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Burque knows BoB ballots count

And you do too, VOTE NOW!

ABQ's gas tank runs on your opinion
ABQ's gas tank runs on your opinion

Spring is in the air. Everything is coming up roses. Time for a new favorite ... bike path .... Nah, maybe it's just time to punch the mayor of 'Burque in the nose. Hopefully while accompanied by the chick with 'Burque's best tattoo. After ogling Duke City's best bar staff. Or the city's best mural. Whoever you vote for will forgive you. Or laud you. Since you already left the best casino, y'all take note when you bring your car to your fave mechanic and gab about Albuquerque's best TV personality. Don't misinterpret that, we're talking about television. You open-minded, best adult-shopping, filthy-minded folk.

Albuqurque residents want to express their opinion. This is the time. This is the place. Weekly Alibi's Best of Burque is registering your thoughts. Your opinions. Your needlessly biased self-esteem and ego-centric positions on the what-not and the that thing-a-ma-jig that is SO 'Burque. Mmm, sexy.... What is the best vintage apparel store?

A better question is who is the "best street artist"? When you're driving the kids to school, who is the "best local radio personality"? Remember that billboard on northbound I-25 advertising the psychic? No? Weekly Alibi is fairly sure you have psychic friends anyway, so vote already, citizens!

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Queer as Burque

An ABQ Pride photo essay

This is Chris Wright, an attendee at this year's ABQ Pride Fest. To quote my mother, Chris seemed both pretty on the outside & on the inside. His fierce outfit attracted a lot of attention, including the admiration of two small girls. I watched as the young ladies (who were also dressed in their Pride finest) earned smiles & high-fives from this young man. To me, he was everything that Pride should be - vibrant, unique, kind, and inclusive. That's why I titled his photo "Chris Wright is Beautiful."
M. Brianna Stallings
This is Chris Wright, an attendee at this year's ABQ Pride Fest. To quote my mother, Chris seemed both pretty on the outside & on the inside. His fierce outfit attracted a lot of attention, including the admiration of two small girls. I watched as the young ladies (who were also dressed in their Pride finest) earned smiles & high-fives from this young man. To me, he was everything that Pride should be - vibrant, unique, kind, and inclusive. That's why I titled his photo "Chris Wright is Beautiful."
Lookee there! It's Austin Benedict, one of three folks featured on the Pride cover of this week's edition. Managing editor Samantha Anne Carrillo looks on. Read the cover story, "Pride and Perspective" here.
M. Brianna Stallings
Lookee there! It's Austin Benedict, one of three folks featured on the Pride cover of this week's edition. Managing editor Samantha Anne Carrillo looks on. Read the cover story, "Pride and Perspective" here.
Representin' at ABQ Pride Fest, Expo New Mexico. With Mark Lopez.
Samantha Anne Carrillo
Representin' at ABQ Pride Fest, Expo New Mexico. With Mark Lopez.
Copy editor/staff writer Mark Lopez and managing editor/music editor Samantha Anne Carrillo ham it up at the Alibi table.
M. Brianna Stallings
Copy editor/staff writer Mark Lopez and managing editor/music editor Samantha Anne Carrillo ham it up at the Alibi table.
A nice man with a camera gives a T-shirt shout-out to '90s queercore band Pansy Division.
M. Brianna Stallings
A nice man with a camera gives a T-shirt shout-out to '90s queercore band Pansy Division.
Why hello, Kitty Koryn. Nice tail!
M. Brianna Stallings
Why hello, Kitty Koryn. Nice tail!
LGBTohmeohmy!
M. Brianna Stallings
LGBTohmeohmy!
A proud American woman (cue the Guess Who) goes all out with the rainbow body paint.
M. Brianna Stallings
A proud American woman (cue the Guess Who) goes all out with the rainbow body paint.
This young lass is clearly, queerly fab-u-lous.
M. Brianna Stallings
This young lass is clearly, queerly fab-u-lous.
This is Richard. Richard knows his bears.
M. Brianna Stallings
This is Richard. Richard knows his bears.
V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
Mike Tellez
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Pride and Perspective

Burque has character(s)

Author and educator Julian Wolf interviewed four GLBTQ locals, and she shares insight into Burque Pride with the Alibi.
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Food

Now I understand why dogs chase cars

Food truck heaven
Food truck heaven
“Who thought of this idea? Like, ‘Hey man, I’m gonna buy a bus, make it awesome and then sell crepes from it.’ I mean, thank God they did cause this is delicious. ...”

