Alibi V.25 No.38 • Sept 22-28, 2016 

Food News

Dinner Bells at the BioPark

The ABQ BioPark is selling tickets to a four course meal and dessert in the park's apple orchard—made completely from fresh ingredients found in the park's Heritage Farm. The Heritage Farm Harvest dinner happens Oct. 8.

The Seattle Seahawks invited ABQ's Joe Powdrell of Mr. Powdrell's Barbeque House to their opening game last weekend. The team's owner is reportedly in talks with Powdrell about selling food anointed in his arbeque sauce at games. That's one small step for Powdrell, one giant leap for cultural transference.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, American sugar consumption is up since the ‘70s, down since the ‘90s and … still bad for you. Apparently we're inching toward better waistlines, though, and a lot of that is thanks to a decrease in the consumption of soda. Who'd have thunk?

Local chef Rob Connoley, famed for his often foraged menu at the now defunct (cough) Curious Kumquat in Silver City, is signing copies of his new cookbook, Acorns & Cattails, at Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe (181 Paseo De Peralta ) in Santa Fe. The book signing is from 3-5pm on Sept. 29, and there will be a $95 cooking class at 6pm, presumably involving stuff you'd find in your backyard. To register call 877-229-7184.

The first taproom from New Mexico’s Abbey Brewing Co—The Monks’ Corner—will host its grand opening Oct. 5. Located inside the Imperial Building at Second Street and Silver in downtown ABQ, this new drinking spot is promising 20 taps, including at least one cider and some outside breweries, too.

Ellie Krieger, of the Washington Post, went on a family tour of the Mediterranean and came back with a message about their diet: It's way better than ours, and it's not just about the food. “There is no word for ‘foodie’ in Italian.” Beautiful.