July 2015 Fly Fishing Report: Small Streams

  Authors note: Although my book “Instinctive Fly Fishing” covers many ways to catch a trout I somehow didn’t mention fishing the tiny streams which are so numerous in New Mexico. So here is a new chapter from the next edition. Summer is the time to get high into the...

New STRANGERS Art Collective Showcases Young Artists—and a Fierce Manifesto

The STRANGERS art collective started in a Santa Fe living room. A small group of artists and writers, all without representation, came together for a secret pop-up show. Ten months and two exhibitions later, the collective will expand out of resi- dences and into the Art.i.fact consignment shop in the...

Still Hungry? June 2015: Farmers’ Favorites

Local Flavor has been tuned into and talking to the New Mexico farming community for 20 years and in that time a lot of very special people have appeared on our pages. Just stop by the Farmer’s Market in Santa Fe on a Saturday and you’ll see how integral these...

Taberna’s New Executive Chef: Kiko Rodriguez

Meet the newly-appointed executive chef of Taberna, Kiko Rodriguez. He has quite a story to tell and quite a passion for where he is taking one of Santa Fe’s favorite restaurants. Conventional wisdom says you don’t fix something that isn’t broken. And there was nothing broken about the tapas and...

June Fly Fishing Report: Outwitting Mother Nature

by Taylor Streit My fly fishing report last month made a number of fishing predictions based on assumptions that I made about weather conditions. As there has been a lot of rain and snow since then; much of that speculation is out the window. So this report focuses on outwitting...

The Buzz June 2015

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

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: June 2015

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? Farmers' Market Faves
This month in Local Flavor: A brazen bourbon bar and farm-inspired casual cuisine from Radish & Rye, Albuquerque's trendiest breakfast and lunch cafes, Performance Santa Fe! Albuquerque's Civic Plaza, and Museum Hill's Milner Plaza. Plus your familiar favorite: The Buzz, Art Buzz, Still Hungry & more!

 

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Underappreciated Wines: Curious 2

Summer is sequels. It worked once, why not take it out for another spin around the blockbuster. “Furious” how many? While this isn’t about Vin Diesel, it is a sequel on “vin.” In our February issue, we published “Curious Pleasures,” a valentine to wine varieties that don’t get a lot of love, the redheaded stepchildren like Merlot, Chablis, Beaujolais, Riesling—wines we pass by in lieu of standard favorites. The wines below aren’t meant to replace or change our cup of tea, rather to invigorate discovery. In vino veritas, they say, and, if truth be told, we didn’t finish the job, so here it is: “Curious 2.”

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Taberna’s New Executive Chef: Kiko Rodriguez

Taberna food

Meet the newly-appointed executive chef of Taberna, Kiko Rodriguez. He has quite a story to tell and quite a passion for where he is taking one of Santa Fe’s favorite restaurants. Conventional wisdom says you don’t fix something that isn’t broken. And there was nothing broken about the tapas and…

Boxcar Farm Wild Greens Soup

1/2 pound spinach 1 cup each of 3 kinds of other greens – dandelion greens, nettles greens, quelites or other wild green 1/2 cup chives or green onions 1/2 cup cilantro (or parsley if you hate cilantro) 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 potatoes, either Yukon type or Desiree 2-3 cloves…