The venerable Best of Burque Restaurants returns yet again in 2019 to take the measure of the many and varied bistros, dives, hideaways, nooks, barns, big boxes, small boxes, coffee houses and food trucks. Albuquerque continues to evolve as a restaurant-based life form, a portion of its cells dying back to make room for healthy new growth. Some of last year’s faves have gone the way of the dodo. All of this year’s faves have yet to be made manifest. That’s your job! The nominations phase runs now through Wednesday, August 28, 2019 and you can nominate your favorites once each day. (Think of it as an applause-o-meter and get cracking!)
Democratic candidates seeking the gubernatorial nomination met in Taos last week to speak to voters and Libertarians have launched election campaigns for attorney general, secretary of state and all three congressional districts.
New Mexico Film Week 2018 is a collaborative effort between many organizations to bring government film offices, film festivals, film businesses and filmmakers together and market them to the film industry, both in and out of state.
Though loan forgiveness for large populations of college-educated Americans remains a pipe-dream, there are ways to rehabilitate your loans and get you back on track. The result may not be perfect, but it’s guaranteed to be nightmare ending.
I dig hip-hop. I spent 20 years coming to this conclusion. You all can thank an actor and writer from right here in Burque—who goes by the moniker MistaBill—for getting me hooked up with hip-hop nation in the nineties.
Expansive exhibition creatively explores the complexity of the border
By Maggie Grimason
That The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility has taken on such potency in light of increased emphasis on so-called “border issues” and increasingly exclusionist policies is happenstance, but it makes the show all the more illuminating, instructive, encouraging.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers came out in the House of Representatives to criticize Jeff Sessions and show support for pro-cannabis bills and New Mexicans got a reminder that they should keep their meds in a safe place where children can't find them.
Gov. Susana Martinez' introduction at her final State of the State address last week was interrupted by protesters, Sen. Mimi Stewart was elected Senate Majority Whip by state Democrats to replace state Sen. Michael Padilla and the first bill to be signed during the 2018 New Mexico Legislative Session was done so under a closing deadline.
Cross-cultural crime drama puts a match to modern European society
By Devin D. O’Leary
There is power in In the Fade, and much of it comes from actress Diane Kruger. She holds nothing back, letting the grief, pain and anger of her character spill out onto the screen in tears and blood. Even in moments of quietude and stillness, there’s a keening sadness to her performance. Pay closer attention and you’ll notice a lot of the hot button issues writer/director Fatih Akin folds into this deceptively simple story.
The Teacher of the Year hopes for more growth, bigger food budgets
By Robin Babb
Over the years, Travis McKenzie has worked with many nonprofit organizations to educate young people about food and farming with after school programs, summer camps and field trips, and now he teaches a gardening elective at APS' Van Buren Middle School.
Anzia Bennett talks big plans for the kitchen and café
By Robin Babb
Anzia Bennett's Three Sisters Kitchen is an ambitious project to create a space for people to come together to cook, eat, test new recipes, develop new food businesses, teach and learn from each other.
Karma Cafe encourages patrons to buy meals for those in need
By Robin Babb
Karma Cafe is special because it encourages customers to pay it forward—for each customer who pays standard price, some of the price of the meal goes toward a “meal voucher” that can be claimed by somebody who can’t afford to pay for their meal.
Fidel González, champion for local farmers and a crucial force in the Agri-Cultura Network farming cooperative, has started a GoFundMe page to purchase some of the remaining kitchen and restaurant equipment he needs for Moktezu-mart to support itself through the winter.