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Steamworks managers to open new restaurant

01 March 2013

DURANGO A new restaurant backed by longtime Steamworks managers is slated to open in late May, on Memorial Day weekend, at 945 Main Ave.


Construction is under way on El Moro Spirits & Tavern. The location was most recently Rain Dance Gallery.


"This will be an "approachable' upscale restaurant, celebrating our local agricultural community, as well as the history of Downtown Durango," said Kris Oyler, a principal in the new restaurant.


Sean Clark, who transformed the menu at Steamworks, will serve as executive chef at El Moro. It's conceived as a gastropub.


"At El Moro, we will be able to and do look forward to working with our regional farmers and creating new dishes even daily, celebrating what is fresh and in season," Clark said in a news release. "This will be a farm-to-table restaurant."


El Moro also will feature plenty of microbrews.


"We will carry a large variety of craft beers from around the world," said General Manager Dave Woodruff. "In fact, the entire beverage program will be equally as broad, with a fine wine list and sophisticated spirits to be poured as well. Our servers will be well-versed in pairing beverages with our menu items."


The restaurants also will have an extensive list of creative cocktails, El Moro backers said.


Article By Staff Writer of the Daily Times

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