Alibi V.16 No.15 • April 12-18, 2007 

Hip Hops

Anchor’s Old Potrero

Old-world spirit

We thought we had the old American mash down: Jack for long nights; Beam for cheap ones; Maker’s Mark for show-off ones; and Knob Creek for those rare instances when we’re not broke or already drunk.

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Tasteful Reads

Fish Wrap

New food magazines, chopped into bite-sized pieces for nibbling

Gastronomica

Tagline: "The Journal of Food and Culture"

Frequency/Cost: Quarterly. $12 each, one year for $39.95, or $29.75 for students and retirees.

Target Audience: Intellectual food lovers.

Design: Elegant layout. The magazine is text-heavy but filled with meaningful artwork and photographs (a six-page spread of family dining room photographs, for example).

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A slice of Texas in the ol’ Burque.
Tina Larkin

Restaurant Review

Spinn’s Burger & Beer

They spinn-ed me right ’round

I’ve vowed never to get fooled again by booze with a “Southwestern” angle. Case in point: I bought a bottle of DeKuyper’s “Cactus Juice” margarita schnapps a few years ago and poured myself a cheap plastic glassful. Despite the ice and several hours worth of chilling time it received, the liquor inside the cowgirl-festooned bottle tasted like I had just brushed my teeth then taken a bite of a lime, rind and all.

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Image courtesy of Dan Rayne Pennington

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Chocolate to Me Baby

Wine and Chocolate Experience

Slate Street Cafe serves up killer food and even better drinks, with a wine selection that makes most people's heads spin. With all that culinary creativity flowing in the back of house, Slate Street proudly presents the Wine and Chocolate Experience. Not content to offer just wine and chocolate, they curate an experience with a five-course hand-crafted menu featuring the food of the gods paired with vino

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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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