Alibi V.17 No.14 • April 3-9, 2008 
Amadeo's combo sub sandwich ($6.99) comes with a pickle and chips.

Ask Chef Boy Ari

Smokin’ Oil

Q: Dear Chef,

I hear you're not supposed to use olive oil for frying. But I'm vegan, so my oil options are limited, and olive oil is my favorite! If it's true that olive oil is bad for frying, can you recommend a substitute?

—Frazzled Frybaby

A: The frying-with-olive-oil debate boils down to the temperature at which the oil begins to smoke—also known as the "smoke point." The smoking of oil, like the smoking or burning of anything else, indicates a chemical reaction in which new and potentially harmful compounds can be created.

Different olive oil extraction processes produce different varieties, including "light" (highly filtered), "virgin" (low acidity, no refined oils), "extra-virgin" (first pressing, no heat or chemicals used in the extraction), etc.

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Amadeo's combo sub sandwich ($6.99) comes with a pickle and chips.
Tina Larkin

Restaurant Review

Amadeo’s Pizza and Subs

Pizza on the edge

There are a lot of places in Albuquerque I just haven’t bothered to visit. They’re mostly places I’ve never heard of, down streets I can’t find and in parts of town that I’d be hard-pressed to point out on a map. It’s not a lack of interest or curiosity that keeps me away—it’s my sense of direction. Truth is, if it wasn’t for architects thoughtfully and consistently placing ceilings above my head, I really wouldn’t know which way was up.

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Sip

A Match Made in Motown

Tasting wine irreverently with music

Every time I open a book or flip the channel, another so-called “wine expert” is extolling the merits of food and wine pairing. But listening to snooty suggestions from pretentious experts won't enhance your wine knowledge.

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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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