est is a bit of a misnomer. How, for instance, could one compare the very different, but equally overindulgent, breakfast burritos of Posa’s and Jalapeño’s? How could we possibly choose a “best” green chile cheeseburger (especially in the temporary absence of Bobcat-turned-Santa Fe Bite)? So the Best of Santa Fe, it turns out, is more of an art than a science, and we couldn’t do it without the diligent voting of our fair readers. (Thank you!) This year, in addition to reader voting in close to 100 categories, we’ve added a personal touch: our own staff picks for the best drinks, eats, adventures and quintessentially Santa Fe experiences. In this issue, we’ll tell you where to find your soulmate (hint: not at the Matador); where to go when you need to drown your sorrows; which beer to drink this summer; which drink to order when you need to impress your date; how to prove you’re a local; and where to find the best popcorn, green chile and bacon in town. And, of course, much more—so read on, and enjoy the very best Santa Fe has to offer.
Contributors: Mia Rose Carbone, Alex De Vore, Justin Horwath, Enrique Limón, Joey Peters & Alexa Schirtzinger