is a culinary wunderkind who is internationally trained in Jamaica and Fiji and has worked in well over 100 kitchens, learning from as many chefs as he could find. Chef Charles moved to Durango in 1997 and worked as Sous Chef for several well-known area restaurants. He has made multiple television appearances for local stations and has a passion for, and is a hall of fame member in the national nonprofit called Cooking Matters, of which there are more than 80 branches in the country. Chef Charles attended culinary school at Community College of Southern Nevada and was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.

First Place Best Deli First Place Best Health Food

Natural Deli, Juice and Smoothie Bar Vegetarian and Vegan options 300 S. Camino del Rio, Durango NaturesOasisMarket.com · (970) 247-1988 M–Sat: 8am–8pm Sun: 8am–7pm 18


We’re Known For... Green Goddess Cucumber, Parsley, Spinach, Celery, Kale, Apple, and Lemon

Colorado Cobb Salad Spring Mix, Boar’s Head Oven-Gold Turkey, Bacon, Tomatoes, Colby Cheese, Hard-Boiled Eggs, Avocado, Sprouts, and Nature’s Oasis House-Made Blue Cheese Dressing

Signature Prepared Salads Curried Turkey Cilantro Lime Tuna Cranberry Almond Quinoa

Dagwood Sandwich Black Forest Ham, Oven-Roasted Turkey, Roast Beef, Swiss Cheese, and Banana Peppers

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Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Colorado’s oldest and finest restaurants. Decorated with intricate murals and historical artifacts, the dining room exemplifies the heritage, history and culture of Southwestern Colorado. In this chef-owned and operated restaurant, warm and refined staff serve hand-cut steaks, sustainable wild-caught seafood and seasonal, local ingredients. The Ore House is also well-known for an extensive whiskey and wine collection, as well as an ever-evolving craft cocktail menu.

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We’re Known For... Hand-Cut Prime & Choice Steaks Wild-Caught Sustainable Seafood Seasonal Local Produce & Meats Award-Winning Wine List Extensive Whiskey Collection Craft Cocktails

First Place Best Steak Honorable Mention Best Restaurant

Steak · Seafood · Libations 147 E College Dr, Durango (970) 247-5707 OreHouseRestaurant.com Open 7 days a week at 5pm Reservations Recommended 21


A 50’s-style diner serving award-winning breakfast and lunch. Voted a locals’ favorite! We are a family-operated cafe for the last 37 years. Watch our model train circle the ceiling as you enjoy your delicious breakfast or lunch. Offering an extensive menu with traditional breakfast and southwest-style entrées. Enjoy our famous french toast, hashbrowns, homemade biscuits and gravy, 9 kinds of omelets and chile verde breakfasts. Our huge homemade cinnamon rolls are not to be missed. Lunch includes USDA Black Angus burgers, our locals’ favorite Rueben or Club sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade soups and chilis. A trip to Oscar’s is never complete without a slice of our acclaimed pie or hand-scooped malts & milkshakes.

We’re Known For... Homemade Pies Chilis & Soups Cinnamon Rolls Milkshakes & Malts

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Our Specialties French Toast Thick wedges of bread dipped in our homemade batter and fried to a golden brown. Thick, premium bacon and eggs on the side complete this delicious breakfast favorite.

Breakfast Burrito Fluffy scrambled eggs, sausage and cheese, wrapped in a huge flour tortilla smothered with our homemade chile verde and melted cheeses. Served with homemade hashbrowns.

Foreman Burger A juicy burger topped with one egg, bacon, jalapeño jack and cheddar cheeses. Served on a ciabatta roll with mayo and lettuce. Choose freshly-cut fruit, crisp seasoned french fries, potato salad or homemade soup as a side.

Uncle Reuben Sandwich Freshly-cut corned beef, homemade 1000 island dressing and kraut piled on grilled marble rye bread with melted swiss chesse. A local favorite!

American Diner 18 Town Plaza, Durango www.oscarscafedurango.com To-go: (970) 247-0526 7 Days a week 6am–2pm Breakfast served to 11am Mon–Sat, 12pm on Sunday Conveniently located in the Town Plaza shopping center between City Market and Rite Aid Pharmacy. Free Parking

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PLATE is one of Durango’s newest and most exciting restaurants, specializing in local and sustainable ingredients to bring you innovative New American dishes and experimental cocktails! Join us for dinner on date night, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with complimentary champagne and strawberries, or bring the whole gang in and dine in style and comfort with the friendliest staff in town! PLATE Brunch features Bottomless Mimosas & Mary’s, classics like Chicken & Waffles, standout hits like The Hangover Burger, and even a few things on the sweet side like the Belgian Fruit Waffle, loaded with fresh fruit and a bourbon barrel aged maple syrup drizzle!

