We Have a Winner!—Congratulations to Jason Archuleta for correctly answering all the components of last week's food section quiz and puzzle! Jason emerges $50 richer in Wild Oats groceries and Belgian chocolates, and is the proud new owner of a FirmGrip Straight Peeler by Edge Resources. Way to go, bro!
Vegetarian soul food? One of the nicest things about living in Albuquerque is the sheer variety of people, cultures and sweet, sweet grub. I had been hearing about the vegetarian soul food at La Siringitu for some time, so I decided to make a visit on a Sunday afternoon, just in time for their "gospel brunch."
Warning: Eleventh-hour shopping for the food-lover on your list may result in headaches, wallet hemorrhages and heartburn. Or, worse yet, gift certificates. Avoid "Mall Fever" this year with an inspirational trip to Abode. Located at 109 Amherst SE in Nob Hill, this smart little lifestyle store is packed with cool, classic and funky gift ideas fit for any domestic god or goddess. Visit the store Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Or call 255-1115 to see what's in store for you.