Alibi V.18 No.28 • July 9-15, 2009 

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Nuts for Beer

Rosemary, olive oil and sea salt make pecans a big hit. Vanilla-honey and fresh nutmeg turn cashews into crack cocaine. But the real powerhouse of our most recent beer bust was an improvised recipe—stumbled upon while ransacking Alex's spice shelves—for spicy smoked peanuts. A touch of brown sugar, coarse salt, a kiss of cayenne, wallops of bright red Aleppo pepper and, crucially, smoked black pepper helped plenty of people brave the line for another bomber.

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Owner Monica Baca has rolled out El Portal’s house-made tortillas every day since it opened 33 years ago.
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Restaurant Review

Monica’s El Portal

True Old Town

Monica’s El Portal may be the answer to the quest common among Old Town visitors for some real New Mexican food without tourist trappings. Lurking on the edge of Old Town and partially hidden by trees (which also shade the patio), this is a place where the state question—red or green?—applies to nearly every menu option.

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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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