Alibi V.25 No.45 • Nov 10-16, 2016 

Food News

The Prison-to-Chef Pipeline

Now, here's an election result I can get behind. From Tent City to prize-winning chef: Santa Fe's Fernando Ruiz just won the $10,000 grand prize on the Food Network's “Chopped.” Congrats, brother.

It Tastes Better When It's From Home

HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market” is happening on Nov. 19-20 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Farmers and food-crafters from all over N.M. will be selling their homemade food wares and you can give your support by stocking up. The market will be open 9am-4pm. Admission is $5 per vehicle.

Let Them Eat Junk

Let's all pretend that there isn't a connection between nutrition and cognitive performance in children, and just look the other way while the state shovels cheap crap into schoolchildren. Or, we could listen to what this concerned mother has to say and get serious about raising the next batch of New Mexicans.

Sometimes You Eat the Bar(becue), and Sometimes the Bar(becue) Eats You

Dickey's Barbecue Pit just opened a second location at 1410 Wyoming NE. They will be serving free meals to all active military and vets on Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

Not So Wise After All

Sysco New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against former WisePies owner Michael Baird, the WisePies corporate entity, two WisePies franchises and four other restaurant entities tied to Baird over an alleged $257,671 debt in unpaid food bills. A spokesperson for WisePies said they have no debt with Sysco, since food orders are made by individual locations, not the company.

It Tastes Better When It's For Charity

Buffalo Thunder is hosting the annual Margarita Festival on Nov. 19 from noon-5 pm. A $20 ticket will get you samples of tequilas, margaritas and food tastings. Bring 3 10-ounce cans of non-perishable food to this 21-and-over party, and you'll get a commemorative t-shirt. The food bank Food Depot will be getting 25 percent of the ticket proceeds.