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PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS 2014

RESTAURANTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN 2014

4th Annual Restaurant Showcase 

6512′ Restaurant & Lounge 152 East College Dr. – 970.247.9083
6512websitelogo-Thursday Seminar: “Tequila & Mescal @ 3:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Owners: Chris Forrest and Sam Beardsley; GM: Colin Brunson
Executive Chef: Phillip Fresquez

6512restaurant.com

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Carver’s Brewing 1022 Main Ave. – 970.259.2545
-Thursday Beer Dinner: Spring Beer Dinner @ 6pm
Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 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: Jeff Albarella

carverbrewing.com

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Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen 862 Main Ave. – 970.259.2749
-Friday Wine Luncheon: Southwest Flavors & Wines @ 1:00 pm
-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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El Moro Spirits & Tavern 945 Main Ave. –  970.259.5555
ElMoro_WordPressnew-Friday Wine Dinner: Spain & N.W. Portugal @ 7:00pm
-Saturday Spirit Seminar: Bourbon in Cocktails @ 1:00 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

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Eolus Bar & Dining  919 Main Ave. –  970.259.2898
eolus-logo-Thursday Seminar: Wait, Wait, Let Me Taste That! @ 11:00 am
-Friday Wine Dinner: Napa [email protected] 7:30pm
-Saturday Master Wine Seminar: So You Think You Can Taste? @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
Executive Chef/Owner – Chris Crowl
Manager/Owner 
– James Allred
eolusdurango.com

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 Guido’s Favorite Foods 1201 Main Ave. – 970.259.5028

Guidos logo Guidos logo -Thursday Wine Luncheon: Spanish Picnic @ 11:00am
-Friday Wine Dinner: Corvina on the Catwalk @ 7:30pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
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
guidosfavoritefoods.com
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Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar 955 Hwy. 3 – 970.247.4702
Nortons-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00pm
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
Manager: Shawn Fergusson
www.nortonscatering.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

The Kennebec  #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
-Thursday Wine Dinner Small Bites–Big Night – Tastes of the Mediterranean @ 7:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
KennebecThe 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 & Miguel Carrillo
kennebeccafe.com

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Mahogany Grille 699 Main Ave.  – 970.247.4433
-Thursday Wine Dinner: Passport Dinner: Legends of the Wine World @ 7:30pm
-Friday Wine Seminar: Old World Debates New World, @11am
-Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:00 pm
-Saturday “Wine versus Beer” Dinner @ 7:30 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: Sustainability @ 3:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:00 pm
OreHouse-NewEstablished 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.
Executive Chef- Ryan Lowe
orehouserestaurant.com

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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday Wine Dinner “Stuhlmuller Vineyards” @ 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.
Karen and Wayne Barger, Owners
David Stewart, Executive Chef Neal Drysdale, Sous Chef
Erin Gregory, Asst. GM
seasonsofdurango.com

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Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
~SPONSOR~
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 4:00 pm
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 4:00 pm
-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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Restaurants Participating in 2013

Check back daily to find out which of your favorite and brand new Durango restaurants will be showing off during the 4th Annual Restaurant Showcase at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, May 4th, 2013!
Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!

6512′ Restaurant & Lounge 152 East College Dr. – 970.247.9083
-Thursday Seminar: “Jelly Bean Wine Component Seminar” @ 1:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
6512websitelogoOwners: Chris Forrest and Sam Beardsley; GM: Colin Brunson
Executive Chef: Phillip Fresquez

6512restaurant.com

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Carver’s Brewing 1022 Main Ave. – 970.259.2545
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 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: Jeff Albarella

carverbrewing.com

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Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen 862 Main Ave. – 970.259.2749
-Thursday Wine Luncheon: Wines with Southwestern Food @ 2:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 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. Owners Michael and Birgitte Lutfy, former Executive Chefs for Michael Andretti’s Indycar racing team, have restored the interior of the historic Century Building on Main Avenue, revealing turn-of-the century Carnegie steel support beams, the original maple hardwood floor and decorative tin ceiling tiles, and the original brick wall. These historical elements, along with the expo kitchen and 35-foot curved bar, create an urban industrial loft setting for a unique Durango dining experience.
Executive Chef: Michael Lutfy
GM: Birgitte Lutfy

chimayodurango.com

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Cosmo Bar & Dining  919 Main Ave. –  970.259.2898
-Saturday Wine Seminar: “The Wines of France” @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
Cosmo Bar and DiningCosmo 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.  Join us on our covered rooftop patio!
Executive Chef/Owner – Chris Crowl
Manager/Owner 
James Allred
cosmodurango.com

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Cyprus Café 725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 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
www.cypruscafe.com

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ENO 723 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.0105
-Thursday Wine Seminar: “Bubbles on a Budget” @ 11:00 am
-Friday Wine Seminar: “Panache of Grenache” @ 2:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 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.
enodurango.com

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Jean-Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar 601 Main Avenue – 970-247-7700
Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
Jean-PierreDowntown 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, Rebecca, Chef Jerome
jeanpierrebakery.com
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The Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
-Friday Wine Dinner “The Sorting Table Pinot Dinner” @ 7:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
KennebecThe 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 & Miguel Carrillo  
kennebeccafe.com

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Mahogany Grille 699 Main Ave.  – 970.247.4433
-Friday Beer Seminar: “Spiegelau Beer Glassware” at 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30 pm
-Saturday Spanish Wine Dinner @ 7:30 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 “Animas Chocolates Tasting & Wine Pairing @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
Ore HouseEstablished 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.
Executive Chef- Ryan Lowe
orehouserestaurant.com

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PJ’s Gourmet Market 67 Trimble Crossing – 970.247.0100
PJs Gourmet MarketAt 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.
PJ’s Gourmet Market is open Monday through Saturday 7am-9pm and Sunday 8am-8pm.
Owners- Joe & Pam Leder
pjsgourmetmarket.com

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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
-Thursday Wine Dinner “A Sense of Place” @ 7:00 pm
-Saturday Spirit Seminar: Bourbon, Baby! @ 1:0 0pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 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.
Karen and Wayne Barger, Owners
David Stewart, Executive Chef Neal Drysdale, Sous Chef  Erin Gregory, Asst. GM
seasonsofdurango.com

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Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 3:3 0pm
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 3:30 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 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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