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RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN 2018

Durango’s hippest Chefs, your favorite & brand new Durango restaurants will be showing off during the 8th Annual Restaurant Showcase at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, May 5, 2018!

Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!

Animas Brewing Company 1560 E. 2nd Ave.  – 970.403.8850
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Owner: Scott Bickert
animaschocolatecompany.com
 

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rew Pub & Kitchen 117 West College Dr. – 970.259.5959
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
BREW Pub & Kitchen was opened in downtown Durango in March of 2013, by long time locals, Erik & Lainie Maxson with a focus on creating amazing hand crafted beer and delicious fresh food made from scratch. We hand craft our own spectacular beers and feature unique beers from other Colorado breweries as well as wonderful wines & select spirits. BREW is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m. We make nearly every item from scratch and feature locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan & kid friendly.
Owners: Erik & Lainie Maxson
brewpubkitchen.com
 

carver_logoCarver Brewing Co.1022 Main Ave. – 970.259.2545
– Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Since 1986, Carvers has offered to Durango the very best in food and beer. We feature fresh soups and stews, fresh-roasted coffee and a healthy choice of entrées for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are the pioneers of craft brewing beer in the Four Corners with over 24 years’ experience brewing the finest ales and lagers. Come learn about our eco-friendly refillable growler and see what’s on tap.
Executive Chef: Dave Cuntz, Head Brewer: Patrick Josecarverbrewing.com

ChimayoChimayo Stone Fired Kitchen 862 Main Ave. – 970.259.2749
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Chimayo is a contemporary American bistro with a southwestern flair. Fresh salads, creative small plates, artisanal pizzas, and fire-roasted steaks, chicken and seafood are prepared in twin 600+ degree stone hearth ovens.
Stop by to enjoy happy hour specials Monday – Friday.
Executive Chef/Owner: Michael Lutfy, Owner/General Manager: Birgitte Lutfy
chimayodurango.com

Cyprus CafeCyprus Café 725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884
-Thursday Wine Dinner : Spring has Sprung! @ 6:00pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Enjoy award-winning Mediterranean cuisine  recommended in Bon Appetit, Sunset Magazine and the New York Times- during your stay in downtown Durango, Colorado. Cyprus Cafe serves lunch and dinner, combining innovative meals with excellent service. The Cyprus uses locally raised vegetables when available and natural meats, assuring that every meal is fresh, healthy and delicious.
Owner: Alison Dance
www.cypruscafe.com

Derailed Pour House 725 Main Ave. –  970.247.5440
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Owners: Lisa and Todd Gibson
derailedpourhouse.com

El Moro

El Moro Spirits & Tavern 945 Main Ave. –  970.259.5555
-Friday Spirit Seminar: “Amaro at El Moro” @ 3:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
-Sunday Brunch 9-2pm
Modern Rustic Cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Executive Chef: Sean Clark
General Manager: Dave Woodruff

elmorotavern.com

Eolus 5121, 919 Main Ave. 970.259.2898
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Owner: James Allred & Chris Crowl
eolusdurango.com

Hwy 3 Roadhouse and oyster BarHighway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar 955 Hwy. 3 – 970.247.4702

-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
Hwy 3 Roadhouse has become a locals hangout! Open just 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 4 to 8pm. The Hwy 3 Roadhouse features mostly New Orleans Cuisine with fresh oysters, blue crab cakes, bbq shrimp, fried and blackened catfish, soft-shell crab po-boy with some southwest foods also. Finish it off with bread pudding w/whiskey sauce. A must find for your visit in Durango.
Executive Chef: Chuck Norton
nortonscatering.com

KennebecThe Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
The Kennebec features Mediterranean & American Inspired Cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar, takeout and an ever changing seasonal menu. Located just 10 miles west of Durango on Hwy 160. Event and banquet facility available.
Lunch & Dinner Tuesday – Sunday, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Reservations accepted.
Chef/Owners: Barbara Helmer & Chef Miguel Carrillo

kennebeccafe.com

Ore House

Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. – 970.247.5707
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm.
Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Colorado’s oldest and finest restaurants. The dining room exemplifies the heritage, history and culture of Southwestern Colorado.
Chef owned & operated, you can expect high-end steakhouse cuisine served by a warm & attentive yet refined service staff. You will always find hand-cut steaks, sustainable wild-caught seafood and seasonal local ingredients on the menu. The Ore House is also well known for their extensive Whiskey & Wine collection as well as an ever evolving craft cocktail menu.
Chef/Owner: Ryan Lowe
Executive Chef: Cliff Bornheim

orehouserestaurant.com

Rochester Hotel 726 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.385.1920
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm

Owner: Kirk Komick
www.rochesterhotel.com

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Classic Bistro setting with the warm charm of our Western town. Located in Historic Downtown Durango, our casually professional staff will make your dining experience memorable. Rooted in American Style cooking, we specialize in locally grown or produced products. Check out our current seasonal menus and award winning wine list.
Owners: Karen and Wayne Barger
seasonsofdurango.com

SteamworksSteamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 4:00 pm on the deck.
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 4:00 pm in the courtyard.
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Steamworks Brewing Co. opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. Our brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Steamworks’ culinary program is unmatched in the region in both breadth and quality of offerings. Our “gastropub” fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian & gluten-free offerings provide something for everyone.
Executive Chef: Sean Clark
Co-Founders: Brian McEachron & Kris Oyler
steamworksbrewing.com

 

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PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN 2015

Fifteen of Durango’s hippest Chefs, your favorite & brand new Durango restaurants will be showing off during the 5th Annual Restaurant Showcase at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 25th, 2015!
Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!

