Alibi V.16 No.29 • July 19-25, 2007 
From “I Love Lucy” episode No. 151, “Lucy’s Italian Movie.” They start wrestling right after this shot.

The Dish

Toe Jam

Remember that episode of "I Love Lucy" where Lucy stomps grapes ("Her feet—like two enormous pizzas!" observes the vintner) with a bunch of swarthy, unibrowed Italian women? It looked like fun, didn't it? If, like me, you've found yourself wondering what it'd be like to recreate some of that same purple-stained magic, your time has come. The St. Clair Winery and Bistro (near Old Town at 901 Rio Grande NW) is throwing a grand grape-stomping competition—and in the true bacchanalian spirit of a Roman orgy, it's raging for three days.

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Andrea, Maria and Antonio Ortega present dishes at their family-owned restaurant.
Xavier Mascareñas

Restaurant Review

Lupe’s Antojitos and Mexican Food

Hot carne love

I pride myself on learning new things when I eat. Whether it’s a tricky pronunciation (I had a thing with gewürztraminer) or understanding the subtle nuances of a different culture (I’ve made a faux pas or two involving Buddha shrines), I try to walk away from the table armed with knowledge for posterity.

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Books for Cooks

The Basics: The Foundations of Modern Cooking

A bible of prissy non-functionality and crystal-clear photography

Let me tell you about my ideal cookbook. It's big, maybe 12”x12”—so while you're stirring (or frying) you can quickly glance at its 14-point font to make sure you added the right number of eggs. It's spiral bound and lays flat on its back when you set it on the counter. Its pages are laminated, so when you inevitably spill something nasty on it, you can sponge it off. You could drop my dream cookbook from the roof of a 60-story building and still find yourself making almond soup with it at the bottom. Also, it would do your dishes and speak to you in calming tones when all those nasty measurement details began to run away from you, like so many cats from inside a bass drum.

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Image Courtesy of St. James Tea Room

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One Lump or Two?

Pirate Etiquette Tea

An afternoon tea and three-course meal with pirates. Suitable for children ages 5 and up as well as adults.
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A Shot and a Selfie

Headshots and Tequila Shots

The Women's Council of Realtors Albuquerque sponsor a fun afternoon of taco eating, tequila drinking, dancing and photos.
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Sipping Japanese Whisky at the Irish Pub

Japanese Whisky Tasting

Enjoy a variety of Japanese whiskys to sample.
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