Nob Hill


V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013

news

The Daily Word in Peter O’Toole, stem cells and China on the moon

The Daily Word

Were the Boston Bombers victims of mind control?

Rest in peace, Peter O’Toole.

China is on the moon.

A kidney was grown from stem cells.

Let’s recap the new animals discovered in 2013.

Watch the trailer for the Christopher Nolan’s new movie.

Norwegians are getting blown around by Ivar.

There’s been a rash of Nob Hill burglaries.

A pedestrian got hit at Coal and Second.

Happy birthday Ludwig van Beethoven.

V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013
Latkas with sour cream and applesauce
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Let’s Kugel

Nosh brings Jewish food to Burque

Jewish deli cuisine comes to Nob Hill.
V.22 No.27 |

news

The Daily Word in BP appeals case, Roswell and Google Doodle and superhero villains

The Daily Word

BP Lawyer cites "irreparable injustices" in how settlement payments are being handled.

Officials probe why a jet that crash landed in San Francisco was flying too slow before it hit the runway.

Authorities search for 40 missing people after a train blast in Quebec town that killed five.

Michael Allen speaks out in speculation over whether Albuquerque police could have spared his brother, Vincent Wood, who was shot multiple times on Friday night.

Albuquerque remembers Austin Hudson-LaPore.

Google Doodle and Roswell? Oh, we're there!

City planners want to make Central a little snazzier! Neon signs anyone?

First Batman ... and now Spider-Man? I thought superheroes were supposed to fight crime!

V.22 No.4 |

News

The Daily Word in tree chopping, Steven Seagal and offal food

The Daily Word

America's favorite washed-up martial artist, Buddhist tulku and alleged puppy killer, Steven Seagal, will be joining the sheriff's posse in Dona Ana county. Because why not?

The City will make a new Nob Hill business pay for cutting down a "community tree" earlier in the week and provoking neighborhood outcry.

Tired of waiting for city buses? Here are some new reasons to fiddle with your smart phone while you stand there.

Burns Night fans, take note: real haggis remains illegal in the US. Because it is gross.

And it turns out that goat cheese burns really, really well.

V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012

Food

Food Truck Fight?

As food trucks grow in popularity and start motoring into more and more parts of our city, there are bound to be some growing pains associated with them. The Nob Hill Neighborhood Association will be discussing some food truck related issues at their meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Build New Mexico (122 Tulane).

In particular, some members of the Association are concerned that food trucks have been blocking usage of brick and mortar businesses and clogging up public parking. They’d like to see the area’s zoning changed so that trucks are relegated to setting up shop outside of parking lots and away from storefronts. Others believe that the mobile restaurants make the area more pedestrian friendly and vibrant overall and shouldn’t be restricted.

If you’ve got an opinion on this issue, consider stopping by the meeting and voicing your concerns. You can also email the Nob Hill Main Street Board at nobhillabqmainstreet@gmail.com or leave a comment on the Neighborhood Associatin’s facebook page.

We at the Alibi will be following this issue as well, so check back for updates in the near future.

V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012

news

The Daily Word in Red Bull, Scientology and Weaponization.

The Daily Word

An heir to the Red Bull fortune is accused of a fatal hit and run.

Did the Church of Scientology audition girlfriends for Tom Cruise?

Old Navy needs a new proofreader.

An Iowa air show disaster was caught on tape.

The Obama White House brews beer.

Here are some “perfectly timed” photos.

Here is some interesting song trivia.

Here’s what happens when you try to kick a cop.

Weaponize your life with these fun projects.

Keanu is sad.

This map of the Fantasy World can’t possibly be accurate.

Albuquerque is going to host a conference on sex offender issues.

Tractor won the fight for growlers in Nob Hill.

Russ Sype for President.

Happy birthday, Beyonce.

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Behold, asada fries!
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Food

A mouthful of carne asada fries

On a steep Nob Hill side street behind Imbibe is a tiny hole-in-the-wall kitchen, clad mostly in stainless steel. It’s called The Last Call, or TLC, and its proximity to Albuquerque’s nightlife weighs heavily on the short, funky menu. Read all about TLC’s signature dish in this week’s Food section.

