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Making Grown Men Cry Since 1992
Local pizza chain Dion’s announced the opening of their 22nd restaurant location a few weeks ago, and now another local chain, Pizza 9, has announced the opening of a new location in Las Vegas, Nev. The new spot opens in 2 months and will employ 50 people. It’s no surprise that the chain is doing so well—there are more than 20 locations in New Mexico and Texas, and the Franchise Business Review listed Pizza 9 in its “Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.”
There’s good news, and there’s good news that’s sort of bad news. Like finding out that there are fewer restaurants in ABQ failing their health inspections this year than last. Woo hoo! Never let it be said that Duke City isn’t willing to go that extra mile and meet average standards. According to city health records, only 21 places in the metro area have been slapped with the dreaded “Red Tag of Doom” so far this year, compared with a whopping 144 businesses that failed in 2013. Mark DiMenna, Deputy Director for the City of Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department told KRQE that many of the red-tags seen in the past were due to business owners failing to pay fees. If you’d like to see how a particular business did, you can find the results at cabq.gov.
Food Tour New Mexico has offered tourists and locals alike a number of food-themed tours of Santa Fe and Albuquerque and even painting classes. This year, they plan on expanding their business model to include dinner tours of our favorite funky neighbor, Santa Fe. At $90 a ticket, visiting foodies can experience progressive fine dining that includes wine pairings with meals and history lessons on local cuisine. The tour will feature four stops and the first venture starts within the next two weeks. For tickets, visit foodtournewmexico.com.
Research done by the University of New Mexico has shown that slapping giant arrows on the floors of a supermarket that point customers toward the produce section can increase sales of fruit and vegetables by 15%. I’m pretty sure that means people don’t realize they can buy produce at grocery stores. Either that or arrows can make people buy anything.
If there’s one thing I can’t stand doing in the summer, it’s cooking. If you even touch the oven knob in my kitchen during these sweltering months, you’ll likely get a fine slap about the wrist from yours truly. We will also no longer be friends. Thankfully, someone has heard my cries of angst and wrote up a list of 90 summertime dinner recipes. No more tuna salad and Kool-Aid!