General Manager Nicole Clark and Executive Chef Johnny Fletcher create an atmosphere dedicated to outstanding service, dynamic drinks, and memorable meals. The Signature Cocktail List has something for everyone, as well as things like fruit caviar and house infused liquor that you won’t find anywhere else. Every item on the menu is crafted in house, and Chef Johnny’s Features Board changes daily to incorporate delicious seafood, local produce & organic meat--all to guarantee the freshest takes on favorite classics and contemporary creativity in Durango’s dining scene! 24


What we’re known for: Quail Kisses Asadero cheese blended with roasted jalapeños tucked into a deboned quail, wrapped in applewood bacon, served over house cabbage and cilantro slaw

Blue Corn Calamari Cortez Milling gluten free blue corn dusted calamari + artichoke hearts + tomato basil aioli

Sous Vide Pork Chop White Marble Farms Hog Chop + sweet potato & Hatch green chile mash + house chimichurri + charred broccolini

Mojito Bar Fresh mint + lime + Montanya silver rum + sweet water + choice of: Prickly Pear · Hibiscus · Lavender Peach · Blood Orange

Patio Open All Summer! Happy Hour Every Day 4pm–6pm Bottomless Mimosa Brunch every Sat and Sun 10am–2pm

New American · Brunch · Cocktails 42 County Road 250, Suite 400, Durango www.platedurango.com · (970) 764-4139 Open Daily at 4pm Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10am–2pm Closed Mondays Reservations are available by phone or Yelp Just a few minutes from downtown Durango, PLATE is located on the northeast corner of County Road 250 and Florida Road. 25


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A local favorite! Serving hickory-smoked BBQ, New Orleans Po’ Boys on Leidenheimer bread, fresh ground burgers, Creole/Southern fare, and homemade desserts. We offer a full bar selection, including our specialty frozen drinks. Warm, friendly, family atmosphere with full bar, free parking, and one of the largest patios downtown. Pet Friendly!

T’s Catering Full menu on our website www.tssmokehouse.com Book T’s for your next event! On & off-site catering Drop-off to full setup to suit your needs

Barbeque, Southern #3 Depot Place, Durango Located Behind the Gaslight Theater www.tssmokehouse.com · (970) 259-6000 Open 11am–8pm Friday & Saturday 11am to 9pm, Closed Mondays Reservations for large parties only

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Sample Menu – Appetizers – BBQ Nachos Tortilla Chips, Pulled Pork, BBQ Sauce, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream & Jalapeños

Chicken on a Stick Chicken, Onions, & Dill Pickles

– Sandwiches – Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, BBQ Beef, Andouille Sausage

– Po’boys – Fried Shrimp, Fried Catfish or Alligator

– Burgers – Smokehouse Burger Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Fried Onions & Jalapeños Cheeseburger, Hamburger

– Platters – Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, BBQ Beef, St. Louis Style Pork Ribs, Fried Catfish, Fried Shrimp

– Sampler – Pulled Pork, BBQ Beef, ¼ Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Ribs & Cornbread.

– Salads – Mixed Greens w/ Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette Caesar w/ House-Made Dressing And Garlic Croutons

– Sides – Baked Beans, Cajun Cole Slaw, Sweet Potato Logs, Potato Logs, Fried Corn on the Cob, Red Beans & Rice.

Ask about our daily soups, desserts & specials

Kid’s Menu Served with Potato Logs or Chips Chicken Strips Cheeseburger Hamburger Grilled Cheese Pork Sandwich 29


For great food, great drinks, exceptional service and televised HD entertainment from every angle, West Side Pub and Grill is your destination. This Durango sports bar offers daily food and drink specials including an unbeatable happy hour everyday from 4 to 7 p.m. All drafts, wells and house wines are half price. All travelers and locals are welcome to stop by to try ole-fashion pub food with breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Come for entertainment and leave with an experience.

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We’re Known For... Our Start Fresh Breakfast including our Slider Trio and Omelets Build-Your-Own Burger Salmon BLT Southwest Chopped Salad Buffalo Wings

Holiday Inn & Suites 21636 Hwy 160 West

Westside Pub & Grill · 21636 Hwy 160 West (970) 385-6400 Mon–Sun: 6am–10pm Bar open until 11pm 31


BREW Pub & Kitchen is located in the heart of downtown Durango with fantastic views of the Durango & Silverton railroad and majestic Smelter Mountain. This locally owned and operated brewpub offers an Ever changing selection of small batch ales and lagers brewed on site, with a focus on the ingredients. BREW’s creative kitchen prepares a unique “from scratch” menu that can accommodate most dietary concerns. There is also a full bar with a wonderful selection of wines, spirits & guest beers. Reservations are accepted in the family friendly dining room and large parties are welcome.

What We’re Known For... Herb Roasted Goat Cheese Smooth, creamy Chevre cheese baked with extra virgin olive & ciabatta toast points from Durango’s favorite local bakery, BREAD.

THE Salad Maple glazed butternut squash, smoky bacon, fresh spring greens, our house-pickled red onion, toasted pumpkin seeds, creamy Chevre cheese, dried cranberries & snappy house-made Sherry vinaigrette dressing.

