Restaurant and catering

Popular coffee shop reopens in Dolores

Loop’s Coffee House and Bistro has opened in Dolores at 795 Railroad Ave. Owner Mark Looper took over the former Pony Expresso building and, along with his girlfriend Misty Henderson, remodeled it...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Homeslice Pizza seeks to open a third Durango location

Homeslice Pizza plans to open its third Durango location, and if the planning process goes well with the city of Durango, it would like the new restaurant to be serving pies by summer. Cory Kitch,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

KD’s Alley Caffe celebrates 5 years in Ignacio

Building success on organic coffee, breakfast burritos and fresh panini sandwiches, KD’s Alley Caffe has added another element to its eatery, Back Alley BBQ. Located at 565 Goddard Ave. in downtown...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Cortez deli offers locally raised meats, Hungarian style

The owners of Blue Sky Farms in Lewis have opened up the Cortez Meat Market and deli at 119 E. Main St. in Cortez. The market sells cuts of locally raised pork, lamb and beef, plus cold cuts,...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Food hall proposed near Durango Mall

New restaurants could find a home in a proposed building on Mercury Village Drive near Vantiv overlooking the Animas River and offer more dining options to the Bodo Industrial Park area. “We want...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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