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Hatching a plot ... to grow food!

Hector has a few fallow acres behind his house in the South Valley. Shelly maintains honey bee hives, but they've outgrown the land she keeps them on. If they could find each other, they'd be able to work out a mutually beneficial arrangement—but how? That's the purpose of the Growing Local Mixer, held this evening at The Source (1111 Carlisle SE). From 4 to 7 p.m., aspiring food producers and people with land to spare can meet each other over snacks—and hopefully make some sweet connections. RSVP at bit.ly/growlocal.

Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Food

Dish Jockey: Eating our way through the Duke City, one dish at a time

The Alibi is launching a terrific new food column in this issue. The idea behind Dish Jockey is to illuminate Albuquerque’s culinary underbelly, exploring some of the more unusual cuisines and dishes to be found here. Each micro-review highlights just one specialty of the house—a dish so singular, it deserves to have a whole column to itself. We’re starting things off with two helpings of exotic soups— Talking Drums’ African goat pepper stew and Arirang’s Korean soon tofu. Have a suggestion for a for another Dish Jockey fixation? Post a comment here or email food@alibi.com.

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This weekend! The Chocolate and Coffee Fest paints the town brown

When you're alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go Downtown ... to get amped on chocolate and espresso. That's certainly the case at this weekend's Chocolate and Coffee Fest, happening at the Convention Center. With tons of vendors, free samples, cooking demos, contests and beverages for kids and adults alike, you'll be a happy, caffeinated camper. An adults-only chocolate and tequila tasting party ($20 entry) starts things off tonight. Saturday and Sunday tickets are $10, $8 students and seniors, free for kids 12 and under. Details at chocolateandcoffeefest.com.

Best of Burque

Best of Burque: Less than 24 hours left to vote!

The Alibi’s reader poll on all things Albuquerque closes at noon tomorrow. Get in there and place your bets on Best of Burque, and remember: You can always log in, add, delete and change any of your answers right up until the deadline.

Peter McBride

Feature

Tonight! Outdoor cinema at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

The world-touring film fest makes a pit stop at the KiMo Theatre at 7 p.m. Its fluid and beautifully shot collection of short films features mountain culture, outdoor sports and environmental subjects—including Chasing Water, previewed in this week’s feature. Bonus: $10 to $12 tickets benefit the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and the Mountain Fund.

Best of Burque

Best of Burque: One week left to vote!

Time’s running out to give us your input on 136 diverse categories, from civic life to arts to shopping. You can log in, add, delete and change any of your answers in Alibi’s Best of Burque poll right up until the deadline: Thursday, March 22, at noon. Get in there!

Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Drinking in Bernalillo

Does that idea depress you? If you’re at Silva’s Saloon—the nearly century-old Bernalillo bar that’s passed through three generations of one family—you could wind up as happy as a lubricated clam. This week’s feature sifts through layers of the beloved dive bar’s history, patrons and tchotchkes. Oh, and did we mention the place is for sale—lock, stock and barrel?

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: bronze Yoda statuette ($600)

“Of Yoda Star Wars this a bronze statue. 3-5/8 inches tall mounted on oak base. Nice addtion to any collection, would this be. One of kind, have found another not. See in person to apreciate, asking $600 must. Hmmmmmm.”

Hwy. 165 will never be the same again.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Food

A food truck parks in Placitas

On a dusty shoulder off Hwy. 165, Chef Kimberley Calvo is turning out creative dishes with top-shelf ingredients at The Seasonal Palate. And it’s mobile. Restaurant critic Ari LeVaux investigates in this week’s food section.

Best of Burque

Best of Burque: Vote now!

We’ve got 136 categories that need your input: Vote in the Alibi’s Best of Burque poll right now! (You can change any of your answers right up until Thursday, March 22, at noon. And while you’re at it, you artistic types should think about entering the Alibi Best of Art Contest for the artwork we’ll run in the results issue.)