BREW Burger We start with a half-pound Sunnyside Farms grass fed, beef patty & cook it to your perfect temp. Next, we melt Monterey jack cheese on top and smother it with savory caramelized onions before placing it on a toasted bun spread with house-made caper aioli.

Ever changing selection of small batch ales and lagers brewed on site.

Gastropub 117 W. College Dr., Durango (next to the train tracks on College Dr.) BrewPubKitchen.com · (970) 259-5959 Noon–10pm - 7 days a week Reservations Recommended 32

Dining Hours Open Nightly: 5pm – 9pm (Seated) Reservations Suggested Holiday Menus and Special Events


The Southwest’s Original Brewpub, drop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails or to sample 12 award-winning, handcrafted brews on tap. Healthy, hearty and fresh creations feature organic produce grown locally at our own Carver Farm. Vegetarian and kid-friendly. Always expect to find something on tap for the hopheads, a Belgian style, one of the distinct seasonal lagers our brewmaster is so fond of and something you’ve never had before!

We’re Known For... Biscuit Bowl Sausage, scrambled eggs, cheddar, green chile, sausage gravy and potato served in a biscuit bowl.

Tatanka Burger Buffalo burger with bacon, mushrooms, green chiles, queso fresco, garlic aioli.

Thai Salmon Curry Quinoa Bowl Thai spice-rubbed salmon, pan-seared and served over roasted vegetables, red quinoa and Thai yellow curry sauce. Topped with baked kale chips.

Carver Brewing Co. Brewery · American · Pub 1022 Main Ave, Durango www.carverbrewing.com (970) 259-2545 Open Daily 6:30am–10pm Reservations For Groups Accepted 33


Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen is a contemporary American bistro offering from-scratch Southwestern and Mediterranean-style cuisine. We feature seasonal fresh salads, small plates, artisanal pizzas, gourmet tacos, house-ground burgers, fire-roasted steaks, seafood and Latin-inspired entrees uniquely prepared in stone-fired ovens. We’re also known for our handcrafted specialty cocktails, eclectic wine list, and local Colorado craft beers. Located in the historic Century Building, our rollup garage doors, sidewalk patio, open Chef’s counter, and modern industrial interior offer a unique dining experience in the heart of downtown Durango.

What We’re Known For... Stuffed Poblano A modern twist on the classic Chile Relleno, featuring a roasted poblano stuffed with three cheeses, mushrooms, zucchini, corn, and rolled in crushed pepitas .

Artisanal Pizza A West-Coast style pizza featuring aged, cold-fermented dough topped with fresh, gourmet ingredients. The Wild Mushroom/Taleggio and House Sausage Pistachio specialty pizzas are local favorites.

Fresh, Creative Salads Our Warm Roasted Vegetable and Southwest Chopped Kale salads are composed of seasonal ingredients and southwest flavors for a lighter, healthier option.

Elk Two Ways Fire-roasted elk loin chops and smoked elk sausage served with local Honeyville chokecherry-cascabel chile sauce and green chile sweet potato gratin—a true taste of Southwest Colorado flavors.

Contemporary Southwestern Pizza • Tacos • Steaks • Vegetarian Colorado Craft Beers • Handcrafted Cocktails 862 Main Avenue, Durango chimayodurango.com · (970) 259-2749 Reservations only for parties of six or more Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am–2:30pm Happy Hour: 2:30–5pm Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:00am–2:30pm Dinner from 5pm nightly 34


Dalton Ranch Golf Club is situated along the Animas River below the red cliffs of the San Juan Mountains in beautiful Durango, CO. Experience the natural beauty and spectacular amenities of Dalton Ranch, including our popular American links course, an 8500 square-footclubhouse, fitness facility, tennis courts, pool, the Swing Restaurant and much more…Life doesn’t get much better than a day at Dalton.

We’re Known For... Steak Tornados Seared filet tips served with creamy risotto, spinach, provence, and tobacco onions

1855 Beef Filet Sauces: Classic Demi Glace de Veal-Peppercorn Demi Glace- Wild Mushroom Glace- Compound Herb Butter

Yellowfin Tuna Appetizer Dalton Chicken Sandwich Lunch and bar. Grilled chicken, green chile, provolone, spicy mayo, lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun Served on our beautiful patio with the best views in Durango

American Cuisine · Full Service Bar & Restaurant 589 County Road 252, Durango daltonranch.com/dining/swing-restaurant-at-dalton (970) 247-4980 Lunch: 11am–4pm · Dinner: 5pm–9pm 35


Enjoy award-winning Mediterranean cuisine – recommended in Bon Appetit, Sunset Magazine, and The New York Times – during your stay in downtown Durango, Colorado. Recently renovated in 2014, this charming restaurant is located in a Victorian home just a few steps from Durango’s Main Avenue, and has the best garden patio adjoining it in town. Cyprus Cafe serves lunch and dinner, combining innovative meals with excellent service. Championing farmto-table cuisine, Cyprus Cafe proudly serves fresh produce grown in their own gardens as well as locally-raised vegetables and produce from other local farmers, meats from nearby ranches and cheeses made here in Durango. Experience dining under the stars while listening to live jazz on Durango’s favorite patio or come to town for lunch at the Cyprus Cafe and an afternoon of shopping.

