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.
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.
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.
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.