A few new eating and drinking spots debuted in our city last week, and we’re stoked to try them all. Consider them a consolation prize to make up for the rapidly disappearing summer weather. Pay a visit to the new restaurant from Vinaigrette’s Erin Wade, a community kitchen in Downtown and the city’s second La Cumbre taproom, then tell us what you think of them at email@example.com.
Breakfast All Day at Modern General
Erin Wade, the mastermind behind the Vinaigrette chain, is opening a new restaurant in Albuquerque. On Monday, August 27, Modern General opened its doors at 1720 Central SW, right across the street from Manzano Day School and just down the street from Vinaigrette. The “breakfast all day” restaurant will serve a variety of egg dishes, toast and biscuits, oatmeal and other favorite brunch dishes. The restaurant also houses a sort of general mercantile stocked with home and garden goods, pantry foods and some curated Erin Wade favorites. Modern General is open for breakfast, lunch and brunch, Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Three Sisters Kitchen Opens at Last
After years of planning, preparing, getting permits and drumming up support, Three Sisters Kitchen opened at 109 Gold Ave. SW in downtown Albuquerque on Friday, August 24. The community kitchen and culinary incubator is largely the result of the tireless work of Anzia Bennett. According to the invitation for the grand opening event, Three Sisters is a “community classroom, community dining room, commercial test kitchen, and local foods shop & cafe,” and it is the first of its kind in Albuquerque. The space features a beautiful mural by local artist Nani Chacon and a large dining room that will be available for community events. Visit threesisterskitchen.org to find out more and see what events are coming up at Three Sisters.
La Cumbre’s New Westside Digs
La Cumbre Brewing Company has been making “New Mexican beers at their peak” since 2010, and in all that time, they’ve been operating solely out of their brewery and taproom on Girard. But that changed last Monday, when their Westside taproom opened at 5600 Coors Blvd NW. This space is much larger (2,400 square feet) than their first taproom, and features a patio and design by Environmental Dynamics Inc. La Cumbre founder Jeff Erway hopes that the new taproom will be a hit on the Westside, which has relatively fewer breweries and taprooms than other parts of the city.