Fork & Fig
A new eatery on Menaul goes for the hip & casual
The Daily Word in the Bulger trial, a bomb-throwing beauty queen and singing canines
The defense says he was an informant; the prosecution says he's a murderer. Bulger's trial should come to a close this afternoon.
Talk about the future in food ...
It looks like the recently crowned Miss Riverton isn't your average bombshell.
Two people were injured in a shootout that targeted the Black Berets motorcycle club. The Black Berets say “it ain't over.”
In Bernalillo County, a man was shot and killed by police on Sunday evening after threatening a deputy.
Apparently breaking into public pools for a late-night dip isn't enough …
The “Old Main” prison, which been closed for 15 years, could become “New Mexico's Alcatraz.”
It seems like Daft Punk might be popular with canines as well.
Route 66 Malt Shop
behind the scenes
Where do spot illustrations come from?
If you want to take a peek at the creative process behind an Alibi illustration now is your chance.
Superstar artist Julia Minamata posted a blog about designing her fantastic emo-hamburger illustration in this week's music section. She also posted one about the Gov. Martinez as Jeannie illustration from last month.
Check them out now!
Doc & Eddy’s
The cure for the common sports bar
Albuquerque doesn’t have any professional sports teams. And while the Duke City Derby, los Lobos and the mighty Isotopes give us a strong tradition of amateur action, what few pro athletes we have tend to be cage fighters. Maybe we should call it “Put Up Your Dukes City.” But since there aren’t major pro Mixed Martial Arts competitions held here, our only public forum is to gather at sports bars and cheer the hometown fighters. This week’s column is the second installment of an occasional series on the best Albuquerque sports bars in which to watch televised hand-to-hand combat. The first installment in the series, in April, covered the Fox and Hound. The third installment, probably sometime next year, is a secret because I’m still actively researching and don’t want to tip anyone off. But if you want to suggest a sports bar in which to watch MMA, please do. Just remember it has to serve good food.
The Daily Word 07.14.10: Fleeting Expletives, Beavis and Butthead, Bad Yogis
Someone in Utah leaked a list of 1,300 supposed illegal immigrants.
Turns out Toyota may not have been at fault for all those sudden acceleration accidents.
New Orleans police officers are charged with the murder of two unarmed people during the post-Katrina chaos.
Teagbaggers place a billboard in Iowa comparing Obama to Hitler.
Apple is censoring discussion of the iPhone 4's antenna problem.
These Mel Gibson quotes are adorable.
Another idiot, another Craigslist story.
What's with all these jackasses trying to patent yoga moves?
MTV is bringing back Beavis and Butt-head.
Have scientists solved the chicken-egg riddle-with science?
Be the first to regret ordering your Betty White calendar.
Are the Jonas Brothers dorks? (YES)
What is really being taught in Bible Belt science classrooms?
Has the Higgs Boson been found?
Unintentionally hilarious infomercial of the day.
Oldest written document found in Jerusalem.
Who really makes money in the record industry?
Two words: FOOTLONG CHEESEBURGER.
Two more words: LASAGNA SANDWICH.
Alibi Flickr Photo of the Day
The Daily Word 6.23.10: Val Kilmer Has Got Some Explaining To Do, Just Say 'No' to i-Dosing, Lion Burgers
Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty, warns of more attacks.
Who are you trying to impress Chicago? 54 people shot over the weekend.
Jerky neighbor Val Kilmer is getting a chance to set the record straight.
In the future all our executions will be tweeted.
The oldest know images of Christ's apostles uncovered in Rome.
This goddamn hamburger has two grilled cheese sandwiches for buns.
Quick! Watch this mashup of Toy Story and The Wire before someone files a takedown notice.
Five DIY alternatives to running the air conditioner.
That nurse in the iconic V-J Day Kiss photo has died at age 91.
The Blues Brothers came out 30 years ago this week.
Ten things to know before you buy that condo.
Remember the Runaway Bride? She's broke.
Are you outraged about this Arizona restaurant's new lion burgers?
I'll take two of whatever these guys are selling.
Are we ignoring the alien beacons?
Now that I have an Xbox 360, I'm excited about these weird promotional Burger King games.
What did you eat on Bruce Campbell's birthday?
The largest home in America is on sale for $75,000000. It still needs interior walls, carpet and tile.
Sad news for nerds, after 40 years The Dr. Demento Show is off the air.
Bob’s Burgers’ taco burgers
Earlier this week, my husband and I went to a used appliance store on Central near Atrisco and purchased an early-Aughts Kenmore washer and dryer set. As we made our way back Downtown we passed a Bob’s Burgers and decided to celebrate our thrifty purchase. Having been vegetarian for many, many years until recently, I’ve still not had (or really desired) the chance to feast on the world’s cornucopia of meaty delicacies. Therefore, I’d never eaten a taco burger, which seems like a ridiculous food, so I was skeptical of its reported deliciousness.
I have to say, eating a taco burger for the first time was like when I gave into the fact that Steely Dan is an excellent band—so processed, so cheesy, so good! I wouldn’t indulge in a cheese food and chile-covered hamburger patty inside of a taco shell, or the jazz rock of Can’t Buy a Thrill every day, or every month. Maybe not even every year. But it’s nice knowing these things are there waiting for me.
[By the way, the new appliances are swell, and we spent $300 (with free delivery and a lifetime warranty) instead of $3,000. Go bargains.]
Food for Thought
A Classic Equation
Homemade ketchup and an honest burger
It's a well-worn American story: ketchup meets burger. But this version is better. The stars of the show are beyond homemade—they're dirt-made, from the ground up: handmade ketchup from homegrown tomatoes, served on ground beef raised by good friends. It's a story about the potential of simple pleasures, carefully crafted—and how the history layered into food adds complexity and flavor, creating a terroir to rival the finest wine. It's a drama you could re-enact at home with a little legwork, and if enough people did, we could put McDonald’s out of business.
Shot of Jack
Kerouac's On the Road hits 50
Sixty years ago last month, when John Kerouac walked out the door of his mother's house in Ozone Park, Queens, America was a different place. Gas cost 23 cents a gallon. The minimum wage was 40 cents an hour. And simple pleasures came a la mode.