July 31, 2015

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There Is a Season—Churn, Churn, Churn

Bring the flavors of New Mexico to summer’s hottest cold dessert

Food Writing I can no longer avoid the hard fact: There is no room left in my freezer for this summer’s roasted green chile haul.

July 29, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Oral History

New cookbook on New Mexican cuisine weaves storytelling with culinary tradition

Food Writing It was in 2008, while dining in the historic Piazza Santa Croce in the center of Florence, Italy, that author and local food writer Lynn Cline envisioned a new cookbook.

July 22, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Whoo Dat?

New, sharper Tecolote takes flight

Food Writing Many mourned the closure of Tecolote Café last April. The business started by Bill and Alice Jennison some 30 years earlier and now run by daughter Katie Adkins and husband Matt was the definition of a Santa Fe foodie institution.

July 15, 2015 by Enrique Limón

A Poke in the Rye

Santa Fe’s newest farm-to-table concept dares to be over the barrel

Food Writing Whatever invisible forces help guide the culinary evolution of Agua Fría Street, one thing is certain: The roadway tends to attract passionate restaurateurs who envision something different.

July 08, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Happy July Porkth

Stepping up to this grill is an exercise in meat, lovin’ and meat-lovin’

Food Writing With Fourth of July celebrations coming up, there’s a common compulsion to run out and buy a bunch of hot dogs, hamburger patties and starchy white buns to throw on the grill.

July 01, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Happy Pride! Let’s Eat Cake!

This classic French dessert offers a rainbow of possibilities

Food Writing As Santa Fe gears up for its annual Pride celebrations, I’m reminded of a time much earlier in my culinary career, when I was still in the closet with most people.

June 24, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Pie Under the Sky

Ring in summertime with the grilled pizza of your dreams

Food Writing June 21, the first official day of summer this year, also coincides with Father’s Day, an occasion punctuated by the giving of power tools, neckties, craft beers and barbecue-related items to one’s genetic or relational old man.

June 17, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

The Comeback Kid

Chef Estevan returns with honest NM fare

Food Writing “Ask me about wines, I’m the wino,” Chef Estevan Garcia tells a neighboring table during a recent visit to his eponymous restaurant atop the Low ’n Slow Lowrider Bar at Hotel Chimayó (125 Washington Ave., 930-5363).

June 10, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Rated Mmmm

In-theater dining returns to Santa Fe’s film scene

Food Writing It’s been awhile since Santa Fe cinemagoers have been able to enjoy a meal and a movie at the same time.

June 03, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Abuela 2.0

At Eloisa, New Mexico-inspired cuisine gets a striking upgrade

Food Writing Too quick a glance around the dining room of chef John Rivera Sedlar’s Eloisa restaurant inside the Drury Plaza Hotel of Santa Fe can be deceptive.

May 27, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Drink Like a Spaniard

Kiss My Glass If asked to name the most popular mixed drink in Spain, I bet most folks would guess sangría. To be honest, until a few years ago, I would have thought the same.

July 22, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

What Should Santa Fe’s Official Cocktail Be?

Kiss My Glass Like anyone who actually grew up in Santa Fe, I have a special kind of pride in my hometown. Our food, history, architecture and native population paint a cultural picture unlike anyone else’s in the country.

July 08, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Fun Fourth of July Cocktails

Kiss My Glass Over the last decade, I’ve worked hard at learning the history of spirits, the recipes and the techniques of vintage cocktails, devoting my work to both learning and teaching around the country.

June 24, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Be the Bartender Every Tourist Wants to Take Home

Kiss My Glass Summer, otherwise known as tourist season, is upon us! Our city’s festivals, the opera, its beauty, music on the Plaza and gorgeous weather all land Santa Fe on Top 10 lists in travel guides around the globe.

June 10, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Your Home Bar: Part 3, Stock Your Spirits

Kiss My Glass The last two installments of Kiss My Glass focused on bar tools and glassware. Now comes the booze!

May 27, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Your Home Bar: Part 2, Glassware

Kiss My Glass We taste with all senses, and the presentation of a cocktail gives us some visual clues as to what is to follow.

May 13, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Your Home Bar Part 1:Bar Tools

Kiss My Glass As you pack away the snow shovels and sweep the patio for summer entertaining, it’s also time to prepare your home bar.

April 29, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Shrubs: Vinegar in Your Cocktail?

Kiss My Glass Once upon a time, people harvested and consumed what seasonally sprouted from the ground or burst from a blossom.

April 15, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Classic Cocktails: Negroni

Kiss My Glass In Italy, in the mid-1800s, a mixture of Campari and sweet vermouth became fashionable.

