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V.25 No.49 | 12/8/2016
Incarnate

Film Review

Incarnate

The devil is not in the details in redundant new exorcism drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
Incarnate is terribly derivative and made up of random scraps of a whole bunch of other movies—right down to the “gosh, where have I seen that before?” ending.
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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Moana

Film Review

Moana

Disney sets sail in the South Seas with a mythical new toon

By Devin D. O’Leary
Moana's got everything you love about Disney animated movies, but for all the tradition, this one’s playful about its roots, poking fun at Disney’s endless princess franchise.
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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V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016
Enchilada Ranchera
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Come On Home to Cecilia’s

Jubilation: tortillas again!

By August March
August March visits Downtown institution Cecilia’s Cafe, evoking thoughts of tortillas past and present.
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Pussy Riot

Film Review

A Street Cat Named Bob

Felines and heroin make for an odd mix in feel-good British drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
Felines and heroin make for an odd mix in this feel-good British drama.
V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016
Pork Tenderloin Shashlik

Restaurant Review

A Still Place

Aura's aura of calm

By Joshua Lee
The sauce is boss at Aura European Mediterranean Restaurant.
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Moonlight

Film Review

Moonlight

Somber, poetic look at inner-city manhood ponders multiple questions of identity

By Devin D. O’Leary
Alternately easygoing and hard-hitting, Moonlight is a poignant and ultimately hopeful look at what it means—and what it takes—to be a man in modern-day America.
The Gloaming

Book Review

The Specter of Consequences

The Gloaming traces grief across continents

By Maggie Grimason
The Gloaming, by Melanie Finn, traces grief across continents.
V.25 No.44 | 11/3/2016
Certain Women

Film Review

Certain Women

Kelly Reichardt gets quiet in Montana with an incredible cast

By Devin D. O’Leary

Indie film storyteller Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) offers up another of her slow, contemplative character studies in the minimalist, female-centric drama Certain Women.

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Half rack ribs
Hosho McCreesh

Restaurant Review

No, Seriously ... Mess with Texas!

Marley’s speaks barbeque

By Hosho McCreesh
Talking barbeque is like talking politics, religion or sports. The time, heat and wood that make the specific composition of barbeque smoke are just the beginning, and the rabbit hole gets pretty deep. And at their new North Valley location, proudly staking their claim to a slice of said argument, is Marley’s Barbeque.
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V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016
Al Pastor, Cobia fish (in focus), chicken tinga tacos

Restaurant Review

Bird’s the Word

El Cotorro slings tiny tacos and tasty ice cream

By Renée Chavez
Alibi Managing Editor Renée Chavez discovers El Cotorro, a new haven of taco and ice cream delights.
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V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016
The combination plate, Christmas Style

Restaurant Review

The Road to Padilla’s

It’s paved with sauce and sustainability

By August March
August March gets serious about suburban culture in Burque en route to Padilla’s for an enchilada fix.
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Long Way North

Film Review

Long Way North

Old-fashioned adventure yarn is an animated delight

By Devin D. O’Leary
The old-fashioned adventure yarn, Long Way North, is an animated delight, writes Alibi film critic Devin O’Leary.
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