That was a quote from a neighboring customer, and my taste buds surely agree.

Food trucks are not a new phenomenon. They’ve been driven around cities for decades. I even grew up frequenting a taco truck on the way home from soccer practice. It was quick, easy, cheap and, above all, delicious. However, the difference between the taco truck parked in the dirt lot by I-25 and what I experienced this past week are worlds apart.

It began in Los Angeles, as Kogi Korean BBQ trucks weaved their way into the hearts of Californians through tantalizing cuisine. With instantaneous tweets updating the location of their fleet of tasty grub, I’m pretty sure this contributed to the population compulsively checking their smart phones. The whole city was glued to their mobile devices, in pursuit of that damn Kogi truck. I like to imagine a bug-eyed crowd, clutching their growling stomachs while making a rapid zombie crawl into parking lots to find the infamous truck. Needless to say, food trucks were making a gourmet comeback.

The trend soon made its way across the nation and cultures: Belgian waffles in New York City, lobster rolls in Harvard Square, crème brûlée in San Francisco and cupcakes in Philly. You can pretty much get any type of food you could ever want from a mobile kitchen. Yet, unbeknownst to many Burqueños, we too have our own collection of motorized restaurants.

Every Wednesday in the Talin Market parking lot, an array of eclectic vehicles serve up delicious nosh. In the mood for some comfort food? Head on over the The Supper Truck for some good ol’ shrimp and grits or maybe some catfish tacos. What about pierogies? The Gedunk Food Truck can sate that craving in a savory second. Needless to say, Albuquerque is not lacking in diversity. This makes choosing what to eat so much more difficult, but that’s not a problem I’m too upset about having.

The variety and temptation of the trucks did have me wandering around the parking lot for a good 15 minutes, unsure of what delectable dish I was going to have during my lunch break. I finally settled on The Boiler Monkey. This refurbished bus caught my eye with one simple word: crêpe. Whether you want sweetthink Nutella with banana, cinnamon with baked applesor savorymaybe the Burque Turkey interests youthere will be a crêpe specifically created to suit your tastes. As much of a sweet freak as I am, I opted for savory and went with The Farm. Complete with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and feta, and topped with a balsamic reduction sauce, I was in taste bud heaven.

Crêpes from heaven
Crêpes from heaven

Music

Sad Baby Wolves cross paths with the past and look to the future

Sad Baby Wolf (from left) Jason Ward, Marty Crandall, Neal Langford, Maury Crandall and Sean McCullough
Sad Baby Wolf (from left) Jason Ward, Marty Crandall, Neal Langford, Maury Crandall and Sean McCullough

In this week’s music feature, Marisa Demarco tells the story of a local indie rock quintet, Sad Baby Wolf, and how three of its funny, unpretentious members make the rock and roll lifestyle mesh with fatherhood. The Sad Baby Wolves also explain the origin of their name, the evolution of their lineup and, yes, two of the members’ relationships with The Shins. Read all about it here and see them open for the aforementioned famous band at Kiva Auditorium tonight.

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Sad Baby Wolf - “Survival Guide”

Sad Baby Wolf

Opening for The Shins

Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Kiva Auditorium

Inside the Convention Center

401 Second Street NW

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Sad Baby Wolf - “Everything Is” (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)

Tickets: $33 to $43

Holdmyticket.com

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V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
Sad Baby Wolf (from left) Jason Ward, Marty Crandall, Neal Langford, Maury Crandall and Sean McCullough

Aural Fixation

Brotherhood of the (Sad Baby) Wolf

I guess we have to talk about The Shins now

Eschewing the Shins-centric perspective Sad Baby Wolf's publicist urged, Marisa Demarco shares the tale of a local indie rock quintet whose members value family, friendship and maintaining a sense of humor as much as they enjoy rocking out in the limelight.

