Alibi V.29 No.4 • Jan 23-29, 2020
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Restaurant Review

Umami, Ooh Daddy

Umami Moto finds new home in New Mexico

Umami Moto has a burrito and they have curry. There are sandwiches and stir fry, pot stickers and tots. The idea is to have a little bit of something for everyone. The twist is that all these things have an Asian street food angle to them.
If the theme is a party, then they’re very on theme.
Courtesy of Dia de Los TaKos

Food Events

Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Dia de Los TaKos and Hollow Spirits Work Together

We talk to Chef Dominic Valenzuela about the collaboration between Dia de Los TaKos and Hollow Spirits.

Weekly Specials

Don’t Slaughter Me For Calling It A Meatanza

World’s Largest Matanza Boosts Community

The World’s Largest Matanza is an all-out pig cooking celebration, with red chile-marinated pork in a variety of New Mexican styles, such as carne adovada, ribs and carnitas. Each dish will be accented by fresh tortillas, chicharrones, calabacitas, potatoes, green chile stew and other tasty items, plus live music, dancing, arts and crafts.
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Keep the Spark Alive

Live After Five

Live After Five! comes to the Electric Playhouse on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6pm to 9pm for an all-ages dining, gaming and recreation event. For those who have never been to Electric Playhouse, imagine visiting the world of Tron, with 100 percent less Jeff Daniels. With a laser light show that blows minds in an interactive environment, move through rooms of light and experience in a way you’ve never been able to do before. In a partnership with Young Professionals of Albuquerque, tickets for non-group members are $30, and allow you to meet and mingle with others in a wondrous locale. With a featured cash bar and a full dinner as well as a presentation from John-Mark and Brandon, expect a full evening of things to do and learn. For more info, visit


Chowtown Restaurant Guide

Get Out There

It’s summer in Burque and myriad patios await your presence. Snap the kids out of their bought air-and-video game trance for an outing that culminates in the joyful consumption of healthful and delicious paletas—no, really!—or invite some colleagues and comrades out to smash the swanky local rooftop bar scene with you. If you’re looking for a more pastoral vibe, get your farm-to-table on in Albuquerque’s resplendent North Valley. Here are a handful of our favorite patios in The Duke City. Don’t neglect to slather on some sunscreen and install a rideshare app (such as Uber, Lyft or zTrip) on your smartphone ... in case you over-hydrate.

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