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V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017
A stuffed sopaipilla
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Plateful of Tortillas, Please

On Duran Central Pharmacy and the Himalayas

Since 1965, Duran Central Pharmacy has been serving la comida Nueva Mexicana to people that crave an authentic dining experience, with everything made in-house by an OG gang of gastronomes whose loyalty to tradition is unmatched in Burque.
V.26 No.37 | 9/14/2017

Restaurant Review

The Idiot

Nick and Jimmy’s proves that Joshua Lee is dumb

After four trips to Nick and Jimmy’s, the reviewer has to admit “eclectic” and "fusion" aren't bad words.
V.26 No.36 | 9/7/2017
Eric Williams

Restaurant Review

Roots Farm Cafe: A Neighborhood Gathering Spot

Tijeras farm-to-table cafe serves up fresh veggies and small-town charm

Roots Farm Cafe has a take-it-easy vibe, with flavorful and fresh food in reasonable portions, without the ridiculously high prices that usually come along with anything vaguely “farm-to-table.”
V.26 No.35 | 8/31/2017
Fried green chile strips
Eric Williams Photography

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Toasting & Tasting

Steel Bender stays busy on Second Street

Steel Bender Brewyard's flavor and service could be improved but it does not have a popularity problem.
V.26 No.34 | 8/24/2017
Lobster ravioli

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Filling in the Blanks

Hanging at Joe's Pasta House

Joe's Pasta House has the relaxed comfort of a familiar neighborhood mom-and-pop diner, but with the staff and menu of a fine dining establishment.
V.26 No.33 | 8/17/2017
Red chile enchiladas
Eric Williams Photography

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“He’s an Eatin’ Lad”

March goes all Jethro on y’all at Kap’s Coffee Shop

Diner fare and New Mexican cuisine are somehow related. They’re both a sort of comfort food available in America, after all. Kap’s Coffee Shop & Diner has both.
V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017

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Lota Years, Lota Yum

Blake’s turns 65

Renée Chavez orders almost every item on the menu at Blake's Lotaburger.
V.26 No.31 | 8/3/2017

Restaurant Review

Farm to Table at Farm & Table

A celebration, steeped in the agrarian history of the North Valley

Farm & Table is definitely upscale, with delicious surprises across the board and exacting detail to every dish, but still approachable enough for anyone’s special occasions.
V.26 No.30 | 7/27/2017
Mango sticky rice
Eric Williams Photography

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The Squash of Thailand

Thai Boran’s unique menu holds some surprises

Josh Lee is overwhelmed by pumpkin curry at Thai Boran and then keeps eating and eating.
V.26 No.29 | 7/20/2017
Enchilada combination plate
Eric Williams Photography

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The Progress of the North

Garduños rules the Heights

August March enjoys Garduños as much as he did a third of a century ago.
V.26 No.28 | 7/13/2017

Restaurant Review

Eat Everything

Flavor blooms at Mazaya Cafe

Mazaya excels in creating a wide variety of mouthwatering and intriguing flavors that keep you reaching for just one more bite.
V.26 No.27 | 7/6/2017

Restaurant Review

Take Me Home, Corrales Road

Bistro Brewery is the place where you belong

Hidden along Old Corrales Road are a few spots for rock-solid casual dining that are downright easy on the wallet—and Corrales Bistro Brewery is a prime example.
V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017

Restaurant Review

Summer Magic

Consistency and kindness reign at St. Clair

Balance seems to be what St. Clair is good at. Their restaurant is upscale without feeling out-of-bounds when you're dressed down, the staff is knowledgeable about the wine list without sounding snobbish, and the food is refined without the price tag.
V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
Meatless Monday pizza
Renée Chavez

Restaurant Review

Catch the Pizza Bug

Blue Grasshopper has serious pizza and scads of beer

Blue Grasshopper Brewpub on the West Side invented neither beer nor pizza, but does a damn fine job at serving up both to the sweaty Burqueños who crawl into its cool, dark depths.
V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
Huevos Rancheros
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

El Portal de la Percepción

Monica’s is the door to delicious

The food at Monica’s El Portal Restaurant resembles and tastes like home-cooked New Mexican fare more than any of the other dozen or so diners August March has visited in the past year.