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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

Restaurant Review

Self-Love One Lunch Special at a Time

Vital Foods serves up gratifying vegan fare

Our in-office vegan checks out this new eatery near Downtown.
V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015

Restaurant Review

Not Quite There

Ponderosa Brewing Company serves great beer, but the food is lacking

This Portland emigré brings great beer to the Sawmill district, though the food needs some improvement.
V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015

Restaurant Review

Where the Bus Stopped

Boiler Monkey Bistro

This crêperie may have lost its wheels, but it’s still going strong.
V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
Like child-Megan, this thing has no idea what's going on

Fame ft. Megan

Last Friday, I had just arrived at work and my supervisor Ty told me to follow him to “a thing” (he was very specific). I grabbed my water bottle and went with him. I thought maybe a meeting was happening and I just didn't see the email, but we went to the lobby and there was a photographer there. Then they started talking about beer and I got excited—free beer is my favorite kind (unless it's not craft, then keep your dirt juice away from me)!

Fate had other plans. Instead I was going to be interviewed with Ty about new breweries in town which meant no free beer. We went outside and stood in front of the office and as the photographer set up, I noticed a chill in the wind and remembered the one other time I've knowingly been on the news 12 years prior.

I was ten, my Mom brought me to a community gathering. It was about a sex offender that was moving to a place near our home. It was intense but I didn't listen to any of it. I likely sat on her lap the entire time wishing I was home. I was uncomfortable being in a school after hours and the place was packed. I didn't understand why we were there. There wasn't anything more to learn about the man or the situation that hadn’t been reported on television. I knew the guy was bad, but it's not like anyone could stop him from moving there.

After the meeting, when everyone was eating snacks, my Mom was interviewed by a local news station. Since I was with her—she was my ride, after all—I stayed by her side during. I remember at the end of her interview, the reporter asked me a couple questions not pertaining to the event (in retrospect, maybe it did a little) like where I went to school and what I liked to learn about. I think he poked my belly but maybe I'm imagining that. I've never really enjoyed being the center of attention unless I’m making a joke (or I’m waiting for a bartender).

The following day at school I remember kids (popular kids!) telling me they saw me on the news and that I looked good, all of which was foreign to 10-year-old Megan. I was on cloud nine. I felt famous. During the interview with Ty, I couldn't tell if I was in the shot so I slowly tried to edge my way out of it. I didn't say anything till the cameraman/reporter said I had been quiet and asked if I had anything to add. I did have a few words, and they misquoted me in the write-up. No one talked to me about it afterwards, but that's fine, because you're reading about it now and that's all the fame I need.

Restaurant Review

The New Traditions

Central Grill and Coffee House

Ty Bannerman checks out this modern diner on East Central.
V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015

Restaurant Review

Worth the Wait

Café Caribe

Ty Bannerman takes a trip to the islands, in the heart of Downtown.
V.24 No.41 | 10/8/2015
Best of Burque Restaurants


Best of Burque Restaurants 2015

Albuquerque loves to eat. More to the point, we love to eat well. How else to explain the copious number of excellent restaurants that our beloved city boasts? And how else to explain how that list grows, year after year? From sumptuous Southwestern cuisine to to Continental cafés to BBQ that rivals anything that the Deep South has to offer, our city keeps pace with almost any other American urban center when it comes to dining options.
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BOBR: Best of the Rest


View all the odds, ends, and miscellaneous award categories here.


Rise and Dine

Breakfast is the most important meal, so check out our readers’ opinions on the best foods to wake up to.
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Dinner Time

Breaking down every aspect of dinner we tell you how to find the best courses in the city.

BOBR: Gluttony

Filling Station

These restaurants will give you the best food for stuffing yourself silly.

BOBR: State Treasures

Food of Enchantment

If food is a reflection of culture, then these foods are the Burque life. The best meals of New Mexico can be found here.

BOBR: Around the World

Have Plate, Will Travel

Find out the best food for the cultured individual.

BOBR: No Bones About It

Meatless Wonders

For your dose of fleshless food these restaurants are the best there is.

BOBR: The Sweet Stuff

Take the Cake

Last but certainly not least. Explore the final course in all its sweet decadence in these restaurants.
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