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Salivation from El Salvador--Just a few days after I asked you to help a homesick Alibi reader find Salvadoran cuisine in the 505, my e-mail and answering machine were flooded with your tips. Some had only driven by, curious but too cautious to try this exotic "El Salvadorean" cuisine. (There's nothing to fear--but it is pronounced "Salvadoran.") Some of you are devoted pupusa-heads with a fortnightly habit. Thanks for your excellent tips! Everyone who piped up will get a pass good for two people at Laffs Comedy Club in Albuquerque.
El Taco Tote
Mexican meat and taters
Papota? What the crap is that? Me being the Google intellectual that I am, I decided to do a bit of homework after a more than filling repast at El Taco Tote, the Mexican grill with the deelish salsa bar. I typed it in, expecting to get an easy answer. Nope. Instead I got webpages in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, none of which provided me with a literal translation. But I wasn’t done yet. There were many other search engines to choose from, and this was now my mission in life.
Cake Fetish is a boutique bakery with a singular passion for cupcakes. Not only that, they've got teeny, tiny cupcakes. Dense, two-bite buttons of cake, so you can comfortably troll through 30 flavor concepts like "Velvet Elvis," red-velvet cake with cream cheese icing, or minty, dark chocolate "Grasshoper," mounded with fluffy French butter cream. You may be tempted to stuff them all in your mouth at once. Do it. This is one instance where you can have your cake and eat it too. They're so tiny!
Look for Cake Fetish on the northwest corner of Louisiana and Menaul, in the Encantada shopping center. They're open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 883-0670 for special orders. Regular-sized cupcakes also available.
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Get Out There
It’s summer in Burque and myriad patios await your presence. Snap the kids out of their bought air-and-video game trance for an outing that culminates in the joyful consumption of healthful and delicious paletas—no, really!—or invite some colleagues and comrades out to smash the swanky local rooftop bar scene with you. If you’re looking for a more pastoral vibe, get your farm-to-table on in Albuquerque’s resplendent North Valley. Here are a handful of our favorite patios in The Duke City. Don’t neglect to slather on some sunscreen and install a rideshare app (such as Uber, Lyft or zTrip) on your smartphone ... in case you over-hydrate.