Let It Snow! Skiing in New Mexico

  I’ve been a downhill skier all my life, starting at the age of four when my parents first put me on the bunny hill and I promptly plowed into a group of skiers, knocking them around like so many bowling pins. I wasn’t deterred, though, and not just because...

Cherished Moments at the Table – A Look Back at 2016

  As the year draws to a close, we reflect back on it and hopefully remember some of the wonderful moments that helped us weather crazy 2016. For foodies, powerful memories often include a fantastic meal, a discovered culinary talent or exotic ingredient, or maybe just a perfect roast chicken...

Up Your Winter Wine Game: Splurge-worthy Bottles

Ever wonder if you really need to spend a lot of money on an unusual bottle of wine? “How much is that bottle?” you ask your favorite wine retailer, and when you hear the answer, you swallow hard and you haven’t even tasted the wine yet. In addition, you may have...

The Buzz – Dec 2016/Jan 2017

Albuquerque Most excellent news for Westsiders and those who love both Italian food and local restaurants. M’tucci’s Cocina Grill is opening a Rio Rancho location in the Unser Pavilion shopping center (the old Prime and Vernon’s Open Door location). This iteration is called M’tucci’s Moderno and should be open by...

Art Buzz – Dec 2016 /Jan2017

Albuquerque Bill Tondreau is an Academy Award-winning artist and photographer whose panoramic New Mexico landscapes take your breath away. Meet the artist Dec. 2 at Sumner & Dene Downtown and view his spectacular artistry. His large panoramic photographs capture our favorite Albuquerque locations, vistas and seasons, and will be on...

Eclectic Urban Pizzeria & Tap House “Life is Too Short To Drink Bad Beer”

What I love about food is the same thing I love about writing about food—there’s always more. More stories to tell, new opportunities to explore. Just when I think, “What else could a person possibly do with half a chicken?” I try Chef Maxime Bouneou’s version with pasilla chile and...

In Good Company – Shakespeare in Santa Fe

We mingle in the sunlit classroom like old friends. The choppy static of multiple conversations—spiked with the éclat of festive pockets of laughter—pervades the room. Everyone peels a post-it note from the board with the part they choose to read scribbled on it. Most people clip on plastic tags with...

Cannupa :Words of Protest as Poetry

Life as we knew it even a year ago seems to have all but up and vanished, such that it now, to many, feels as if we’re living in the eye of a hurricane. With this issue, Local Flavor introduces a new monthly series of in-depth stories exploring the depths...

The Buzz: Dec 2016/Jan 2017

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

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: Dec 2016/Jan 2017

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? November 2016: Room at the Table
This month in Local Flavor: Cherished moments at the table with Johnny Vee, splurge-worthy wine recommendations from Philip de Give, an ode to downhill skiing, honoring the stillness of winter at Ghost Ranch, Chef to Chef, Underground Dinners, Feed the Hood—the latest in our new series on ordinary locals with extraordinary passions—and we ask, “Is Albuquerque a big league foodie city?”And of course, your usual favorites: The Buzz, Art Buzz, Still Hungry & more! Read it here

 

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The Buzz – Dec 2016/Jan 2017

The Buzz

Albuquerque Most excellent news for Westsiders and those who love both Italian food and local restaurants. M’tucci’s Cocina Grill is opening a Rio Rancho location in the Unser Pavilion shopping center (the old Prime and Vernon’s Open Door location). This iteration is called M’tucci’s Moderno and should be open by…

Art Buzz – Dec 2016 /Jan2017

Albuquerque Bill Tondreau is an Academy Award-winning artist and photographer whose panoramic New Mexico landscapes take your breath away. Meet the artist Dec. 2 at Sumner & Dene Downtown and view his spectacular artistry. His large panoramic photographs capture our favorite Albuquerque locations, vistas and seasons, and will be on…

In Good Company – Shakespeare in Santa Fe

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We mingle in the sunlit classroom like old friends. The choppy static of multiple conversations—spiked with the éclat of festive pockets of laughter—pervades the room. Everyone peels a post-it note from the board with the part they choose to read scribbled on it. Most people clip on plastic tags with…

La Fonda, Then and Now

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The fabled La Fonda on the Plaza has a storied past interwoven with Santa Fe’s colorful history as the country’s oldest capital and as a world-class tourist destination. Launched in the late 1800s by Fred Harvey, and a real jewel in America’s first and most famous hotel chain, La Fonda…

The Girl Gets My Vote!

401 Chef Laura Licona

This year’s election process has been such a constant barrage of polls—and both public and pundit opinion—that it practically has me catatonic. Still, I believe it can be interesting to find out what the folks on the street are curious about. So through the use of social media, and more…

The Buzz – November 2016

Albuquerque The award-winning culinary team of the Pueblo Harvest Café unveils a completely redesigned fall and winter menu on Nov. 3. For years, the Café’s unique Native fusion cuisine has incorporated traditional Pueblo and Southwestern ingredients into contemporary culinary trends from around the globe, and these menus are the latest…

Art Buzz – November 2016

Albuquerque Between the Lines and Where I’ve Been, Landscapes by Mary Sweet, are exhibits continuing through Nov. 19 at the New Mexico Art League. Between the Lines is an exhibit of mixed-media work incorporating the written word, and Where I’ve Been, Landscapes by Mary Sweet is an exhibit of woodblock…