Backstage at the Runway: Native Fashion Now

If the cultural mainstream is the domain of the popular, the proven and familiar, then the edges, where tributaries of distinct cultural streams meet and swirl, is the place where combined forces of friction and fusion create forms altogether new and innovative. The edges are where things really happen. Perhaps...

Class X – Indian Market’s Moving Images

Think of Indian Market and what comes to mind is jewelry, ceramics, paintings and a variety of richly assorted arts and crafts… but film? Probably not. For while Indian Market has been around for almost a century (this is its 95th year), film was not included until Moving Images was...

Common Fire in Taos

There are magical occurrences unfolding at a new restaurant in El Prado just outside of Taos, New Mexico. Some may say the mere process of opening a restaurant requires more than a little razzle dazzle. Whatever the alchemy, Common Fire, which opened in June, is drawing believers—and owner Andy Lynch...

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Buffalo carpaccio sliced thin as butterfly wings. Pickled vegetables, in season, with baby-leek confit and olive oil infused with red chile, accompanied by crostini so light, your conception of fry-bread vanishes upon first taste. Together, these flavors are modern and light, but deeply rich with Pueblo tradition and history. Executive...

Restaurant Anasazi — Santa Fe

As Chef Edgar Beas and I sit down in the cozy library of the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, one of his qualities immediately stands out. “You strike me as being quite young for an executive chef,” I begin. “Yeah, I get that a lot. A lot,” he says as...

Mary Loya…The Real Spirit of La Posada Restaurant

As Mary Loya leads me through the historic landmark mansion that is La Posada de Santa Fe, and outside to its spacious patio, I feel a little like I’m trailing a celebrity. An undercover one. I’m familiar with this neighborhood; long ago when I lived on Faithway Street, my friends...

The Buzz – August 2016

Albuquerque Congrats to the Albuquerque area restaurants that made Wine Spectator’s list of top wine lists in the country: Bien Shur Rooftop Restaurant, La Merienda at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, The Ranchers Club of New Mexico. Raise a glass from their impressive catalogues! It’s no secret that...

Art buzz – August 2016

Albuquerque Tortuga Gallery in Downtown presents Legends and Monsters, a collaborative exhibition by artists Denise Weaver Ross and Eliza Schmid, through September. The show highlights monsters and legendary creatures from known and not-so-well-known traditions and stories. Schmid, 80, is a retired surgeon and psychiatrist who became an artist mid-life. She...

The Buzz: August 2016

What's in, what's out, what's hot, what's not... that's the buzz!

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: August 2016

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? August 2016: Desert Harvest
This month in Local Flavor: Mary Loya of La Posada, Chef Edgar Beas at Anasazi Restaurant, Pueblo Harvest Cafe's fusion menu, Common Fire in Taos, and Native American filmmaking and fashion. And of course, your usual favorites: The Buzz, Art Buzz, Still Hungry & more! Read it here

 

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Common Fire in Taos

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There are magical occurrences unfolding at a new restaurant in El Prado just outside of Taos, New Mexico. Some may say the mere process of opening a restaurant requires more than a little razzle dazzle. Whatever the alchemy, Common Fire, which opened in June, is drawing believers—and owner Andy Lynch…

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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Buffalo carpaccio sliced thin as butterfly wings. Pickled vegetables, in season, with baby-leek confit and olive oil infused with red chile, accompanied by crostini so light, your conception of fry-bread vanishes upon first taste. Together, these flavors are modern and light, but deeply rich with Pueblo tradition and history. Executive…

Restaurant Anasazi — Santa Fe

Inn of the Anasazi, Growing Opportunities Heirloom Tomatoes, with melon, tomato water, guanciale, avocado

As Chef Edgar Beas and I sit down in the cozy library of the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, one of his qualities immediately stands out. “You strike me as being quite young for an executive chef,” I begin. “Yeah, I get that a lot. A lot,” he says as…

The Buzz – August 2016

Albuquerque Congrats to the Albuquerque area restaurants that made Wine Spectator’s list of top wine lists in the country: Bien Shur Rooftop Restaurant, La Merienda at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, The Ranchers Club of New Mexico. Raise a glass from their impressive catalogues! It’s no secret that…

Art buzz – August 2016

Albuquerque Tortuga Gallery in Downtown presents Legends and Monsters, a collaborative exhibition by artists Denise Weaver Ross and Eliza Schmid, through September. The show highlights monsters and legendary creatures from known and not-so-well-known traditions and stories. Schmid, 80, is a retired surgeon and psychiatrist who became an artist mid-life. She…

Meet the Supers

Billy Budd-Santa Fe Opera 2008

One might be your neighbor down the street, another the guy beside you in the gym. One could be standing behind you in the grocery checkout line, or be in the car behind you at the stoplight. If you meet them, you notice nothing unusual. But these seemingly average people…

State Capital Kitchen

State Capitol Kitchen; Dim Sum Cart with Seared Diver Scallops, House-made Mac n Cheese, Brandade with Caper Caramel and Stewed Tomatoes, Sausage Stuffed Boneless Chicken Wing with Roasted Pineapple

Restaurant people are among the raunchiest and most ribald humans you will ever encounter in a workplace. Need proof? Every restaurant worker who just read that sentence took it as a compliment. Casually transgressive with social mores, restaurant folks don’t pull their punches when it comes to opinions either. They’re…

Santa Fe Theater Stage Revival

Photo Lynn Roylance

The theater scene in Santa Fe, historically eclipsed by a focus on visual arts and touring musical acts, is working on a new image. Witness Ironweed Productions, resurrecting itself with new works by local playwrights in Scenes in a Restaurant, coming up at Second Street Brewery this fall, and Arthur…

The Railyard—Santa Fe’s Family Room

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Community. It means different things to different people. It can be a neighborhood, a city, a club, a civic organization or a collection of like-minded individuals. There are communities built around religion, retirement, lifestyles, hobbies, residence, parenthood, ancestry… the list goes on and on. But the one thing that all…

The Cellar

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Born in Juarez and raised in El Paso, Gabriel Holguin first got the “restaurant bug” washing dishes as a high school student, and cooking to pay the bills while attending University of Texas at El Paso.  “One day,” he recalls saying, “I will open my own restaurant.” This straightforward avowal…