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 V.19 No.3 | January 21 - 27, 2010 
For starters: grilled oysters with smoked chile mojo and pancetta
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Restaurant Review

Lucia

My, how I do like them oysters

Downtown's newly opened Hotel Andaluz seems like it was designed to make you feel cool. As we walked through the lobby en route to Lucia, the hotel’s restaurant, the lobby nearly pulled us off course. Semiprivate cubicles with translucent curtains and lushly pillowed couches occupy the south wall, each with its own theme. (One cubicle is adorned with epiphytes and bamboo. Another sports a mother of pearl waterfall.) In the center of the lobby, a fountain is surrounded by an array of couches and coffee tables. As we walked through, groovy jazz-tronica music gently filled the room. There’s even a separate lobby menu, prepared in the Lucia kitchen, but we stayed the course and sat at a table inside the restaurant.

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Bite

Sometimes we have a helluva time trying to keep fresh herbs from the ravishes of death—by waterlog, freezer-burn or simply old age. We profess a tendency to neglect them in the fridge until it's almost too late.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 7)

Día de las Madres

Tequila, Taco and Cerveza Fest

A showcase of diverse Mexican alcohols, unique local taco recipes, live bands, water pong, Chihuahua racing and much more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, May 8)

Yas Queen

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Menu includes savories, scones and sweets.
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Tomorrow's Events

Fundraiser Night at Flying Star Café

Benefiting Companion Animal Rescue and Medical Assistance which is a non-profit organization that helps with the adoption and placement of rescue animals.

Wednesday

Tasty Wednesdays at the Farm Shop at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Thursday

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at M’Tucci’s Cocina Grill

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