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 V.19 No.17 | April 29 - May 5, 2010 
Thai Cuisine II

ABQ Beer Geek

Gas Station Beer

Yeah, it makes me cringe, too. I’ve got bad memories of cross-country road trips where I wasn’t smart enough to plan ahead and have good beers at the ready. The low point may have been the time I had to buy 3-2 beer (that’s half-strength 3.2 percent alcohol beer—and this was Dos Equis, no less!) from a Wal-Mart in El Reno, Okla. I learned that it is biologically impossible to get drunk from 3-2 beer. Dry counties also seem to haunt my road trips. One otherwise forgettable journey, I was ready to stop for the night after a 13-hour drive took me to Nowhere, Ark. When I pulled into a gas station for my own personal fuel, I was told that there was no beer to be had for another 60 miles. I hastily drove to the next sane county. (Unfortunately, I had to settle for Icehouse, which left me feeling kind of dirty in the morning. Like if I stayed at a motel on Central and agreed to some “entertainment.”)

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Pineapple red curry—spicy, sweet, fragrant and creamy with coconut
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Restaurant Review

Thai Cuisine II

A garden of surprises

Stepping into the pragmatically named Thai Cuisine II is like taking a 15-hour plane ride in the blink of an eye. While it’s not exactly Thailand inside, the dining room is a pleasant sanctuary, warmly painted in earthy red and sunset orange, and hung with near-florescent paintings of colorful, idyllic scenes. You quickly forget that you just walked into a red metal roofed A-frame that looks like an old Dairy Queen.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Sep 3)

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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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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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