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 Nov 11 - 17, 2010 
Paternoster’s Table

Mina's Dish

Paternoster’s Table

Restaurateur is a humanitarian with a lot on his plate

By Mina Yamashita

It’s no secret that restaurants are strong supporters of the communities in which they serve. They are, after all, the face of the hospitality industry. This year Scalo Northern Italian Grill received the New Mexico Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Neighbor Award, sharing accolades with sister restaurant Brasserie La Provence. Their ongoing contributions have supported many Duke City groups including schools, churches, civic organizations and, notably, Dismas House, a transitional living facility.

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If anyone can bring foliage back to our cities’ “food deserts,” it's the independent grocers.
Courtesy of James Johnson Piett

Food for Thought

Apples to Urbanites

How one man is reconnecting the inner city to fresh produce

By Ari LeVaux

James Johnson Piett digs retailspecifically, food retail. Focusing on things like "operationalizing how consumers move through a store," as he puts it, might seem prohibitively geeky. But Piett makes it seem very cool.

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