We’re Known For... Warm Duck Salad Duck Leg Confit, Fresh Spinach, Toasted Almonds, Manchego Cheese, Orange Supremes, Citrus Vinaigrette

Combo Meze Hummas, Baba Ganoush, Feta Cheese, Tzajiki, Warm Pita Bread, Spanakopita

Chargrilled Beef Filet with Stuffed Poblano Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Greens, Smoky Tomato Brood

Second Place Best Outdoor Dining

California & Mediterranean Cuisine Local, Natural, Sustainable 725 East 2nd Avenue, Durango www.cypruscafe.com · (970) 385-6884 Serving Lunch and Dinner Reservations Accepted 36


Durango’s premiere wine bar and cocktail lounge located on Second Avenue, offers a respite from the hectic pace of Main Avenue, but is just steps away, in downtown Durango. Offering a wide selection of wines from around the world and delicious, creative handcrafted cocktails, Eno has become a locals’ favorite. Established in 2010, Eno was conceived as a contemporary slice of life in a small mountain community that was thirsty for such offerings. Wine flights as well as bourbon, tequila and scotch flights are available for the connoisseur or the simply curious!

We’re Known For... Our Amazing Cocktails The Snakecharmer Voted Best Drink at Taste Of Durango! Vanilla Vodka, Jasmine Liquour, Saint Germain, Fresh Lemon

Dreaming Of Summer Sotol, Hibiscus Liqueur, Grapefruit Juice, Fresh Lime, Salt Rim

Elysian Fields Tru Garden Vodka, Muddled Mint, Ginger & Orange Liqueur

Wine flights from around the world And from the kitchen... The Blue Corn Chevre Tamale Green Chile Mac N Cheese Platters An Assortment of Tasty Bites The Spaniard, The Greek, The Traditional

Contemporary Western 723 East 2nd Ave., Durango enodurango.com · (970) 385-0105 Open 11am daily · Call for seasonal hours

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Embracing Durango, Colorado’s “old west” and Victorian heritage, as well as contemporary culinary trends and techniques, El Moro is part of Durango’s family of unique and independently-owned restaurants. The name ‘El Moro’ also reflects Durango’s history, as in the early 1900s, 945 Main Avenue truly was the El Moro Saloon. The present-day El Moro has some of the ‘feel’ of the original saloon with bared red brick, tin ceiling, hardwood floors and heavy wooden tables. The menu can be described as ‘modern rustic’. The simple and memorable dishes are designed to blend classic, old world preparations with exciting techniques that have evolved from the modern cuisine movement, such as spherification, which will highlight the qualities of the ingredients.

We’re Known For... Honey Chipotle Glazed New York House cut New York strip, honey chipotle glaze, spicy hatch green chile risotto, roasted corn relish.

Tennessee Hot Chicken Cheddar drop biscuits, braised greens, corn puree.

Bacon & Chard Tagliatelle House cured bacon, rainbow Swiss chard, balsamic reduction, homemade pasta, asiago cheese.

Second Place Best Bar/Pub Second Place Best Bartender: Dave Woodruff

Modern Rustic 945 Main Ave, Durango www.elmorotavern.com · (970) 259-5555 Monday–Friday, 11am–Close Saturday & Sunday: Serving Brunch 9am to 2pm Serving Lunch & Dinner 3pm Until Close Reservations accepted by phone or opentable.com 38


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Durango’s local wood fired pizzeria inspired by Italian tradition. Fired Up Pizzeria is dedicated to the ingredients, quality and traditional methods of producing authentic Italian wood fired pizza. Our pizzas are created with handmade dough, fresh mozzarella and hand-crushed tomato sauce, baked in a 900°F wood fired oven. We focus on using high-quality local and imported ingredients within a creative and community-minded atmosphere. Come enjoy wood fired pizza, artisan sandwiches, fresh salads and a full bar in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Daily specials, happy hour and gluten-free options! Always fresh, handmade and 100% wood fired!

We’re Known For... Bacon Green Chile Margherita base, bacon, roasted green chiles, onion and smoked mozzarella.

Wild Arugula Prosciutto Salad Organic baby arugula, dried figs, walnuts, shaved Parmesan, oven crisp prosciutto and homemade lemon olive oil vinaigrette.

Durango Smash Anejo tequila, agave nectar, fresh lemon, topped with Grand Marnier.

Summer Hours 11am–10pm Seven Days a Week

Fired Up Catering Our team is capable of accommodating up to 100 guests while you entertain & enjoy.

