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 V.15 No.40 | October 5 - 11, 2006 

The Dish

All the News That's Fit to Eat

Foodie Finds at the Balloon Fiesta--Besides all the usual eye-openers like coffee, breakfast burritos and T.J. Cinnamons Mini-Cinns, our beloved Balloon Fiesta is starting to offer more diverse food-related activities throughout the day. Here are my best picks for food events at the 2006 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. (And be sure to check for last-minute schedule changes before you head out at www.balloonfiesta.com!)

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Pelican's plank wood, wharf-side look is a natural home for seafood.
Wes Naman

Restaurant Review

Pelican’s Restaurant

Lips Ahoy!

So what do Phil Collins and seafood have in common? I was eating a fine dinner at 30-year-local Pelican’s (the Montgomery location; There’s another one on Coors, one in El Paso, Texas, and one in Oklahoma City, Okla.) when I noticed that the only background music that I had heard since I entered the place was anything and everything by the Phil-ster. When “In the Air Tonight” inevitably came on, I vaguely remembered that weird urban legend about how Phil wrote the song after he and another man watched his friend drown. Wowjust the kind of thing you don’t want to think about while you’re eating. I wanted to find a friendlier way to link the two things.

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Joe coddles a fresh batch of Italian sausage.
Wes Naman

Chewing the Fat

Meet Joe Sausage

The ”Abe Froman” of Albuquerque talks about sausage, the spinach scare and the absolute best way to eat fresh ravioli

Joe doesn't just talk, he speaks in stories and recipes. Every few sentences are punctuated by at least one ingredient, usually three or four, and animated snippets of past conversations, all the while pulling his words along like meat from a grinder. Joe S. Sausage is a real person (the last name is a professional gesture) from a town directly bordering Lake Michigan in Wisconsindeep in the heart of sausage country. His accent is a thick Midwestern brogue, but with a few dead-on Italian embellishments when the right word comes up. As in, “I foand oat aboat mortadella.

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Today's Events

Corrales Growers' Market at Corrales Growers' Market

Fresh, locally grown food and fantastic local music.

Downtown Growers' Market on Civic Plaza at Civic Plaza

Gateway Grower's Market at South Valley Gateway Park

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