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V.26 No.33 | 8/17/2017
Red chile enchiladas
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“He’s an Eatin’ Lad”

March goes all Jethro on y’all at Kap’s Coffee Shop

By August March
Diner fare and New Mexican cuisine are somehow related. They’re both a sort of comfort food available in America, after all. Kap’s Coffee Shop & Diner has both.
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V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017

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Lota Years, Lota Yum

Blake’s turns 65

By Renée Chavez
Renée Chavez orders almost every item on the menu at Blake's Lotaburger.
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V.26 No.31 | 8/3/2017
Hudson Valley duck breast

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Farm to Table at Farm & Table

A celebration, steeped in the agrarian history of the North Valley

By Hosho McCreesh
Farm & Table is definitely upscale, with delicious surprises across the board and exacting detail to every dish, but still approachable enough for anyone’s special occasions.
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V.26 No.30 | 7/27/2017
Mango sticky rice
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The Squash of Thailand

Thai Boran’s unique menu holds some surprises

By Joshua Lee
Josh Lee is overwhelmed by pumpkin curry at Thai Boran and then keeps eating and eating.
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V.26 No.29 | 7/20/2017
Enchilada combination plate
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The Progress of the North

Garduños rules the Heights

By August March
August March enjoys Garduños as much as he did a third of a century ago.
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V.26 No.28 | 7/13/2017

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Eat Everything

Flavor blooms at Mazaya Cafe

By Renée Chavez
Mazaya excels in creating a wide variety of mouthwatering and intriguing flavors that keep you reaching for just one more bite.
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V.26 No.27 | 7/6/2017
Green chile cheeseburger

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Take Me Home, Corrales Road

Bistro Brewery is the place where you belong

By Hosho McCreesh
Hidden along Old Corrales Road are a few spots for rock-solid casual dining that are downright easy on the wallet—and Corrales Bistro Brewery is a prime example.
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V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017
Summer berry salad

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Summer Magic

Consistency and kindness reign at St. Clair

By Maggie Grimason
Balance seems to be what St. Clair is good at. Their restaurant is upscale without feeling out-of-bounds when you're dressed down, the staff is knowledgeable about the wine list without sounding snobbish, and the food is refined without the price tag.
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V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
Meatless Monday pizza
Renée Chavez

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Catch the Pizza Bug

Blue Grasshopper has serious pizza and scads of beer

By Renée Chavez
Blue Grasshopper Brewpub on the West Side invented neither beer nor pizza, but does a damn fine job at serving up both to the sweaty Burqueños who crawl into its cool, dark depths.
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V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
Huevos Rancheros
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El Portal de la Percepción

Monica’s is the door to delicious

By August March
The food at Monica’s El Portal Restaurant resembles and tastes like home-cooked New Mexican fare more than any of the other dozen or so diners August March has visited in the past year.
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V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
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Beans, Burritos and Office Space

Acapulco will make you want to stay forever

By Joshua Lee
At Acapulco you will find masterfully crafted classics that you might not have realized you were missing so badly.
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V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
Poké bowl

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Ride the Wave

Hello Poké is cool, fresh and filling

By Hosho McCreesh
Rare is the joint that delivers take-away that is focused on a vibrantly fresh and healthy meal. Enter Hello Poké, riding a giant wave of foodie enthusiasm for one of Hawaii’s proudest dishes.
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V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017
Brûléed grapefruit

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Down Home at The Farmacy

Locally-sourced and expertly crafted daytime fare

By Maggie Grimason
With its locally-sourced fare and smart, cool vibes, the quiet and cozy Farmacy is the kind of place Albuquerque deserves as an option.
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V.26 No.20 | 5/18/2017
Another lonche Nuevo Mexicano for August March

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Finding Fractious Familiar

La Familar flummoxes foodie

By August March
A tale of two enchiladas at La Familiar, wherein August March laments the uncertainty of epicurean life, realizing that nothing is forever.
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V.26 No.19 | 5/11/2017
Chicken taco

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When You’re Here, You’re Family

Next level bar food at Sister

By Taylor Grabowsky
Sister is a great place to chill out, talk and enjoy next level bar food—possibly the Central Perk of Albuquerque.
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