Alibi V.22 No.7 • Feb 14-20, 2013 

Flash in the Pan

The Quinoa Question

Many quinoa-lovers have hit the existential skids recently, thanks to a story in England's Guardian about the supposedly negative effects of buying imported quinoa. But, The idea that worldwide demand for quinoa is causing undue harm where it's produced is an oversimplification at best.

The Mouthful

Sitting Out V-Day

Here are a few places I recommend calling up for an anti-Valentine’s dinner. Don’t forget to light a candle or two as you unwrap the plastic bags and open the styrofoam.

Chowtown Restaurant Guide

When I lived in Chicago and biked around all winter, I learned firsthand how much a stiff drink can warm the cockles of your heart even on the coldest day. A shot of whiskey brings color to the cheeks, calms the chattering teeth and makes the ride back home through the slushy streets seem a little less daunting. Though winter in Albuquerque is a lot less traumatic, there are still moments when we need a warming draught to get ourselves through. Here are a few places we turn to for that tonic on a cold night.