Brew Pub & Kitchen
117 West College Dr. – 970.259.5959
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Participant @ 4:00 pm (pouring at Durango Coffee Company)
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
BREW Pub & Kitchen was opened in downtown Durango in March of 2013, by long time locals, Erik & Lainie Maxson with a focus on creating amazing hand crafted beer and delicious fresh food made from scratch. We hand craft our own spectacular beers and feature unique beers from other Colorado breweries as well as wonderful wines & select spirits. BREW is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m. We make nearly every item from scratch and feature locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan & kid friendly.
Executive Chef- Corey Weigand
brewpubkitchen.com

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Carver’s Brewing Co.1022 Main Ave. – 970.259.2545
– Thursday Beer Seminar: How Beer is Made @ 3:00pm
– Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
carver_logoSince 1986, Carvers has offered to Durango the very best in food and beer. We feature fresh soups and stews, fresh-roasted coffee and a healthy choice of entrées for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are the pioneers of craft brewing beer in the Four Corners with over 24 years’ experience brewing the finest ales and lagers. Come learn about our eco-friendly refillable growler and see what’s on tap.
Executive Chef: Dave Cuntz
Head Brewer: Patrick Jose

carverbrewing.com

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Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen 862 Main Ave. – 970.259.2749
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
ChimayoChimayo is a contemporary American bistro with a southwestern flair. Fresh salads, creative small plates, artisanal pizzas, and fire-roasted steaks, chicken and seafood are prepared in twin 600+ degree stone hearth ovens.
Stop by to enjoy happy hour specials Monday – Friday.
Executive Chef: Michael Lutfy
GM: Birgitte Lutfy

chimayodurango.com

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Cyprus Café 725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884
-Friday Wine Seminar: How to Pack the Perfect Picnic @ 3:00pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Cyprus CafeEnjoy award-winning Mediterranean cuisine  recommended in Bon Appetit, Sunset Magazine and the New York Times- during your stay in downtown Durango, Colorado. Cyprus Cafe serves lunch and dinner, combining innovative meals with excellent service. The Cyprus uses locally raised vegetables when available and natural meats, assuring that every meal is fresh, healthy and delicious.
Executive Chef/Owner- Alison Dance
Chef- Vera Hansen

www.cypruscafe.com

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ENO 723 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.0105
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
enoDurango’s newest coffee/wine/tapas bar is an exciting contemporary atmosphere dedicated to what we believe are the finer things in life, gourmet coffee, fine wine and tapas. Our by the glass menu is ever changing, bringing you a world of wine one glass at a time. In addition, we offer wine flights for the curious and obscurities for the connoisseur. We feature locally roasted organic fair trade coffees from Desert Sun Coffee Roasters as well as artisan cheeses from James Ranch and Linnaea farms. Established in May of 2010, ENO was conceived as a contemporary slice of life in a small mountain community that was thirsty for such delicacies.
Executive Chef/Owner- Alison Dance
Chef- Vera Hansen

enodurango.com

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El Moro Spirits & Tavern 945 Main Ave. –  970.259.5555
-Thursday Wine Dinner: Rocky Mountain Wines @ 6:00pm
-Saturday Spirit Seminar: Gin @ 1:00 pm
ElMoro_WordPressnew-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
-Sunday Brunch 9-2pm
Modern Rustic Cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Executive Chef- Sean Clark
General Manager- Dave Woodruff

elmorotavern.com

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Jean-Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar 601 Main Avenue – 970-247-7700
Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
Jean-Pierre
Downtown Durango “Le Cafe Chic & Wine Bar.” Jean Pierre Bakery specializes in French bakery items, French Cuisine, and Wine bar.  Come join us for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.  Jean Pierre Bakery is recommended by “Lonely Planet” and the “Michelin Guide”.
Jean-Pierre Blege: owner, Pete Cardwell: General Manager, John Mehl: Employee extraordinaire
jeanpierrebakery.com