Italian · Pizza · Sandwiches · Salads · Desserts Full Bar · Gluten Free Options · Patio Dining Available 741 Main Ave, Durango www.fireduppizzeria.com (970) 247-0264 · Dine in or Take out Reservations: First Come, First Served 39


Since 1991, Gazpacho has been serving traditional New Mexican cuisine, featuring hot red and green chile grown for Gazpacho around Hatch, NM. Specialties include stuffed sopapillas, enchiladas, carne adovada, and Jim’s famous green chile cheeseburger. A locals’ favorite for those who enjoy the spice of life! Every town has a secret local getaway and “We’re it.” Just barely off of Main Street, we would like to open our doors to you, too.

We’re Known For... Chimayo Chicken Wings Chicken flappers marinated and seasoned with our secret blend of red chile and spices.

Avocado Fries For the avocado lover, fresh avocado wedges breaded with panko and served with a zesty dipping salsa.

Jim’s Green Chile Cheeseburger A full half-pound of Black Angus burger grilled the way you like it, topped with hot green chile and American cheese. A true classic.

Vegan Tamale Plate Two house-made vegan tamales topped with white cheddar cheese and your choice of red or green chile.

Blue Enchiladas Santa Fe style, stacked enchiladas made with stoneground blue corn tortillas. Filled with your choice of ground or shredded beef, chicken, or carne adovada. Topped with red or green chile and served with Spanish rice and refried beans.

Mexican 431 E 2nd Ave, Durango www.restaurantsdurango.com · (970) 259-9494 Monday–Sunday 11:30am–10pm Reservations Taken 40


Grassburger, WINNER OF THE BEST BURGER & BEST FRIES since we opened, has taken the American experience of eating a burger and made it healthy, sustainable and DELICIOUS! Come on in and experience the warm and friendly Grassburger Team! Enjoy our outdoor patio or come inside and let the kids play in the Kiddie Corral. Try our burgers, antibiotic and hormone free chicken, green chile beef tacos, bowls or farm salads! From farms to families! Our 100% grass-fed beef is lower in cholesterol, higher in healthy Omegas, vitamins and minerals. We offer vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options!

We’re Known For... The Grassburger 100% Grass-fed Beef & Fries or Sweet Potato Fries

Vegan Black Bean Burgers Served with house-made Chipotle Mayo

Dessert Yummy shakes and Alpendough cookies, hand-crafted Stubborn Sodas, local beers & wine, too!

First Place Best Burger First Place Best French Fries

American 726½ Main Ave, Durango (behind Durango Coffee Co) www.eatgrassburger.com · (970) 247-1081 Summer Hours: 11–9 Daily Winter Hours: 11–8 Sunday–Wednesday, 1–9 Thursday–Saturday Order on-line for Take-out through our website or text “Grassburger” to 33733 to download our app

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Authentic Italian to a Fault! We are the only Italian trattoria in town. Our chefs travel to Italy each year to be sure our recipes are authentic. Our Food Emporium has a little bit of everything for food and beverage enthusiasts. Shop for European specialty items as well as imported hand-cut meats and cheeses, while sipping a glass of prosecco. Our contemporary atmosphere, full bar, Italian Wine list and dog-friendly patio have made us a local hot spot for over 16 years!

We’re Known For... Roman Pizza Hand-Made Pasta Variety of Grilled Panini House-Made Gelato Dog-Friendly Patio A Food Emporium with a Little Bit of Everything for Food and Beverage Enthusiasts Other House Specialties include Lasagna Bolognese, Eggplant Parmesan Roman Gnocchi, Mussels and Clams

Authentic Italian Restaurant 1201 Main Avenue, Durango (970) 259-5028 Restaurant: Monday–Saturday 11:30am–Close Marketplace: Monday–Saturday 11am–5pm Reservations encouraged by phone 42


Be our guest! Come enjoy great food and great service all in a casual, fine dining atmosphere. This contemporary American menu offers something for everyone, paired with a splendid array of wines from our 2004-2016 Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list.

We’re Known For... Thai Shrimp Tomatoes, Coconut Curry, Scallions, and Basmati Rice

Herb-Seared Chicken Breast Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Smashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic-Cabernet Sauce and Sautéed Greens.

Aunt Lydia’s Meatloaf

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Red Wine Gravy, Smashed Potatoes, and Sautéed Spinach.

Southwestern Cobb Salad Grilled Chicken, Jack Cheese, Bacon, Corn, Red Peppers, with Chipotle-Lime Vinaigrette and Crispy Tortilla Strips.

Pistachio Nut Crusted Grouper Sweet Potato Smash, Sautéed Spinach and Vanilla Rum Butter

Crème Brulee Fresh Sliced Strawberries Silver Peak Award Winner “Durango’s Best Dessert”

First Place Best Restaurant First Place Best Outdoor Dining First Place Best Servers

Modern American Bistro 636 Main Ave, Durango www.kenandsues.com · (970) 385-1810 Lunch Mon–Fri, 11am–2:30pm Serving dinner nightly at 5pm Reservations suggested and available online Patio Dining 43 1


Breakfast Is Served! Mahogany Grille offers the best daily breakfast in Durango. Located just two blocks north of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, you can enjoy eating without hurrying to get to the train. You’ll be able to dine casually in a beautiful Victorian setting while eating dishes such as Colorado Trout & Eggs, wonderful Benedict selections, and our famous Bread Pudding French Toast. Come on the weekend and enjoy our Bloody Mary Bar!

