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V.26 No.7 | 2/16/2017
Taco plate

Restaurant Review

Taco Sal and the Suburban Sopaipillas

An entrance to the fabled Heights still shines

By August March
Taco Sal, a symbol of how a type of food moved up to the Heights, absorbed some of the cultural conveniences and contrivances of a thing called America but kept its native funk and far-out New Mexican identity.
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V.26 No.6 | 2/9/2017
N.Y. strip steak with grilled radicchio
Renée Chavez

Restaurant Review

The Goodish, the Badish and the Frenchish

Jennifer James goes casual-ish

By Renée Chavez
Jennifer James' Frenchish has some balance and flavor issues to work on, but definitely has some dishes to be very, very proud of.
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V.26 No.5 | 2/2/2017
Tio Juanito pizza

Restaurant Review

“You Wanna Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name ...”

Become a regular at Eclectic

By Hosho McCreesh
Eclectic Urban Pizzeria & Tap House offers casual and utilitarian dining with a comfy flair.
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V.26 No.4 | 1/26/2017
Black bean burger

Restaurant Review

Come for the Flicks, Stay for the Fries

Flix Brewhouse opens on West Side

By Robin Babb
Flix Brewhouse is the newest movie theater in Albuquerque, and it comes with the added perk of being a full-service restaurant and brewery.
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V.26 No.3 | 1/19/2017
The Mexican Plate

Restaurant Review

Un Modelo para Llevar a Hogar

El Modelo as archetype; ribs as revelation

By August March
El Modelo’s Nuevo Mexicano cuisine is nearly mythic in presentation and flavor.
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V.26 No.2 | 1/12/2017
Italian mushroom pocket
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Bite of Sunshine

Vibrance offers up plant-based dining in a bright, leafy space

By Maggie Grimason
Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foodies are not likely to be disappointed if they take the time to slow down with Vibrance.
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V.25 No.52 | 12/29/2016

Event Horizon

The Mewment is Now

Friday, Jan 6: Cat Lady Crafts Reception

By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Jan 5 2017 10:00 AM ]
See artwork about not always fitting in in the art world and rejection in other facets of life from artist Sara MacNeil. Runs through 1/31. Performances by dancer Ariel Burge and comedians Danger K Varoz and Caitlin Minton.
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V.26 No.1 | 1/5/2017
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

What'z in a Name?

Reviewer’s assumptions go down in Flamez

By Hosho McCreesh
Flamez does up big, tasty meals in an open and friendly atmosphere, even if it does end in a “z.”
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V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
Biscuits and Gravy
Renée Chavez

Restaurant Review

Zen and the Art of Eating

Karma Cafe feels like home

By Renée Chavez
At Karma Cafe you pay-as-you-feel for excellent food that tastes like it's homemade.
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V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016
First Annual Humble Holidays Arts and Crafts Show

Event Horizon

Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale feat. Really Great Coffee

Sunday, Dec 18: Second Annual Humble Holidays Arts and Craft Show

By Robin Babb [ Sat Dec 17 2016 10:00 AM ]
Browse the works of over 30 local artists, vendors and food trucks while listening to the sounds of the talented Rock 101 Academy musicians.
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The Mexican combo
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Kings of the Wild Frontier

Do us all a favor; go Western

By August March
August March visits the venerable Frontier Restaurant with his wife Samantha, remembers Doctor Shock, hums a bar or two from the first Adam and the Ants album and eats way too many tortillas.
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V.25 No.49 | 12/8/2016
Not Your Traditional Banana Nut Bread

Restaurant Review

Like a Fox

The madness is spreading at SweeTea

By Joshua Lee
SweeTea Bakery Cafe's setup is inspired by the 85°C Bakeries in California (and around the world)—patrons grab a tray and a set of tongs and choose from the sweet and savory items available that day.
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V.25 No.48 | 12/1/2016
Green chile chicken pizza
Hosho McCreesh

Restaurant Review

A New Go-To

Especially for the ain’t-gots

By Hosho McCreesh
Old Town Pizza Parlor fuses the best of all possible pizza worlds into something distinctly New Mexican.
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V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016

Event Horizon

Four Years of Grabbing Back Starts Now

Friday, Nov 25: Civil Rights Workshop

By Robin Babb [ Thu Nov 24 2016 12:00 PM ]
Discuss the threats to American civil rights expected during the next four years. Donations will be taken for ACLU N.M. and Planned Parenthood.
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V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016
Aston Martin

Restaurant Review

423 Textures and Flavors

A Vintage repast

By Renée Chavez
From the unobtrusive yet helpful service to the savory and satisfying cuisine, Vintage 423 is a classy place.
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