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Guido’s Favorite Foods 1201 Main Ave. – 970.259.5028
–Thursday Luncheon: French Influence on Vietnamese Cuisine @11am
-Friday Wine Dinner: Italian Wine & Fashion Show @7:30 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @3:00 pm
Guidos logoHere at Guido’s you will find traditional authentic Trattoria cooking using local farm fresh ingredients whenever possible. We encourage our guests to experience the true Italian way of dining. Our Chefs travel to Italy each year and bring their Italian food experiences back to share with you here at Guido’s. The original Guido’s opened in October of 2001. Come visit us at our new expanded location with our seasonal pet friendly patio at 1201 Main Avenue in the heart of historic downtown Durango. We invite you to experience a completely unique dining and shopping experience.
Executive Chef- Susan Devereaux

guidosfavoritefoods.com
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Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar 955 Hwy. 3 – 970.247.4702
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
Hwy 3 Roadhouse and oyster BarHwy 3 Roadhouse has become a locals hangout! Open just 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 4 to 8pm. The Hwy 3 Roadhouse features mostly New Orleans Cuisine with fresh oysters, blue crab cakes, bbq shrimp, fried and blackened catfish, soft-shell crab po-boy with some southwest foods also. Finish it off with bread pudding w/whiskey sauce. A must find for your visit in Durango.
Executive Chef- Chuck Norton
nortonscatering.com

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The Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
– Wine Dinner:  Small Bites–Big Nights–A Taste of Italy @ 7:00 pm
Kennebec-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00 pm
The Kennebec features Mediterranean & American Inspired Cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar, takeout and an ever changing seasonal menu. Located just 10 miles west of Durango on Hwy 160. Event and banquet facility available.
Lunch & Dinner Tuesday – Sunday, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Reservations accepted.
Chef/Owners: Barbara Helmer & Chef Miguel Carrillo

kennebeccafe.com

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Mahogany Grille 699 Main Ave.  – 970.247.4433
-Saturday Wine Seminar:  Riedel Wine Stemware @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00 pm
Mahogany GrilleWelcome to the Mahogany Grille! We invite you to join us for a relaxing evening of wonderfully prepared cuisine and premier service. Here at the Mahogany Grille, we strive to exceed your culinary expectations, while you enjoy our fine dining atmosphere, personalized service and exceptional live music. Don’t forget to peruse our wine list: The Mahogany Grille has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award for three consecutive years!
Executive Chef- Rob Blythe

mahoganygrille.com
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Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. – 970.247.5707
-Friday Wine Seminar: Steak & Red Wine Components @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm.
Ore House LogoEstablished in 1972, the Ore House is one of Colorado’s oldest and finest restaurants. The dining room exemplifies the heritage, history and culture of Southwestern Colorado.
Chef owned & operated, you can expect high-end steakhouse cuisine served by a warm & attentive yet refined service staff. You will always find hand-cut steaks, sustainable wild-caught seafood and seasonal local ingredients on the menu. The Ore House is also well known for their extensive Whiskey & Wine collection as well as an ever evolving craft cocktail menu.
Chef & Owner- Ryan Lowe
Chef- Cliff Bornheim

orehouserestaurant.com
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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday Wine Dinner “Tour de France” @ 7:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
SEASONSClassic Bistro setting with the warm charm of our Western town. Located in Historic Downtown Durango, our casually professional staff will make your dining experience memorable. Rooted in American Style cooking, we specialize in locally grown or produced products. Check out our current seasonal menus and award winning wine list.
Owners- Karen and Wayne Barger
Executive Chef -David Stewart
seasonsofdurango.com
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Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 4:00 pm on the deck.
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 4:00 pm in the courtyard.
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
SteamworksSteamworks Brewing Co. opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. Our brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Steamworks’ culinary program is unmatched in the region in both breadth and quality of offerings. Our “gastropub” fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian & gluten-free offerings provide something for everyone.
Executive Chef- Sean Clark
Brewmaster- Ken Martin, Brewer- Spencer Roper
Co-Founders- Brian McEachron & Kris Oyler
steamworksbrewing.com

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Yardbird Eatery 139 E. 5th St. – 970.259.1377
Yardbird Eatery logo-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Inspired by the Southern roots of nationally recognized Chef Neal Drysdale, Yardbird offers real-deal Southern Cuisine in Durango, CO.  A completely from scratch menu of natural, organic, and local when available products keep the menu fresh and seasonal.  You will be able to taste the passion we put into our food!
Chef & Owner- Neal Drysdale

www.yardbirdeatery.com
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Restaurants Participating in 2012

Check out the fantastic Durango restaurants that were featured in the 3rd annual Grand Tasting Restaurant Showcase on Saturday May 5th & other 2012 DWE events!
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Cosmo Bar & Dining  919 Main Ave. –  970.259.2898
-Friday Wine Seminar: Blind Tasting with a View: Blind Tasting the Master’s Way at 11am
-Saturday Wine Seminar: “A Non-Partisan Investigation into the World of Bordeaux & It’s Varietals” at 11am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
-Cosmo has old favorite dishes combined with eclectic food combinations. Additionally, the historic Woolworth building has been transformed by creating an old world new world interior. Rooftop opens on May 1st!!
Executive Chef/Owner – Chris Crowl
  & Manager/Owner – James Allred

