Alibi V.20 No.28 • July 14-20, 2011 
Wild rice

Mina's Dish

Hearty Flavors From a Handful of Seeds

Cooking with whole grains

I came late to whole grains—being brought up eating white rice at every meal. With the possible exception of rolled oats, most of the grains I encountered were hulled, bleached, sweetened and renutritionized before they hit my plate.

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Pratt Morales opened Golden Crown Panadería 35 years ago.
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Locovore

Golden Crown

Adobe carb laboratory gets grow room

The most local salads in town might come from a bakery. An indoor growing operation—lights, fans, reflectors and of course plants—was germinated in the west end of Golden Crown Panadería last April. For the counter staff, it's almost too local for comfort, as the expanding tangle of greens, tomatoes and peppers is growing into their workspace. If you order one of the appropriately named “huge” salads, they find the scissors and start snipping. They also make one of the best loaves of green chile bread on the planet.
Image courtesy of National Hispanic Cultural Center

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Red, Green and All Day Saturday

Bosque Chile Festival

Spend the day eating fresh chile and generally whooping it up with the whole family at the Bosque Chile Festival on Aug. 17 from 10am to 6pm at National Hispanic Cultural Center. There are cooking demonstrations, food trucks, craft vendors and craft beers, a chicharron competition, a fun run and a poetry slam. It’s $5 if you are over 12 and free if you are not. For more information on this all-ages event, see nhccnm.org.

 

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Distill and Chill

3rd Annual NM Distiller's Guild Festival and Bartending Competition

Grab a glass, a taste and a cocktail with eleven of NM's finest distilleries.
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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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