Our Latest from the August 2019 issue

Soul Talk from Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate of the United States

(Story by Megan Kamerick) The United States has its first Native American poet laureate, and although Joy Harjo is originally from Oklahoma, New Mexico played a significant role in her creative evolution. Harjo, 68, is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She first came to New Mexico in 1967...

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(Story by Cullen Curtiss/Photographs by Ramsay de Give and Douglas Merriam) Poco a poco, some say, but Quinn Stephenson has adopted and lives the term kaizen, Japanese for incremental change (kai) for the better (zen). What could be better for Pojoaque-born-and-bred Quinn, three-year owner of the recently renovated Coyote Cafe?...

Sassella, Shooting for the Stars

(Story by Amy Morton/Photographs by Gabriella Marks) “Can I show you something”? Chef Cristian Pontiggia asks with a barely contained smile. “This is my baby,” he says proudly of the vintage meat slicer he’s imported from Italy for Sassella, his new fine-dining Italian restaurant in downtown Santa Fe. Stationed in the...

On the Road August 2019

(Story by Sharon Niederman/Photograph by Geraint Smith) August—the widest open time of the year, as abbreviating daylight hours of hot sun and deliciously cooled monsoon afternoons flit past with the quick grace of New Mexico swallowtails. The last bloom of the roses, the most glorious, shows off its vibrant colors...

On the Line August 2019

(Story by Mark Johnson/Photographs by Gabriella Marks) One of the most crucial points in any restaurant is where the food is passed from the cooks’ hands to a final inspection and then on to the table. We call this spot on the line ‘the window ’, and a lot can...

All of One Cloth

(Story by Stephanie Hainsfurther) From Head Start through high school, singer and songwriter Kansas Begaye felt an inner drive that challenged her to use all of her talents. Sound advice from her mother helped Kansas channel all of that energy and ambition. “She told me I couldn’t just decide what...

The Voice of Our Ancestors

(Story by Lynn Cline/Photographs by Jane Phillips) Listen to Tewa today, the language of six Northern New Mexico Pueblos, and you’re hearing sounds steeped in an ancient past. It’s a language of a Native culture that you’ll hear nowhere else, and yet Tewa is on UNESCO’s list of the world’s...

Chef’s Buzz August 2019

(Story by Lynn Cline) Albuquerque If you’re in Nob Hill and you’re craving the delectable sweet and savory treats from Flying Star Cafe, you’ll have to head to one of the popular eatery’s other locations (visit flyingstarcafe.com to find the closest one to you). The Nob Hill cafe is closed, but...

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santacafé

(Story by Cullen Curtiss/Photographs by Ramsay de Give and Douglas Merriam) Poco a poco, some say, but Quinn Stephenson has adopted and lives the term kaizen, Japanese for incremental change (kai) for the better (zen). What could be better for Pojoaque-born-and-bred Quinn, three-year owner of the recently renovated Coyote Cafe?…

Sassella, Shooting for the Stars

(Story by Amy Morton/Photographs by Gabriella Marks) “Can I show you something”? Chef Cristian Pontiggia asks with a barely contained smile. “This is my baby,” he says proudly of the vintage meat slicer he’s imported from Italy for Sassella, his new fine-dining Italian restaurant in downtown Santa Fe. Stationed in the…

On the Road August 2019

(Story by Sharon Niederman/Photograph by Geraint Smith) August—the widest open time of the year, as abbreviating daylight hours of hot sun and deliciously cooled monsoon afternoons flit past with the quick grace of New Mexico swallowtails. The last bloom of the roses, the most glorious, shows off its vibrant colors…

On the Line August 2019

(Story by Mark Johnson/Photographs by Gabriella Marks) One of the most crucial points in any restaurant is where the food is passed from the cooks’ hands to a final inspection and then on to the table. We call this spot on the line ‘the window ’, and a lot can…

All of One Cloth

(Story by Stephanie Hainsfurther) From Head Start through high school, singer and songwriter Kansas Begaye felt an inner drive that challenged her to use all of her talents. Sound advice from her mother helped Kansas channel all of that energy and ambition. “She told me I couldn’t just decide what…

The Voice of Our Ancestors

(Story by Lynn Cline/Photographs by Jane Phillips) Listen to Tewa today, the language of six Northern New Mexico Pueblos, and you’re hearing sounds steeped in an ancient past. It’s a language of a Native culture that you’ll hear nowhere else, and yet Tewa is on UNESCO’s list of the world’s…