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V.22 No.10 | 3/7/2013
Thai Vegan’s second location recently opened on Central.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Veggie Migration

Thai Vegan dishes in a new location

By Ari LeVaux
During its short tenure on Central, east of Carlisle, the now defunct Filipino Kitchen was perhaps the town’s most carnivorous eatery. The restaurant space, which shares a plaza with the Route 66 Malt Shop, is now inhabited by a new outpost of Thai Vegan, the original being on Osuna near San Mateo.
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V.22 No.8 | 2/21/2013
The chicken biryani has a strong ginger accent.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Spicing It Up

Paddy Rawal’s OM Fine Indian Dining

By Ty Bannerman
Does Albuquerque need another Indian restaurant?

It’s not like we’re lacking in options. A quick google search brings up eight different places, six of which I’ve eaten at more than once, two of which I go to regularly. That’s not counting the many that have, over the years, popped up and then faded away. And now, a ninth has entered the Albuquerque scene.
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Alibi Picks

Gothic Poetics

The Bells: A Night of Poe Inspired Music

American Romantic author Edgar Allen Poe's stories of love and horror have long inspired sonic interpretation. Composers like André Caplet, Rachmaninoff and Nikita Koshkin all created aural tributes to his work. Modern music is likewise littered with references to the macabre maven's tales. From country and folk singers like Jim Reeves, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez to metal acts like Nightwish, Iron Maiden and Cradle of Filth, songs influenced by Poe's yarns are omnipresent. As part of the 2013 Poe Festival, local musicians gather to pay homage to the writer at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW) tomorrow night. Starting at 10 p.m., Ladies Society of Grenadiers, The Great Depression, Barney Lopez, Chris Walsh and Ryan Sciarrotta rock “The Bells” at this free, 21-and-over concert. Blackbird Buvette • Sat Feb 9 • 10 pm • FREE • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

V.22 No.6 | 2/7/2013
Val Hollingsworth

Restaurant Review

Eat Your Greens

Vinaigrette knows how to dress a salad

By Jana Lee Aspin
Vinaigrette is a refreshing change from the mix of mostly New Mexican, Asian, and pizza places that dot Downtown and Old Town Albuquerque.
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V.22 No.5 | 1/31/2013
The Nawlins burger mixes cajun spice with creamy blue cheese.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Secret No More

B2B Bistronomy arrives in Nob Hill

By Brianna Stallings
Nestled into half of the space formerly occupied by now-defunct Vivace, Bistronomy B2B is a small restaurant that specializes in burgers and beer (that’s what the B2B stands for), as well as salads and mixed drinks. Inside, a square bar dominates the dining area. Behind it, a wall of 33 taps pump out an assortment of local microbrews—Marble, Chama River, Turtle Mountain, etc. Bistronomy is yet another proponent of the locavore trend, so the beer and food both call Albuquerque home.
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V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
The crafty dog.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Hot Dogs in Evening Wear

Street food steps out at Urban Hotdog Company

By Gail Guengerich
UHDC opened their doors three months ago in a strip center near Cottonwood Mall. Their approach is to doll up a Nathan’s Famous all-beef frankfurter with everything under the sun—particularly foodie favorites like fancy cheeses, fresh herbs, slaws and sauces.
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V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013
Grandma’s carne adovada is something special.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Consider the Travis

Breakfast at Grandma’s K & I Diner

By Ty Bannerman
Strangely situated joint gives the feel of a warm and cozy diner straight from the set of “Twin Peaks.”

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V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013
Antiquity’s menu includes French classics and South American delicacies like the Chilean sea bass.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Backstreet Bistro

Hide from the world at Antiquity

By Ty Bannerman
Classy, yet unmistakably Albuquerque, this backstreet bistro transports eaters to a new world with French classics and South American delicacies.
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V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012
What is the best food truck in Albuquerque? These three men couldn’t make the call.
Ari LeVaux

Restaurant Review

Battle of the Food Trucks

Dia de los Takos has its day

By Ari LeVaux
Gauchito Catering and Dia De Los Takos duke it out to win the hearts and stomachs of Marble patrons and local judges.

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V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
The Santa Fe pancakes come with ham and eggs.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Pancake Fusion

The Mid- and Southwest meet at Roper’s Restaurant

By Ty Bannerman
Cowboy diner serves up giant burritos, Santa Fe pancakes and breakfast favorites.
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V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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Light and Luscious

Limonata Italian Street Food Caffe

By Gail Guengerich

There was a time when the words "Italian street food" conjured one image in my mind—gelato. The treat was all I saw in Italy as a poor college student, not because it actually was the only street food available, but because it was so eye-grabbing and delicious.

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dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #273: I ride my bike onto the UNM campus.

I ride my bike onto the UNM campus from Central. I meet my boss walking west. He has some suggestions for me. I ride on. Everything seems new and different from when I went to school. I see my boss again, who has some more suggestions. G is waiting for me on the mall with her friends. I am 5 minutes late. We must get to McGee’s restaurant. We ride together across campus. I am able to ride up and down the steps smoothly. In a concrete drain V, people lay reading. In the V, I run over a girl's stick of butter. My tires start to slip a little. We arrive at McGee’s. The waiters are all well-dressed and there are fancy green and yellow oil lamps on the long central bar. It seems like a pretty nice place for UNM.

V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Route 66 Malt Shop

By Ty Bannerman
Albuquerque’s stretch of the old Mother Road is home to the Route 66 Malt Shop, a restaurant that attempts to capture the spirit of a storied era while also addressing the foodie concerns of the Nob Hill neighborhood it calls home.
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V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012
Meat grilled in the Argentine way
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Locovore

From the Pampas to the Cashays

Gauchito Catering delivers authentic Argentine food

By Ari LeVaux
The grilling style of the gauchos

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Alibi Picks

Roll out the Barrel

Deschutes Base Camp Week: Hats Off to Homebrewers

Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery

The guys from Deschutes Brewery, purveyor of Mirror Pond Ale and Obsidian Stout, are in town for Base Camp Week, a craft beer celebration. There will be events all around town, from a White IPA release party at Seasons Rotisserie & Grill to a tasting at Jubilation, and appearances by, um, "a giant traveling beer barrel named Woody." But the event I'm most excited about is the Hats Off to Homebrewers workshop tonight at O'Niell's Pub on Juan Tabo. Deschutes brewer David Brendgard will be offering advice to local do-it-your-selfers on improving their beer. He'll also be giving away recipe books, bags of hops and other complimentary brewing supplies. A crew from La Cumbre Brewing will be on tap to talk shop, too. Plus, O'Niell's will offer a special menu starting at 6 p.m. and pair it with selected beers for the occasion. $20 gets you in the door—$15 if you're a member of the American Homebrewers Association. O'Niell's Pub, Northeast Heights • 5-8 pm • $15-$20 • 21+ • deschutesbrewery.com

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