Sage Bakehouse

Flour, water, salt. And love. These are the foundations upon which Sage Bakehouse Founder and Owner Andrée Falls has built 20 years of successful business baking breads and pastries in a traditional French manner. We meet at the bakery as things in the café are winding down for the day....

Vintage Albuquerque…It’s Time to Party!

Let’s just go ahead and say it, Vintage Albuquerque ages like wine. Now, in its 25th year, the beloved Duke City event brings together local chefs and vintners from around the US, abroad and of course, right here in New Mexico. The highly anticipated celebration of food and wine, held...

The Pioneer of Native Hops

Here in New Mexico, we like our hops. In a land where spicy food is king, powerful flavors rule. When it comes to our beer, hop-forward IPAs are a statewide favorite. So it seems only fitting that New Mexico should grow its very own native hop variety, the Neo-mexicanus 1,...

Kyzer Farm

In all of my 10-plus years as a writer for Local Flavor, I’ve never been asked before if “I’d smelled the place” as I arrived for the interview. But I suppose pig farmers are particularly sensitive about that sort of thing, and Robert Kyzer of Kyzer Farm—in the agrarian-driven South...

Lone Mountain Cattle Company

  What do the film The River Runs Through It and a heritage breed of Japanese cattle, prized for the marbling and flavor of its meat, have in common? That would be Robert “Bob” Estrin, who edited the former and now breeds the later. It’s the kind of career trajectory––from...

Plant/Seed/Soil

“Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around.”  — Terence McKenna, American ethnobotanist Perhaps we humans are overthinking again. As our Earth home is faced with more and more environmental calamities, we believe the solutions must come from our big brains. What if the ultimate solution is as...

Green Jeans Farmery

  Strolling through Green Jeans Farmery is a sensory circus. The aroma of fresh coffee from Epiphany Espresso mingles with that of pies just out of the wood oven at Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria and piquant chile from Chumly’s Burger & Brew. Colorful shipping containers in green, purple, rust and turquoise...

The Buzz – June 2016

  Albuquerque Kudos to Zacatecas for the USA Today write up naming it one of America’s best bars for tequila lovers. Zacatecas offers more than 40 different tequilas from all over Mexico. Pair a potent potable with the ceviche tacos. You’ll thank me later. Who doesn’t like a good pickle,...

The Buzz: May 2016

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

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: June 2016

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? June 2016: Margarita Trail Recipes
This month in Local Flavor: It's the Farm & Ranch issue! Local Flavor talks with Lone Mountain Ranch, Green Jeans Farmery, Kyzer Farm, Sage Bakehouse, and Santa Fe Brewing Company Hop Farm. Plus features on Plant, Seed, Soil art exhibition, Vintage Albuquerque and the Margarita Trail. 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.

Sage Bakehouse

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Flour, water, salt. And love. These are the foundations upon which Sage Bakehouse Founder and Owner Andrée Falls has built 20 years of successful business baking breads and pastries in a traditional French manner. We meet at the bakery as things in the café are winding down for the day….

Vintage Albuquerque…It’s Time to Party!

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Let’s just go ahead and say it, Vintage Albuquerque ages like wine. Now, in its 25th year, the beloved Duke City event brings together local chefs and vintners from around the US, abroad and of course, right here in New Mexico. The highly anticipated celebration of food and wine, held…

The Pioneer of Native Hops

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Here in New Mexico, we like our hops. In a land where spicy food is king, powerful flavors rule. When it comes to our beer, hop-forward IPAs are a statewide favorite. So it seems only fitting that New Mexico should grow its very own native hop variety, the Neo-mexicanus 1,…

Kyzer Farm

Kyzer Farms; Robert Kyzer

In all of my 10-plus years as a writer for Local Flavor, I’ve never been asked before if “I’d smelled the place” as I arrived for the interview. But I suppose pig farmers are particularly sensitive about that sort of thing, and Robert Kyzer of Kyzer Farm—in the agrarian-driven South…

Lone Mountain Cattle Company

Lone Mountain Ranch - Wagyu Beef

  What do the film The River Runs Through It and a heritage breed of Japanese cattle, prized for the marbling and flavor of its meat, have in common? That would be Robert “Bob” Estrin, who edited the former and now breeds the later. It’s the kind of career trajectory––from…

Plant/Seed/Soil

Cottonwood Leaves, Matthew Chase-Daniel

“Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around.”  — Terence McKenna, American ethnobotanist Perhaps we humans are overthinking again. As our Earth home is faced with more and more environmental calamities, we believe the solutions must come from our big brains. What if the ultimate solution is as…

Green Jeans Farmery

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  Strolling through Green Jeans Farmery is a sensory circus. The aroma of fresh coffee from Epiphany Espresso mingles with that of pies just out of the wood oven at Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria and piquant chile from Chumly’s Burger & Brew. Colorful shipping containers in green, purple, rust and turquoise…

The Buzz – June 2016

  Albuquerque Kudos to Zacatecas for the USA Today write up naming it one of America’s best bars for tequila lovers. Zacatecas offers more than 40 different tequilas from all over Mexico. Pair a potent potable with the ceviche tacos. You’ll thank me later. Who doesn’t like a good pickle,…

The Art Buzz – June 2016

  Albuquerque By popular demand El Retrato Nuevomexicano Ahora/New Mexican Portraiture Now has been extended at the National Hispanic Cultural Center through June 12. Highlighting portraiture by New Mexico artists and curated by the NHCC’s Visual Arts Program Director Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn, this exhibition features paintings, drawings and photographs…

Go Native!

Summer Wine

“Want something new and different? Bored with the same old? Go Native. Europe has a huge representation of indigenous grapes––read “native”––and more and more wines made from these grapes are finding their way to New Mexico.” So you know a Cabernet is going to be perfect with ribeye or roast…

Tent Rocks:  Recorded in Stone

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I’d never been to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument before my friend Frances, along with David and his son Galen, took me on a surprise expedition, one of the best birthday experiences I’ve ever had. They blindfolded me and, as darkness descended, one winter’s evening, they led me to the…

Camping With Kids

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  My first official camping experience was, of all places, Bumpkin Island, a 10-mile ferry-boat ride across Boston Harbor.  I was a 26-year-old small-town Midwestern girl in the proverbial big city; that summer, Boston earned itself the title of “fastest-paced” (proudly beating New York), and with a density of 12,900…

Saving Your Skin

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  I grew up in a time, not that long ago, when sunscreen was for babies. Literally. No one over nine worried about getting too much sun—certainly not if you were a teenager or in your early 20s. Instead, we lathered on oils that touted their bronzing efficacy. We wrapped…