The Cellar

Angelica Robinson, responsible for every selection in the shop, is clearly unafraid. She claims it’s her sister’s fault. Before they ever opened, sibling Genevieve Oswald was sorting and sifting and finding winning wines and profoundly impacting the direction of the store. Angelica’s world of Old World wines uniformly shows high...

Dream Catcher Ranchito Goat Cheese

They are named by virtue of their characteristics: Freckles is dappled with freckles, Clove is the color of her namesake spice, and yes, Shakira “sings.” Most are a breed of goat called “Nubian,” although there are a few Swiss Saanen and Alpines in the mix as well. Mary Ann Andrews,...

Still Hungry?

The etymological confluence of the word soup and the word restaurant offers a satisfying story for chilly November days of waning light—and our Still Hungry? column. Apparently, in 16th century France, what we know of as soups were called “restaurants” (from the French verb restaurer, meaning to restore). “Restaurants” were...

Love, Laughter and Linguini at Joe’s Pasta House

Growing up in a Sicilian family in Queens, New York, Joe Guzzardi vividly remembers going out to eat as a kid in the 1970s. It was a big adventure, with one constant: you would always get to meet the charismatic restaurant owner. It’s no wonder, then, that Joe’s genial, round-the-clock...

Hip Hop – Here and Now

Mescalero Apache and Mexican on his father’s side, Wake Self, a small-town kid from the Fort Wingate and Gallup areas, says that, growing up, the surrounding lakes, mountains and Native American reservations “had a profound impact on my outlook on life.” Living in epic times is not for the feint...

Chef 2 Chef with Paulraj Karuppasamy

Paulraj Karuppasamy’s food story doesn’t begin with a sweet or savory memory from childhood that led him into the kitchen, or from dishwasher to a hardboiled apprenticeship in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Europe. With no plans of becoming a chef or cook, Paulraj’s trajectory from working the line in a...

Paloma

Before Marja Martin was the catering maven of Santa Fe, she spent evenings in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, listening to the crooning song “Cucurrucucú Paloma” at a tiny bar. The ballad tells of a broken-hearted man whose mourning sounds like a dove. It’s a far cry from the bright,...

Local Flavor Says Thank You to Local Volunteers

In the pages of Local Flavor, we’ve long celebrated chefs, artists and other luminaries who place Santa Fe squarely in the international spotlight. Now, in this two-part series, we celebrate the unsung heroes—volunteers who feed the homebound, teach literacy, work with troubled teens, maintain pristine mountain trails and even lead...

The Buzz: Novemer 2017

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

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: November 2017

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? November 2017: It's Soup Season!
This month in Local Flavor: We celebrate The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta with tips on how to capture the Fiesta from renowned photographers Nevada Wier and Rick Allred of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, features on a new alliance between The Pueblo people of Santa Ana and the family of Gruet Winery, Chef 2 Chef with Jennifer James and Nelle Bauer of frenchish, two new breweries on the block, Chili Line and Bow & Arrow, and legendary restaurants El Nido and El Farol. Plus your usual favorites: Still Hungry, The Buzz, Art Buzz, and introducing the performing arts buzz... Center Stage. Read it here

 

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The Cellar

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Angelica Robinson, responsible for every selection in the shop, is clearly unafraid. She claims it’s her sister’s fault. Before they ever opened, sibling Genevieve Oswald was sorting and sifting and finding winning wines and profoundly impacting the direction of the store. Angelica’s world of Old World wines uniformly shows high…

Dream Catcher Ranchito Goat Cheese

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They are named by virtue of their characteristics: Freckles is dappled with freckles, Clove is the color of her namesake spice, and yes, Shakira “sings.” Most are a breed of goat called “Nubian,” although there are a few Swiss Saanen and Alpines in the mix as well. Mary Ann Andrews,…

Still Hungry?

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The etymological confluence of the word soup and the word restaurant offers a satisfying story for chilly November days of waning light—and our Still Hungry? column. Apparently, in 16th century France, what we know of as soups were called “restaurants” (from the French verb restaurer, meaning to restore). “Restaurants” were…

Chef 2 Chef with Paulraj Karuppasamy

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Paulraj Karuppasamy’s food story doesn’t begin with a sweet or savory memory from childhood that led him into the kitchen, or from dishwasher to a hardboiled apprenticeship in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Europe. With no plans of becoming a chef or cook, Paulraj’s trajectory from working the line in a…

Paloma

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Before Marja Martin was the catering maven of Santa Fe, she spent evenings in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, listening to the crooning song “Cucurrucucú Paloma” at a tiny bar. The ballad tells of a broken-hearted man whose mourning sounds like a dove. It’s a far cry from the bright,…

Local Flavor Says Thank You to Local Volunteers

In the pages of Local Flavor, we’ve long celebrated chefs, artists and other luminaries who place Santa Fe squarely in the international spotlight. Now, in this two-part series, we celebrate the unsung heroes—volunteers who feed the homebound, teach literacy, work with troubled teens, maintain pristine mountain trails and even lead…

The Buzz – November 2017

Albuquerque Happy birthday to Flying Star Café! Indeed time does fly, for this month marks the beloved restaurant’s 30th anniversary. And of course, while it is Flying Star’s birthday, their presence in our community has been the real gift to us… As they put it in an email, “We’ve been baking, cooking and…

Top Tix

“A working musician is all I ever wanted to be,” Alejandro Escovedo says. That he is, and you can hear him in an intimate setting at GiG Performance Space courtesy of AMP Concerts. Roots-rock, punk rock…he always sounded like a version of Dylan to me. I’m not saying he’s derivative,…

Bringing Back El Nido

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Before El Nido closed its doors in 2010, Anthony and Wendi Odai were regulars. And like countless other couples across the decades, they celebrated their wedding anniversary there every year with the famous oysters, steak, lobster and beer. Now, they own the landmark Tesuque restaurant—along with friends Rob and Michelle…

El Farol

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There were serious offers on the table from five potential buyers for El Farol on Canyon Road, a Santa Fe icon and one of America’s hundred most historic restaurants. Four of the bids were from out of state. Lucky for Santa Fe, the winning offer, from lead investor Richard Freedman,…