Still Hungry? February 2016

Is there anything as fun as a crush? That little moment of frisson when you see or think of that special someone, that special pair of shoes, the first pitch of baseball season. As it is February, with Valentine’s Day sitting right there in the middle of the month, Still...

The Art Buzz – February 2016

Albuquerque February marks the Chinese New Year, The Red Fire Monkey! Weyrich Gallery/The Rare Vision Art Galerie is celebrating on February 5 with Fusion of Form & Color. This show features woodblock prints and paintings of Angie Coleman, and Jarrett West’s functional and sculptural ceramics. Coleman is known for her...

The Buzz – February 2016

Albuquerque Kaktus Brewing Company’s buzzworthiness continues with new features at the Bernalillo location and the opening of their brand new Nob Hill digs. Twice as big as the original! Beer will still be brewed in Bernalillo, which now has a pizza oven, covered patio and heaters, fireplace and plans to...

Ride The Mountain

When you snowboard, you ride the mountain. My first exposure to snowboarding happened a few winters back and quite by chance. I was traversing a steep slope in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on snowshoes. The forest was quiet, sparkling, sublime. My shoes weren’t providing much flotation in the deep...

Rowdy Resolutions for A Happy New Beer!

New Mexico really is a craft-beer lover’s paradise. The variety and quality of the local brewers truly leaves us spoiled for choice, and one could happily stick to the classics: La Cumbre Elevated IPA, Marble Red, Tractor Farmer’s Tan or Santa Fe Brewing’s Happy Camper. We’ve all got our favorites,...

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Why care? I mean, about anything, really, but…wine? I expect you to care about…wine? Really? When Beirut/Paris/Syria are rent by darkness, when Monsanto hijacks our grocery shelves and armed rightists visit slaughter upon caregivers, it’s hard to get it up for carbonic maceration. I understand. And yet…Wine—specifically the drinking of...

Still Hungry? December 2015

Plucked from the pages of the local cookbooks we are featuring this month in “Gifts for the Home Cook,” here are four great recipes that will bring a little local flavor to your holiday table. For the holidays, I have a few traditions I share with my family. We always...

Journey into the New Year

Winter has always been a season of endings and beginnings, a threshold between the old year and the new that beckons us to turn our thoughts inward, contemplating what has been and what might be. Looking behind and looking ahead, we resemble the Roman god, Janus, January’s namesake. With two...

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Still Hungry? February 2016

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Is there anything as fun as a crush? That little moment of frisson when you see or think of that special someone, that special pair of shoes, the first pitch of baseball season. As it is February, with Valentine’s Day sitting right there in the middle of the month, Still…

The Art Buzz – February 2016

Albuquerque February marks the Chinese New Year, The Red Fire Monkey! Weyrich Gallery/The Rare Vision Art Galerie is celebrating on February 5 with Fusion of Form & Color. This show features woodblock prints and paintings of Angie Coleman, and Jarrett West’s functional and sculptural ceramics. Coleman is known for her…

The Buzz – February 2016

Albuquerque Kaktus Brewing Company’s buzzworthiness continues with new features at the Bernalillo location and the opening of their brand new Nob Hill digs. Twice as big as the original! Beer will still be brewed in Bernalillo, which now has a pizza oven, covered patio and heaters, fireplace and plans to…

Ride The Mountain

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When you snowboard, you ride the mountain. My first exposure to snowboarding happened a few winters back and quite by chance. I was traversing a steep slope in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on snowshoes. The forest was quiet, sparkling, sublime. My shoes weren’t providing much flotation in the deep…

Rowdy Resolutions for A Happy New Beer!

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New Mexico really is a craft-beer lover’s paradise. The variety and quality of the local brewers truly leaves us spoiled for choice, and one could happily stick to the classics: La Cumbre Elevated IPA, Marble Red, Tractor Farmer’s Tan or Santa Fe Brewing’s Happy Camper. We’ve all got our favorites,…

Taos Winter Wine Festival

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Why care? I mean, about anything, really, but…wine? I expect you to care about…wine? Really? When Beirut/Paris/Syria are rent by darkness, when Monsanto hijacks our grocery shelves and armed rightists visit slaughter upon caregivers, it’s hard to get it up for carbonic maceration. I understand. And yet…Wine—specifically the drinking of…

Journey into the New Year

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Winter has always been a season of endings and beginnings, a threshold between the old year and the new that beckons us to turn our thoughts inward, contemplating what has been and what might be. Looking behind and looking ahead, we resemble the Roman god, Janus, January’s namesake. With two…

Big Cabs for the Holidays

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As of writing this story, we have already seen at least one day “when the weather outside is frightful.” In December, we spend time in front of the fireplace; the carnivores among us include more beef in our cuisine; and holiday get-togethers and gift-giving spur us on to spend more…

Time Passing: Photographer Debbie Lujan

Photographer Debbie Lujan remembers everything about the day she shot her simple, moving image of Taos Pueblo’s San Geronimo Chapel. “It was a couple of days after Christmas, and we’d just had one of the worst blizzards I’d ever seen,” she says. “I was living at my Grandma’s house, and…

Local Flavor’s Top Ten Dishes of 2015 — Albuquerque

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The Shop Breakfast and Lunch Chilaquiles What is your favorite restaurant’s most important dish? One hint: it ain’t the chef’s visionary entrée—seasonal produce and locally sourced whatever notwithstanding. The true unsung hero is some workhorse of a dish, using at least one ingredient always in excess in the kitchen, cooked…

Wintertime Traditions

As I grew up, my family moved around a lot and the location of our Christmases varied from this house to that, this state to that country. Nonetheless, there are things that remained consistent within our little family, within our various homes. These things that stay the same without losing…

Santa Fe’s Top Ten Dishes of 2015

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Traditionally, at year-end, our magazine shines a light on Santa Fe chefs and the manifestations of talent put on a plate. We changed the game a bit by canvassing a cross section of chefs, sommeliers, owners, servers, diners and home cooks—our own “Academy”—for their nominations, to see where they took…