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 V.18 No.39 | September 24 - 30, 2009 
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Restaurant Review

Casa de Benavidez

A taste of “old" Placitas in the North Valley

I first learned about Casa de Benavidez from an old hippie in Placitas. His eyes glazed dreamily as he described a North Valley restaurant that serves “Placitas-style” New Mexican food. Rita Benavidez, the owner, grew up near the old hippie’s commune. When I asked him if he’d join me for dinner, he said, “Just give me enough advance notice. I’ll need to shave.”

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Bite

We're nearing the end of the stone fruit season (apricots, peaches, nectarines and the like), and tomatoes are really rocking, so why not throw them together? Just like throwing a little salt on your dessert, these two fruits offer flavors and textures that complement and contrast each other; both are acidic, both are (or should be) sweet and both have a lusty, oozy nature that prompts slurping and licking. It was only a matter of time before they ended up on the cutting board together. Are peach soups and tomato cobblers in the not-so-distant future?

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Today's Events

Salud y Sabor at National Hispanic Cultural Center

An evening of food, art and entertainment aimed at connecting families to nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

Wine Tasting: Offbeat & Interesting Wines at Slate Street Café

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Zia-Bernalillo Farmers Market at Zia-Bernalillo Farmers Market

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