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New restaurant opens in Hermosa

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast or casual lunch on your way to Durango Mountain Resort or Silverton, you have a new place to stop.

Hermosa Creek Grill, 32223 U.S. Highway 550, opened last week in the old Mama’s Boy Pizza space on the west side of the highway. It’s open every day from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and serves breakfast until 11 a.m.

The holiday weekend brought customers in to sit on the covered patio and enjoy the view, to say nothing of the house specialty, green-chile cheese grits. So far, the most popular dish at breakfast is the tacos, filled with sausage, potatoes, cheese and green chile and topped with homemade salsa.

The 41-seat restaurant also serve eggs any way, omelets, buttermilk pancakes, jumbo cinnamon rolls and bagels with homemade veggie or honey-almond cream cheese, as well as offering a full espresso bar.

The big seller at lunch is the Greek gyro,...

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