Alibi V.27 No.51 • Dec 20-26, 2018 
Trio of tacos with Spanish rice

Restaurant Review

Nuevo Mexicano Done Right

Cantina Nueva’s fresh and modern take on New Mexican

Cantina Nueva has gone in a good direction with their freshened up takes on Mexican and New Mexican dishes, and Albuquerque will be glad for the new dining options.
Chef David Ruiz with his award-winning burger
Eric Williams Photography

Food Interview

David Ruiz of Toltec Brewing

“My fondest memories are centered around the kitchen table”

About six years ago David Ruiz moved to Albuquerque, and has since fallen in love with New Mexico. In that short time he’s found massive success as a chef.

Know Your Ingredients

What Are Preserved Lemons?

Not just for tagine anymore

The attractiveness and the salty-tartness of preserved lemons have made them something of an “it” food over the past few years, and more cooks are starting to use it in dishes outside of its usual North African culinary background.

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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