The Four Corners Culinary Experience

Spring/Summer 2022
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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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