alibi.com
Alibi Bucks
 Jul 9 - 15, 2009 

Bite

Nuts for Beer

By

Rosemary, olive oil and sea salt make pecans a big hit. Vanilla-honey and fresh nutmeg turn cashews into crack cocaine. But the real powerhouse of our most recent beer bust was an improvised recipe—stumbled upon while ransacking Alex's spice shelves—for spicy smoked peanuts. A touch of brown sugar, coarse salt, a kiss of cayenne, wallops of bright red Aleppo pepper and, crucially, smoked black pepper helped plenty of people brave the line for another bomber.


[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Owner Monica Baca has rolled out El Portal’s house-made tortillas every day since it opened 33 years ago.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Monica’s El Portal

True Old Town

By

Monica’s El Portal may be the answer to the quest common among Old Town visitors for some real New Mexican food without tourist trappings. Lurking on the edge of Old Town and partially hidden by trees (which also shade the patio), this is a place where the state question—red or green?—applies to nearly every menu option.


[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Vanessa Partricks

EVENT HORIZON ()

Drag Yourself to Brunch

Legs and Eggs: A Drag Brunch Extravaganza

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Enjoy a special, elegantly curated brunch menu featuring comedy and musical performances by Albuquerque's finest drag entertainers. Reservations recommended.
calendar

EVENT HORIZON ()

Sweet and Saucy

Rebel Donut Beer Pairing

By Robin Babb
Featuring four of Rebel Donuts' most famous recipes paired with some favorite beers on tap.
calendar

More Food Events

Chowtown Restaurant Guide

NEWSLETTERS Great Alibi stories, events and deals delivered to your inbox each week. No fooling!
View desktop version