Getting serious

Getting serious

Local barbecue restaurant to open its fifth location in Fort Collins
Brandon LeCouvre, left, Damon Balfour, center, help costumers, and Brookelyn Blea, tops off a barbecue taco at the Serious Texas Bar-B-Q in south Durango.
A picture hangs on the wall of Serious Texas Bar-B-Q at the restaurant in south Durango that shows the trailer where it all started for the business.
The newest Serious Texas Bar-B-Q, north of Old Town in Fort Collins, is undergoing final construction inspections and is scheduled to open within the next week.

Getting serious

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Brandon LeCouvre, left, Damon Balfour, center, help costumers, and Brookelyn Blea, tops off a barbecue taco at the Serious Texas Bar-B-Q in south Durango.
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A picture hangs on the wall of Serious Texas Bar-B-Q at the restaurant in south Durango that shows the trailer where it all started for the business.
The newest Serious Texas Bar-B-Q, north of Old Town in Fort Collins, is undergoing final construction inspections and is scheduled to open within the next week.
Local restaurant updates

Ken Thers and Robynn Moore started Hot Tomatoes Cafe, at 939 Colorado Highway 3, in November. The cafe serves breakfast and lunch and also caters. The owners emphasize making everything from scratch. Thers started as a chef in Copenhagen, Denmark, and he also worked with conference centers and banquet facilities on the East Coast. He also does the catering for Fox Fire Farms and was a consultant for Dalton Ranch. Moore worked in the catering industry in Boston before moving to Durango. She ran the catering at Guido’s Favorite Foods for four years and owned a baking business before starting Hot Tomatoes.
Mama’s Boy Restaurant has closed it’s Main Avenue location but still operates a restaurant by the same name in Hermosa.
Mancos Springs-based Four Leaves Winery has opened a wine bar at 528 Main Ave. The wine bar offers tastings of almost 20 wines produced by the winery, wine by the glass and light appetizers. Owners Dean and Tracy Fagner are hoping to receive approval soon to produce wine onsite at the Durango location.
Emery Cowan

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