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Ticket giveaway to tomorrow’s taco party!

The first 10 people to email taco@alibi.com with their favorite taco recipe get a free pair of tickets to tomorrow’s Taco USA bash. The legendary Al Hurricane will take the stage at El Pinto, along with ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist Gustavo Arellano.

The festivities will last from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and include a free taco bar, queso, chips and salsa.

You do not have to come pick up your free tickets. Instead, they’ll await you at will call. If you miss out on the free tickets, go to alibi.com/tacousa where they’re half-price.

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¡Half-price! tix to see Al Hurricane and Gustavo Arellano

Right now, you can buy entry into the Alibi’s Taco USA party at El Pinto for only $12.50. The legendary Al Hurricane and his big band will take the stage. ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist Gustavo Arellano will talk about his new book on tacos. Plus, there will be free tacos, queso, salsa and chips.

The party is Wednesday! Get your tickets at alibi.com/tacousa.

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The 6th Annual Salsa Fiesta in Old Town Albuquerque. Saturday, August 14th, "Best Homemade Salsa" tasting contest, Salsa Dancing and Bands, Childrens activities. Several Old Town area restaurants will be featuring special offerings of New Mexico wines provided by members of the New Mexico Winegrowers Association. Each participating restaurant will offer its own version of Salsa Fiesta specials that will introduce patrons to new food and wine pairings. Events going on throughout Oldtown..
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Alibi Flickr Photo of the Day

Posted to Alibi's Flickr photo pool by rich_new_mexico

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The 6th Annual Salsa Fiesta in Old Town Albuquerque. Saturday, August 14th, "Best Homemade Salsa" tasting contest, Salsa Dancing and Bands, Childrens activities. Several Old Town area restaurants will be featuring special offerings of New Mexico wines provided by members of the New Mexico Winegrowers Association. Each participating restaurant will offer its own version of Salsa Fiesta specials that will introduce patrons to new food and wine pairings. Events going on throughout Oldtown..
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Photo by Rich Sanchez.

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Burger Talk

Bob’s Burgers’ taco burgers

A parking lot taco burger feast
A parking lot taco burger feast

Earlier this week, my husband and I went to a used appliance store on Central near Atrisco and purchased an early-Aughts Kenmore washer and dryer set. As we made our way back Downtown we passed a Bob’s Burgers and decided to celebrate our thrifty purchase. Having been vegetarian for many, many years until recently, I’ve still not had (or really desired) the chance to feast on the world’s cornucopia of meaty delicacies. Therefore, I’d never eaten a taco burger, which seems like a ridiculous food, so I was skeptical of its reported deliciousness.

I have to say, eating a taco burger for the first time was like when I gave into the fact that Steely Dan is an excellent band—so processed, so cheesy, so good! I wouldn’t indulge in a cheese food and chile-covered hamburger patty inside of a taco shell, or the jazz rock of Can’t Buy a Thrill every day, or every month. Maybe not even every year. But it’s nice knowing these things are there waiting for me.

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Steely Dan performs “Reelin’ In the Years” on Midnight Special in ‘73.

[By the way, the new appliances are swell, and we spent $300 (with free delivery and a lifetime warranty) instead of $3,000. Go bargains.]

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