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 V.18 No.9 | February 26 - March 4, 2009 

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Pickled Sun

The Jerusalem artichoke has absolutely nothing to do with the contested city home to various peoples of the book. It's actually an American original: a tuber that finds its roots from Nova Scotia to Georgia. First eaten by a European in 1605, the artichoke-tasting relative of the sunflower was sent back to the old country, where it enjoyed relative popularity until it got upstaged by the potato. The Italian word for sunflower, girasole, eventually morphed into Jerusalem, and we've all been confused ever since.

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Tacos with sweet and tender calabacitas are   sobroso.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Sabroso’s

Defining Northern New Mexico

Sabroso is a lively little word with more than one use. Like many Spanish words, it’s a workhorse, a multitasker. Depending on how sabroso is used, it can mean something as simple as "tasty" or something more specific, like "salty." As a restaurant name, it’s pretty straightforward: Good food.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 28)

Wine Not?

Albuquerque Wine Festival

Sample wines, live music, food trucks, jewelry and crafts.
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Today's Events

ABQ Trolley Co: The Hopper at Hotel Albuquerque

Trolley transportation during 3-hour "flight" to 5 participating breweries, including Ponderosa, Duel Brewing and Back Alley Draft House.

Free Coffee Tasting at Prosum Roasters

Tomorrow's Events

Albuquerque Wine Festival at Balloon Fiesta Park

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