Handmade Gifts and Tasty Treats at Rail Yards Holiday Market
Due to popular demand, the annual Rail Yards Holiday Market has been extended to two days this year. December 9 and 10 from noon to 4pm, come out to the market to purchase made-from-scratch foods, artisan crafts and all sorts of lovely handmade gifts from over 200 local vendors. Bring a toy or book to donate to Barelas Children, and an old tree ornament to put on the Rail Yards giving tree. There’s free parking and a free shuttle service from the Gold Street Garage at Gold and Second Street. Remember to bring your reusable bags!
Kudos go to Bosque Brewing Co. for stepping up their environmental sustainability game. Bosque recently partnered with Soilutions, a local food composting service, to begin composting 100% of their food waste. They’re the first brewery in the city to do so.
Beer and Beef, a Match Made in Heaven
In another instance of local business power coupling, Black Angus Steak House and Rio Bravo Brewing have partnered to create a four-course dinner that’s expertly paired with different beers from the Rio Bravo taps. The dinner is at Black Angus Steak House (2290 Wyoming Blvd. NE) from 6 to 8pm on Dec. 12. Cost is $40 per person. Call Black Angus at 292-1911 to make reservations today.
When It’s Your Job to Bring Cookies to the Holiday Party
You could go buy a pound of butter and turn your kitchen into a floury mess by baking some holiday cookies at home. If you’re not exactly the baking type, though, consider placing an order with a local bakery—either Burque Bakehouse (4321 Ellison Street NE) or Alchemy Confections Co. (alchemyconfectionco.com)—to get some of their holiday cookies just when you need them. Alchemy will even deliver treats right to your door (assuming your door is within the Albuquerque metro area).
Ethiopia Dinner at Farm & Table
How many opportunities do you have to eat Ethiopian food in Albuquerque? Not many, I’d say. Which is why Farm & Table’s Ethiopian dinner is worth showing up for. Guest chefs Rahel Fikre-Selassie and Adrian Perez join Farm & Table Chef Carrie for an authentic Ethiopian meal paired with wine, followed by a traditional coffee ceremony. This one-night-only event takes place at Farm & Table (8917 Fourth Street NW) from 6 to 9pm on Monday, Dec. 11. Seats are $75. Make reservations by calling 503-7124.