V.29 No.28 | 7/9/2020
Melted cheese is always a win.
Dan Pennington

Restaurant Review

Familiar and Forgotten

La Placita Dining Rooms offers comfort and nostalgia

Dining in the time of corona means social distancing, which is something La Placita Dining Rooms pulls off with ease. The amount of space they have means that you could have 50 people dining in the same building and you might not ever see them.
V.29 No.11 | 3/12/2020
One of the many things you can choose to chow down on at Sawmill Market.
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Food Hall For All

Sawmill Market is set to be the next big thing in eating

Locally owned businesses growing into huge spaces is fantastic, but isn’t it more fun to have a location with a little bit of everything for everyone? Smaller local businesses can finally get a foothold and step up with a new place called Sawmill Market, New Mexico’s first food hall.
V.29 No.10 | 3/5/2020
Not one part of this meal is bad.
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Let’s Roll, S-A

S-A BBQ brings the smoke to Green Jeans

S-A BBQ is still fresh, having been open for just over three months and they’ve hit the mark with good food, carving out a unique identity at Green Jeans.
V.29 No.9 | 2/27/2020
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Danny Loves Choche

Don Choche brings authentic Mexican to Nob Hill

Don Choche has brought their style to Nob Hill in a location brimming with restaurants and they’ve found a niche that allows them to stand uniquely above others with their immense servings and incredibly affordable pricing structure. You owe it to yourself to get in there now, before it becomes the next go-to spot that has you waiting outside for a chance to sneak in for a bite.
V.29 No.7 | 2/13/2020
Beauty and flavor, together as one.
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Tonari No Mise Brings Unique Flavor to City

The store next door is amazing for sure

This is the ice cream that genuinely stops you in your tracks to take a minute and appreciate all that it is. There is probably a long and complicated German word for that feeling, but in that moment of trying it, only one simple word came to mind: Bliss.
V.29 No.6 | 2/6/2020
Wing It Up chicken
Dan Pennington

Restaurant Review

WInging It As We Go

Wing It Up brings chicken and waffles to the street

Wing It Up has genuinely refreshing takes on wing sauces that break the mold and try something a little different. Hunt them down, don’t wait for their magic to find you. This is the food truck your life has been missing.
V.29 No.5 | 1/30/2020
food from Urban Taqueria
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Talking Tacos

Urban Taqueria starts a political conversation

Urban Taqueria offers a mesh of tradition with Modernism allows them to exist in that sweet spot that hipsters love to blog about while still appealing to casual diners.
V.29 No.4 | 1/23/2020
Umami bowl
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Umami, Ooh Daddy

Umami Moto finds new home in New Mexico

Umami Moto has a burrito and they have curry. There are sandwiches and stir fry, pot stickers and tots. The idea is to have a little bit of something for everyone. The twist is that all these things have an Asian street food angle to them.
V.29 No.3 | 1/16/2020
Fun Noodle Bar food
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Having Fun With Noods

Fun Noodle Bar sets perfect example of how to do noodles

With the University area having the Noodle District comfortably operating at this point, the expansion has to begin in new places. Fun Noodle Bar fits perfectly in the Heights and residents will be having fun there for a long time.
V.29 No.2 | 1/9/2020
apple pie
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Copper Canyon Cafe Holds Tradition

How we find joy in simplifying

The plate hits the table and you feel as if you’re in Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, with its straightforward presentation and simplicity lending an air of ’50s diner status to your meal. You don’t have to overthink it, there’s not such a complex palette of flavors at work that your mind is required to process. It’s just good in the way it should be, direct and upfront.
V.29 No.1 | 1/2/2020
Dan Pennington

Restaurant Review

Egg and I No More

Sunnyside Up inhabits local scene, breaks corporate ties

It’s not terribly common to see a national chain convert to local. Sunnyside Up has proved they know what they’re doing and don’t need some big corporate board to help them. They’re one of us now, and we should be thankful that the Heights has more breakfast options to choose from.
V.28 No.51 | 12/19/2019
A feast that can succinctly wrap up your year
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Nob Hill Revival Is A Go

Sushi & Sake brings their magic touch to Nob Hill

Sushi & Sake manages to have a consistent level of genuinely amazing dishes that balance both of those aspects, leaving you with something absolutely worth your time and energy.
V.28 No.50 | 12/12/2019
Jerusalem-Taste of the Holy Land
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Journey To Jerusalem

Taste of the Holy Land offers Rio Rancho something new

For many of us Burqueños, Rio Rancho isn’t the easiest drive, but with food like Jerusalem-Taste of the Holy Land, maybe it’s the only logical journey to make.
V.28 No.49 | 12/5/2019
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review


Da Vinci’s is full of surprises

Da Vinci's Pizza Café does their level best to offset the pricey menu items with a terrific assortment of quality ingredients and portions that all but guarantee leftovers.
V.28 No.47 | 11/21/2019
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

The Religion of Bacon

Bacon Jam will destroy your weight loss dreams

Bacon Jam serves the indulgent, over-the-top bacon-laden dishes your metaphorical heart has been looking for. The main pull here is simple: Bacon is amazing, and no dish has ever suffered from having bacon in it.