Jan 10 - 16, 2008 

Bite

By Alex Brown and Evan George

Belgian Onion Soup

There are few perceivable pillars of French cooking that are as widely and voraciously loved as scalding-hot onion soup cloaked in a blistering layer of melted Gruyère. Like many of the epic French dishes that canonize the cuisine of rural folk, vegetarians usually remain wholly uninvited. How does one mitigate that beef stock in every single recipe of the gooiest of soups, French onion?

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(From front to back) Seafood tostada plate, three shrimp or fish tostados with rice and fries, a frosty margarita, and chips and salsa
Tina Larkin

Restaurant Review

Mariscos La Playa

Life's a beach

By Maren Tarro

Mariscos La Playa, having made a name for itself in Santa Fe and Española, added to its family of restaurants with a spot here in Burque. Some people still cringe at the idea of traditional Mexican seafood in a place where there isn’t water in sight (to be fair, its new Central location is near the Rio Grande). And while setting out to catch fresh seafood in a landlocked state can be tricky, Mariscos La Playa makes a commendable effort and still keeps prices in a reasonable range.

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