Alibi V.18 No.29 • July 16-22, 2009
Ask Ari Q: What, exactly, is oyster sauce? Is it really derived from oysters? Is fish sauce truly distilled fish? Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com Restaurant Review Dahlia’s Central Mexican Cuisine Rio Rancho’s queen of carne It’s rare that Mexican food reminds me of my Jewish mother’s cooking, but that’s what happened with a bowl of albóndigas at Dahlia’s. A mildly aromatic broth crowded with chunks of carrot, celery, zucchini and a single large meatball comprised this bowl of Central Mexican comfort food. The meatball’s almost ethereal texture and mellow, satisfying flavor reminded me of mom’s matzo balls. Courtesy of National Hispanic Cultural Center Bosque Chile Festival
Entertainment, educational sessions, food trucks, beer and wine, artisans, chile roasting, chef demos and more.
Food 2nd Annual Chuck Wagon Hootenanny Fundraiser Saturday, Aug 18: 5pm El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Gather around the campfire and eat all the "chuck" from an authentic 1890s chuck wagon. Attendance is limited to the first 200 adventurers to purchase tickets.
Food Albuquerque Rail Yards Market Sunday, Aug 19: 10am-2pm Albuquerque Rail Yards
Hundreds of New Mexico's finest food, farm, artisan and healing vendors. Hear live musicians and come away enriched from the educational/demonstration zones for kids and adults.
Food Lavender Delights Afternoon Tea Sunday, Aug 19: 1-2:30pm Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique
A lovely afternoon with a three-course afternoon tea showcasing fragrant and savory lavender, accompanied by two teas.
Food Tomato Festival Saturday, Aug 25: 11am-3pm Osuna Nursery
Sample over ten different tomato varieties and show up early to learn the best tips and tricks for growing healthy, beautiful plants. Raffle prizes available.
Food The 21st Annual Chile Festival Sunday, Aug 26: 9am-4:30pm Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church
This community gathering offers attendees entertainment, 80 vendors with arts and crafts, hot roasted chile, food vendors, a silent auction and more.
Food 2018 Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta Sunday, Aug 26: 11am-3pm Albuquerque Garden Center
Celebrate heirloom tomatoes in all their glory with heirloom tomato tasting, a garden trade fair, plant clinics, tomato sales, cooking demonstrations, food for purchase and activities for kids.
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