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Fox Fire Farms 5737 County Road 321 – 970.563.3186
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
-La Plata County’s only commercial vineyard and winery. Located on a 1100 acre organic farm.
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Guido’s Favorite Foods 1201 Main Ave. – 970.259.5028
-Thursday Wine Seminar Location @ 11:00am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
Authentic Italian Trattoria. Specializing in Seafood, Hand Made Pasta Dishes, Eggplant Parmesan, Veal Scaloppini, Lasagna Bolognese and Grilled Steaks. Award Winning Wine List. Amazing Daily Specials. Durango’s Only Dog Friendly Main Avenue Patio. Serving Lunch and Dinner. European Gourmet Market providing hand cut meats and cheeses. Susan Devereaux – Executive Chef
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Glacier Club 600 Glacier Club Dr.
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
Glacier Club – Luxury Mountain Living and Golf Community
Jonathon Martinsen; Director of Food & Beverage Mike Alagna: Executive Chef
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Jean Pierre 601 Main Avenue – 970-247-7700
Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
Downtown Durango “Le Cafe Chic & Wine Bar.” Jean Pierre Bakery specializes in French bakery items, French Cuisine, and Wine bar.  Come join us for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.  Jean Pierre Bakery is recommended by “Lonely Planet” and the “Michelin Guide”. Executive-Chef Jerome Bleger; Chef Tiffany Bleger
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The Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
-Thursday Wine Dinner @ 6:00pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
The Kennebec features Mediterranean & American Inspired Cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar, takeout and an ever changing seasonal menu.  Located just 10 miles west of Durango on Hwy 160.  Event and banquet facility available. Lunch & Dinner Tuesday – Sunday, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Reservations accepted.
Barbara Helmer & Miguel Carrillo  – Chef/Owners
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Lost Dog Bar And Lounge 1150 B Main Avenue – 970.259.0430
-Thursday Wine Seminar Location @ 1:00pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
The Lost Dog Bar And Lounge offers a casual dining atmosphere in our newly remodeled space, as well as outdoor dining in our exotic Tiki Bar Patio complete with its own lush landscaped terrace, carved tiki heads and waterfall. Local art adorns the walls inside which rotates with monthly Artist’s Receptions. For the liquor connoisseur we have over 60 tequilas, 40 vodkas, 30 bourbons, 30 single malt scotches and 25 beers. We serve our complete menu seven days a week beginning at 11:30AM until 10PM
Ann Morse, Owner –  Aaron Bornheim, Executive Chef –  Chris Stanton, Bar Manager
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Mahogany Grille 699 Main Ave. 970.247.4433
-Friday Wine Dinner @ 7:30pm
-Saturday Wine Seminar Location @ 1:00pm
-Saturday Wine Seminar Location @ 2:00pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
Welcome to the Mahogany Grille! We invite you to join us for a relaxing evening of wonderfully prepared cuisine and premier service. Here at the Mahogany Grille, we strive to exceed your culinary expectations, while you enjoy our fine dining atmosphere, personalized service and exceptional live music. Don’t forget to peruse our wine list: The Mahogany Grille has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award for three consecutive years!
Executive Chef: Max Schon
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Olio – Food  Wine  Art  114 W. Grand Ave., Mancos 970.533.1381
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
Olio.  A delicious blend of Food, Wine, & Art located in the heart of Mancos.
Jason Blankenship, Executive Chef & Owner
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The Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. 970.247.5707
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
-Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Durango’s oldest and finest restaurants. Featuring hand-cut USDA certified Black Angus prime and choice steaks, sustainable wild caught seafood, all natural poultry, seasonal local produce, and homemade desserts.

Ryan Lowe – Executive Chef
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PJ’s Gourmet Market 67 Trimble Crossing – 970.247.0100 
At PJ’S you’ll experience the best in service supporting a wide variety of food items ranging from the necessities to rare treats. We provide fresh produce, meat and poultry, and a stellar deli and bakery, where you will find delicious solutions for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As our meat cutters often say we are turning back the clock in service, to attentive interactions so that you leave with exactly what you want. Unparalleled devotion to quality, and the highest standard of customer service bring a truly unique shopping experience to Trimble Crossing.
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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
-Thursday Wine Dinner @ 7:00pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
-Fresh, Seasonal and Local Cuisine. Seasons provides guests with the rustic charm of the seasons in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado. Located on Main Avenue in the heart of downtown Durango, Seasons is near everything happening in town and the ambiance is always warm and friendly. The Seasons’ menu focuses on simple dishes prepared with exceptionally fresh ingredients. The warm, smoky flavors imparted by the wood-burning grill are featured in such classics as roast chicken, grilled center cut sirloin and fresh seafood. The menu changes seasonally but these standards remain constant. Wine is an integral part of the Seasons’ menu. Wines are chosen to complement the bold flavors of the menu and our selection provides a wide range of choices.
Karen and Wayne Barger, Owners
David Stewart, Executive Chef
Neal Drysdale, Sous Chef
Erin Gregory, Asst. GM
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Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 3:30pm
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 3:30pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
Steamworks Brewing Co. opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. Our brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Steamworks’ culinary program is unmatched in the region in both breadth and quality of offerings. Our “gastropub” fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian & gluten-free offerings provide something for everyone.
Executive Chef Sean Clark
Brewmaster Ken Martin, Brewer Spencer Roper
Co-Founder Brian McEachron Co-Founder Kris Oyler
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Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!

