Dining Out Special
New Year's Eve on the Menu
Don't drop the ball—make your reservation today
Remember when you partied like it was 1999? Well, how about making this New Year's Eve less about chugging peppermint schnapps, and more about having an elegant, grown-up dinner and a midnight toast with a n-i-i-ice flute of bubbly? Our ever-eating city is host to a bountiful bevy of multiple-course supper parties at some of the best spots in town, and for a few extra clams you can wine, dine and feel fine, all without swabbing the bathroom floor the morning after. Here's a list of the happening places to get your attention and your leftover holiday bread.
Belle of the Ball
Glamour-puss libations to ring in the new year—under budget
New Year's Eve should be spent in the company of friends and lovers, not in the throes of panic and champagne sticker shock. Resolve to treat yourself—and your wallet—right in 2006 by stocking up on haute-holiday cheer at Jubilation Fine Wines and Spirits. Located at 3512 Lomas NE (on the southwest corner of Lomas and Carlisle), Jubilation specializes in wines, liquors, microbrews and champagne in a variety of price ranges.
When I lived in Chicago and biked around all winter, I learned firsthand how much a stiff drink can warm the cockles of your heart even on the coldest day. A shot of whiskey brings color to the cheeks, calms the chattering teeth and makes the ride back home through the slushy streets seem a little less daunting. Though winter in Albuquerque is a lot less traumatic, there are still moments when we need a warming draught to get ourselves through. Here are a few places we turn to for that tonic on a cold night.