Concerts For Cures, happening this weekend here in Albuquerque, uses the power of music to bring communities together to fight cancer. This year many local artists are contributing to the cause. On Saturday, the concert happens at 4 p.m. at The Harwood Art Center (1114 Seventh Street NW at Mountain). This early show is all-ages and features six bands including The CPC Band, Chicken Noodle Chainsaw, Recycleman, The Chuck Hawley Group, The Goat Heads and an All Star Funk Jam with The Saturday Night Fever Blisters. The late show starts a 9 p.m. at Low Spirits (2923 Second Street NW). Felonious Groove Foundation, Saving Damsels and Leah Black, along with secret, special guests will play to raise not only funds but awareness this weekend. In addition, on Sunday, Cafe Green (located at 319 Fifth Street SW at Lead) will hold a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with The Jazztet. Make sure to open your ears and wallet for a great cause.
Taste of the Town
So many dishes, so little me
I usually take pictures when I dine out. Some wind up in this column to illustrate a piece or are posted on FB to share with friends. But I’m missing photos of some amazing meals—meals where I can’t be bothered to take a snapshot before diving in. At that moment, my appetite takes over, and the food writer has to wait.
Fresh ideas in seasonal cuisine
Meat, of all the ingredients a restaurant serves, is arguably the most deserving of care in how it is sourced. Unless, perhaps, the name of the restaurant in question is Cafe Green. At the three-year-old Downtown breakfast and lunch joint, the greens of both the salad and the chile persuasions are local. And some of the meat on the menu is too, if you consider Pueblo, Colo, to be local. (We do.)
Alibi Bucks: This Week’s Featured Bucks
This week, Alibi Bucks features three great restaurants at half-price:
Cafe Green is a welcome addition to our Bucks inventory. You simply must try the fried green beans! Plus, they have live music. $10 certificates for only $5.
Pizza 9 has really (honestly) fantastic Chicago-style pizza, with a thick but indescribably crispy, delicious crust. Their Chicago-style beef sandwiches are awesome as well (I get mine with cheese). $10 certificates for only $5.
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