Restaurant and catering

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

Durango Planning Commission OKs 11th Street Station deck

Durango planning commissioners unanimously approved a deck expansion Monday that will allow 11th Street Station, a food truck collective on Main Avenue, to expand its seating. The commission’s...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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