What We’re Known For... Exclusive Bloody Mary Bar Flavorful Benedicts Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Options Omelet’s and Scrambles Colorado – Mex Options Buttermilk Pancakes, Waffles, and French Toast Fresh Baked Pastries and Sweet Rolls Pan-Seared Rocky Mountain Rainbow Trout Fillet

Relaxed Victorian Dining Relaxed Victorian Atmosphere 699 Main Avenue, Durango 699 Main Avenue, Durango MahoganyGrille.com · (970) 247-4433 MahoganyGrille.com · (970) 247-4433

Dining Hours Breakfast Hours Open Nightly: 5pm – 9pm (Seated) Monday – Friday: 6:30am–10am Reservations Suggested Weekend Breakfast / Brunch: 6:30am–1pm Holiday Menus and Special Events

Relaxed Victorian Dining 699 Main Avenue, Durango MahoganyGrille.com · (970) 247-4433

Dining Hours Open Nightly: 5pm – 9pm (Seated) Reservations Suggested Holiday Menus and Special Events

Handcrafted Flavors of the West Located inside the historic Strater Hotel, Mahogany Grille is one of Durango’s most enjoyable restaurants. Beginning with the eclectic Victorian interior and continuing to an extraordinary array of well-priced top-level culinary selections and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, you will appreciate the intimate settings designed for conversation. Located next door to Henry Strater Theatre, be sure to ask about dinner/theatre packages.

What We’re Known For Farm Fresh Food with Local Ingredients Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Options Fresh Salads and Soups Pan Seared Scallops Cast Iron Colorado Trout Cold Smoked Crispy Skin Duck Breast Char Grilled Elk Tenderloin 35-Year Famous Durango Pepper Steak Herbert Award-Winning Wine Selections 44


Step Back In Time Revered as a world-famous original ragtime piano bar in the Old West, the Diamond Belle Saloon plays host to the world’s finest ragtime entertainers while costumed dancehall girls and bartenders transport you back to the turn of the last century. During summer, watch the Old West come alive as cowboy and saloon ladies battle it out in the streets of downtown Durango with good old fashion gunfights. Enjoy daily live music and good friends year-round.

We’re Known For... Colorado’s Best Saloon Entertainment Lunch and Dinner, Weekend Brunch Handcrafted Cocktails, Martinis, and Local Beer Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Options Fresh-made Soups and Salads Colorado Club Home-made Burger Options Fabulous Entrees Including Our Famous Chicken Pot Pie

Upscale/Haute Bar Cuisine 699 Main Avenue, Durango DiamondBelle.com · (970) 247-4431

Dining Hours Open Daily at 11am · Happy Hour 4pm–6pm Live Entertainment Nightly Full Bar and Menu

Relax in Victorian Style The Office Spiritorium is a Victorian-style social gathering place, offering fine wines, signature martinis, spirits, and coffee beverages, along with appetizers and light dinner entrees. Voted “Best Happy Hour” bar by locals. Come early, because seating goes quickly in this beautiful and delightful elegant bar. Local musicians perform live music nightly.

We’re Known For... Handcrafted Cocktails Best Martinis in Town Extensive Wine Selection Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Options Smoked Trout Dip Featured Cured Meat & Cheese Plate Glazed Hot Thighs & Wings Blue Corn Calamari Fritti Adult Candy with Bacon Desserts including Crème Brulee

Upscale/Haute Bar Cuisine 699 Main Avenue, Durango DiamondBelle.com · (970) 247-4431

Dining Hours Open Daily at 4pm · Happy Hour 4pm–6pm Live Entertainment Nightly: 7pm to 11pm Full Bar & Appetizers/Light Dinner Entrées 45


Enjoy delicious Chinese food and Mongolian Bar-B-Q in a family friendly environment.

We’re Known For... Mongolian Bar-B-Q All-You-Can-Eat

Pot Stickers, Crab Rangoon & Pu Pu Platter Volcano Shrimp Tender deep fried shrimp with light batter, stirred into chef’s special sauce.

Mushroom Duck Crispy boneless duck simmered with mushrooms, snow peas, napa cabbage and carrots.

Honey Walnut Shrimp Mongolian Combo Salt Pepper Shrimp Seafood, Beef, Chicken and Pork Moo Shu Combination Including shrimp, beef and chicken.

Deluxe Egg Foo Young Including shrimp, beef and chicken.

