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 V.16 No.52 | December 27 - January 2, 2008 

Ask Chef Boy Ari

No Need to Fuss about Thawing Meat

Q: Dear Flash,

I’ve heard it’s best to thaw frozen meat slowly in a fridge, like overnight. Is this true? And if so, why?

—Frozen Thoughts

A: Dear Frozen,

I’ve heard that too, and I think it’s a good idea. Unfortunately, this would require more foresight than I have on most days. I did do some digging in order to answer your question, wondering if I might learn something that might make me change my ways.

There is a reason, safety-wise, for thawing meat in the refrigerator, as opposed to a warmer environment. When thawed in the fridge, the meat can’t possibly warm up to temperatures at which bacterial growth or other forms of spoilage might occur.

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This magical crust might enrobe your next calzone ($6 à la carte).
Tina Larkin

Restaurant Review

Tony’s Pizza

David size, Goliath flavor

Tony, the sauce-slinger and namesake of Tony’s Pizza, learned his Italian grandmother's cucina skills by way of his mother. He works from a tiny kitchen on the corner of Tijeras and Seventh Street, where he pushes pies out to diners seated in one of the seven tables that make up his restaurant.

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Nov 26)

For the Men


Eat turkey legs, ham, baby back ribs and more while watching football on 11 massive TVs.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Nov 27)

House Hunters: Gingerbread Edition

7th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest

Children and adults are invited to enter a gingerbread house inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community, church or historic building. Entries accepted Nov. 27-Dec. 7.
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Today's Events

Mansgiving at Altitude Sports Grill

Eat turkey legs, ham, baby back ribs and more while watching football on 11 massive TVs.

Tomorrow's Events

7th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center


Cinnamon Cafe Cooking Classes at Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe

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