Restaurant and catering

Primus restaurant to reopen after dealing with flood

Primus Restaurant will hold a grand reopening Thursday after dealing with a Father’s Day flood that kept it closed for three months – just as other restaurants were emerging from COVID-caused...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Common Grounds Cafe helps special education students build work skills

Lou Hatten-Walker believes she would enjoy a career as a barista after working at the Common Grounds Cafe inside Durango Public Library. Hatten-Walker, 18, began working at Common Grounds when she...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses report some wins despite COVID-19 restrictions

Relief, even gratitude, seems to be the emotion of the day among shop owners, restaurateurs and innkeepers in Durango as COVID-19’s economic punches lost some sting in late summer. “We’re doing...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Irish Embassy Pub in Durango will close doors Labor Day

The Irish Embassy Pub will close its doors at the end of the day Labor Day because of slow sales since it reopened in May after a two-month closure caused by COVID-19 restrictions. “After 12 years,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s moving week for Zia Taqueria on north Main Avenue in Durango

Zia Taqueria closed its old north Main Avenue location Monday and plans to reopen in its new building one block to the south on Thursday. “It’s gone smoothly. No major curveballs so far,” said...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School announces on-campus lunch options

Students at Durango High School will be confined to campus this year to limit their person-to-person contacts in the age of the novel coronavirus, but they will gain one perk – lunch options from...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New owners remodel Magpies Newsstand

People have been looking for the printed word to disappear for a more than a decade now, but for Denda and Jack Graves, the vibe of a downtown sidewalk cafe combined with a newsstand still has the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

As the restaurant industry suffers, the James Beard Foundation scraps its prestigious awards until 2022

With the coronavirus wreaking devastation in the restaurant industry – many establishments are closed or operating at low capacity, thousands of workers have been laid off and many sickened – the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Viral pandemic doesn’t deter Happy Pappy’s restaurateur

You wouldn’t think this would be a good time to open a restaurant given the global viral pandemic that has shuttered restaurants across the world and even now has many of them, including those in...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Ore House teams up with Rochester Hotel to provide alternative dining experience

While many of downtown Durango’s restaurants have reopened after COVID-19 closures, others have been quietly biding their time, including the Ore House. Because of its location on College Drive...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

What changes spurred by COVID-19 are here to stay?

Dealing with a global pandemic may be scary, troublesome and painful, but through it all businesses have found ways to adapt. Now, five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are discovering...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

This virtual reality dining experience is trippy – and might be the future of restaurants

The James Beard House is a circa-1844 townhouse in the West Village, its creaky floors filled with oil paintings and homages to the greatness of the culinary center’s namesake food writer and cook,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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