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 V.17 No.52 | December 25 - 31, 2008 

Hip Hops

Recession Porter

Firestone Walker's Reserve

As the stock market ping-pongs lamely around this season and the financial doom-and-gloom casts shadows even on a good, old-fashioned night of heavy drinking, we see but one quick fix: beer that's strong, dark and cheap. Easier said then done, right? Some of the fancier American concoctions that fill the "dark" bill--Baltic Porters, artisanal, hand-numbered flasks of Scotch barrel-aged Stouts--can be just as heavy on the wallet. Lately the $3.99 bombers from Firestone Walker--especially its "Robust Porter"--have been drawing us away from the glitzier beer-fridge all-stars. Paying less than $4 for a thick, 650-milliliter bottle of roasty, toasty, squid-ink colored beer nowadays is more satisfying than many finer pleasures.

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Stewart Dorris, who co-owns Farina, surveys his territory.
Tina Larkin

Restaurant Review

Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar

Seriously sexy food

Walking into Farina is not unlike walking into my own ego. It's shiny and rough at the same time, all angles and pragmatic, utilitarian lines. Modern sophistication is the dominating aesthetic. Yet it’s also playfully submissive, as evidenced by a flat screen TV hung above the bar. It's a total dream.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Sep 3)

Jazz 'n' Juice

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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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Sep 5)

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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Tomorrow's Events

Nob Hill Growers Market at Morningside Park

Local produce, bakers, herbalists and honey.

Friday

Free Coffee Tasting at Prosum Roasters

Saturday

Wine and Jazz Festival at Villa Hispana @ Expo NM

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