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Restaurant and catering

Restaurant incubator earns early nod from city planners

A slew of restaurants could find a home on Mercury Village Drive overlooking the Animas River in a new project called Taste Durango. Ed Kileen, an owner of Peak Development Partners , is proposing...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tacos and tequila on the menu at newest downtown eatery

Mountain Tacos & Tequila, the recently opened restaurant at 741 Main Ave., is the final product of an idea Tad and Vilma Brown have been discussing for years: bringing the iconic Mexican street...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Rice Monkeys owner opens new Japanese tapas restaurant

Jimmy Nguyen has achieved his lifelong dream of owning a restaurant – twice. Nguyen co-owns Rice Monkeys on Main Avenue, which he opened with Dung Tran and Ezrick Villuferte in 2012. “We would...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Service dog owner butts heads with Vallecito restaurant

A man who says he was discriminated against for having a service dog in a restaurant earlier this month in Vallecito has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice’s disability rights...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

James Ranch, north of Durango, receives approval for expansion

Expect more events, a new restaurant, bakery and expanded tours at the James Ranch. Last week, the La Plata County Planning Commission unanimously approved an application from the James family for...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Food safety violations in Southwest Colorado spike

Your favorite restaurant is now under more intense scrutiny from the local health department as an increase in inspectors has resulted in an eye-popping number of food safety violations for the...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zuke’s founder shares challenges at SCAPE’s investor showcase

The founder of Durango company Zuke’s Natural Dog Treats shared personal challenges and encouragement at a showcase for startups held at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday. The Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez speak-easy to open in former Pepperhead location

Just a few months after Pepperhead Restaurant closed, two of its former employees are opening their own restaurant in the same spot. Micky and Sandra Colorado are in the final stages of preparing...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Remaking memories with soup and sno balls at Happy Jack’s

Shelley Hight may just be in the business of making memories. Or, perhaps more accurately, she may be in the business of recreating memories through the power of nostalgia and good ol’ family...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Fifth Street Eatery in downtown Durango to close

The Fifth Street Eatery plans to close at the end of month after about three years of serving up fried chicken and other Southern favorites near the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Owner...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taco Boy opens in Three Springs

Taco Boy, a fast-casual restaurant and bar, opened last week in Three Springs. Silvia and Juan Aguayo started work on the restaurant about a year ago and helped design the new airy space at the...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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