Our Latest from the Feb 18 issue

Why I Cook

(Story by Mark Oppenheimer) Asking “Why?” is both a personal and philosophical question. In the asking, there’s an innocence, a sense of wonder, an encounter with the mystery. Sometimes, to question “Why?” is simply enough; it’s part of the endless search for who we are. Twelve chefs, 12 whys. We...

Trattoria A Mano

(Story by Ashley M. Biggers / Photos by Douglas Merriam) Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini once proclaimed, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” That quote­­—along with several others from fellow bon vivants—hangs in Trattoria A Mano’s entryway, setting the stage for a restaurant that seeks to capture the gaiety...

Ah, An After Dinner Drink

(Story by Caitlin Richards) romance: noun a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life. Step aside, hipster cocktails; take the empty wine bottles away, it’s time to make space on the table for an after dinner drink (or digestif). Why? you ask?  Because there is nothing...

Jose Antonio Ponce

(Story by Frances Madeson / Photos by Joy Godfrey) Jose Antonio Ponce in partnership with his wife Kathleen has been producing the New Mexico Music Awards, now in their 30th year, since 2005. The awards are a way of recognizing excellence for recorded music, building community across musical genres and cooperation...

Live and on Stage at the Railyard

(Story by Lynn Cline / Photos by Gabriella Marks) Stroll through the downtown Santa Fe Railyard and you’ll hear a joyful noise. It might be the sounds of dancers and drummers performing West African and Haitian music and dance. Or you might rather sense the silence drifting from a yoga or Qigong...

New Mexico Wild

(Story by Gail Snyder / Photos by Mark Allison and Stephen Lang) The summer I was 11, my parents, my four brothers and I drove up the spine of California to Sequoia National Park for a week. Evidence of otherworldly giant trees was everywhere; even the air was palpably clean,...

Planting the Seeds of Change at The Acre

(Story by Amy Morton / Photos by Liz Lopez) Can farm-to-table vegetarian food be accessible to everyone–from foodie omnivores to muscly weight lifters to budget-conscious families with young picky eaters? It may sound like a tall order, but that’s exactly what Chef Shawn Weed and his wife Danielle Reilly Weed...

A Milestone for Opera Southwest & Bless Me, Ultima

(Story by Stephanie Hainsfurther / Photos by Liz Lopez) An unmistakable sense of place characterizes New Mexico, a state of the Union like no other—a state of mind, too, according to its fond inhabitants. We have it all: high desert and low, mountain and llano, the river and the highway....

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This month in Local Flavor: We bring you our music issue with beloved Jose Antonio Ponce on the cover. Along with his wife, Kathleen, Jose has produced the New Mexico Music Awards for the past 30 years. Sharing the spotlight in this issue is the world premiere of the opera Bless Me, Ultima, which opens at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Feb. 18. And there's more--more music, more on the performing arts, and more of the usual suspects from the world of food and drink. Two new restaurants we love—The Acre in Albuquerque and Trattoria A Mano in Santa Fe. A spicy little number on the delights of Cognac, and a refreshingly honest piece on the pleasures of solo dining.

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Why I Cook

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(Story by Mark Oppenheimer) Asking “Why?” is both a personal and philosophical question. In the asking, there’s an innocence, a sense of wonder, an encounter with the mystery. Sometimes, to question “Why?” is simply enough; it’s part of the endless search for who we are. Twelve chefs, 12 whys. We…

Trattoria A Mano

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(Story by Ashley M. Biggers / Photos by Douglas Merriam) Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini once proclaimed, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” That quote­­—along with several others from fellow bon vivants—hangs in Trattoria A Mano’s entryway, setting the stage for a restaurant that seeks to capture the gaiety…

Ah, An After Dinner Drink

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(Story by Caitlin Richards) romance: noun a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life. Step aside, hipster cocktails; take the empty wine bottles away, it’s time to make space on the table for an after dinner drink (or digestif). Why? you ask?  Because there is nothing…

Jose Antonio Ponce

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(Story by Frances Madeson / Photos by Joy Godfrey) Jose Antonio Ponce in partnership with his wife Kathleen has been producing the New Mexico Music Awards, now in their 30th year, since 2005. The awards are a way of recognizing excellence for recorded music, building community across musical genres and cooperation…

The Mighty Buzz

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(Story by Mia Rose Poris / February 2018) ALBUQUERQUE: That’s right. The Old Duke is among the hippest cities in the nation. So declares thisisinsider.com, which cites Albuquerque among other hip cities to which folks under 30 would like to move. The site calls the Que a “more under-the-radar hipster…

Top Tix

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(Story by Stephanie Hainsfurther, February 2018) David Mamet’s The Water Engine was staged as a radio play when it first was produced in 1977, and Mamet later adapted it as a 1992 TV movie starring William H. Macy. Oasis Theatre Company Inc. out of Abiquiu is bringing their version to…