Participating Wineries & Vendors

Participating Wineries & Vendors in 2013
Be sure to check back, this page will be updated daily!

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Alamos Winery
Albola
Allure
Anderra
Badger Mtn Organic
Barlow Vineyards
Beverage Distributors
Blufeld
Borgoluce
Brady
Brancaia Winery
Bronco Wine Company
Caricature
Carment
Carver’s Brewing Company
Casa Vinicola Zonin
Castello D’Albola
Cielo y Tierra
Classic Wines
Cline Cellars
Clos du Bois
Constellation Brands
Curtis
Dauvergne Ranvier
Diseño
E & J Gallo Winery
Ecco Domani Winery
Edna Valley Winery

Estancia
Evohe
Expression
Familia Camarena Tequila
Fat Cat
Filus
Forest Glen
Gassier
Giovanni Rosso
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Grand Vin
Haraszthy
Hesketh
Jacuzzi Wines
Kenwood Vineyards
Laguna Ranch Winery
LangeTwins Winery and Vineyards
Les Hospice
Louis M Martini Winery
Mac Murray Winery
Mark West
Masked Rider
Mendocino Wine Company
Mia Dolcea Winery
Mirassou Winery
Momo
New Amsterdam Spirits
Nobilo
Parducci

Paul Dolan Vineyards
Picket Fence
PKNT
Platinum Beverage
Rancho Sisquoc
Ravenswood
Red Truck
Republic National Distributing Company
Rex Goliath
Robert Hall
Robert Mondavi
Ruffino
Shannon Ridge Vineyards
Shellback Rum
Simi
Southern Wine & Spirits
St Michael-Eppan
Steamworks Brewing Company
Stonehedge Wines
Stuhlmuller Vineyards
The Naked Grape Winery
The Sorting Table
Thorny Rose
Triennes
Trig Point
Viña Mayor
Wine Cru
Zonin Prosecco

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Participating Wineries & Vendors in 2012


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APEROL
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ARCANUM
ARCHIPEL
ARGIOLAS
ARIDO
ARROWOOD
ASTRALE E TERRA
ATALON
AUSTIN HOPE
AVISSI
BADGER MOUNTAIN ORGANIC
BANFI
BEAULIEU VINEYARD
BENZIGER
BERA
BERINGER
BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTORS
BILA HAUT
BLANDY’S
BLUFELD
BOLLA
BONTERRA VINEYARDS
BOUVET
BRADY VINEYARD
BRASSFIELD
BRIDLEWOOD
BRIGHT LIGHTS
BRONCO WINE COMPANY
BROVIDA CODARA WINERY
B-SIDE
BYRON
CA’ BOLANI
CABREO
CAKEBREAD
CAMBRIA
CAMERON HUGHES WINES
CANYON WIND
CARDINALE
CARMEL ROAD
CARMENET
CASA VINICOLA
CASTELLO D’ALBOLA
CASTELLO DEL POGGIO
CASTELLO DI QUERCETO
CATENA
CAVIT
CENTINE
CHALK HILL ESTATE
CHAMP DE REVES
CHATEAU LASSÈGUE
CHATEAU LEMARGUE
CHATEAU DE LA CHAIZE
CHATEAU MONFORT
CHATEAU ST. JEAN
CHATEAU VIGNOT
CLASSIC WINES
CLIF FAMILY WINERY
CLINE CELLARS
CLOS DU BOIS
COINTREAU
CONSTELLATION WINES
COUSINO-MACUL
CRÈME DE LYS
CRUSHER
CURTIS WINERY
CYCLES GLADIATOR
CYRUS
DAVID BRUCE
DAVIS BYNUM
DESCHUTES
DISCOVERIES VINEYARDS
DISEÑO
DOMAINE CARNEROS
DOMAINE DROUHIN
DOMAINE SELECT
DON BRADY
DON & SONS SIGNATURE
DON SEBASTIANI & SONS
DOÑA PAULA
DOW’S
DR. LOOSEN
DREAMING TREE WINERY
DUORUM
E & J GALLO
EDMEADES
EDNA VALLEY
EL ENEMIGO
ENRIQUE
ERIC MONTINTIN
ESTANCIA
ETUDE
EVIAN
EVOHE
EUROPEAN CELLARS
FARMERS MARKET
FARRIER
FAZI BATTAGLIA
FEUDI DI SAN GREGARIO
FEUDO ARANCIO
FILUS
FIRESTONE ESTATES
FIZZ 56
FLORA SPRINGS
FOLIE A DEUX
FONTANA CANDIDA
FOREST GLEN
FOUR LEAVES WINERY
FOX FIRE FARMS VINEYARDS
FRANCISCAN
FREEMARK ABBEY
FREIXENET
FULL SAIL BREWING
GABBIANO
GAUCHEZCO
GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS
GOAT VODKA
GOOSEBUMP
GRAHAM’S
GRAND VIN
GREEN TRUCK
GRIESKIRCHER
GUENOC
GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU
H & G SHERRY
HAHN
HARASZTHY FAMILY VINEYARD
HARTFORD COURT
HECK ESTATES
HOGUE
HOPE FAMILY
HUNTINGTON
J VINEYARDS & WINERY
JACUZZI WINERY
JACKSON HILLS
JCB
JEAN LUC COLOMBO
JUNIOR JOHNSON’S MOONSHINE
JUST ONE MORE WINES
JVL ESTATES
KENDALL JACKSON
KENWOOD VINEYARDS
KIM CRAWFORD
KING’S RANSOM
KOBRAND
KRIS
KULETO ESTATE
LA CREMA
LA LINDA


