food and beverage


V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018

Food for Thought

Food Waste (and How Not to Waste It)

Tips on reducing and reusing the stuff you’d normally throw out

If you cook at home at all, you likely throw away a lot of food waste. But there’s plenty of clever ways you can reuse scraps to keep them out of the landfill and save yourself a few bucks in the process.
V.27 No.14 | 4/5/2018
Roma Bakery
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Simple Quality and Charm That’s Hard To Beat

Roma Bakery and Deli will become your local go-to

Breakfast or lunch, you’ll be tempted (and rightly so) by the delightful daily array of baked treats at Roma Bakery and Deli.
wasted food
Soilutions

Food for Thought

Soilutions Completes the Food Cycle

Local composting co. recycles restaurant food waste

One of the small ways you can reduce your waste and your carbon footprint is to compost your food waste.
V.27 No.13 | 3/29/2018

Season's Eatings

Winter/Spring Edition

What fruits and veg are good this time of year?

The opening of the Downtown Growers’ Market looms and that means that tons of locally grown fruits and veggies are about to be available in spades.
V.27 No.11 | 3/15/2018
Wild mushroom chile relleno
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Warm and Fed in La Fonda del Bosque

New restaurant at NHCC serves tasty Latin fusion

La Fonda del Bosque is gorgeous inside, having the appearance of an upscale Mexican inn with a formal vibe. Its "Latin Fusion" cuisine makes for a hearty, nap-inducing lunch.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018

Food for Thought

Food Rescue US Saves Food From the Dumpster

With an app, take 30 minutes and feed your community

The country produces enough food to feed everyone, but because of income inequality, systemic poverty and inefficient distribution, approximately 40% of that food supply ends up in landfills even though one in six people struggle with hunger. It’s a mind boggling problem, and Food Rescue US is trying to solve it.

V.27 No.9 | 3/1/2018
Mango lassi and vegetable samosa
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

New Indian Food on the Block

Add Taste of India to your restaurant rotation

At almost a year old, Taste of India is already a significant contribution to Albuquerque's dining landscape, and is poised to become another go-to for foodies.
Green chile chicken enchiladas
Eric Williams Photography

Food for Thought

Who Owns New Mexican Food?

What culinary histories of New Mexico are we missing?

Who owns New Mexican food? It is, like Southern food, mestizo, composed of many parts, some getting more credit than others.
V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
Reuben sandwich
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

¿Sí Se Puede? Yes, You Did!

Bocadillos serves solid sammies

Bocadillos, with its confluence of terrific eats, a charming and close-knit crew with deep interest in local teams and athletic talent, is poised once more to become another of Albuquerque’s downtown dining institutions.
The Bien Shur cocktail bar
courtesy of Sandia Casino

Bar Review

A Sandia Staycation

Bien Shur serves drinks that complement the views

A good place to celebrate special occasions is Sandia Resort and Casino, and on the top floor is Bien Shur, with its sweeping views of the Sandias, a roaring fireplace in the dining room and bartenders who roll up their sleeves to mix your drink.
V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Beef hot pot and water land hot pot
courtesy of The Bird Hot Pot

Restaurant Review

Hot Pot Finally Hits Albuquerque

The Bird Hot Pot serves adventurous eats and cheap drafts

The Bird Hot Pot is notable for being Albuquerque's first dedicated hot pot restaurant, where you dip raw ingredients into a boiling pot of broth on your dining table to cook them, then into a dipping sauce, and then into your mouth.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018

Restaurant Review

Got the Money, Honey?

Level 5 has sublime food in posh setting

If you’re prepared for a bit of sticker shock, find yourself a reason to go and devour some tasty new offerings alongside some breathtaking views of the city.
S’mores latte
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Better Mornings with Coffee and Yoga

Helix offers yoga, friendly vibe, tasty coffee

Helix aims to draw the work-from-home parent type with their playroom, yoga classes and extensive and well-illustrated coffee menu.
V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
Karma Cafe

Food for Thought

Year of Good Karma

Karma Cafe encourages patrons to buy meals for those in need

Karma Cafe is special because it encourages customers to pay it forward—for each customer who pays standard price, some of the price of the meal goes toward a “meal voucher” that can be claimed by somebody who can’t afford to pay for their meal.
V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018

Restaurant Review

The Acre Makes Farm-to-Table Easy

Buffalo wings and mac n’ cheese for the conscious eater

The Acre is a farm-to-table restaurant that’s accessible, family-friendly and not astronomically priced. Let's hope they've truly found a formula to get the next generation of Burqueños to eat more sustainably and healthily.