Alibi V.18 No.4 • Jan 22-28, 2009 
The small dining room swells with Rio Rancho patrons during lunch.

Restaurant Review

Namaste

Divine from beginning to end

Namaste,” says a small woman in a voice two decibels above a whisper. She pulls herself out of a shallow bow, her hands joined together as if in prayer. She opens her hands, gestures to a small, humble dining room and leads us to a white-clothed table, then disappears to get drinks.

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Bite

Booze Infused

Like discoveries in other experimental fields, the ones that happen in the kitchen are often rooted in mistakes. When way too many black peppercorns got dumped into hot oil for a pre-bean-fry, it seemed they were lost. What to do with a pile of soggy, greasy peppercorns?

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