Originally Posted by EAT CAKE
Thanks for your reply. A really good friend of mine recently spent some time in Durango, CO. He has shared how beautiful it was and that he had enjoyed some wonderful experiences. Especially the what the great outdoors had to offer. Curious on the cuisine in the local area? Could you share from a chefs point of view?
if i had to sum up in a word durango cuisine, i would say 'healthy'. everyone here bikes, hikes, kayaks and skis, so they are not afraid of carbs. from muffiin head bakeries to serious delights, for a small town, there lots of choices. its a college town(ski u!), so there is lots of beer being consumed. micro breweries and the food that goes with it to trendy upscale bistros with heavy accents on southwest and california cuisine. mexican of course, east by southwest, and italian. no steakhouses per se, but you can certainly get a steak, no rib or bbq joints either. most restaurants try outsourcing to local farmers, ranchers, growers, and winemaker's. organic produce, beef, cheeses, artisan breads, wine and now some locally distilled gin, vodka and rum. restaurants here are very good about supporting the local farming/ranching community. most restaurants have lots of vegetarian and vegan options and we have 3 health food stores. we also have lots of bars...more bars than churches, i think. durango colorado is truly a great, great place to live with a wonderful community...but like sedona, telluride, aspen, jackson hole and santa fe, you just have to figure out how to afford it!