Cliff Bornheim is chef at The Ore House, Durango’s cozy Old West-style steakhouse. We grilled Bornheim (no pun intended) about the best ways to prepare cheap meals and where to buy less costly food products around town. And stay tuned for a future edition of DGO for more from Bornheim.
Durango is a meat-and-potatoes kind of town, and the Ore House is Durango’s idea of a steak house. The aroma of beef smacks you in the face as you walk past, but there are also organic chicken and wild-caught seafood … Continue reading
Attention to detail, motivation and ambition make Ryan Cleveland ideal for the position of bar manager at the Ore House restaurant. Ryan grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, the older of two boys. He started bike racing at age … Continue reading
A meal at the Ore House is more than the food. I’ve been the blogger for the Ore House for quite some time now, and I pitched a new idea to Ryan on the heels of Halloween, which is how … Continue reading
Ore House Chef and Kitchen Manager Cliff Bornheim started cooking as a child, when his mother asked him and his brother, Aaron, prepare one meal a week. “You get tired of cooking one thing, so you start exploring,” said Cliff. … Continue reading
Iron Horse Chef contestants prepare gourmet 5-course meals in less than an hour
Chrissy Murrah, the new Dining Room Manager at the Ore House Restaurant, started as a server two years ago. Her restaurant experience, however, extends back even farther than that. When Murrah was 15, she and her best friend started working … Continue reading
After 42 years in the restaurant business, Beatle Abshagen needed to consider an exit strategy. He started the Ore House Restaurant at age 30 with his business partner, Jim Arias, and, at one point, they owned 11 restaurants across Colorado. … Continue reading
The Ore House not only serves local, organic and sustainable food, but preserves history on its walls and in many display cases. Items vary from a 1890s Hopkins and Allen pocket pistol to a 1940s Poker Book by Silurto, provided … Continue reading
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