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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

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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
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Toasting & Tasting

Steel Bender stays busy on Second Street

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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