desert fish


V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011
Swingin’ Meat
Lizzy Von Stange

Aural Fixation

Nob Hill Night Life

A little something for everyone

After my last mission to find Downtown dance parties [“Aural Fixation: A Quest For Thursday Night’s Ultimate Downtown Dance Party,” Feb. 24-March 2] I was anxious for another adventure—this time seeking out Nob Hill’s live music scene and dance parties.

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V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011
sweetbreads
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Shucks! We Got Oysters

If you’re an East, West or Gulf Coastian homesick for good, fresh bivalve mollusks, weep no more. Suddenly Albuquerque is full of them. On the other hand, if you’re put off by the idea of eating this viscous morsel, I urge you to give it a try. It’s an acquired taste, but not so different from indulging in good sashimi at your favorite sushi bar or a well-made ceviche.

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V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011
Oysters on the half shell
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Desert Fish

So fresh, you’ll feel the sand between your toes

“Je ne sais quoi” is an overused phrase, and I’m as guilty as anyone—usually with a terrible, dramatic French accent. At Desert Fish, for once, I said it appropriately.

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V.19 No.49 |
Flickr user Swamibu

food

Burque Seafood Hub Opens Tonight

Good seafood isn't always easy to find in this landlocked state, but that might be about to change with the addition of Desert Fish (4214 Central). The restaurant's soft opening tonight features specials like wild sockeye cedar-plank salmon ($18) and Alaskan halibut fish and chips ($10), not to mention a well-stocked oyster bar. A reggae band straight from Jamaica is also on tonight's menu.

Owner Peter Martin says his restaurant is dedicated to freshness. "All our seafood was literally flown in this morning," Martin says.

Hours this weekend are Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Regular hours start Monday. Desert Fish is stocked with a full bar.