grocery store

V.22 No.49 |


The Daily Word in Mandela's death, bathroom surveillance and bad dirt

The Daily Word

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, died yesterday at the age of 95.

It looks like Carrie Underwood struck gold (not really). Apparently, even though not everyone loved it, The Sound of Music was watched by many.

Over 100 people were left dead in Bangui, Central African Republic, due to political unrest between Muslim rebels and Christian citizens.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has not been charged with rape.

Shaine Sherrill, who was shot by APD officers Sunday afternoon, did not have a gun. Apparently, Sherrill was suicidal and had said he wanted to be shot by police.

Just for future reference, when you use the wrong dirt … it might cause some setbacks.

Andrew Coppler faces up to nine years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder for the death of his father.

A restaurant owner is facing some scrutiny for putting a surveillance camera in the men's bathroom. Yikes.

V.22 No.27 | 7/4/2013
Eric Williams

Restaurant Review

Chickpea Paradise

San Pedro Mart and Alquds Middle Eastern Restaurant

The atmosphere may be lacking, but the food is top notch.
V.22 No.16 |
Positively Fourth Street


Someone painted the trees blue

I really wanted an iced coffee earlier and walked over to the Hyatt to get one. On my way there I noticed the trees were electric blue. My first thought was "won't they die?" Nope. Not unless they're "sensitive" according to this person. Turns out the blue trees are an art project Alibi staff writer Mark Lopez wrote about a couple weeks ago.

It doesn't matter if the paint kills them, they're probably going to be removed anyway. If that makes you sad, this update about a downtown grocery store might cheer you up. I hope the paint is water based so it runs onto the sidewalks and turns the whole Fourth Street Mall electric blue.

V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
lyzadanger / CC BY-SA 2.0


More details on the coming Downtown grocery store

Mayor Richard Berry held a press conference this afternoon to announce plans for a Downtown grocery. He stood on the property where the store will be built, a 1-acre vacant lot on Silver between 2nd and 3rd Streets.

There’s not yet a national chain or local grocer selected to move in. Instead, the city will put out a request for proposals on Friday. Developers will have 120 days to respond. The mayor said he is confident there will be plenty of proposals.

Berry says he hopes this will be another successful Downtown public-private partnership like the Lofts at Albuquerque High and the Alvarado Transportation Center.

The city purchased the land in 2000 for $575,000. In 2003, the city removed six underground storage tanks so the property could be certified as free of any contamination. The mayor characterizes the parcel, which is flat and contains nothing but dirt and asphalt, as “a very buildable site.”

“Downtown needs a grocery store,” says Berry. “I’ve been hearing that since I took over as mayor. We’ve been hearing about this for years.”

This will come as welcome news to Downtown’s 10,000 residents and 30,000 workers. Once the lofts are completed across the street from the site, Berry speculates there will be 500 people living there who will make regular use of the grocery store.

There has not been a full-service grocery store in Downtown since the ’30s. The nearest option right now is a Lowe’s on 11th Street and Lomas.

V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012


Rowdy’s Dream Blog #237: I bring my unruly friends to the grocery store.

I bring my unruly friends to the grocery store where my Sister-in-law, D, works. They try to perpetrate a scam of buying a large milk for the small milk sale price. Discovered, they try to make it look like I was the instigator. D is nice and trusting but her job is now in danger. One of my friends is now dancing on the shelves, knocking off the merchandise. I try to disown the whole situation.

V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
Meat combo #1 from Yasmine’s
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Halal in the Duke City

Meat with a higher calling

Middle Eastern cuisine is one of my favorites, but I only recently learned about eating halal—the Islamic version of kosher. The word “halal” simply means lawful or allowed. The Islamic laws that govern the preparation of food—especially meat—are nearly identical to the requirements for the best organic products. In accordance with Islamic law, the person taking the animal’s life must invoke the name of God at the time of the slaughter. Animals have to be treated humanely from field to table. Companies that sell halal products are certified. Pork is haram—unlawful.

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V.20 No.15 |


Gross Thing For Sale At The Grocery Store #2

Frozen Turducken

Can you imagine the assembly line of despair that produced this monstrosity?

V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011
The ramen bar brightens up the deli.
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Not Your Roommate’s Ramen

Fresh noodles hit the spot at Talin’s bar

Talin Market World Food Fare

Talin’s humble beginnings in a narrow shop on Central and Wyoming bear little resemblance to the ethnic supermarket that now anchors the complex at Louisiana and Central. There you’ll also find Café Trang, Bahn Mi Coda (formerly Lee's Bakery), Bubble Tea & Coffee and a Subway franchise.

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