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V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017

Restaurant Review

An “Instant” Favorite

Burritos Alinstante

By Hosho McCreesh
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.”
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V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017
Baingan bhartha
Eric Williams Photography

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More Than a Menu

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

By Maggie Grimason
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.
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V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
Green Chile Cheese Bread

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Strike Forth For Trail(er)s Unknown

Trail Rider Pizza

By Hosho McCreesh
Trail Rider Pizza is exactly the kind of kitschy-cool spot you’ll want to see to believe.
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V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017
A stuffed sopaipilla
Eric Williams Photography

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A Plateful of Tortillas, Please

On Duran Central Pharmacy and the Himalayas

By August March
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.
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V.26 No.37 | 9/14/2017
veggie something

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The Idiot

Nick and Jimmy’s proves that Joshua Lee is dumb

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

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Roots Farm Cafe: A Neighborhood Gathering Spot

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

By Robin Babb
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.”
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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

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

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Filling in the Blanks

Hanging at Joe's Pasta House

By Joshua Lee
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.
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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

By August March
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.
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V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017

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Lota Years, Lota Yum

Blake’s turns 65

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

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Farm to Table at Farm & Table

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

By Hosho McCreesh
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.
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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

By Joshua Lee
Josh Lee is overwhelmed by pumpkin curry at Thai Boran and then keeps eating and eating.
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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

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

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Eat Everything

Flavor blooms at Mazaya Cafe

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

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Take Me Home, Corrales Road

Bistro Brewery is the place where you belong

By Hosho McCreesh
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.
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