June 2017

Restaurant Total critical violations Descriptions
C'est Bon, 835 Main Ave., Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Denny's, 666 Camino del Rio, Durango 4
  • Food in an unsound condition present in facility.
  • Potentially hazardous food not properly held hot at 135 degrees during service.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Facility has inadequate pest-control procedures.
Durango Coffee Co. and Juice Bar, 730 Main Ave., Durango (pre-operational) 0
  • No critical violations.
Durango Mountain Club, 24 Sheol St., Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Glacier Club Courtside & Snack Shop, 600 Glacier Club, Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Glacier Club Mountain Club House Dining Room and Kitchen, 600 Glacier Club, Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Hermosa Creek Grill, 32223 U.S. Highway 550, Unit 1, Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Hummus Bus, 6655 County Road 203, Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Lone Spur Cafe, 619 Main Ave., Durango 2
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Macho's Fast Mexican Food, 1485 Florida Road, Durango 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Macho's Fast Mexican Food, 1485 Florida Road (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Nayarit Restaurant, 2525 Main Ave., Durango (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Old School House, 46778 U.S. Highway 550, Durango (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Papa John's Pizza, 305 South Camino del Rio, Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
PJ's Market, 67 Trimble Crossing, Unit A, Durango 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Subway, 580 Goddard Ave., Ignacio 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Subway, 580 Goddard Ave., Ignacio (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Tequila's Family Mexican Restaurant, 14 Mill St., Bayfield (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
The Patio Restaurant, 85 Goddard Ave., Ignacio (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Three Peaks Deli & Grill, 2411 Main Ave., Durango 1
  • Raw or undercooked animal food served without adequate consumer advisory.
T's Smokehouse & Grill, 3 Depot Place, Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Valley Clubhouse, 212 N. Tamarron Drive, Durango 0
  • No critical violations.

Critical Violation Categories

A critical violation is one likely to contribute directly to food-borne illness. Inspectors put violations in the following categories:

  • Food obtained from unapproved source; food not wholesome, free from spoilage or washed before use.
  • Employees not free from infections or illness, not practicing good hand-washing or personal hygiene, or not trained in food safety.
  • Food not held at proper hot or cold holding temperatures or not cooked to proper internal temperature. Inadequate equipment for maintaining proper food temperatures.
  • Food preparation equipment or utensils improperly sanitized.
  • Safe water source unavailable. Plumbing or sewage systems not working properly.
  • Adequate hand-washing facilities, soap and towels not available or accessible.
  • Not using proper pest-control practices, or premises not free from pests, insects and animals.
  • Toxic or poisonous items improperly stored, labeled or used.
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Bake chicken and peaches together, and they make their own sauce

An interesting thing happened on the way to delivering this recipe. It’s a one-pan dish that fuses a few spices and brown sugar with ripe peaches and that old weeknight standby – boneless, skinless...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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What to eat for a long walk through the woods

One of the most difficult tasks in preparing for a backpacking adventure might not be navigating mountainous terrain, reading topographical maps or even hauling a quarter of your body weight in...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Could Congress put horsemeat back on the menu in America?

WASHINGTON - It’s taboo to eat horse in America. Anyone who wants to kill horses for human consumption in the United States will face plenty of obstacles – one of the biggest being Congress’ ban on...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Now you can have marijuana in your coffee without brewing a whole pot

Want your morning coffee to come with a little extra buzz? Brewbudz just might do the trick. A company called Cannabiniers on July 12 launched Brewbudz, which are “the world’s first cannabis...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Colorado produce calendars show what’s fresh, when

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association is encouraging shoppers to look for CFVGA’s colorful produce calendar when shopping at City Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market and King Soopers...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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This fruit and cheese dessert is unexpectedly luscious – and healthful

A plate fresh fruit and cheese is a delightful way to cap off a summer meal. But add some heat, honey and herbs to that basic pairing and you wind up with a sensuous, out-of-the-ordinary dessert...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Animas Grange talk to cover role of pollinators in gardens

Mint, oregano, chive and parsley are a few herbs chefs use to stimulate taste buds at mealtime. These herbs, commonly found in backyard gardens and windowsill pots, do more than enhance our meals –...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Hearty meals continue at Lewis crossroads

Walking into Bubba’s – the new family restaurant at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 491 and Colorado Highway 184 – one notices delicious aromas wafting from the kitchen into a clean and spacious...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Pine River Library to offer jam and jelly workshop

Wendy Rice of the La Plata County Extension Office will offer “Jams and Jellies 101,” a hands-on workshop about making jam and jelly, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 27 at the Pine River Library, 395...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Wines of the San Juan wins 16 medals

Wines of the San Juan, a winery in Blanco, New Mexico, received 16 medals in the 2017 New Mexico State Fair Wine Competition. The winery received a Double Gold for its Serendipity Merlot. This...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Museum finds cases of 2-century-old wine in its cellar

UNION, N.J. (AP) — A restoration project at a New Jersey museum unearthed cases of wine nearly as old as the United States. The Liberty Hall Museum in Union says it discovered almost three full...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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The Negroni spinoff that’s a clear winner for hot weather

There was a line to get into the Galleria dell’Accademia, where clots of tourists peered up at Michelangelo’s luminous David, his every line a rebuke to those of us neglecting our physical and...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food