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V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

She’s Got a Moch

Shit Burqueñas say

The first time I saw actor Lauren Poole become Lynette at a screening of the local film Imagi-Nation, I bristled. But Lynette’s legit. She’s a whole person with varied interests. You’re probably familiar with her “Shit Burqueños (New Mexicans) Say” videos, put up on YouTube by Blackout Theatre Company. See what she had to say in her interview with the Alibi.

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Blackout Theatre Company’s All Sick Burque Speaktionary

Kind of like Merriam-Webster’s with Moch. Example: baeg: noun - a carrying device often used at grocery stores or in a leather variety by women. Example: “You ain’t supposed to use plastic baegs no more. They’re bad for the environment.”

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culture

Ask the chick from "Shit Burqueños Say"

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Lynette, newly crowned Burque culture queen, has all kinds of shit to say. She's going to say it in our paper.

So, like, what do you want to know?

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Culture

Shit Burqueños Say: The Return!

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Using suggestions from people who loved the first video, Blackout Theatre company made a sequel. The original has nearly 300,000 hits on YouTube.

Since I’m from New Mexico all my life, some of these jokes don’t make sense to me. While watching part two, I was thinking to myself, “Mountain? Button? Why’s that in there?” My sister had a similar reaction. She did not understand what was funny about the “Coke” thing in the first one, because that’s what she calls soda pop. Someone had to explain it to her.

It’s great someone’s documenting this stuff. Albuquerque is a special place.

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Fashion

Fashion in Burque

No, for serious

From Burque Style: Sean and Stefanie Montano. He is the co-owner and general manager of Monroe’s. She is owner of Stilo Lifestyle Accessories, a boutique in Nob Hill.
From Burque Style: Sean and Stefanie Montano. He is the co-owner and general manager of Monroe’s. She is owner of Stilo Lifestyle Accessories, a boutique in Nob Hill.

Most fashion writing bugs me. It’s usually snippy, sexist, classist, racist and, above all, anti-local. Women are the primary targets of criticism, everything is absurdly expensive, and white people fashion is the right fashion. Experts usually espouse advice in line with national trends that have nothing to do with your area.

And as we all know, ours is a region with identity.

Which is why I was thrilled to see some locals doing fashion right. The good people at Burque Style embarked on a mission to document our city. (Disclosure: One of their writers, Jessica Del Curto, used to work with me at the Daily Lobo.) The site doesn’t front a nasty tone. Instead, it celebrates the local fashion of regular people.

Today, the team’s posted a boo feature showcasing couples. It’s damn cute.

Travel

NY Times reviews Albuquerque ...

Our 2010 photo contest winner in the ¡Que Albuquerque! category.
Tom Spross
Our 2010 photo contest winner in the ¡Que Albuquerque! category.

... and mostly gets it right.

The article came out in today’s travel section and is part of the “36 hours in ...” series. It appeared online on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Writer Zora O’Neill picked up on spots well-loved by the Alibi and its readers.

She suggests folks visit Parq Central, Golden Crown Panaderia, Marble (winner of Best Beer Bar in this year’s Best of Burque Restaurants), Ezra’s Place, Stevie’s Happy Bikes, Mary and Tito’s (winner of Best Red Chile in this year’s poll), the Church of Beethoven and Los Poblanos.

That’s a pretty good list. Don’t worry: She also gets to stalwarts such as Frontier, the Balloon Fiesta, the Bosque, the KiMo and the trolley.

O’Neill mentions that the sprawl is intimidating to travelersan overlooked point in the argument for infill. She also makes a point of talking about Albuquerque’s “vibrant organic movement.” The Alibi’s food section has been emphasizing that unusual aspect of our desert city since early summer.

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