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The Daily Word in Martinez at the RNC, onion nuggets and megalopolises

Hurricane Isaac is grows weaker and heads inland, leaving a soggy mess in its wake.

Someone was keeping a military-grade rocket launcher in a Los Lunas storage unit.

The full text of Gov. Susana Martinez’ speech at the convention last night.

Theft is a big problem at UNM.

100-year-old driver injures kids in L.A.

Do vegetarians and vegans think they’re better than you?

McDonald’s archivist—yes, that’s a real job—says before chicken nuggets, there were onion nuggets.

23 musicians share their paintings. (Results are marginally better than when famous actors record albums.)

Speaking of, here’s cell-phone video of Johnny Depp playing guitar at the Lone Ranger wrap party.

Awkward political candidates: How do they happen?

China’s megalopolises are not fun to inhabit.

Space telescope spots millions of supermassive black holes.

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Food

This Week's Food & Dining: UNMH growers’ market, restaurant news

Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Locovore: UNM hospital growers’ market is a fresh idea in “health care”

Mina's Dish: Duke City restaurant news

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Torino’s @ Home, Chow’s invade Nob Hill

Spezzatino:   braised beef brisket on seared polenta cubes
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com
Spezzatino: braised beef brisket on seared polenta cubes

Locovore: A flawless meal @ Torino’s @ Home

Mina's Dish: Chow’s dynasty takes root in Nob Hill

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Cuba Farmer’s Market, NM-style baklava

Cuba’s Caleb Linville is a young seller at the market.
Courtesy of the Cuba Farmers’ Market
Cuba’s Caleb Linville is a young seller at the market.

Locovore: Tips for conquering the Cuba Farmer’s Market

Mina's Dish: Baklava goes New Mexican

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: New restaurants, New Orleans

Holy Cow owner Chris Medina
Mina Yamashita
Holy Cow owner Chris Medina

Have Fork, Will Travel: From garbage to garden in the Lower Ninth Ward

Mina's Dish: Restaurant news, from burgers and wings to sushi and bistros

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: the versatile chopsticks, egg farming revolution

My everyday chopsticks
Mina Yamashita
My everyday chopsticks

Mina's Dish: Getting a handle on chopsticks

Food for Thought: Sweeping (but slow) changes for factory egg farming could be headed our way

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Downtown’s bRgR, Chef Claus at La Provence

Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Locovore: Downtown’s bRgR focuses on local meat with exotic flavor

Mina's Dish: Chef Claus takes over at La Provence

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: whole grain recipe, Golden Crown Panaderia

A fresh-picked salad flanks a pizza made with local blue corn meal.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com
A fresh-picked salad flanks a pizza made with local blue corn meal.

Mina's Dish: Going with the grain

Locovore: Golden Crown Panadería does green to a perfect golden brown

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: halal meat hunting, plant offal recipes

“Plant offal” includes carrot tops and spinach bottoms.
Ari LeVaux
“Plant offal” includes carrot tops and spinach bottoms.

Mina's Dish: A guide to halal meats in Albuquerque

Robbing the Compost Pile: Carrot tops, spinach bottoms and the whole radish

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Two farmer’s market options for your weekend, smart garden growing at The Urban Store

Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Locovore: Market Report: Early birds and late-bloomers in the North Valley. Alibi Food critic Ari LeVaux gives the scoop on farmers markets in Los Ranchos and Corrales.

Mina's Dish: Green living sprouts up from the concrete at The Urban Store. Kathy Isaacson and Chuck Alex’s Urban Store lives by the mantra “grow, eat, return”—and so can you.

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: coffee and pastries at Jo’s Place

Mina Yamashita

Locovore: There’s nothing average about Jo’s Place

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: flatiron steak and peppers, Cafe Green

Mina's Dish: Flatiron steak and polenta pudding in peppers

Locovore: Cafe Green’s seasonal cuisine

Cafe Green Photos: The unpublished pics

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Five Star Burgers, feast for ears for Barrett House

Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Locovore: Five Star Burgers serves meat that’s bloody well done

Mina's Dish: A feast for the ears benefits Barrett House

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Our new approach to eating local, Burque chicken farming

Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com

Mina's Dish: Thinking about backyard chickens? Better get cooped up

Locovore: The Alibi's new local-centric mandate for food criticism

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Tough roosters, great coq au vin; waffles and hugs at Tim’s Place

Chicken tacos at Tim’s Place
Mina Yamashita
Chicken tacos at Tim’s Place

Food for Thought: When the roosters get tough, the tough make coq au vin

Mina's Dish: Great waffles and free hugs at Tim’s Place

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