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Don’t Kvetch about Boyfriend’s Kvestions
By Chef Boy Ari
Q: Dear Chef,
My boyfriend is a local-food freak. When we go out to eat, he insists on interrogating the waitstaff with questions about where the food comes from. For every menu item he considers, the server has to run to the kitchen to answer his questions. My boyfriend isn’t normally such a high-maintenance guy, but in these situations he seems to think he’s Paris. How can I get him to calm down and just accept what’s written on the menu, and make his decisions accordingly?
A: In my opinion, you don’t need to calm down your boyfriend–you need to calm down, girlfriend. Although it’s possible your boyfriend thinks he’s some kind of spoiled brat, it sounds like he’s probably making these demands only partly out of self-interest, and in part because he wants to push the restaurant in a more sustainable direction.
The Whole Enchilada
And then some
By Maren Tarro
There are a lot of Mexican restaurants in New Mexico that really aren’t all that Mexican. Their menus are all pretty much the same: enchiladas, tacos and burritos served with beans, rice, a few shreds of iceberg lettuce and a measly scattering of tomato. After a while it all blends together into one big dish of mushy tortillas buried under cheese that’s more at home in Wisconsin than Oaxaca.
1st Annual Alibi On Tap
By Monica Schmitt
Join Weekly Alibi for our newest annual beer, bands and burlesque celebration featuring a completely local lineup. Receive a free 32 oz. Alibi growler to fill with your favorite local beer or cider. Discounted pre-sale tickets available on alibi.com/bucks.
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