This spring, Zinc's classy and unpretentious Cellar Bar uncorked a monthly series that pairs award-winning cuisine with local breweries. June's dinner just happens to fall on Father's Day. Forego aftershave and socks in favor of housemade boudin blanc sausage, red leaf lettuce topped with apricots and duck confit, and beer-braised short ribs in mole BBQ sauce—all matched up with La Cumbre beers. $35 gets Dad a five-course prix-fixe dinner with pairings on Sunday, but seating is limited: Call 254-9462 right this very instant, or start shopping for ties.
Give Dad the gift of jerk chicken satay with spicy pickled watermelon rind
ABQ Beer Geek
Marble’s (Not) Terrible Twos—Before April of 2008, I didn’t even know there was a Marble Street in Albuquerque. Who would have guessed that two years since its opening, Marble Brewery (111 Marble NW, 243-2739) would make that street one of the most visited in town? And that location (along with the stellar beer, of course) may be a key reason why it’s become such a success: Far enough away from the chaos that is Central Avenue, you can sit on the patio and actually make eye contact without getting threatened with a beat-down.