LA JOTA
LAKE SONOMA WINERY
LANDMARK
LAS ROCAS
LATER
LAURIER
LEFT COAST CELLARS
LES CADRANS DE LASSÈGUE
LES HOSPICES
LIBERTY SCHOOL
LINCOURT WINERY
LOKOYA
LOST ANGEL WINES
LU LU B COCKTAILS
LU LU B WINES
LUIGI BOSCA
LUIGI RIGHETTI
LUNETTA
MACULAN
MAJESTIC FINE WINES
MARQUES DE CARO
MASSERIA ALTEMURA
MASUT
MASTROBERARDINO
MATANZAS CREEK
MENAGE A TROIS
MERRYVALE
MEZZACORONA
MICHAEL DAVID WINERY
MIDNIGHT MOONSHINE
MILBRANDT VINEYARDS
MONTANYA DISTILLERS
MONTGRAS
MORGAN WINERY
MOUNT VEEDER
MOVIA
MT. BRAVE
MT. GAY
MURPHY-GOODE
NAPA CELLARS
NOBILO
OYSTER BAY
PALM BAY INTERNATIONAL
PATIANNA
PAUL MAS
PEACH STREET DISTILLERY
PENFOLDS
PERFORMANCE MARKETING
PICKET FENCE
PIGHIN
PINE RIDGE WINERY
PININFARINA WINERY
PINNACLE VODKA
PINNACLE DISTRIBUTING
PKNT
PLATINUM BEVERAGE
PRESIDENTIAL PORTS
PRESTIGE WINE IMPORTS
PRIMAL ROOTS
PRINCIPI DI BUTERA
PROJECT PASO
PUT A CORK IN IT
RANCHO SISQUOC
RAVENSWOOD
RED GUITAR
RELAX
REMY
REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY
REX GOLIATH
RNDC BEER & SPIRITS
ROBERT HALL
ROBERT MONDAVI
RODA
RODNEY STRONG WINERY
ROCCA DE MONTEMASSI
ROCCA DELLE MACIE
ROOT 1
ROSA REGALE
ROSENBLUM
ROTARI
RUFFINO
SAINT-HILAIRE
SAN ANGELO
SAN FRANCISCO WINE EXCHANGE
SCHLINK HAUS
SCHMITT SOHNE
SEAGLASS
SEBASTIANI WINERY
SEQUOIA GROVE
SESSIONS
SHATTER
SILVERADO
SIMI
SIMPLY NAKED
SMITH & HOOK
SOUTHERN WINE AND SPIRITS OF COLORADO
SOUVERAIN
SPIRE COLLECTION
ST. CHRISTOPHER
ST. CLEMENT
ST. FRANCIS
STEAMWORKS BREWING COMPANY
STEMMARI
STERLING VINEYARD
STONEHEDGE WINERY
STONESTREET
SUTCLIFFE
SUMMIT DISTRIBUTING
SWAMI
SYNERGY FINE WINES
SVEDKA
TASCA D’ALMERITA
THE NAKED GRAPE
THE WINE GROUP
TIEFENBRUNNER
TIERRA SECRETA
TILIA
TOAD HALL
TOLLOY
TORRES
TREANA
TREASURY WINE ESTATES
TREFETHEN
TRIMBACH
TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES
TROUBLEMAKER
TURNBULL
TURN ME WINES
TWIN VINES
UPPERCUT
VALLEY OF THE MOON WINERY
VÉRITÉ
VINO DEL SOL
VITIANO
VITTORE
WAGON WHEEL WINE
WEIN-BAUER, INC.
WHITE ROCK
WILD HORSE
WILLIAM HILL
WINEBOW INC.
WINE CRU
WINE SOURCE
W.I.V.
W. J. DOYLE
YEALANDS
ZARDETTO
ZENATO
ZONIN



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Restaurants Participating in 2011

