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Zia Cantina offers the perfect mix of craft cocktails and bar food

Elote? In Durango?

I couldn’t believe my ears. There I was, waiting for a drink at Zia Cantina, the new bar on the second floor of the new Zia Taqueria location, when the world elote caught my ear.

“Wait, what? You’re serving elotes?”

Yep, they were. They were indeed serving up those delicious, salty, spicy...

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Tacos, good conversation, and The Cure at Derailed Pour House

As a native of south Texas, I am a tough critic when it comes to tacos. The tacos I grew up with were made from scratch with love and a little bit — OK, perhaps a lot — of manteca. I used to love the smell of masa being rolled out from dense balls into flat tortilla rounds on the counter. The best part of this process, though...

The Union Social House is a delicious addition to Durango’s bar scene

The Union Social House, located at 3062 Main Ave., is well off the main strip of bars in Durango. This bar and food truck haven is one of the newer additions to Durango’s drinkery lineup. So new, in fact, that I hadn’t made my way to it before the pandemic shut down life as we once knew it.

That all changed recently,...

Booze hounds, unite (on North Main)!

Any Zia Taqueria margarita fans in this strange little mountain town? Raise your hands.

If you’ve been lusting after Zia’s margs for the last few years, we have good news for you. You’ll soon be able to get those salty, sweet boozy amalgamations at Zia’s very own bar.

Known as Zia Cantina, this new boozy spot...

Looking to try some new, local fare?

Looking for a new spot to grab a bite in Durango? Or, are you looking for a place that isn’t inundated by tourists year-round (yet)? You may want to keep your eyes on the old Zia Taqueria spot on North Main.

When the Zia North location moved to its new location at 2977 Main, it left a prime spot for a new restaurant in...

Let’s finish each other’s sandwiches

There’s nothing quite like a good sandwich, some soup, and a salad on a spring day. As a kid, I took for granted how delicious those types of simple food items could be. Sandwiches seemed boring, almost too easy. As an adult, I relish in them.

That said, my young self wasn’t quite off base with those feelings of...

Raspberry wheat, a few pinball games, and corhole at Lauter Haus, Farmington’s newest brewery

Thump. Thump. Thump.

Those were not the noises I expected to hear when walking into a brewery, but that’s precisely what caught my attention when I stepped into Lauter Haus Brewing Co., one of Farmington’s newest additions to the Four Corners’ microbrewery scene.

Thump. Thump. Thump.

It took a while to pin...

Tea Tok, Farmington’s new teahouse, is out of this world

As a lifelong resident of a large metro area, the early parts of my transition to this small mountain town weren’t particularly easy. While I loved the culture and the vibe of Durango, I found myself wishing I had easy access to the things I thought were important.

Things I took for granted in a large city. Things like...

Looking for something to do in March? Look no further than this calendar.

7th Annual Unchain my heART – a multimedia youth art show

March 1 to March 4

Online at www.lpys.org

La Plata Youth Services invites you to the 7th Annual, and 1st VIRTUAL, Exhibition for Unchain My heART, a youth multimedia art show at www.lpys.org.

The Unchain my heART exhibit gives young artists who...

Thirsty? Or just parched for human interaction? Mask up and head out to these daily happy hours in and around Durango

Looking for a socially distanced drink or six now that the COVID-19 restrictions are easing up? Yeah, us too. You can catch us at one or all of these happy hours as we drink away the afternoons and the evenings in a toast to more freedom.

Just one thing, though: wear your dang masks when you go, will ya? We don’t need...

Colorado’s beloved beer brand, Coors, is hopping on the trendy CBD beverage train

The brand that brought brews like Blue Moon and Miller Lite is now gettin’ onboard the CBD train to America. In January, Molson Coors announced that they would be releasing their CBD-infused beverage line in the United States, according to Westword, and Coloradoans have reason to be excited.

Verywell, a line of...

A socially distanced brunch at Hermosa Grill Cafe

There’s almost nothing better than sitting down for a good Sunday brunch with friends. Catching up over a meal full of carbs, fats, and booze is exactly what I need to help close out the weekend.

That love of brunch first ignited during my messy twenties at a place called La Strada in Houston, which was famous for its...

Suck at mixing drinks? Here’s how to become a real DIY bartender

There’s nothing quite like being stuck at home with bars and restaurants closed for business. Many of the bars and restaurants in Durango and the surrounding areas were, early on into the pandemic, offering takeout and to-go cocktails to keep the doors open. Now that we’re more than 9 months into the pandemic, the number has...

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