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 V.18 No.23 | June 4 - 10, 2009 
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Restaurant Review

Mai Thai

Just right

The green papaya salad called som tam is my preferred litmus test for judging Thai restaurants. When done right, the shredded papaya is crisp and the sauce is tangy and light, and not overpowering in terms of heat or fish sauce. When I ordered som tam the other night at May Thai the waitress asked “How hot?”

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Bite

Curious Orange

Though the term "escabeche" formally refers to pickled fish in Spanish cooking, to us Americans, it's the stuff of plastic bags. In L.A., a taco truck is generally considered remiss if they don't hand out big, glowing orbs of free escabeche—spicy carrot, pickled jalapeños and sweetly spiced white onion mingling in their combined brine, precariously pressing a baggie to its limits.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jun 25)

Get on Your Kombucha Goggles

New Mexico Fermentation Festival

A series of fermentation workshops, chef demos, local food trucks and kids' activities.
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Toast to ABQ at ABQ Uptown

Dine on delicious dishes and sample the very best beverages from 10 local breweries, distilleries and wineries, as well as bring home a souvenir tasting glass.

New Mexico Fermentation Festival at Gutierrez-Hubbell House

South Valley Growers' Market at Cristo Del Valle Presbyterian Church

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