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 V.15 No.44 | November 2 - 8, 2006 

The Dish

Fighting Ferns with Raw Fish--Years ago, a friend taught me a new word for those ubiquitous, family-oriented chain restaurants that proliferate near freeway exits. You know the type. Places that are decorated by The Big Metal Turn-of-the-Century Reproduction Sign Company. Places that pour foot-high, neon cocktails with embarrassing names like the "Chattanooga Chocolate Twister." Places where the food is reassuringly bland, Americanized and uncomplicated. She called these places "fern bars."

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“Stick a fork in me! I’m full.”
Wes Naman

A Moveable Feast

Dìa de Dulce

Treat yourself and the dearly departed for Dìa de los Muertos

Oct. 31 is a night of youthful celebration. In the United States, children scour their neighborhoods for mini-candy bars and bubble gum in silly costumes, and adults take a nostalgic journey into the world of make believe. In Mexico, the country celebrates the life of youth already departed during Young Souls Day—day one of Dìa de los Muertos, held the first week in November each year.

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A Moveable Feast

Dìa de los Muertos en Albuquerque

You don’t have to make it yourself to enjoy traditional Dìa de los Muertos foods. Here’s a sampling of local restaurants and bakeries where you can find two other traditional foods: pan de muerto and mole (pronounced mole-ay).

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Sep 3)

Jazz 'n' Juice

Wine and Jazz Festival

Meet local wine makers, sample their creations and purchase wines by the glass, bottle or case all while the brightest jazz bands and musicians take the stage.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Sep 5)

Free Your Hands and Your Mind Will Follow

2nd Annual Food-On-A-Stick Festival

The best foods trucks and bakers in Albuquerque serve up unique dishes all on-a-stick.
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Today's Events

Corrales Growers' Market at Corrales Growers' Market

ABQ Bike and Brew Tour at Routes Bicycle Tours and Rentals

Mile Hi Farmers' Market at Alvarado Park

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