Alibi V.27 No.4 • Jan 25-31, 2018 
Travis McKenzie and his Van Buren Middle School students in their garden

Food Interview

Travis McKenzie Brings Gardens to APS

The Teacher of the Year hopes for more growth, bigger food budgets

Over the years, Travis McKenzie has worked with many nonprofit organizations to educate young people about food and farming with after school programs, summer camps and field trips, and now he teaches a gardening elective at APS' Van Buren Middle School.
Jan Laird

Weekly Specials

Minus the Souper Bowl, all of the events in this week’s Weekly Specials are classes of some sort, because you can always afford to gain some new skills.

Chowtown Restaurant Guide

At some point down the line Thai food became synonymous with comfort food for me. It was my family’s favorite dining out cuisine when I was young, and now I have a lot of good nostalgia wrapped up in the smell of lemongrass and curry. Tom kha gai, papaya salad and pad see ew are my go-to orders when I’m sick or just craving something warming and familiar, so I’ve visited most of the Thai spots in town to find some of my favorites of each. That GrubHub bill is getting a little out of control at this point, honestly.

Here’s a few of my favorite spots to order Thai in the Duke City. May they bring you many spicy tears and great evenings.