Alibi V.16 No.13 • March 29-April 4, 2007 
Marge Piercy

Hip Hops

Brother David's Double Abbey-style Ale

Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

The label says it all. There's the ice-capped mountains, the amber waves of grain and the pretty plains of Anderson Valley depicted in all their glory—and right there in the middle of this splendor is Brother David with his sick, furry mustache and his favorite death-metal monk hood. (Brother David also looks suspiciously like the mid-’90s cab-driving spokesman for MTV.) The point is this Abbey-style dark ale is unique in a way that takes some getting used to: It's not how you might have made it, and it kinda sticks out, but it touches you nevertheless.

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Marge Piercy

Tasteful Reads

Pesach revised

Cookbook is the perfect vehicle for a discussion of feminism, ritual and, of course, great food

Marge Piercy remembers the seders of her childhood, where the rapid-fire Haggadah, read mostly in Hebrew, "had all the emotional content of the directions for installing a DVD recorder." Her book Pesach for the Rest of Us makes itself pretty clear in its first pages—this is not a text for traditionalists.

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The chile relleno ($6.99) comes with beans, rice and smothered in cheese.
Tina Larkin

Restaurant Review

Lindo Mexico Restaurant

It’s a beautiful place

Cash only—not a concept that most of us are familiar with in this age of plastic-in-a-hurry. I cruised into Lindo Mexico for lunch on a busy weekday and was greeted, seated and my beverage brought out before I read the looming, fortuitous “cash only” warning on the menu. Crap. I got up and made tracks to the ATM up the block, apologizing on my way out the door for my lack of money that folded or jingled. When I returned, my drink and chips were gone, and two new diners were seated at the table.

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The West Is the Fest

Mountain West Brew Fest

Enjoy NM craft beer tastings, live music, food trucks, kids' activities and more.
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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato

Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta

Enjoy heirloom tomato tastings, treats, activities for kids, live music, produce, craft vendors and cooking demos with presentations on preserving a harvest and a plant diagnostic clinic.
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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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