Sep 8 - 14, 2011 

Mary Ann Goins

Locovore

Market Report: Socorro

A three-ring food circus

By Ari LeVaux

Growers’ markets have an oasis-like feeling to them. They’re sanctuaries of foliage, magnets for cool people and hives of activity. That effect is heightened in Socorro, where the surrounding landscape is sculpted by hot wind and sunshine. In the town’s charming plaza, cool green grass is shaded by immense cottonwood trees. On Saturdays, when the market is in full swing, it feels like a festival—or a barter fair.

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Locovore Bite

By Ari LeVaux

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A sampler from Nexus Brewery
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

ABQ Beer Geek

Brews News

By ABQ Beer Geek

Portland may be considered beer heaven, but forgive me if I spend eternity in beer purgatory here in Albuquerque. Portland (the hipster city, not the lobster city) is reputed to have 30 breweries in a city of 580,000 residents. Albuquerque is catching up quickly with three more breweries looking to open in the coming months. The only question is whether our city has enough craft drinkers to support that growth.

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