Alibi V.27 No.26 • June 28-July 4, 2018 
Chris McQuary and Sarah Ciccotello

Food Interview

Burque Bakehouse is a Local Treasure

Local bakery makes uniquely delicious bread and pastries

Alibi chats with Sarah Ciccotello and Chris McQuary about their calling: baked pastries.
wine

Drinking with the Pros

Tim Gaiser on Summer Wines

The Master Sommelier on what wines go best with hot temperatures

Tim Gaiser, an educator in all things wine, tells us how to shop for wine and what’s best for drinking in the summer.

Weekly Specials

Know Your New Mexico Wines

More and more wineries have popped up throughout New Mexico in recent years as vintners are beginning to realize that the state’s arid climate and cheap land are ideal for growing grapes.
The Cordon Moo
Eric Williams Photography

Editor's Note

A Season for Burgers

Seasons does serve burgers

In our Burger Week issue (v27 i25), we wrote that “Seasons doesn’t even have a burger on their regular menu,” which is incorrect. They boast two delicious burgers–an open-faced salmon burger and a half-pound Angus burger–on their lunch menu. The burger pictured is their special for Burger Week, the Cordon Moo: 100 percent Angus beef patty, fano brioche, black forest ham and Gruyère croquette, fried egg, mustard aioli and local scarlet frill.

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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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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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Compassionate Flavor

Saffron Strand's Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Help raise funds to empower the homeless and those at risk to gain new skills and employment while enjoying tapas, hors d'oeuvres, wines and live music by Le Chat Lunatique.
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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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