Jessie O’Brien

Position: Special to the Herald

Are online reviews for eateries as helpful as we think?

Reviews can entice us to try something out of our comfort zone or discourage us from stopping for a bite at a restaurant we would have otherwise considered. Yelp, Google Reviews and other review...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Why local production of ‘Rocky Horror’ never gets old

The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” cult classic hasn’t gotten tired on screen or on stage after more than 40 years. Not even for Jenny Fitts-Reynolds, who has been the director of the Strater...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Festival at Durango Arts Center will teach significance of holiday

The topic of death in the west is taboo and scary, said Durango Arts Center Exhibits Director Peter Hay. In some cultures, death is celebrated. Dia de los Muertos originated in South and Central...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Specialty markets keep Durango-area fridges stocked with fresh veggies year-round

Cheerful Saturday mornings spent filling a basket with local produce at the Durango Farmers Market do not have to end with final market day on Saturday. There are opportunities to buy fresh...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango, are you ready to get roasted?

The monthly comedy show at the Henry Strater Theatre will be a little different Saturday night. More than 10 regional comics will lampoon the town at Roast of Durango. No dog, Subie or dreadlock...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Does Durango have an iconic dish? If so, what is it?

If you ask locals what they think Durango’s iconic dish is, you will receive varied responses. The clashing answers signal that there isn’t one representative sandwich, sauce or snack like a Philly...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Mancos Doc Fest explores what it means to belong

Hollywood’s lack of creativity – remaking remakes, sequels upon sequels and a never-ending supply of superhero flicks – have some moviegoers yearning for more depth. That is what Raven Narratives...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Durango’s claim to ‘most restaurants per capita’ holds true

Many cities have a trademark boast-worthy phrase they can’t help but talk up to every tourist or newbie. “We are second to New York in galleries,” Santa Fe says. “The blues were born here,”...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Changes coming to local music hub

Changes are coming to the Balcony Bar and Grill, the indoor/outdoor watering hole known for live music. Owner Jeff Wall said they are downsizing the Backstage, the indoor portion of the bar, to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Foodie trends and where to find them

The unfrosted cakes you’ve been seeing this wedding season aren’t rushed jobs. It’s a food trend, and trends like this seem to appear out of nowhere before, with the help of food-porn Instagram...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Annual Fall Art Walk gets public through doors while keeping it interesting

There are no art museums in Durango to bring the community touring Van Goghs, large-scale surreal installations or other visual delights. Local galleries and Durango Arts Center are left to fill...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Container of Food chef Jeremy Storm connects food to place

As much as Durangoans love food, they aren’t willing to travel far for it. At least, that’s what Jeremy Storm, chef at The Container of Food at Ska Brewing Co., has experienced. “It’s amazing how...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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