Flash in the Pan
Easter in the Garden of Good and Evil
The other Sunday I was celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on what used to be my front lawn. Five years ago I covered an area of the yard with black plastic. Deprived of light and water and cooked by the sunlight-absorbing shield, my lawn was toast.
When fresh isn’t available, soak these babies
Our first kitchen mentor, a bear of a man named Joe Parks who instructed us in the college mess hall, used to describe any subpar ingredient from the freezer saying, “Not bad … for a frozen product.” It’s a mantra we’ll always remember. Consequently, we've never championed a frozen, dried or freeze-dried product. It’s fresh or nothing.
Mick’s Chile Fix
Get your licks at Mick’s
An honest-to-god good value is hard to come by these days. The Flowbee I bought for $59.95 came with a promise that I’d be able to “create the most popular haircut styles using the suction power of my vacuum cleaner.” Instead of having titillating tresses, the thing scared the crap out of me and my cats and gave me a bald spot. And then there was the credit card I signed up for, bought a bag of tomatoes with and had a balance of $185 on because of interest and fees that came with the card. So it's with complete confidence that I can assure you that Mick’s Chile Fix does, in fact, offer excellent value for your dining dollar.
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…
Delirium Pairing Dinner
Beer dinners are never truly created equal, with some concepts simply bursting with immaculate execution. The O’Niell’s Pub team is teaming up with the Huyghe crew to bust out the big guns for the Delirium Beer Dinner. Pairing the Delirium line with specialty meals to enhance the Belgium beer’s badass flavor, the highlight of the meal is tiramisu enhanced with two types of alcohol, painstakingly created by dessert artist Brooke Poole and paired with Delirium Black, a strong, dark Belgian ale made by aging Delirium Noctornum in bourbon barrels for 10 months. When consumed together, anyone is sure to find little pink elephants dancing through their mind. Tickets for this 21-plus event happening on Thursday, Oct. 24 at O’Niell’s Pub are $55 per person. Doors are at 6pm. For reservation inquiries and other questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saffron Strand's Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
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.