Shadowland: Pilobolus at the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

In a town that consistently punches above its weight vis a vis the arts, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a leading light, and on the heels of its 20th anniversary, the multifaceted company continues to raise the bar (perhaps even the barre?) on local culture. Its mere presence has...

Rescuing A Generation, One Kid At A Time

Former foster child Josh was a self-described nightmare to his foster parents—all 12 sets of them. He was so scared, so confused and so hurt when he ended up in the Children, Youth and Families Department as a middle-schooler that he cynically set out to make each family kick him...

Rocky is Back!

As tenacious as Rocky Balboa in the Rocky film franchise, Santa Fe’s own Rocky Durham keeps us coming back for more with his longevity and distinct culinary one-two punch. He has weathered a long and illustrious career that has taken him around the world and has included a few bumps...

Sound Bites: The Creative Path of Ehren Natay

Ehren Kee Natay, a 31 year-old Kewa/Dine´ artist from Santa Fe makes it clear his purpose, no matter his artistic mode, is always connection; to bring people together through the drum (his primary instrument), through dance, and through the arts. While this article focuses on Natay as a musician, he...

Chill Out at The Oasis

At noon on Feb.14, 2012, Don Davis and the team behind The Oasis were set to launch a new, independent radio station. After years of waiting to revive smooth jazz on local airwaves—and an ill-timed computer crash that morning that nearly scrubbed the launch—they pushed play on Pat Metheny’s “Last...

Chef to Chef: An Interview with Santacafe Chef Fernando Ruiz

  Fernando Ruiz’s story is one of inspiration and hope, but this is just to know the half of it. In meeting Fernando, a barrel chested, tatted up, bald executive chef with eyes so deep and blue, he captures every bit of your attention. Even so, if you think, He’s...

Lunar Love

“Reflection, intuition, emotion, sexuality and madness belong to the moon….” Fellow lunatics—those who have (more than once) driven off the road or walked into a tree at first glimpse of moonrise, those who find reasons to use the word “gibbous” as often as possible, those who have lost all track...

Raising the Bar with Natalie Bovis, The Liquid Muse

Could Santa Fe soon join New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New Orleans at the forefront of cocktail evolution? We certainly will, if nationally recognized mixologist Natalie Bovis, aka The Liquid Muse, has anything to say about it. With her gregarious nature and passionate dedication, it’s easy to see...

The Buzz: Feb 2017

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

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: Feb 2017

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? February 2017: Romantic Desserts
This month in Local Flavor: Talented musician and artist Ehren Natay, Oasis radio, moonlit madness, Chef Rocky Durham at Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, an interview with Fernando Ruiz at Santacafé, leading mixology Natalie Bovis, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Rescuing a Generation. 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.

Rocky is Back!

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As tenacious as Rocky Balboa in the Rocky film franchise, Santa Fe’s own Rocky Durham keeps us coming back for more with his longevity and distinct culinary one-two punch. He has weathered a long and illustrious career that has taken him around the world and has included a few bumps…

Chill Out at The Oasis

The Oasis, (left to right) Jeff Young, Tony Wise, Katy Cole, Blake Williams, Barbara Fox, Don Davis and his dog, Tess

At noon on Feb.14, 2012, Don Davis and the team behind The Oasis were set to launch a new, independent radio station. After years of waiting to revive smooth jazz on local airwaves—and an ill-timed computer crash that morning that nearly scrubbed the launch—they pushed play on Pat Metheny’s “Last…

Lunar Love

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“Reflection, intuition, emotion, sexuality and madness belong to the moon….” Fellow lunatics—those who have (more than once) driven off the road or walked into a tree at first glimpse of moonrise, those who find reasons to use the word “gibbous” as often as possible, those who have lost all track…

The Buzz – February 2017

Albuquerque Squee! New Mexico Restaurant Week returns to Albuquerque March 5 through 12! Delicious dining and culinary events from your longtime favorite and/or new-on-the-scene chefs include prix fix 3-course offerings representing the diverse culinary scene in the Duke City. This is a great opportunity to dine at different places, experience…

Art Buzz – February 2017

Albuquerque Feb. 2-23 is this year’s highly anticipated Recycled Heart exhibition by ArtStreet, a program of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, and Harwood Art Center. This annual exhibit features mixed media and recycled art by ArtStreet artists. Bringing the injustice of poverty and homelessness together, Recycled Heart captures the…

Feed the Hood

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With all the challenging shake-ups to our very social fabric, and scant living memory of how to successfully address them, how do we stand up now and, rather than waiting for someone else to do it, empower ourselves to right injustices? Meet Project Feed the Hood. This initiative, created in…