Restaurant and catering

The River bar and grill caters to locals

All fun flows to The River Bar and Grill, a rejuvenated sports bar, restaurant and honky-tonk on the shores of the Dolores River. General manager Debbie Valerio is on a mission to create the best...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Businesses harmed by 416 Fire might gain access to federal loans

Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the federal government could become available to small businesses in Silverton and Durango hurt by the 416 Fire. Dan Nordberg, regional administrator of the...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire, Durango & Silverton train cancellations hit merchants hard

Few if any retail businesses in Durango managed to escape the absence of tourists stemming from the 416 Fire and the cancellation of train runs to Silverton. “It is definitely affecting us,” said...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks to curb grease disposal that clogs sewer lines

Restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and other organizations that serve food could face greater scrutiny from the city of Durango when it comes to grease disposal. Fats, oils and grease that...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango waitress reflects on 52 years waiting tables

If you’ve been in Durango for any length of time, there’s a good chance you’ve been served a meal by Janie Wilson. She’s been waiting tables in Durango for the past 52 years. Her latest outpost,...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cantera in downtown Durango pays culinary homage to Mexico in a modern way

From the entrance of Durango restaurateur Beto Navarro’s restaurant Cantera, located at 1150 Main Ave., it is clear that he has set out to do something unique. The décor and menu pay homage to...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Three restaurants compete in search for best green chile

Move over, New Mexico. Southwest Colorado has green chile fever. Three local restaurants are on the leader board in a USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice contest to name the best chile verde in...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango restaurant owner delivers on a promise

This is a story about fish chowder, a persistent mailman, a reluctant business owner, a promise, a near death and a nondisclosure agreement. If a crime were involved, we might have ourselves a...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schlotzky’s shop in downtown Durango closes

Passersby walking along the 800 block of Main Avenue may notice the absent aroma of Cinnabons mixed with cured meats emanating to the sidewalks of downtown Durango with the recent closing of the...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

OpenTable asks restaurants to provide a safe space for women in kitchens

If you work in a restaurant, you might soon be seeing a sign posted in your place of employment that shows its zero tolerance for harassment. The sign is the most visible part of a new initiative...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Local man turns passion into new business

Ernie Padilla opened his traveling restaurant, “The Wigglin’ Pig,” to local popularity. Padilla bought his trailer a year ago when he was working in the construction business and renovated it...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

It’s lights, camera, action for Durango man’s new movie and restaurant

Through the winding trek of serendipity and tragedy life throws at us, Greg Tucker is on one of those rare lucky streaks. In the next week and a half, his new restaurant, which will replace Lady...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News