Alibi V.16 No.4 • Jan 25-31, 2007 
The way the cookie crumbles: Although Jean Bernstein avoids them where she can, trans fats are used in some Flying Star baked goods.

The Dish

The most bizarre and startling restaurant news of the new year is that Graze won't live to see the other side of this weekend. You heard right, unfortunately. Owner Michael Chesley, who parted ways with co-owner and Executive Chef Jennifer James in September of 2006, issued a press release last week announcing the restaurant's impending closure. His reason: Despite garnering national attention for the restaurant's focus on small plates and local ingredients, Graze's lofty concept just didn't make financial sense.

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The way the cookie crumbles: Although Jean Bernstein avoids them where she can, trans fats are used in some Flying Star baked goods.

Food for Thought

A Big Fat Headache

What’s all the hubub about trans fats?

Not long ago, “fat” was a simple thing. Fat gave chicharrones their crackling savor. Fat was something that happened to you after you got married.

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Burque’s lone Salvadoran restaurant, located right off the intersection of Bridge and Gof.
Tabatha Roybal

Restaurant Review

Pupuseria Y Restaurant Salvadoreño

You’d be insane to pass up the plantain

The real fun started after I finished my meal and paid my check. I had an excellent meal at Burque’s lone Salvadoran restaurant, located right off the intersection of Bridge and Goff. The service was great, the food was awesome but, boy, did I get some noteworthy tidbits on my way out the door.

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Chowtown Restaurant Guide

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.

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