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 V.18 No.39 | September 24 - 30, 2009 
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Sergio Salvador

Restaurant Review

Casa de Benavidez

A taste of “old" Placitas in the North Valley

I first learned about Casa de Benavidez from an old hippie in Placitas. His eyes glazed dreamily as he described a North Valley restaurant that serves “Placitas-style” New Mexican food. Rita Benavidez, the owner, grew up near the old hippie’s commune. When I asked him if he’d join me for dinner, he said, “Just give me enough advance notice. I’ll need to shave.”

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We're nearing the end of the stone fruit season (apricots, peaches, nectarines and the like), and tomatoes are really rocking, so why not throw them together? Just like throwing a little salt on your dessert, these two fruits offer flavors and textures that complement and contrast each other; both are acidic, both are (or should be) sweet and both have a lusty, oozy nature that prompts slurping and licking. It was only a matter of time before they ended up on the cutting board together. Are peach soups and tomato cobblers in the not-so-distant future?

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Nov 26)

For the Men


Eat turkey legs, ham, baby back ribs and more while watching football on 11 massive TVs.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Nov 27)

House Hunters: Gingerbread Edition

7th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest

Children and adults are invited to enter a gingerbread house inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community, church or historic building. Entries accepted Nov. 27-Dec. 7.
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Today's Events

Tasty Wednesday: Organic NM Traditional Balsamico at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Tomorrow's Events

Mansgiving at Altitude Sports Grill

Eat turkey legs, ham, baby back ribs and more while watching football on 11 massive TVs.


7th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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