Hotel Andaluz (125 Second Street NW) just announced that they've hired Marc Quiñones as executive chef. Quiñones was a finalist for New Mexico Chef of the Year and Food Network's “Cutthroat Kitchen.” He won Albuquerque Magazine’s title of “Best Chef in the City” in 2012 and 2013. And he once cooked for President George W. Bush aboard Air Force One. This guy is big-time.
Locally owned Red Rock Roasters (4801 Jefferson NE, Rio Rancho) is now offering classes for coffee enthusiasts. Learn the secrets behind the perfect cup. Classes are free, but they suggest donations of $5.
Sandelman & Associates ranked Dion's number 5 on their Top 10 quick-serve restaurants. The pizzeria took honors alongside some big names like Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out Burger.
Martín Rios of Restaurant Martín (526 Galisteo, Santa Fe) is a finalist in the Best Chef: Southwest category of this year's James Beard Foundation awards. That's like the Oscars for chefs!
When In Doubt, Boil
So 99 Degrees Seafood Kitchen (3409 Central NE) in Nob Hill is doing something special: Cajun-style boiled seafood. Hot damn, I love that stuff!
I must have been talking in my sleep. Good god, almighty! Someone invented pizza naan!