Alibi V.16 No.26 • June 28-July 4, 2007 

Ask Chef Boy Ari

Great Scapes

Q: Dear CBA,

Last fall I planted garlic. It’s really taken off this spring, and it’s taller than my bellybutton (I’m 5’9”). Is this normal, or abnormally tall?

Also, I’ve heard you’re supposed to pick off the flowers to make the bulbs bigger. Is this a good idea? When should I do this?

—Garlic Grasshopper

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Clockwise from upper left: sopaipillas, roast beef burrito plate and carne adovada dinner.
Xavier Mascareñas

Restaurant Review

Los Cuates

It's OK to fork around

I've developed a whole new appreciation for our state's superior, scrumptious food after taking some New Mexico newbies into Los Cuates. Seeing our chile-laden regional cuisine through the eyes out-of-towners not only brought back memories of my first honey-drenched sopapilla, but also made me feel like a great sage, dispensing knowledge and wisdom to those not fortunate enough to live here.

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A Moveable Feast

A Family Affair

Add some personality to your annual wienie roast

Damn. Just as you start to relax after making it through Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, yet another less-than-meaningful holiday is upon us. The Fourth of July and all its quasi-patriotic entailments are giving you the stink eye. It’s time to scrape last year’s gunk off the grill, knock the dust off the mismatched patio furniture and fill your Frigidaire with cheap beer.

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Tah-may-to, Tah-mah-to

Tomato Fiesta

Buy heirloom tomatos, participate in gardening seminars, a cooking demonstration, browse the garden trade fair and great food.
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