Behold, asada fries!
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Dish Jockey

Carne + Asada + Fries

The Last Call

On a steep Nob Hill side street behind Imbibe is a tiny hole-in-the-wall kitchen, clad mostly in stainless steel. It’s called The Last Call, or TLC, and its proximity to Albuquerque’s nightlife weighs heavily on the short, funky menu. There are pickup lines attached to the taco dishes, each of which contain three tacos, or “threesomes.” The slider plate promises a “couple.”

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V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011
Self Serve’s Matie Fricker (left) and Molly Adler
Tina Larkin

Shopping

Tonight! Neighborhood-wide Christmas sales at the Nob Hill Park and Shop

To make up for the “apocalyptic windstorm from hell" that damned this year’s Nob Hill Shop and Stroll, local business in the area will offer extended hours and deep discounts tonight.

More than 40 stores are expected to participate, says event organizer and Self Serve co-owner Matie Fricker. Visit on.fb.me/parkandshop to see what’s shaking.

Nowhere near Nob Hill? We’ve got suggestions for other mom and pops in your neck of the woods in our Last-Minute Gift Guide.

Last Minute Gift Guide

Nob Hill and Lomas

Sukhmani Nob Hill

Sukhmani is a family endeavor. Behind the counter, Sat Bachan Anthony smiles and says the store is named for his niece. His wife painted the images adorning the walls. With his mother, he makes the uncommon and beautiful jewelry they sell—chunks of stone in beautiful settings. His sister Sat Gurumukh Khalsa co-owns the small but uncluttered shop. The environment is calm and relaxing. Inexpensive candles and body products line the shelves, and glass cases house jewelry at a variety of prices.

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Last Minute Gift Guide

Nob Hill Park and Shop

Nob Hill's Shop and Stroll was besieged by "an apocalyptic windstorm from hell" this year, says Self Serve owner Matie Fricker. It's supposed to be the biggest sales day on the calendar. But the weather depressed turnout, which was "really damaging for our bottom line," she says. It added momentum to a downward trend that started before the winter. "Many local businesses we love have closed in the last year."

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V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

District 6: Nob Hill and the International District

The Alibi endorses: Rey Garduño

You've got to hear unopposed incumbent Rey Garduño talk about the International District. Most of the editorial staffers at the Alibi have had a hard time adjusting to the term that replaced the War Zone. The new name went on like a glossy coat of paint on a busted fence—or so we thought. By the end of our endorsement interview with the councilor, we were sold.

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V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Chow Dynasty

Stalwart Asian bistro is reborn in Nob Hill

Fan Tang

Chow’s Chinese Bistro opened in Santa Fe in 1993. I remember a friend telling me about a great new Chinese place I should try, and I did. The food was a step up from ordinary—fresh, bright flavors, and ingredients beyond mix-and-match vegetables. In 1999, the first Albuquerque Chow’s opened on Juan Tabo, followed by another at Cottonwood mall in 2005. Proprietors Richard and Lucy Zeng and their son Jason opened Fan Tang two weeks ago in Nob Hill.

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V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
Chef Claus takes a break to chat.
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

The Return of Chef Claus

Hjortkjaer takes the helm at La Provence

Brasserie la Provence

I was among the many diners who mourned the demise of Le Café Miche in 2009. From the beginning of Chef Claus Hjortkjaer’s tenure in 1996 until it closed, Miche was one of Albuquerque’s most popular venues for upscale continental dining. But weep no more. Hjortkjaer is in the process of making the Brasserie La Provence his own. Hjortkjaer comes to this new venture with longtime friend, and now business partner, Caryl Cochran.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011

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Flyer on the Wall

Palmas

Nice symmetry and use of clip art here. Beloved local Southwest funk rock five-piece La Junta plays at Monte Vista Fire Station (3201 Central NE) in Nob Hill on Saturday, July 16, at 9 p.m. The 21-and-over show is free. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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