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The Four Corners Culinary Experience

Spring/Summer 2022

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Home to the Mahogany Grille, The Diamond Belle Saloon, and The Office Spiritorium. Inside each of these unique venues, you’ll find Victorian-era furnishings, craftsmanship, and the best service.

James Ranch Grill

Located on a farm dedicated to regenerative agricultural practices, the James Ranch Grille takes farm-to-table even further. The grill sources the majority of organic ingredients on-site and the rest from other local and regional producers.

Lone Spur Cafe

The Lone Spur Cafe offers genuine cowboy food, service, and charm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Eolus

Relax and enjoy mountain-inspired cuisine, wine, and craft beverages. Eolus surveys from local Southwest Colorado farms, ranches, vineyards, and breweries to curate the finest dining experience.

Nature's Oasis

Refresh your palate with salads, sandwiches, juices and smoothies from the mind of internationally trained chef Charles Childers. Nature’s Oasis is also home to Jack’s meat, poultry, and seafood, as well as River Liquors.

Weminuche Woodfire Grill

The Weminuche Woodfire Grill offers quality food in a comfortable, family-oriented setting that will keep you coming back again and again.

The Yellow Carrot

The Yellow Carrot enhances vitality and spirit through food, drinks, desserts, and joy-filled service. We pride ourselves on having a team of remarkable, stunning people who serve you from a river of love and joy. Offering a full service bar, bakery, take and bake meals, and a seperate menu dedicated to vegetarian and vegan options, we have something delicious for everyone.

Homeslice

Homeslice Pizza is a quaint, locally owned restaurant featuring Colorado-style pizzas with a large selection of toppings, salads, starters, and calzones. We have three locations to choose from, a full bar, and indoor and outdoor seating.

Ore House

Ore House is one of Colorado’s oldest and finest restaurants. Decorated with intricate murals and historical artifacts, the dining room exemplifies the heritage, history and culture of Southwest Colorado. In this chef-owned and operated restaurant, our experienced staff serve hand-cut steaks, sustainable wild-caught seafood and seasonal, local ingredients.

Animas Brewing

We offer a full menu of housemade creations with our twist on the traditional. We serve a full kids menu, housemade pretzel sticks, hand-pattied craft burgers, our signature pasties, along with amazing homemade desserts.

Alcé at Dalton Ranch

American comfort restaurant located inside Dalton Ranch Golf Club boasting one of the best patio dining experiences in Durango.

Zia Taqueria

Fast-casual Mexican cuisine sourcing from local growers and ranchers for the freshest, finest ingredients. Zia serves house-made tortilla chips, grass-fed beef, and locally grown beans.

Ernie's at 11th St Station

11th Street Station is Durango’s food truck collective featuring a variety of culinary options, a full bar at Ernie’s, and a specialty coffee shop. Enjoy authentic, 1950s retro gas station decor, fire pits on the large patio, and frequent live music events.

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Picnic Like a Star

A big thank you to Durango Picnic Company for providing the layout for our stunning cover!

A note from our editor: restaurants enhance the community

According to the Colorado Restaurant Association, more than 75% of the state’s restaurants are independently owned and operated. Though it might be shocking to outsiders, the lack of chain restaurants and franchisers is part of what makes the culinary scene in the Southwest so special. These small businesses provide personalized service in community-oriented spaces.

The array of homegrown coffee shops, cafes, breweries and restaurants contribute to building a stronger economy, as well as a healthy and vibrant community. Mouthwatering menus at locally-owned restaurants are crafted by passionate chefs using innovative techniques and incredible talent. Some of these professionals have world-class training from around the globe. They prepare dishes inspired by international cuisine and share a piece of their culture with our community.

Before farm to table was a trend, many of our regional restaurants sourced seasonal ingredients to support local agricultural operations big and small. The cost and quality benefits from these practices are passed to customers that dine at restaurants that source food products sustainability.To truly comprehend the advantages of a hyperlocal food and beverage scene, you have to taste it. So, try something new! Explore this dining guide to take a culinary tour of the regional restaurants and their signature menu offerings.

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