Restaurant Reviews


V.28 No.46 | 11/14/2019
Dare I say, food fit for a King?
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Sadie’s Earned Their Crown

It's time to rectify a gap in our review catalogue

Sadie’s is New Mexican food royalty, where they reign from a castle made of love and good cooking, offering the authentic experience that you need to convince anyone who lives outside of New Mexico that their food will always pale in comparison.
V.28 No.45 | 11/7/2019
enchiladas
Eric Williams Photography

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Building Friendships and Enchiladas

The Jealous Fork Gives You the Power To Make the Perfect Dish

The Jealous Fork, a build-your-own enchilada place, is a step away from the regularity we see in other New Mexican restaurants. It feels good to have control and choice.
V.28 No.43 | 10/24/2019
Not listed but still amazing: the corned beef and cabbage
Eric Williams Photography

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A Quarter Celtic on My Dad’s Side

Celtic Fare Is the Name of the Game at Quarter Celtic

Dan Pennington goes to Quarter Celtic but then only writes about the food.
V.28 No.42 | 10/17/2019
Dress em the way you like, perfectly customizable.
Eric Williams Photography

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Ever Hear The One About The Taco Shop?

Nevermind, it’s too cheesy

Guaca Guaca does two things really well: Making traditional food well without worrying about overdressing it into something it isn’t, while also finding ways to add a bit of fun and change to time-tested formulas.
V.28 No.41 | 10/10/2019
Gryffindor Roll
Eric Williams Photography

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No Ordinary Venue Menu

One night in Tokyo Bangkok made Hosho humble

What Tokyo Bangkok delivers is a baseline, default setting of fresh fish, quality ingredients and a true, workmanlike competence across their entire ambitious menu.
V.28 No.40 | 10/3/2019
burger
Eric Williams Photography

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Take A Stand On Good Burgers

The Burger Stand brings unique grace to the staple

Hot damn, The Burger Stand has the magic.
V.28 No.39 | 9/26/2019
Dripping that maple sauce
Eric Williams Photography

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Sugar and Spice Where Everything Is Nice

Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe brings quirk to Nob Hill

Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe has found the magic that makes cafes like theirs stand out. It embraces the quirkiness and loses any pretense of being remotely corporate, giving it a sense of being truly local and a piece of the community.
V.28 No.38 | 9/19/2019
This is the meal you bring to make your coworkers jealous.
Eric Williams Photography

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Iron Clad Quality

Iron Cafe is just plain amazing

Iron Cafe and their amazing food has found a strong foothold in Albuquerque’s Noodle District.
V.28 No.37 | 9/12/2019
spring rolls
Eric Williams Photography

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Roll Your Own

Hosho finds light bites appealing at Spring Rollin’

At first glance you probably wouldn't think you could successfully build a restaurant around what, in America, is basically considered an appetizer, but that's exactly what Spring Rollin' has done. With spring rolls made right before your eyes and egg rolls flash fried as you pick your spring roll ingredients, they've combined traditional with inventive to a pretty delicious effect.
V.28 No.36 | 9/5/2019
Bibimbap is basically my new favorite power meal.
Eric Williams Photography

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Soo Bak To The Basics

Soo Bak Seoul Bowl is right at home in their new kitchen

Soo Bak Seoul Bowl is just plain amazing. From food truck to full restaurant, with food this good, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they were busy, even hidden away off of Central Avenue.
V.28 No.35 | 8/29/2019
Beef shawarma is officially a new favorite of mine.
Eric Williams Photography

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Need a Pita, Take a Pita

Need-A-Pita does Middle Eastern food perfectly

Much like the baklava, Need-A-Pita is all about layers. It would be easy to mistake it for just another eatery on Menaul but peel back a few layers, and it’s a place of love and care towards the food that gives it more oomph than you find in some other parts of the city.
V.28 No.34 | 8/22/2019
ice cream
Eric Williams Photography

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It’s Like Coming Home

Casa Rondeña’s kitchen is a bold new direction for the winery

Casa Rondeña wasn’t always a winery; it used to be a home. There are a lot of places that have a homey-like decor or a home-style menu, but have they ever felt like dinner with your family?
V.28 No.33 | 8/15/2019
There is never a bad day for pierogi.
Eric Williams Photography

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Ain’t No Land Like Poland

Red Rock Deli makes Poland proud

Red Rock Deli has some of the most consistent and solid food in this city. It’s not some elaborate show of presentation and crazy creation; it's tradition and love, and it’s simply sublime.
V.28 No.32 | 8/8/2019
steak
Eric Williams Photography

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The Art of Not Choking

Artichoke Cafe maintains excellence for 30 years

Artichoke Café pricing isn’t so exorbitant that you couldn’t manage to pull off a nice date night there once in a while, and the lunch pricing alone is very fair, in terms of comparability with other spaces around town versus quality. Maybe if someone has been around for 30 years, you should check out what they’re doing right.
V.28 No.31 | 8/1/2019
burger
Eric Williams Photography

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Burgers, Bites and Beginnings

Santa Fe Bite is poised to take Nob Hill by storm

Sometimes there’s a hidden factor in a burger that makes it different than anything else you’ve ever tried. This “it” factor is alive and well at Santa Fe Bite, showing that there’s still room for traditional tastes to surprise us in a world saturated with wild creations.