food and beverage


V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
Reuben sandwich
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

¿Sí Se Puede? Yes, You Did!

Bocadillos serves solid sammies

Bocadillos, with its confluence of terrific eats, a charming and close-knit crew with deep interest in local teams and athletic talent, is poised once more to become another of Albuquerque’s downtown dining institutions.
The Bien Shur cocktail bar
courtesy of Sandia Casino

Bar Review

A Sandia Staycation

Bien Shur serves drinks that complement the views

A good place to celebrate special occasions is Sandia Resort and Casino, and on the top floor is Bien Shur, with its sweeping views of the Sandias, a roaring fireplace in the dining room and bartenders who roll up their sleeves to mix your drink.
V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Beef hot pot and water land hot pot
courtesy of The Bird Hot Pot

Restaurant Review

Hot Pot Finally Hits Albuquerque

The Bird Hot Pot serves adventurous eats and cheap drafts

The Bird Hot Pot is notable for being Albuquerque's first dedicated hot pot restaurant, where you dip raw ingredients into a boiling pot of broth on your dining table to cook them, then into a dipping sauce, and then into your mouth.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018

Restaurant Review

Got the Money, Honey?

Level 5 has sublime food in posh setting

If you’re prepared for a bit of sticker shock, find yourself a reason to go and devour some tasty new offerings alongside some breathtaking views of the city.
S’mores latte
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Better Mornings with Coffee and Yoga

Helix offers yoga, friendly vibe, tasty coffee

Helix aims to draw the work-from-home parent type with their playroom, yoga classes and extensive and well-illustrated coffee menu.
V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
Karma Cafe

Food for Thought

Year of Good Karma

Karma Cafe encourages patrons to buy meals for those in need

Karma Cafe is special because it encourages customers to pay it forward—for each customer who pays standard price, some of the price of the meal goes toward a “meal voucher” that can be claimed by somebody who can’t afford to pay for their meal.
V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018

Restaurant Review

The Acre Makes Farm-to-Table Easy

Buffalo wings and mac n’ cheese for the conscious eater

The Acre is a farm-to-table restaurant that’s accessible, family-friendly and not astronomically priced. Let's hope they've truly found a formula to get the next generation of Burqueños to eat more sustainably and healthily.
V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017

Restaurant Review

New Cuisine for the New Year

Jambo Café is a delicious new culinary opportunity

If it’s Jambo Café’s intrigue and adventure that brings you in, it’ll be their refined menu that brings you back—turning gamble into tradition.
V.26 No.51 | 12/21/2017

Restaurant Review

Europa Brings European Charm to Los Lunas

The farm-owned cafe offers simple fare with a comfy vibe

Whether you’re a Los Lunas resident or simply passing through, Europa is a great place to take friends or family for a long morning of shooting the shit and catching up.

Food for Thought

Food Charities for Holiday Giving

Donate to an anti-hunger org. this season

Many of us began this year with newfound political energy and a burning question: “What can I do to help?” If you’re still asking that question now, then I have one potential answer for you: You can help feed hungry people in your community.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017

Restaurant Review

Prepare To Be Complimented

Chocolate Cartel/Van Rixel Bros. Gelato & Sorbet

Whether you’re shopping for a work potluck, family dinners or you’re just looking for some Albuquerque-specific gifts, the Chocolate Cartel/Van Rixel Bros. Gelato & Sorbet deliver insane flavor combinations.
V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017
The red chile combo plate at El Sabor de Juarez
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Taste of Aztlán

El Sabor de Juarez balances north and south

Meet El Sabor de Juarez, a joint where eaters can relish the best chuleta a la Mexicana ($9.95) in town or feast on a combo plate complete with challengingly piquant carne adovada and perfectly hot, fresh and pillowy sopaipillas.
V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017

Restaurant Review

An “Instant” Favorite

Burritos Alinstante

Burritos Alisante New Mexican fast food, with that like-your-grandma-made-it love, has withstood each test, delivering their downright affordable menu “in an instant.”
V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017
Baingan bhartha
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

More Than a Menu

Curry Leaf’s fare is expansive, creative and supremely gratifying to eat

Curry Leaf is a restaurant worth visiting—probably many times—in order to sample their interesting dishes which are rooted in India and amalgamated with the tastes of New Mexico.
seasons eatings

Season's Eatings

Season’s Eatings: Fall/Winter Edition

What’s good on market stands this season?

Eating seasonally is not only financially clever (things that are in season grow plentifully, so they’re cheaper at grocery stores), it’s also healthier and tastier, as fruits and veggies that are out of season are typically grown with chemicals and shipped from far away.