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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Owner: Kirk Komick

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

SteamworksSteamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
-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


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