Restaurants Participating in 2011
ENO
723 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.0105
-Friday Wine Seminar: “Old World, New World” at 12:30pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
Durango’s newest coffee/wine/tapas bar is an exciting contemporary atmosphere dedicated to what we believe are the finer things in life, gourmet coffee, fine wine and tapas. Our by the glass menu is ever changing, bringing you a world of wine one glass at a time. In addition, we offer wine flights for the curious and obscurities for the connoisseur. We feature locally roasted organic fair trade coffees from Desert Sun Coffee Roasters as well as artisan cheeses from James Ranch and Linnaea farms. Established in May of 2010, ENO was conceived as a contemporary slice of life in a small mountain community that was thirsty for such delicacies.
Cyprus Café
725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
Durango’s Enjoy award-winning Mediterranean cuisine  recommended in Bon Apetit, Sunset Magazine and the New York Times- during your stay in downtown Durango, Colorado. Cyprus Cafe serves lunch and dinner, combining innovative meals with excellent service. The Cyprus uses locally raised vegetables when available and natural meats, assuring that every meal is fresh, healthy and delicious.
Alison Dance – Executive Chef
Guido’s Favorite Foods
1201 Main Ave. – 970.259.5028
-Friday Wine Dinner: “A Roman Feast”  at 7:30pm
-Saturday Wine Seminar: “Picnic Italiano” at 11:00am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm

Authentic Italian Trattoria. Specializing in Seafood, Hand Made Pasta Dishes, Eggplant Parmesan, Veal Scaloppini, Lasagna Bolognese and Grilled Steaks. Award Wining Wine List. Amazing Daily Specials. Durango’s Only Dog Friendly Main Avenue Patio. Serving Lunch and Dinner. European Gourmet Market providing hand cut meats and cheeses.
Susan Devereaux – Executive Chef
Hwy 3 Roadhouse by Norton’s Catering
955 Hwy. 3 – 970.247.4702
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
Just two years in it’s existence the Hwy 3 Roadhouse has become a locals hangout! Open just 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 4 to 8pm. The Hwy 3 Roadhouse features mostly New Orleans Cuisine with fresh oysters, blue crab cakes, bbq shrimp, fried and blackened catfish, soft-shell crab po-boy with some southwest foods also. Finish it off with bread pudding w/whiskey sauce. A must find for your visit in Durango.
Chuck Norton – Executive Chef
Jean Pierre
601 Main Avenue – 970-247-7700
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
Our downtown Durango “Le Cafe Chic” and Wine Bar opened May 29th, 2004 at the corner of Main Avenue and College Dr. in the heart of the historic district. It is located just a 1/2 block from the historic D&SNGRR train depot. This corner has been the center of Durango for over 120 years and the restaurant is located in a late 19th century building with a colorful history all its own. This structure has housed everything from a livery stable and grocery store to a frontier tavern and what was rumored to be a house of ill-repute. The building has been restored to it’s original structure, including exposed brick walls, ceilings and original wood flooring as well as windows and doors. The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm, serving everything from fresh baked pastries and breads to fresh squeezed orange juice and a variety of specialty coffees. A BREAKFAST, LUNCH and DINNER menu changes frequently, featuring fresh quiches, crepes and sandwiches. The Wine bar and cellar is connected to the restaurant through a large archway in the front and back of the restaurant to allow more seating. Next time you’re in Durango, Colorado make it a point to stop in, say hello and sample some fresh baked goodies. Just get to the center of town and take a deep breath. Your nose will lead you the rest of the way!!!
The Kennebec
#4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
-Sunday Brunch 8:00-3:00pm
The Kennebec features Mediterranean & American Inspired Cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar, takeout and an ever changing seasonal menu.  Located just 10 miles west of Durango on Hwy 160.  Event and banquet facility available. Lunch & Dinner Tuesday – Sunday, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Reservations accepted.
Miguel Camillo & Jason Blakenship – Executive Chefs
Lost Dog Bar & Lounge
1150 B Main Ave.  – 970.259.0430
-Thursday Wine Seminar: “Into the Blue; Tequila” at 4:00pm
The Lost Dog offers 110 tequilas, 50 single malt scotches, 60 bourbons and 80 vodkas for the liquor connoisseur. Appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and desserts served until 10pm. Outdoor tiki bar and patio.
Mahogany Grille
699 Main Ave. 970.247.4433
-Thursday Wine Dinner: “Passport to Wine”  at 7:00pm
-Saturday Wine Seminar: “Malbec makes Page Six!” at 12:30pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
-Sunday Brunch 11:00am- 3:00pm

Welcome to the Mahogany Grille! We invite you to join us for a relaxing evening of wonderfully prepared cuisine and premier service. Here at the Mahogany Grille, we strive to exceed your culinary expectations, while you enjoy our fine dining atmosphere, personalized service and exceptional live music. Don’t forget to peruse our wine list: The Mahogany Grille has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award for three consecutive years!
David Cuntz – Executive Chef
The Ore House Restaurant
147 East College Dr. 970.247.5707
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Durango’s oldest and finest restaurants. Featuring hand cut USDA certified black angus prime and choice steaks, sustainable seafood, all natural poultry, seasonal local produce, and homemade desserts. Nightly Specials featuring Steaks from local Ranches.
Ryan Lowe – Executive Chef
Palace Restaurant
505 Main Ave. 970.247.2018
-Thursday Winemaker Dinner: “Souverain Winery”  at 7:00pm
-Saturday Wine Seminar: “Reidel Glassware” at 2:00pm
-Sunday Brunch 10:00am -3:00pm