April 01, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Dance with the Green Fairy: Absinthe Myths and Facts

Kiss My Glass No beverage has been romanticized and demonized more than absinthe.

March 18, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

20 Faves

Restaurant Guide 2015 Andiamo! Santa Feans looking for a different kind of Italian dish should look no further than this local joint, which follows the basic conventions of the Boot’s cuisine with a slightly different twist. The meatballs in its traditional spaghetti dis

Oct. 22, 2014 by SFR

Essential New Mexican

The Big Chill & The Best Chile

Restaurant Guide 2015 Whether it’s for red, green or Christmas, smothered or salsa en el lado, Santa Feans’ love for New Mexico chile only deepens with the changing seasons Chile’s grip on the psyche of Santa Fe and New Mexico seems to strengthen with every new degre

Oct. 22, 2014 by Rob DeWalt

Origins of Southwest Food

All Mixed Up

Restaurant Guide 2015 Santa Fe’s culinary scene is, always has been and always will be a melting pot Oh, what a tangled, chile-smothered, pinto-flecked, cheese-covered, squash-sided, corn-kissed, globally appropriated web we weave. That’s the short story of Santa Fe

Oct. 22, 2014 by Rob DeWalt

Bake Me

Restaurant Guide 2015 When it comes to dining, Santa Feans know that it doesn’t get any finer than traditional recipes passed down from generation to generation. Here you’ll find three delectable options to make you fire up that oven courtesy of the FUZE.SW food conference.

Oct. 22, 2014 by SFR

5 Under $5: Sweet

Restaurant Guide 2015 Hankering for something sweet after all those chimis? Here are some toothsome options for just five bucks and under. 

Oct. 22, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Directory

Hungry? Here's where to go for fantastic meals

Restaurant Guide 2015 DOWNTOWN 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar 315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 986-9190 Contemporary French cuisine is paired with seasonal global wines. Agave Lounge Eldorado Hotel, 309 W San Francisco St., 995-4530 Nosh on sushi or a Kobe beef slider alongside speci

Oct. 22, 2014 by SFR

SFR's 2015 Restaurant Guide Is Out!

Here's where to find it

Restaurant Guide 2015 Thought it might not seem entirely appetizing, SFR's 2015 is laden with the blood, sweat and tears of its contributors, who have delivered our biggest Restaurant Guide yet.

Oct. 22, 2014 by SFR

Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant Martín

Restaurant Guide 2015 Consider the story of chef Martín Rios one of a local boy done good. Sure, he might originally hail from Guadalajara, but he’s paid his dues in the local culinary scene.

Oct. 21, 2014 by Enrique Limón

10 Best

Restaurant Guide 2015 Here is the Tantalizing 10—our top picks for local eateries that sizzle.

Oct. 21, 2014 by SFR

5 Under $5: Savory

Restaurant Guide 2015 Who says getting filled up has to break the bank? Here are some finger-licking savory options for five bucks and under.

Oct. 21, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Small Bites

Eat at Omira and Extra Sauce

Small Bites Oh the perils of that great American pastime known as the all-you-can-eat buffet!

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Taberna and Extra Sauce

Small Bites This hidden sister of the posh European restaurant that won SFR’s Restaurant of the Year in 2013 is styled to function as overflow for the original La Boca and to offer a more casual atmosphere for lunch and happy hour.

July 15, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Vinaigrette and Extra Sauce

Small Bites There was a time when getting both a table and a parking spot during the lunch hour at Vinny’s seemed like a minor miracle.

June 17, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Shoko and Extra Sauce

Small Bites Shohko Café Forget the three-martini lunch; go to Shohko Café for a three-sake lunch instead.

June 03, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Shake Foundation and Extra Sauce

Small Bites Shake Foundation Brian Knox of Aqua Santa and Café Escalera fame did good with his unassuming burger shack that serves up portable treats on the daily.

May 20, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Raaga and Extra Sauce

Small Bites Inside Raaga, the aromas of polished wood mix elegantly with the various spices cooking in the back kitchen.

May 06, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Pizza Centro

Small Bites Pizza Centro Much like determining the “best” breakfast burrito, green chile or margarita in town, subjectivity (as well as a tough skin) is key.

April 22, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Plaza Café

Small Bites Learn an important lesson here: Santa Fe’s mythic tri-cultural heritage isn’t the whole story. For one thing, it misses the role of places like Plaza Café and the huge influence of Greek families on the city’s development.

April 08, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Sage Bakehouse

Small Bites Sage Bakehouse Rustic chic traces lines throughout this bakeshop that teeters between South Capitol and downtown.

March 25, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Small Bites Diners are treated to a sumptuous salad bar with creative compositions of cold and hot vegetables, soups, breads and cheeses.

March 11, 2015 by SFR