Alibi V.17 No.43 • Oct 23-29, 2008 

Ask Chef Boy Ari

Kimchi Advice—the Good, the Bad and the Easy

Q: Dear Ari,

I want to try making kimchi. I was talking to someone who said they heard you let the Napa cabbage sit a little bit in the fridge or the garage first and let it break down and rot a little bit before making kimchi. Do you think there is any truth to this?

—Kimchi Grasshopper

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“Charlie's Pizza” ($8.50) layers a housemade tortilla with ground beef, salsa, white and yellow cheese, and green chile strips.
Tina Larkin

Restaurant Review

Charlie's Front and Back Door

I liked it both ways

This place is a dive. And I mean that in a good way—unpretentious and broken-in like a favorite pair of scuffed boots.

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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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