Tent Rocks:  Recorded in Stone

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

  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

  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...

Fine Food and Fine Beer: Bosque Brewing at Terra Restaurant

Fine dining and beer? You go to a pub to drink beer. You have bangers and mash with beer. Somehow, I was having trouble making the leap—that is, until I caught up with Jotham Michnovicz, a founding partner and director of operations at Bosque Brewing Company, and Andrew Cooper, executive...

Beer…It’s What’s for Dinner!

Our Outside Bike and Brew Festival beer-dinner chefs and brewers reveal their methods and motivations for making their selections this year. The pairings are certainly sublime—and even a bit mysterious—setting us up for tastings that are sure to get a wide range of reactions and applause. To see a listing...

Art buzz: May 2016

Albuquerque Last year’s inaugural Creative 505 Festival was awesome. This year’s promises to be epic. Creative 505 Festival is a collaboration between Albuquerque’s art, theater, craft, tech, start-up and music communities. The festival-style mixer features vendors, musical groups, performances, craft beer, art installations, interactive exhibits, entertainment and food. And it’s...

Still Hungry? May 2016

Type “uses for beer” into a search engine and you’ll get plenty of hits—for instance: “9 Surprising Uses for Beer!” or “14 Household Uses for Beer!” But let’s be serious here for a moment, put down the mouse and say to yourself (in a stern voice), “Why do we need...

Bike and Brew Beer Dinners & Tap Takeovers 2016

Bike and Brew Festival is back and better than ever! This year Local Flavor is excited to participate by coordinating beer dinners throughout the week with several of our favorite local restaurants! Reserve your beer dinner by calling our partner restaurants directly or just show up for any of these amazing...

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: May 2016

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? May 2016: Cooking with Beer
This month in Local Flavor: It's the annual Outdoor issue! Santa Fe welcomes Bike & Brew with beer dinners at 31 top Santa Fe restaurants and bars, a closer look at the Terra beer dinner, features on little-known wines, camping with kids, hiking tent rocks, geocaching, and skin savers for all those hours in the sun. And of course, your usual favorites: The Buzz, Art Buzz, Still Hungry & more! Read it here

 

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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…

Beer…It’s What’s for Dinner!

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Our Outside Bike and Brew Festival beer-dinner chefs and brewers reveal their methods and motivations for making their selections this year. The pairings are certainly sublime—and even a bit mysterious—setting us up for tastings that are sure to get a wide range of reactions and applause. To see a listing…

Art buzz: May 2016

Albuquerque Last year’s inaugural Creative 505 Festival was awesome. This year’s promises to be epic. Creative 505 Festival is a collaboration between Albuquerque’s art, theater, craft, tech, start-up and music communities. The festival-style mixer features vendors, musical groups, performances, craft beer, art installations, interactive exhibits, entertainment and food. And it’s…

The Buzz: May 2016

Albuquerque Nob Hill has always been a neighborhood that changes in the blink of an eye. The restaurant scene there is no different. No sooner did Soul & Vine move in, than it’s gone, with the announcement that 99° Seafood Kitchen, a seafood boil concept, expects to open in May….

Working with the Earth

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It’s a rare joy to spend an afternoon with people so at home in their skins, who connect so easily and who, despite being extraordinarily accomplished, are so down-to-earth. As soon as I clear the door, we are laughing. According to Hopi philosophy, says Marian Denipah, “You do your best…

Kasey’s Steakhouse

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Guy meets girl in Hawaii. Guy and girl move to Alaska. Guy and girl start a restaurant in New Mexico. It may not be a traditional restaurant origin story, but it’s the one that guided Gary Lange and Kaitlin Armstrong-Lange (aka Casey) to open Kasey’s Steakhouse. The couple’s love for…

Galisteo Bistro

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There’s a lot to like about the Galisteo Bistro. It shares the charm of storefronts along Galisteo Street between Alameda and Water in downtown Santa Fe. Large, cheery windows bordered in small lights have classic bistro curb appeal. Opening the door into the high-ceilinged room knocks some scents into you––of…