Alibi V.26 No.3 • Jan 19-25, 2017 
The Mexican Plate

Restaurant Review

Un Modelo para Llevar a Hogar

El Modelo as archetype; ribs as revelation

El Modelo’s Nuevo Mexicano cuisine is nearly mythic in presentation and flavor.

Food News

A bill to bring your own wine into restaurants, Chipotle opening two locations, eat insects to help the planet, a truck crashes into Pasión and three Mexican restaurants get hit.

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.