Hong Kong-Style Fried Noodles Lo Main, Rice Noodles, BBQ Pork Fried Rice

Chinese · Mongolian BBQ 1135 S Camino del Rio #230, Durango www.mongoliangrilldurango.com · (970) 259-7228 Open daily at 11am Photos courtesy of Scott DW Smith

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Seasons is easy to find…just follow your nose and the incredible aromas of our wood burning grill & rotisserie. Opening in 1994, Seasons has been the culinary lead in teaming with local farmers and ranchers to select and produce simply the finest and freshest fare. The critically-acclaimed menu is perfectly paired with an award-winning international and domestic wine list. Boasting more than 700 selections encompassing all top wine producing areas in the world. Located on Main Avenue, in the heart of Downtown Durango, Seasons offers modern American Cuisine, emphasizing fresh, local ingredients. Two additional private dining areas, a seasonal patio and curbside bistro seating puts Seasons at the forefront of all your special events.

We’re Known For... Grilled Asparagus Salad Sunny side up LB Farms egg, crispy applewood bacon, herb salad, fresh arugula, lemon vinaigrette

12 oz Western Ranch Ribeye Herbed smashed Yukon gold potatoes, sautéed kale, black pepper demi-glace. Sourced from the finest family run ranches in our region

Spit Roast Free Range Half Chicken Herbed smashed Yukon gold potatoes, peas & carrots, sherry chicken jus *Please note that our menu changes seasonally

Modern American 764 Main Avenue, Durango www.seasonsofdurango.com · (970) 382-9790 Mon–Fri 11:30am–2:30pm · Dinner nightly from 5:30 Bar opens daily at 4:00 for drinks and apps Reservations Suggested 47


Steamworks Brewing Co. opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. A favorite watering hole for locals and visitors alike, our brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Known as a town meeting place, Steamworks enjoys a bustling, fun environment. Steamworks’ culinary program is unmatched in the region in both breadth and quality of offerings. Our “way more than brewpub” fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian & gluten-free offerings provide something for everyone who’s hungry. Stop by to discover what’s “on tap.” Hang with the locals. Catch a game. Enjoy a fresh beer and outstanding food. Every day promises a screaming deal and fun to be had!

We’re Known For... Indonesian Peanut Salad Rice Noodles, Greens, Cucumbers, Chicken, Sesame Seeds, Carrots, Peanut Sauce. Suggested Beer Pairing: Third Eye P.A

Rico Burger Ale-Braised Onion, Bleu Cheese, Buffalo Sauce Suggested Beer Pairing: Backside Stout

Cajun Boil “Served daily starting at 11am; 1/2 lb Alaskan Dungeness Crab, 1/4 lb Wild Texas Shrimp, 1/4 lb Gosar Ranch Andouille Sausage, New Potatoes, Cob Corn tossed in a spicy Cajun Seasoning. Due to popularity, and to serve you in the most timely manner possible, we can only serve Cajun Boils family style and not separately.

First Place Best Bar/Pub Second Place Best Brewery Second Place Best French Fries Second Place Best Servers Honorable Mention Best Hot Wings

American (New & Traditional) · Burgers & Sandwiches · Mexican · Cajun/Creole · Pizza · Seafood · Vegetarian 801 East Second Ave, Durango steamworksbrewing.com · (970) 259-9200 Sun-Wed: 11am–Midnight · Thu-Sat: 11am–2am 48


We are located in the old Francisco’s Bar. We are excited to bring the bar back to life after so many years. Our restaurant serves authentic, made from scratch Mexican food; and our bar specializes in hand-squeezed margaritas, tequilas, and tequila based cocktails. We offer a variety of entertainment including salsa, live music, and club dancing at night and daily food specials.

We’re Known For... Smoked Chili Relleno Poblano stuffed with bacon, and cheese, served with ranchero beans and rice, Corn Mazatlian sauce toasted papitas, crema cilantro and green onion

Pancho Villa Fried tomatillos stuffed with Carne Asada, goat cheese, roasted red bell peppers and topped with Papita Pesto. Served with a Mexican street salad, over mole chili, sweet pickled jalapenos and a chipotle lime crema Authentic Mexican · Cocktails · Club 639 Main Ave Durango, CO 81301 · (970) 764-4723 Mon: Closed · Tues-Thurs: 11am-midnight Fri-Sat: 11am-2am · Sun: 8am-6pm

The Red Snapper has been voted #1 in Durango for over 32 years with more than just the best seafood in town. Come experience award winning service and food in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib, pastas, nightly specials, extensive wine list, kids menus and homemade desserts. We also have the best salad bar in town containing over 32 items. Come join us for dinner while enjoying the views of our salt water aquariums in a 100 year old historic building.

Seafood · Steak 144 E 9th St., Durango (970) 259-3417 www.redsnapperdurango.com

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Hot Tomatoes Cafe + Catering We’re off the beaten path, serving up mouth-watering sandwiches, wraps, panini’s and the best Cobb salad in town! Come in or take out.

