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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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V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017
Summer berry salad

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Summer Magic

Consistency and kindness reign at St. Clair

By Maggie Grimason
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.
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V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
Meatless Monday pizza
Renée Chavez

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Catch the Pizza Bug

Blue Grasshopper has serious pizza and scads of beer

By Renée Chavez
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.
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V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
Huevos Rancheros
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El Portal de la Percepción

Monica’s is the door to delicious

By August March
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.
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V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
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Beans, Burritos and Office Space

Acapulco will make you want to stay forever

By Joshua Lee
At Acapulco you will find masterfully crafted classics that you might not have realized you were missing so badly.
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V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
Poké bowl

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Ride the Wave

Hello Poké is cool, fresh and filling

By Hosho McCreesh
Rare is the joint that delivers take-away that is focused on a vibrantly fresh and healthy meal. Enter Hello Poké, riding a giant wave of foodie enthusiasm for one of Hawaii’s proudest dishes.
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V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017
Brûléed grapefruit

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Down Home at The Farmacy

Locally-sourced and expertly crafted daytime fare

By Maggie Grimason
With its locally-sourced fare and smart, cool vibes, the quiet and cozy Farmacy is the kind of place Albuquerque deserves as an option.
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V.26 No.20 | 5/18/2017
Another lonche Nuevo Mexicano for August March

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Finding Fractious Familiar

La Familar flummoxes foodie

By August March
A tale of two enchiladas at La Familiar, wherein August March laments the uncertainty of epicurean life, realizing that nothing is forever.
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V.26 No.19 | 5/11/2017
Chicken taco

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When You’re Here, You’re Family

Next level bar food at Sister

By Taylor Grabowsky
Sister is a great place to chill out, talk and enjoy next level bar food—possibly the Central Perk of Albuquerque.
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V.26 No.18 | 5/4/2017
Chicken kabab

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A Citizen of World Cuisine

Pars balances the exotic and the comfortable

By Hosho McCreesh
The next time you and your friends are hungry for anything but the same old thing, step into Pars Cuisine, and step out of the ordinary—comfortable in the knowledge that it'll probably be a lot more familiar than you thought.
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V.26 No.17 | 4/27/2017
Fish tacos

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Light and Color

MAYA “Latin infusion” cuisine is zesty

By Renée Chavez
There is a vast amount of skill harbored in MAYA's kitchen, but consistency is everything.
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V.26 No.16 | 4/20/2017
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Jeff Rhode

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Baca Boys in the Barrio

Lost and found in Burque’s Downtown

By August March
August March could could not believe what an epicurean turn-on the aroma at Baca Boys Cafe evoked in him.
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V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017
Drunken noodles

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Mountains of Chow

Fresh food—and a lot of it—at Fareast Fuzion

By Taylor Grabowsky
Fareast Fuzion overwhelms. Leave with bellies full of tasty food and hearts full of misplaced pride. (Pride that even though you didn't make the food, you made the decision to order the food.)
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V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
Cuban-style grilled cheese

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For Your Consideration …

Delish is a name and a descriptor

By Hosho McCreesh
For a quality breakfast or lunch with stark attention to detail, local sourcing and even artistic presentation, Delish absolutely delivers.
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V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017
Green chile cheeseburger

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Fun with Mary Jane

Coors Cafe is classic

By Renée Chavez
The cook at Coors Cafe must've learned his art from Paula Deen, and in my opinion he's a hero. This little brown café is awesome.
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