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V.28 No.27 | 7/4/2019
pizza
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Slice of Hope

Restoration Pizza makes an impact in the community

From their amazing mission to their high-end approach to casual dining to their amazing beer list, there’s not a part of Restoration Pizza that doesn’t work.
V.28 No.26 | 6/27/2019
Betty
Dan Pennington

Restaurant Review

Flavors Far-out and Familiar

Duke City Kitchen rules AM roost

Duke City Kitchen honors the classics but isn’t afraid to take chances with flavor combos that shouldn’t work.
V.28 No.25 | 6/20/2019
elote
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Elote’s for Sho’tes

Burque’s Burgers and Dawgs brings color to International District

Burque’s Burgers and Dawgs is a bright dot on Gibson that is hard to miss and has a good foundation of food to grow from.
V.28 No.24 | 6/13/2019

Restaurant Review

Back to ... the Future?

Some things are too good to change, including Pizza Castle

Pizza Castle's new location trades away the grimy patina of decades for a drive-through.
V.28 No.23 | 6/6/2019
This will leave you speechless.
Dan Pennington

Restaurant Review

Hidden Gem in Burque

The Pupuseria brings variety and taste to the forefront

The chicken at Pupuseria y Restaurant Salvadoreño was cooked so perfectly it hardly made sense. It was literally falling off the bone but hadn’t been overcooked in the slightest.
V.28 No.22 | 5/30/2019
dim sum
Dan Pennington

Restaurant Review

You Dim Sum, You Lose Sum

It Dim Sum is your new favorite snack stop

It Dim Sum brings community to the meal, with an immense variety of choices and the opportunity to discover new things with every bite.
V.28 No.21 | 5/23/2019

Restaurant Review

Off the Top Ropes

Last Call’s small menu seriously satisfies

It’s a gamble to limit what’s on offer, but it seems Last Call does exactly what they want to do, and they do it damn well.
V.28 No.20 | 5/16/2019
Not featured: the crazy red color of really cluckin’ hot
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Chicken Hotter Than A Phoenix

FireBird Hot Chicken lives up to the name

FireBird is a great addition to the Heights, offering a wide array of heat choices for some killer chicken.
edamame burger with wasabi
Eric Williams Photography

New Mexico Flavor

Vegetarian Options on the Rise

Vegetarians are changing the beef game

When you think about the amount of water and time and energy used to raise beef for the US, and it becomes easy to see why there’s been a race to find truly effective vegetarian substitutes for normal meat offerings. With a dramatic shift in the way vegetarian options are created, we’re seeing more originality and variety in the products available.
V.28 No.18 | 5/2/2019
food
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Vara-way From Ordinary

Vara preps food service launch

Malagueña’s Latin Tapas, which has been making waves in the local food truck scene since 2017, made a surprising announcement recently: They found a permanent home at Vara Wines.
V.28 No.17 | 4/25/2019
The Charlie
Eric Williams Photography / cc

Restaurant Review

These Biscuits Aren’t Limp

Keep rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling dough

By making fresh biscuit dough and finding new ways to integrate it into traditional dishes, Stripes Biscuit Co. is carving out their own distinct identity in the local foodscape.
V.28 No.16 | 4/18/2019
The color of the food is as vivid as the array of tastes.
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Peruvian Excellence

Pollito Con Papas II nails the mark with quality

Pollito Con Papas II offers something unique and different for Albuquerque, with a love of food and every dish being a standout option that won't let you down.

V.28 No.15 | 4/11/2019
brisket sandwich
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Nexus Blue: King of Barbeque

You don’t find local barbeque like this often.

You absolutely have to check Nexus Blue Smokehouse out. Good barbeque is easy, but great barbeque proves a far rarer find.
V.28 No.13 | 3/28/2019
bar
Dan Pennington

Bar Review

Down the Rabbit Hole of Mixology

The first thing about Founders is this: no password, no entry. The speakeasy concept is in full swing here. No signage, no obvious hidden door, no indication you’re standing over a bar full of people while you’re inside El Rey Liquors.
V.28 No.12 | 3/21/2019
food
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Freight House Kitchen + Tap

Beer and BBQ are the key to elevated pub grub

Bernalillo may not be the first spot that springs to mind when considering your next bite to eat, but the Freight House could certainly change that. You'll certainly find much to like with a menu and a vibe that's easy-going yet inviting.