Alibi V.16 No.49 • Dec 6-12, 2007 
Che ba ba   is a creamy tapioca dessert from Lee's Bakery.

Restaurant Review

Lee’s Bakery

Dessert first, questions later

Last week was colder than a well digger's nether regions, and I was not at all inclined to leave the warmth under my stack of comforters. Still, I donned my thermal underwear and drove to the corner of Louisiana and Central, hoping like hell I’d find a good Vietnamese sandwich.

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Sip

Spirited Gifts

Five wine websites that let your fingers do the shopping

There are some people that are just a pain in the ass to shop for: Your boss who’s having a midlife crisis, the Stepford-like neighbor who just invited you to a politically correct “holiday” party, or a second cousin, twice removed, whose presence is gracing yours out of the blue. Some already have everything, some don’t like anything and some you really don’t know that well. Too bad. You still have to get them something. And the gift for casual acquaintances or for that special wino in your life is just a mouse click away.

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Bite

Über Tubers

Fresh truffles are ridiculously expensive. The ones you're looking at go for $2,000 per pound, approximately $350 each. Why in god’s name would anyone pay so much for something that looks like a blond dirt clod? What do they even taste like, anyway?

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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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