East by Southwest

Fusion in Durango

Low-lit but vibrant, this place is packed with locals on date night. Skip the standards for goosebump-good sashimi with jalapeño or rolls with mango and wasabi honey. Fish is fresh and endangered species are off the menu. Fusion plates include Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian, well matched with creative martinis or sake cocktails. The best deals are the happy-hour food specials (5pm to 6:30pm).