~ We Cater for Any Occasion! ~

Stop by or call today... Your taste buds will thank you! 939 Hwy 3 · Durango (970) 385-5577 Cafe: Mon-Thurs 8am-2pm Catering: Mon-Sun

Check out both our menus ~ www.hottomatoescafe.com

Kassidy’s Kitchen Come See What’s Cooking!!! Comfort Food with Healthy Choices. Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Options. Weekday Breakfast & Lunch Specials updated weekly at kassidyskitchen.com

Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar Authentic Southern Cuisine

We’re Known For... Stacked Breakfast Enchiladas San Juan Chicken Salad Biscuits & Gravy Specializing in homemade baked goods, desserts, Chile sauces & gravies.

Comfort Foods

“For the happy heart, life is a continual feast.” Proverbs 15:15. American & Southwest Diner Food 171 A Suttle St., Durango (970) 247-4007 Monday–Friday 6am–2pm Saturday 7am–2pm (Behind Comfort Inn and across from Durango Organics)

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955 Highway 3, Durango www.highway3roadhouse.com (970) 385-7444 Wed-Fri 4pm - 8pm


At PJ’s you’ll experience the best in service, and a wide variety of food items. You will find delicious solutions for breakfast, lunch or dinner in our stellar deli and bakery. Our food is just better!

Top That Frozen Yogurt

Tantalize your taste buds and wow your culinary creativity, with limitless topping combinations, including fresh fruit, nuts, and candies. The self-serve possibilities are endless. Grocery · Deli 67 Trimble Crossing, Durango (970) 247-0100 · pjsgourmetmarket.com Mon-Sat 7am-9pm · Sun 8am-8pm

Gelato & Frozen Yogurt 600 Main Ave, Durango www.topthatfrozenyogurtdurango.com (970) 449-9886 Su-Wed 11am-9pm · Th-Sat 11am-10pm

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Cheers!

Signature Drinks from The Derailed Pourhouse The Stranger

MezColada

We put the happy in happy hour. Made-From-Scratch Mixers · Fresh-Pressed Juices · Handcrafted Cocktails.

Derailed Wild Strawberry Lemonade

Grapefruit Mojito

725 Main Avenue, Durango www.derailedpourhouse.com (970) 247-5440

WANDER

Take the Flavor of Durango with you as you explore. It’s best way to taste all that southwest Colorado has to offer.

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LIEUTENANT DAN

PALOMA CELOSA

BETTE DAVIS EYES

9 year Rum and Cacao Nib infused Mezcal go together like peas and carrots.

Blanco Tequlia, Aperol and Damiana face off in a jealous battle for your taste buds.

She’ll tease you, all the better to please you, she’s got Absinthe and Saugninon Blanc.

HIGH VOLTAGE

ILLUSIONS

CATCH HER IN THE RYE

Danger, danger! Muddled Basil, Apple Brandy & Pineapple Rum come alive in this electric libation.

Cucumber & Rose infused Gin, Colorado Mead & Rose Port leave you questioning your own reality.

Rittenhouse Rye, Cardamaro and Carpano Antica show you that this one is no phoney.

PERSEPHONE

BABE WITH THE POWER

THE BFG

Get mythical with Colorado Pear Gin, Yellow Chartreuse & Arugula infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

You remind me of the babe. The babe with Silver Cachaca and Rocky Mountain Blackberry Liqueur.

This friendly giant features Telluride Vodka, Green Tea Simple, Yogurt Liqueur, and Matcha Powder.

601 E. Second Ave, Durango bookcaseandbarber.com (970) 764-4123 Tues - Sat 2pm - 12am Sun and Mon 5pm - 12am


Durango Roasters has been serving the Durango community since 1984. Offering locally roasted coffee from around the world, as well as over fifty varieties of loose-leaf tea, we offer a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by gourmet kitchen wares, knowledgeable baristas, and the camaraderie of good friends. An independently-owned business, we pride ourselves on our quality beverages, food, and wares for the discerning chef. Let us craft you a delicious beverage and experience!

We’re Known For... Coffee We bring the highest quality of coffee beans from all corners of the globe to roast in our local facility. Our attention to detail provides locals and tourists alike with the highest quality coffee experience available. We have been roasting our Durango Roasters Blend for over thirty years!

Tea Durango Roasters offers over fifty varieties of loose-leaf tea. Choose from an array of black, green and herbal teas, in a selection of eclectic flavors and blends. We can brew some up for you in your own teapot, or you can buy some to take home with you.

Extensive Retail Selection We offer a vast selection of kitchen wares for the casual cook and the selective chef. We also carry an extensive stock of products from local vendors. Everything you need under one roof.

Food Supporting local business, we offer locally-made cookies, pastries and sandwiches (with gluten-free options!). We also now offer ice cream from Cream Bean Berry!

Coffee & Tea 730 Main Ave Durango, CO cooksandcoffee.com (970) 259-2059 Daily: 7am–9pm Fri & Sat: 7am–10pm

Check out our new kitchen store, The Market at Durango Roasters 738 Main Ave

Flavor of Durango - Spring/Summer 2017