Center Stage – Performance Buzz October 2017

Teatro Paraguas offers up a gem in Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics), a play that personalizes the 1939 “Voyage of the Damned,” when Cuba, the U.S. and Canada turned away Jewish émigrés, sending nearly half of them back to their deaths in Europe. Bernadette, a German-born...

Chef2Chef with Jennifer James and Nelle Bauer  

What happens when a shy girl from the heart of the Midwest meets a fast-talking Texan? You get frenchish, the current restaurant project of Jennifer James and Nelle Bauer. What you also get are two very generous and affable women who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is or...

Flights of Fancy

Northern New Mexico has an astounding number of craft breweries, and more are opening all the time—far too many to discuss here. While the sheer volume of breweries can be overwhelming for consumers, competition can brew creativity. To stand out from the crowd, breweries here will often specialize in and...

Float Fishing the Rio – October 2017 Fishing Report

In Colorado, the Rio Grande is an excellent river to float-fish––it has a lot of the medium-speed, even currents that suits the style of fishing and there are roads paralleling the river and numerous places for put in/take outs. This all-important ease of access is not the case once the Rio enters...

Santa Ana Vineyard

Commuters along I-25 may have noticed that acreage just north of Bernalillo has been more lush than usual the past few years as some 30 acres of grape vines take root in the high-desert foothills. The Pueblo of Santa Ana owns and manages the vineyard, making it one of only...

Photograph the Balloon Fiesta Like a Pro

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is renowned as the most photographed event in the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a dazzling spectacle of bright colors, distinctive shapes and incredible magnitude. On the ground, the action and flames are exhilarating; once aloft, hot air balloons appear suspended, almost...

Art Buzz – October 2017

Albuquerque The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, hosts the fifth Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival Oct. 7 and 8. The event is a showcase for 50 select Indigenous artists who create both traditional and contemporary works of art, including jewelry,...

The Buzz – October 2017

Albuquerque What’s that, you say? Something could possibly be better than crepes and coffee? Indeed, two locations that serve up myriad iterations of both. But let’s get real here, the thing that truly is better than two spots serving up two of the world’s best things is, well, three spots....

The Buzz: October 2017

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

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: October 2017

Still Hungry?

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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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Float Fishing the Rio – October 2017 Fishing Report

Taylor Streit Fly FishingIn Colorado, the Rio Grande is an excellent river to float-fish––it has a lot of the medium-speed, even currents that suits the style of fishing and there are roads paralleling the river and numerous places for put in/take outs. This all-important ease of access is not the case once the Rio enters New Mexico, because except for a short portion above Pilar the river runs through a roadless canyon.

We have 50 miles of exceedingly wild river that requires considerable effort to drift  and much of it is simply too rowdy to drift fish. But as the saying goes “if it was easy everybody would be doing it.” It’s highly unlikely that you’ll see another fisherman in this country—let alone one that’s in a boat. So if it’s solitude and a lack of competition that you’re looking for, this is it. Continue reading

Center Stage – Performance Buzz October 2017

Teatro Paraguas offers up a gem in Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics), a play that personalizes the 1939 “Voyage of the Damned,” when Cuba, the U.S. and Canada turned away Jewish émigrés, sending nearly half of them back to their deaths in Europe. Bernadette, a German-born…

Flights of Fancy

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Northern New Mexico has an astounding number of craft breweries, and more are opening all the time—far too many to discuss here. While the sheer volume of breweries can be overwhelming for consumers, competition can brew creativity. To stand out from the crowd, breweries here will often specialize in and…

Santa Ana Vineyard

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Commuters along I-25 may have noticed that acreage just north of Bernalillo has been more lush than usual the past few years as some 30 acres of grape vines take root in the high-desert foothills. The Pueblo of Santa Ana owns and manages the vineyard, making it one of only…

Photograph the Balloon Fiesta Like a Pro

Balloon Fiesta, photo by Rick Allred

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is renowned as the most photographed event in the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a dazzling spectacle of bright colors, distinctive shapes and incredible magnitude. On the ground, the action and flames are exhilarating; once aloft, hot air balloons appear suspended, almost…

Art Buzz – October 2017

Albuquerque The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, hosts the fifth Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival Oct. 7 and 8. The event is a showcase for 50 select Indigenous artists who create both traditional and contemporary works of art, including jewelry,…

The Buzz – October 2017

Albuquerque What’s that, you say? Something could possibly be better than crepes and coffee? Indeed, two locations that serve up myriad iterations of both. But let’s get real here, the thing that truly is better than two spots serving up two of the world’s best things is, well, three spots….

Mark Miller

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Editor’s note: The following words belong to Mark Miller; they’re his answers to the questions asked by Mark Oppenheimer, and we felt they stood strongly on their own.  Whether ordering a meal in a restaurant or preparing a favorite meal at home, do we ever stop to consider the sensual…

Grgich Hills Estate

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As this year’s Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Honorée of the Year, second-generation Napa Valley vintner Violet Grgich visits Santa Fe at the end of the month to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her family’s Grgich Hills Estate, while hosting wine-tasting events. Violet is the daughter of Mike Grgich,…

A Year of Buzzin’ Around

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In the oft-recorded Sondheim anthem, “I’m Still Here,” survival in the tough world of show business is toasted and honored. Perhaps the same theme is relevant in the hospitality field; “Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all and my dear, I’m still here!” The restaurant biz is amazingly…

Singing in the Rain at Prairie Star

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Monsoon season has a way of keeping you on your toes––especially when it comes to outdoor events like the longstanding Music on the Patio series at Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar in Santa Ana Pueblo, now in its seventh year. Every Friday evening from late April to mid-October, some…

Back Stage at Restaurant Martín

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Restaurant dinner service is usually an elegantly organized chaos, as servers and chefs prepare multiple-course meals, adapt to last-minute additions to the party, and navigate diners’ ever-growing dietary restrictions. Jennifer and Martin Rios take this orchestration to the next level during the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, presenting four…

Rick Bayless in Santa Fe!

After 15 years, celebrity chef Rick Bayless is returning to this year’s Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, this time on the heels of his latest—though certainly not first—James Beard Award win. The nine-time cookbook author, TV host and chef of several restaurants earned the foundation’s highest award for the…