Alibi V.29 No.4 • Jan 23-29, 2020 
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Restaurant Review

Umami, Ooh Daddy

Umami Moto finds new home in New Mexico

Umami Moto has a burrito and they have curry. There are sandwiches and stir fry, pot stickers and tots. The idea is to have a little bit of something for everyone. The twist is that all these things have an Asian street food angle to them.
If the theme is a party, then they’re very on theme.
Courtesy of Dia de Los TaKos

Food Events

Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Dia de Los TaKos and Hollow Spirits Work Together

We talk to Chef Dominic Valenzuela about the collaboration between Dia de Los TaKos and Hollow Spirits.

Weekly Specials

Don’t Slaughter Me For Calling It A Meatanza

World’s Largest Matanza Boosts Community

The World’s Largest Matanza is an all-out pig cooking celebration, with red chile-marinated pork in a variety of New Mexican styles, such as carne adovada, ribs and carnitas. Each dish will be accented by fresh tortillas, chicharrones, calabacitas, potatoes, green chile stew and other tasty items, plus live music, dancing, arts and crafts.
Image by Clarke Condé


Feel the Burn

National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show

Let’s make it very clear that the 32nd Annual National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show is not for the faint of palate. This is a serious food show for heat-seekers, not meek-eaters. Again, this year Sandia Resort and Casino is the place to find the finest in hot stuff from around the country. The festival runs all weekend starting Friday, Feb. 28 at 4pm. Tickets are $16 for adults, $5 for those 11 through 18, and free for those under 10 and under. Be sure to get a picture of your youngster with Chile the Kid instead of letting them burn their face off with some crazy hot salsa. For more information on this all-ages event and advance tickets, see


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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