Alibi V.17 No.26 • June 26-July 2, 2008 
$7 is a small price to pay for Nob Hill Bar and Grill’s “Rasmopolitan.”

Restaurant Review

Nob Hill Bar and Grill

Gastrobar is best after dinner

Sam Etheridge has received quite a buzz leading up to Nob Hill Bar and Grill’s opening. Phrases like “upscale, gourmet twist” were employed, and new, exciting food was promised. Etheridge closed his revered Ambrozia Café and Wine Bar to work on it. In total, rumors and speculation about menu and ambience dominated the local blogosphere for nearly a year.

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Aubrey

Bite

Fruit Stand Bites

We've wanted for months to figure out a compact small plate or appetizer that brings together the classic curbside combos of jícama, mango, pineapple, watermelon, cucumber, chile, lime and salt into one single bite.

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Before closing Saturday, Carey Smoot slices cheese for one of her customers at Downtown Gourmet.
Eric Williams

Chewing the Fat

So Long, and Thanks for All the Cheese

An exit interview with Downtown Gourmet's Carey Smoot

One month ago, Carey Smoot realized the numbers weren't adding up anymore. She finally put a sign on the door last week: Downtown Gourmet's last day would be Saturday, June 21.

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Courtesy of Big Jim Farms

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I-Pick, U-Pick, We All-Pick Chiles

U-Pick Green Chiles and Farmers' Market

Enjoy an afternoon on the farm and pick green chiles, ranging from mild to extra hot with on-site roasting. Other fruits and vegetable are also for sale.
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An Apple a Day

The Magnificent Cider Fest

Showcasing N.M.’s emerging artisanal cider industry in a unique environment. This festival amplifies the senses, from tasting local cider to pie eating, chuckwagon cooking, film screening, photography and likely some two-stepping or line dancing.
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Chowtown Restaurant Guide

Whether you’re more familiar with the French Riviera or the French Quarter, there are plenty of places in Albuquerque to get a taste of authentic French cuisine. Read Hosho McCreesh’s review of Le Quiche Parisienne in this issue, and check out these other restaurants in the city that will cater to your wanderlust and make you feel, if only for the evening, that you’re dining in the City of Lights. Bon appetit, mes amis.