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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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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Image courtesy of Brooke Poole

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Delirium Delights in Decadence

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 skyler@oniells.com.

 

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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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