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V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018

Restaurant Review

Escape the Noise at Cellar Bar

Zinc’s downstairs bar offers a stellar happy hour and a relaxed vibe

Cellar Bar is a sexy place where you'll feel compelled to dress up a little, and not even be upset about it.
V.27 No.49 | 12/6/2018
The sushi boats are a big part of Shogun’s charm
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Hosho Dreams of Sushi

Shogun delivers quality sushi and serene vibes

Shogun has become part of the city's dining DNA, an Albuquerque institution. Any time you and yours have a hankerin' for Japanese, the consistent quality and vibrant central location make it hard to beat.
Left Turn Distilling
Lauren Kostelnick

Bar Review

Turn Left for Great Drinks

Spirits, brews and snacks at Left Turn Distilling

Left Turn Distilling is a haven of very pointedly New Mexican liquors and ciders that doesn’t typically get mentioned in the guidebooks.
V.27 No.46 | 11/15/2018
The Kyoto roll
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

New Japanese Joint in Rio Rancho

Kyoto offers sushi and noodles to a chain-heavy neighborhood

Kyoto is certainly a step above most of what’s available to Rio Rancho, and residents seem to have caught onto that.
V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
Filet de salmon
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

La Belle Vie!

P’tit Louis Bistro sends you to Paris for a night

If you prefer traditional French over more experimental fusion or updated takes on the cuisine, then you'll find plenty to love at P'tit Louis Bistro.
sandhill cranes

Winter Guide

Winter Guide 2018

We like our sunshine a lot here in the Land of Enchantment, but winter is a fine time as well. New Mexico boasts some excellent skiing locations and a host of top-notch cold-weather events, so don’t just bundle up and hide in front of your space heater this season. Head out to the four corners of our state in search of culture, food, sports and other entertaining activities.
V.27 No.44 | 11/1/2018
The sunshine bowl
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

I Want to Live at Modern General

New Erin Wade restaurant serves diner food with modern touch

This overall vibe that Modern General has going on definitely has a lot to do with its appeal. Thankfully, the food is as lovely and satisfying as the restaurant itself.
V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
Green chile cheeseburger
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Eat Your Meat!

A preamble for seasonal carnivores

August and Samantha hunt for steaks and burgers.
V.27 No.42 | 10/18/2018
Sesame Chicken combo plate
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Compelled Toward Lam’s

Old Town eatery is awesome!

Weekly Alibi visits Lam’s Chinese Restaurant and it’s tricky.
V.27 No.40 | 10/4/2018
Elote
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Tacos and Ice Cream In One Place?!

El Cotorro combines concept and craftsmanship

When it comes to crowd-pleasing ideas to build a restaurant around, the concept of El Cotorro is hard to beat. "Craft tacos and craft ice cream" is a simple enough idea, while still one that can easily go wrong if you don't deliver on either front. But with a bustling Nob Hill location, ever-changing (but always tasty) specials and an outdoor patio that seats about 15, El Cotorro delivers.
V.27 No.39 | 9/27/2018
Fish fillet choo chee
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Sweet Talk

Fighting the urges at Thai Spice

Under the influence of Candida, Josh Lee visits Thai Spice and orders everything that has sweetness.
V.27 No.38 | 9/20/2018
The Kathy Burger
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Visit to the Valley

Kathy’s Carry Out on Isleta reps Burque

En Burque, it’s always time for Kathy’s Carry Out!
V.27 No.37 | 9/13/2018
Peruvian corn in crema sauce
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

When Fusion Cuisine Grows Up

Poki Poblano Fusion serves original, tasty dishes in classy atmosphere

Poki Poblano has hit a lovely balance in this new restaurant: It not only has great food, but it also happens to be a very cool place to hang out.
V.27 No.36 | 9/6/2018
Key lime pie from Los Ranchos Bakery
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Taste of Home, Wherever You’re From

Los Ranchos Bakery has big city vibe with neighborhood charm

So often forgotten in the world of breakfast pastries, the scone is the effortless liaison between sweet and savory, and can work perfectly with eggs, or as a stand-in for a doughnut. The underlying base of Los Ranchos Bakery's scones is truly what carries the day—be they savory or sweet.
V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
The classic Laguna burger
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Worth the Wait

New Laguna Burger location proves as tasty as ever

With their first in-town location opening last December, Laguna Burger has taken the I-40 road trip reluctance and instantly replaced it with nearby convenience—not to mention quality casual dining at prices that'll have mall chain franchises gulping and tugging at their collar.