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V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012
Strawberry and chocolate crepe
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Food

Say “Oui!” to crepes in Downtown Albuquerque

Somewhere off of Central, there’s a little Parisian-style crepe stand with tons of worldly ingredients to choose from, like organic greens and North African harissa. Find out where in this week’s Food Section.

Spinach, turkey and béchamel crepe
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Dish Jockey

Batter Up

Crêpe Central

Crepes, for their simplicity, offer nearly limitless possibilities. Christopher Raven has two batters, and dozens of sweet and savory sauces and fillings.
V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011

Last Minute Gift Guide

Downtown

The Octopus and the Fox

When it comes to inexpensive local crafts, The Octopus and the Fox is about as nifty and comprehensive as it gets. Featuring more than 60 New Mexico arts-and-crafters, the boutique has everything from felt-lined zia bracelets made from beer cans ($20) to popular recycled sweater cat dolls with button-eyes ($18) made by co-owner Belita Orner. And with a stock of screen-printed tees, girls’ dresses and knitted sweatbands with animal ears, there are as many treats for the kids on your gift list as the adults. (And animals, too; sewn catnip toys feature cute kitty faces.) In fact, just about everything at the store is cute and cozy, even felt Frankenstein and vampire dolls. There's also a full supply of organic body goods, and don't miss the awesome volcano and dinosaur wall art. Plus, the recycled-parts earrings made with bug wings and Plexiglas are bound to turn someone into a happy pixie.

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