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V.27 No.38 | 9/20/2018
The Kathy Burger
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Visit to the Valley

Kathy’s Carry Out on Isleta reps Burque

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En Burque, it’s always time for Kathy’s Carry Out!

V.27 No.37 | 9/13/2018
Peruvian corn in crema sauce
Eric Williams Photography

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When Fusion Cuisine Grows Up

Poki Poblano Fusion serves original, tasty dishes in classy atmosphere

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Poki Poblano has hit a lovely balance in this new restaurant: It not only has great food, but it also happens to be a very cool place to hang out.

V.27 No.36 | 9/6/2018
Key lime pie from Los Ranchos Bakery
Eric Williams Photography

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A Taste of Home, Wherever You’re From

Los Ranchos Bakery has big city vibe with neighborhood charm

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So often forgotten in the world of breakfast pastries, the scone is the effortless liaison between sweet and savory, and can work perfectly with eggs, or as a stand-in for a doughnut. The underlying base of Los Ranchos Bakery's scones is truly what carries the day—be they savory or sweet.

V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
The classic Laguna burger
Eric Williams Photography

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Worth the Wait

New Laguna Burger location proves as tasty as ever

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With their first in-town location opening last December, Laguna Burger has taken the I-40 road trip reluctance and instantly replaced it with nearby convenience—not to mention quality casual dining at prices that'll have mall chain franchises gulping and tugging at their collar.

V.27 No.34 | 8/23/2018
pistachio cake
Eric Williams Photography

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Like Running Into An Old Friend

Le Quiche Parisienne’s new digs

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What was the best kept secret in Downtown has become the best kept dining secret in the Northeast Heights.

V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
The heirloom tomato, beet and burrata salad
Eric Williams Photography

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Veggies Are the Stars

Modern, simple fare at Rosemary

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Rosemary's menu contains huge dinner salads filled with lots of produce, plenty of veggie-centric dishes and big portions.

V.27 No.31 | 8/2/2018
The kitchen sink burger at Bosque Burgers
Eric Williams Photography

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On the Road Again

El Vado offers a wide variety of eats and drinks

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Plucked from the bulldozer's path and renovated to a high shine, the El Vado is a proud piece of once-crumbling Route-66-era Americana, with many casual dining options.

V.27 No.29 | 7/19/2018
platillo feliz
Eric Williams Photography

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Satisfying Salvadoran Food

El Papaturro makes mouthwatering Central American fare

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Robin Babb visits El Papaturro and gets the best possible drunk food (pupusa) rounded out with refried beans, fried plantain and fried eggs. Naptime soon followed.

V.27 No.27 | 7/5/2018
Ichiban has upped their sushi game

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The Taste of Redemption

Ichiban has leveled up their sushi game

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Ichiban is back on the upswing. If you're new to sushi, a regular or ready to gamble on some flavors, this is a great spot to do it.

V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018
The sublime steak frites with bone marrow butter
Eric Williams Photography

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Live Flame and a Long Name

Devon’s Pop Smoke is a great night out

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If you’re after a relaxed dinner out with a pleasant atmosphere and wood smoke as primary seasoning, Devon’s has got your number.

V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
The fresh and filling ultimate fish taco.

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Seafood, but Not Evil

SlapFish makes quality seafood from sustainable sources

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Hundreds of miles from the sea, SlapFish has sustainably sourced (and tasty) fish, reasonable prices and a staff that seems to like the place.

V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
Duck a l’Orange
Eric Williams Photography

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Live a Little … or a Whole Lot

Le Troquet serves French fare and fine wine

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As a special occasion, Le Troquet delivers, though at a cost. However, value-hounds can sniff out a first-rate meal that doesn't break the bank both at lunch or for a light supper.

V.27 No.20 | 5/17/2018
Combination beef soup
Eric Williams Photography

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Friendly Staff, Friendlier Prices

Viet’s Pho serves hospitality and huge portions

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At Viet's Pho, Vietnamese restaurant veterans show immense care and hospitality.

V.27 No.19 | 5/10/2018
Broken tacos with veggies
Eric Williams Photography

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The Bar is Where It’s At

Brixens makes fine drinks and casual fare for out-of-towners

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Brixens is one part dressed-up sports bar and one part standard American casual restaurant.

V.27 No.18 | 5/3/2018
Kosmic burger and Spudnik fries
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

The Kosmos is Big on Atmosphere

New arts-forward restaurant serves local brews and tasty burgers

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In a busy Downtown dining scene, The Kosmos is a secret getaway. The menu is simple, and like the artists around them, seems to focus on doing whatever they do well.

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