Eclectic Urban Pizzeria & Tap House “Life is Too Short To Drink Bad Beer”

What I love about food is the same thing I love about writing about food—there’s always more. More stories to tell, new opportunities to explore. Just when I think, “What else could a person possibly do with half a chicken?” I try Chef Maxime Bouneou’s version with pasilla chile and...

In Good Company – Shakespeare in Santa Fe

We mingle in the sunlit classroom like old friends. The choppy static of multiple conversations—spiked with the éclat of festive pockets of laughter—pervades the room. Everyone peels a post-it note from the board with the part they choose to read scribbled on it. Most people clip on plastic tags with...

Cannupa :Words of Protest as Poetry

Life as we knew it even a year ago seems to have all but up and vanished, such that it now, to many, feels as if we’re living in the eye of a hurricane. With this issue, Local Flavor introduces a new monthly series of in-depth stories exploring the depths...

Room at the Table – Diverse New Mexico Cookbooks

It’s perhaps no coincidence that Thanksgiving arrives just as the last brown leaves of autumn fall to earth, shrivel and dry, then grow soggy with the wet of winter snow. After the golden light of fall, it can be hard not to harbor a slight resentment, a not-so-grateful-for attitude toward...

La Fonda, Then and Now

The fabled La Fonda on the Plaza has a storied past interwoven with Santa Fe’s colorful history as the country’s oldest capital and as a world-class tourist destination. Launched in the late 1800s by Fred Harvey, and a real jewel in America’s first and most famous hotel chain, La Fonda...

Kale, Collards and Kimchi – The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market in Winter

The term “farmers market” calls to mind a hot summer day, strolling through aisles of colorful fruits and leafy vegetables. But at the Santa Fe Farmers Market the greens are abundant yearround, and the unique wintertime vendors come together to create a market that’s completely and deliciously diverse. According to...

The Girl Gets My Vote!

This year’s election process has been such a constant barrage of polls—and both public and pundit opinion—that it practically has me catatonic. Still, I believe it can be interesting to find out what the folks on the street are curious about. So through the use of social media, and more...

The Buzz – November 2016

Albuquerque The award-winning culinary team of the Pueblo Harvest Café unveils a completely redesigned fall and winter menu on Nov. 3. For years, the Café’s unique Native fusion cuisine has incorporated traditional Pueblo and Southwestern ingredients into contemporary culinary trends from around the globe, and these menus are the latest...

The Buzz: November 2016

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

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: November 2016

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? November 2016: Room at the Table
This month in Local Flavor: We celebrate the new book on La Fonda, Northern New Mexico's cultural diversity, Eclectic pizzeria, the Santa Fe Farmers' Market, Santa Fe Shakespearians, Restaurant 401 and a new series on ordinary locals with extraordinary passions (this month, it's Cannupa Haska Luger). Plus your usual favorites: The Buzz, Art Buzz and Still Hungry. Whispirit by Gail Snyder Two former attorneys find their bliss on an alpaca farm in the East Mountains. Who knew life could be so much fun.... And of course, your usual favorites: The Buzz, Art Buzz, Still Hungry & more! Read it here

 

Local Flavor is northern New Mexico’s complimentary food, wine and lifestyle magazine for Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos and Los Alamos. Local Flavor is read avidly by people living in northern New Mexico, as well as by thousands of visitors who travel to our area each year. Since 1994, Local Flavor has published stories about New Mexico chefs, restaurants, farmers, vintners, recipes and wine. In 2001, we added more flavors to the mix, and now include home decor, travel, design, arts and artisans, personal style, gardening, music and events. We offer visitors an insider’s look at local culture, area museums, galleries, restaurants and recreation—the best activities to experience and places to eat during a visit to New Mexico. We celebrate the deep historical roots of our community, the ethnic diversity of our people and the unique character of life in the high desert. We do this through in-depth stories on individuals who we feel embody these ideals. At its best, Local Flavor captures the essence of who we are.

In Good Company – Shakespeare in Santa Fe

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We mingle in the sunlit classroom like old friends. The choppy static of multiple conversations—spiked with the éclat of festive pockets of laughter—pervades the room. Everyone peels a post-it note from the board with the part they choose to read scribbled on it. Most people clip on plastic tags with…

La Fonda, Then and Now

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The fabled La Fonda on the Plaza has a storied past interwoven with Santa Fe’s colorful history as the country’s oldest capital and as a world-class tourist destination. Launched in the late 1800s by Fred Harvey, and a real jewel in America’s first and most famous hotel chain, La Fonda…

The Girl Gets My Vote!

401 Chef Laura Licona

This year’s election process has been such a constant barrage of polls—and both public and pundit opinion—that it practically has me catatonic. Still, I believe it can be interesting to find out what the folks on the street are curious about. So through the use of social media, and more…

The Buzz – November 2016

Albuquerque The award-winning culinary team of the Pueblo Harvest Café unveils a completely redesigned fall and winter menu on Nov. 3. For years, the Café’s unique Native fusion cuisine has incorporated traditional Pueblo and Southwestern ingredients into contemporary culinary trends from around the globe, and these menus are the latest…

Art Buzz – November 2016

Albuquerque Between the Lines and Where I’ve Been, Landscapes by Mary Sweet, are exhibits continuing through Nov. 19 at the New Mexico Art League. Between the Lines is an exhibit of mixed-media work incorporating the written word, and Where I’ve Been, Landscapes by Mary Sweet is an exhibit of woodblock…

Whispirit Alpaca Fabric

The sign on the gate at Whispirit—“naturally luxurious” Alpaca Fabrics, Garments and Accessories—warns: “Ignore the Dogs. Beware of the Owners.” That’s your first clue that Sandra and Lee Liggett are having so much fun together, it might possibly be illegal. Once upon a time, the two had serious careers. “We’re…

The Audacity of Chocolate – Cacao in Santa Fe

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There’s a bit of a mad scientist quality to Santa Fe’s newest craft chocolate maker—and perhaps equal part poet. Melanie Boudar creates her odes to yumminess in a steady stream of chocolate metaphors. Take her biscochito without the cookie, for example—the essence of traditional New Mexican baked sweetness, translated into…

Rowley Farmhouse Ales

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Picture a farmhouse. It’s hospitable and warm, with a pleasant aroma of earth, food, and tradition. A devoted dog naps quietly on the porch. The entire place is comfortable and casual, and when a stranger comes calling, they are graciously welcomed with a plate of homemade food and a glass…

Frenchish in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill

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We live in a world of reinvention. “Extreme Makeover” houses, faces, bodies, relationships, lives.  A different look for the latest album. Pull yourself up from your bootstraps. “Cut yourself out of stone,” as Henry Rollins says it. It’s not the exception, it’s the norm, and as a culture, we are…