The Palace Restaurant is a Durango landmark and tradition, having functioned as a restaurant under its current name for at least forty years. The Palace re-opened its doors under the ownership of Chef Paul Gelose on October 3rd, 1997. Located in the original historic Palace Hotel, built between 1890 and 1893, the restaurant retains the elegant character of late 19th century Western architecture and design. The heyday of gold, silver and coal mining poured money into Durango and its Main Street buildings. The Palace was no exception and to this day, the restaurant retains the feel of its opulent past, where a prospector with his gold or silver nuggets traded in for hard dollars could come eat like a king. We strive to retain the authenticity of the turn of the century style, creating a casually elegant and fun atmosphere complemented by a menu that is both modern and timeless. Whether sipping margaritas on the patio on a warm summer day or enjoying a center cut filet by the fire in our dining room on a cold winter’s evening, our space is one of comfort, good food, and attentive service.
Adam Bergtold – Executive Chef
PJ’s Gourmet Market
67 Trimble Crossing 970.247.0100
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
At PJ’S you’ll experience the best in service supporting a wide variety of food items ranging from the necessities to rare treats. We provide fresh produce, meat and poultry, and a stellar deli and bakery, where you will find delicious solutions for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As our meat cutters often say we are turning back the clock in service, to attentive interactions so that you leave with exactly what you want. Unparalleled devotion to quality, and the highest standard of customer service bring a truly unique shopping experience to Trimble Crossing.
Randy’s Restaurant
152 E. College Dr. 970.247.9083
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
-Sunday Brunch 10:00am- 2:00pm

Randy’s has been serving the Durango area fabulous steaks, seafood and prime rib since 1986. Randy’s also features pasta, lamb, and poultry, as well as nightly chef specials, and an array of sumptuous desserts. Randy’s also offers a full bar and extensive wine list. We welcome you to explore our many creations!
Brendan Ballo – Executive Chef
Seasons
764 Main Ave. 970.382.9790
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm
-Sunday Brunch 11:30am- 2:30pm

Fresh, Seasonal and Local Cuisine. Seasons provides guests with the rustic charm of the seasons in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado. Located on Main Avenue in the heart of downtown Durango, Seasons is near everything happening in town and the ambience is always warm and friendly. The Seasons’ menu focuses on simple dishes prepared with exceptionally fresh ingredients. The warm, smoky flavors imparted by the wood-burning grill are featured in such classics as roast chicken, grilled bone-on ribeye and grilled double-cut pork chops. The menu changes seasonally but these standards remain constant. Wine is an integral part of the Seasons’ menu. Wines are chosen to complement the bold flavors of the menu and our selection provides a wide range of choices.
David Stewart – Executive Chef
Steamworks Brewing Co.
801 E. 2nd Ave. 970.259.9200
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception at 5:00pm
-Friday Beer Seminar: “Beer and Food Pairing” at 2:00pm
-Friday “Walk-About Durango” Location at 4:00pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 4:00pm

We’re happy that our beers and ales win medals at big events in the world of micro brew – like the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. But we always try ‘em out first on our toughest critics – our neighbors and loyal brew pub patrons. Steamworks Brewing Company makes our lagers, ales in our own little Napa Valley of beer in southwestern Colorado using only the finest ingredients and lots of love. Patrons of our brew pub can even watch Steamworks brew masters at work turning out some of the best beer in the world.
Sean Clark – Executive Chef
  
Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Participating Restaurants in 2010

Did you know that there are more restaurants in Durango, per capita, than San Francisco?  

ENO
723 E. 2nd Ave. 970-385-0105 

Cosmopolitan
919 Main Ave. 970.259.2898 

Cyprus Café
725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884 

East by Southwest
160 E. College Dr. 970.247.5533 

Glacier Club
600 Glacier Club Drive . 970.375.8008 

Guido’s Favorite Foods
1201 Main Ave. – 970.259.5028   

The Kennebec
#4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674

Mahogany Grille
699 Main Ave. 970.247.4433

Highway 3 Roadhouse by Norton’s Catering
955 Hwy 3 970-247-4702

Ore House
147 East College Drive. 970.247.5707   

Palace Restaurant
505 Main Ave. 970.247.2018

PJ’s Gourmet Market
67 Trimble Crossing 970.247.0100

Randy’s Restaurant
152 E. College Dr. 970.247.9083

Seasons
764 Main Ave. 970.382.9790

Steamworks Brewing Co.
801 E. 2nd Ave. 970.259.9200