By Margaret Hedderman
You’ve probably read Sarah rave on and on about Taste of Chicago and its supreme awesomeness. As she lavishes on the praise for all of Chicago’s delectables, completely oblivious to the drool flowing unabatedly from my hungry mouth, I have never been able to come up with a good, TAKE THAT, food festival to throw back at her. Food fight style, of course.
Anyway, that was until now. May I introduce, Taste of Durango. It has a nice ring to it, I think. Yes, my new town has more festivals than you can shake a stick at. And believe me, I do. On Main Avenue. They call me… well, you don’t want to know what they call me.
Anyway. Taste of Durango brings together our FOUR breweries and 31 local restaurants onto Main Avenue this Sunday. If you didn’t know, Durango now has more restaurants per capita than San Francisco. To top it off, Durango’s Manna Soup Kitchen is the beneficiary of this year’s event.
From the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (founded in Durango, btw) to the Himalayan Kitchen to Steamworks, Taste of Durango truly is such. For a community of 16,000, we have a startlingly diverse menu selection. Though I’ve discovered the new Thai restaurant and renewed my love for margaritas, I have yet to seriously delve into Durango cuisine. (You know where I’ll be Sunday. Please don’t stalk, I’ll throw food at you.)