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Visit Durango serves up second annual Durango Restaurant Week

Event continues through April 21
Seasons Rotisserie & Grill serves sauteed trout from Rainbow Springs Trout Ranch with local tomatoes and aioli made with fresh local garlic. The eatery is offering shared meals for two during Visit Durango’s second annual Durango Restaurant Week, an event encouraging people to explore the menus of local restaurants for fixed meal costs. (Durango Herald)

Visit Durango has whipped up a second serving of Durango Restaurant Week to encourage residents and visitors to explore the cuisines and offerings at local eateries.

The second annual event, which first launched in April 2023, came out of the oven on Friday and will last through April 21.

Visit Durango spokeswoman Rachel Welsh said on Wednesday that the city was known “for having more restaurants per capita than San Francisco,” a message reiterated in a news release from the tourism group.

She said Durango restaurants, diners and cafeterias have so much to offer, but going out to eat is an expensive activity. Durango Restaurant Week was invented to give people a break on the wallet and a gift to the palate.

The gist is that participating businesses are offering specialty items at fixed prices at either $15, $25 or $50, the release says.

Primus on Main Avenue near 10th Street is offering a $50 pairing of bison filet tartare and a Primus Martini made with blackberry ginger vodka.

At the Durango Diner, hungry guests can get a $15 pairing of buttermilk hotcakes with homemade caramel sauce and bacon, the release says.

A full list of participating restaurants is available online at durango.org.

Durango made headlines last year when Visit Durango launched its first Durango Restaurant Week.

Welsh told Colorado Public Radio then the event celebrates the culinary scene and the workers who keep it greased.

“We have a lot of great chefs and restaurant owners here in Durango. So they were excited to have an opportunity to experiment a little and to showcase, you know, what they're good at,” Welsh said in the report.


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