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V.25 No.21 | 5/26/2016
Don kasu
R Chavez

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Asian Pear, You are Beautiful

Korean café serves delectable dishes with a smile

By Renée Chavez
Go try out this happy little spot downtown; the food will not disappoint.
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V.25 No.20 | 5/19/2016
The famed Cervantes fireplace
Eric Williams Photography

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Cervantes, Swords and Tequila

There might be enchiladas

By August March
Due to its out-of-the-way location, one-of-a-kind atmosphere and choice menu, Cervantes is indeed a hidden pearl in the oyster of Albuquerque.
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V.25 No.19 | 5/12/2016
Classic Barley Room burger with french fries
Monica Schmitt

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Bar Food for ‘Mericans

Barley Room has a cure for the hangry

By Monica Schmitt
The mediocre American food was not terrible but it was much more satisfying when I was exhausted and deliriously hungry.
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V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
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Oh, wow-o!

Saturday, May 7: Cinco de Mayo Folk Art and Music Festival

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Fri May 6 2016 3:00 PM ]
Featuring over 35 local artists, music by Alpha Blue and Mariachi Amor Eternal, and Wild Fiesta Apron Contest hosted by Cherie and Pamela Montoya.
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Slammin’

Saturday, May 7: OutSpoken Queer Poetry

By Monica Schmitt [ Fri May 6 2016 1:00 PM ]
The slam is open to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and queer-questioning poets. Featuring Queer Xicana poet, Tannia Esparza. Hosted by Erin Northern.
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V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Kimchi Fried Rice

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A Bowl of Ramen and a Metaphor

Naruto’s promising, but unpredictable fare

By Maggie Grimason
While the front of the house has their end of the business in order, the kitchen is still figuring it out, particularly during busy dinner hours.
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V.25 No.17 | 4/28/2016
Calamari

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Tutte le strade conducono a Roma

M’Tucci’s Italian has American crust

By Megan Reneau
The service is outstanding, the presentation is gorgeous, and the food is … well, we’ll get to that in a minute.
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V.25 No.16 | 4/21/2016
Sarah’s Special

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Truckin’ to the Table

Loyola’s is cool and comforting

By August March
Loyola’s features a selection of traditional New Mexican food, its variations and a wide variety of comfort-inducing diner fare. We will be here again.
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V.25 No.15 | 4/14/2016
Pork Belly Tocd, Tofu Toc, Clamato & Beer

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Mixxed Feelings

Baja Mexican food brings the noise

By Megan Reneau
Megan Reneau treks downstairs to try Mixx Food Bar.
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V.25 No.14 | 4/7/2016
Calamari

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Cover Your Mouth

Mimmo's Ristorante and Pizzeria’s home-style Italian is worth the patrons

By Joshua Lee
The shrimp alfredo—a decent helping of larger-than-your-thumb shrimp on top of fettucini in a white sauce—was like a punch in the face, it was so good.
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V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016
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Caped Crusaders

Saturday, Apr 2: Gratitude Bike Parade and Party

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Mar 31 2016 2:15 PM ]
A fun day of riding, giving back and enjoying brews. Project Connect is collecting items for the homeless; check online for a full list.
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V.25 No.13 | 3/31/2016
Sandia Mountain Oysters
courtesy of Courtney’s Kitchen

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Home is Where the Food is

Courtney’s Kitchen offers up love grub

By Fourtney Coster
Despite the feeling of comfort and the delicious, sophisticated take on homey food, there were a few things that I found to be problematic.
V.25 No.12 | 3/24/2016
Enchilada plate at Barelas Coffee House

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Another Home in Barelas

Coffee house provides piquant pastime

By August March
It’s a super-regional form of food, puro Burque, though related cuisine may be experienced in Santa or Cruces. It doesn’t exist in Tejas or Califas or Nueva York.
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V.25 No.10 | 3/10/2016
Cashew mock pork with rice

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Trekking to the Mountains

An Hy Quan is a reason to dine in the Heights

By Maggie Grimason
In my notes about the papaya salad, I simply wrote, “crazy good.”
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V.25 No.9 | 3/3/2016
Margherita Pizza

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Hidden Temple of Pizza

Firenze serves up a mean pie if you can find it

By Joshua Lee
Criminy. I literally moaned. Right there with my windows down in the dark behind a pizzeria.
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