Nov. 28, 2014

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Bambini's Steaks and Hoagies

20 Faves So you own a ski equipment rental shop and you’re looking to rebrand your space during the offseason, what do you do? If you’re husband and wife team Chip and Lynsey Storm, you open up a Philly ch

Oct. 16, 2013 by Enrique Limón

BODY

20 Faves BODY is Mall of America for yogis. “It’s the synthesis,” owner Lorin Parrish explains, “of throwing a really big net.” That’s for damn sure. “It just kept building,” she says. What sta

Oct. 16, 2013 by Tess Cutler

Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant

20 Faves A longtime favorite for local and visiting ladies who lunch, brunch, breakfast or have any other occasion to enjoy fabulous food, Clafoutis is famous for friendly service, skillfully executed French d

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Chocolate Maven

20 Faves It’s probably been said countless times, but a brunch is only as good as its eggs Benedict. That bafflingly simple yet often poorly prepared egg dish is the staple of “the brunch experience.” On

Oct. 16, 2013 by Corey Johnson

Jambo Café

20 Faves Outside Jambo Café, you’ll find a strip mall, a parking lot and a busy Cerrillos Road. Inside, however, is a colorful atmosphere with painted walls and framed African art. Even more vibrant is the

Oct. 16, 2013 by Joey Peters

La Boca

20 Faves For years, chef-owner James Campbell Caruso’s Spanish tapas restaurant has been a destination for locals and tourists alike. Occupying a small, bright space on Marcy Street, La Boca simultaneously e

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Luminaria

20 Faves The Luminaria dining experience speaks to both of Santa Fe’s other names. Nestled near the historic Loretto Chapel, the beautiful, open-air patio offers quite possibly the most romantic dining exper

Oct. 16, 2013 by Mia Rose Carbone

Plaza Café

20 Faves Though Santa Fe’s Plaza has much history to take in, only one restaurant here seeks to replicate beloved ’50s-style American diner food. Enter Plaza Café and you’ll immediately take in a visual

Oct. 16, 2013 by Joey Peters

Pollo Asado

20 Faves A strip mall by the name Cactus Centro which houses a tailor, a tattoo shop, and apparently, a round-the-clock SFPD patrol car doesn’t sound inviting off the bat, but the fumes coming from Pollo Asa

Oct. 16, 2013 by Enrique Limón

Raaga

20 Faves Chef Paddy Rawal came to the US with a hundred bucks in his pocket. Yeah, we’ve heard the story before, but it’s true. Fast forward a handful of years, and he’s the owner of Raaga. Rawal takes s

Oct. 16, 2013 by Tess Cutler

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats Baja Tacos One visit here and you’ll never step into a Taco Bell again. 2621 Cerrillos Road, 471-8762 Chicago Dog Express From beef to turkey to Polish, it’s a bona fide sausage fest, in the b

Oct. 16, 2013 by Enrique Limón

Classics

Classics Andiamo 322 Garfield St., 995-9595 When you can’t fly to Italy, head to Andiamo. $$ ? The Mission-style bungalow that hosts the restaurant dates back to 1880—that’s pretty classic. Backroad

Oct. 16, 2013 by SFR

Directory

Directory DOWNTOWN 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar 315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 986-9190 French haute cuisine at its best, paired with an expertly chosen wine list.  $$$ Agave Lounge Eldorado Hotel, 309 W Sa

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Happy Hours

Happy Hours Agave Lounge at the Eldorado Hotel 309 W San Francisco St.  995-4530 HH 4-7 pm and “reverse” happy hour from 10-midnight. eldoradohotel.com Anasazi Lounge 113 Washington Ave. 988-

Oct. 16, 2013 by Zoe Haskell

Taberna La Boca

Top Ten La Boca chef-owner James Campbell Caruso made waves in 2012 with the opening of Taberna, a more casual, nightlife-oriented take on his highly successful Spanish restaurant. At Taberna, a mid-afternoon

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

315 Restaurant

Top Ten To both pedestrians wandering past the small adobe—which seems to disappear into a secret garden of flowers and vines—and to diners who invariably return again and again, 315 exists in its own bea

Oct. 16, 2013 by Mia Rose Carbone

Bouche

Top Ten Bouche, in French, means “mouth,” and that pretty much encapsulates this new restaurant’s raison d’être: Bouche (capital B) exists because of, and for, your mouth. Lest that launch us into we

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Dr. Field Good's

Top Ten Dr. Field Good’s Kitchen presents a hip and beautiful paradox: fancy comfort food. It indulges both the decadent and refined halves of any good food brain. It’s a perilous tightrope to walk, but c

Oct. 16, 2013 by Corey Johnson

Omira Grill

Top Ten Oh the perils of that great American pastime known as the all-you-can-eat buffet! The white socks and sandals-donning patrons; the lack of excitement over stale, lamp-heated prime rib; and the fistfig

Oct. 16, 2013 by Enrique Limón

Restaurant Martín

Top Ten The food at award-winning chef Martín Rios’ eponymous restaurant would be enough to land it on this list even if he served it from the back of a VW van—but, of course, he doesn’t. Restaurant Ma

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Santa Fe Bite

Top Ten It came as a shock to many when John and Bonnie Eckre, who for years ran famed Santa Fe burger joint Bobcat Bite, shut their restaurant down earlier this year after disputes with the landlord over the

Oct. 16, 2013 by Joey Peters

Shohko Café

Top Ten If you’re going to whine about how you can’t get sushi in the desert, we don’t want to hear it. Clearly, you haven’t been to Shohko Café, which Hiro Fukuda and his wife, Shohko, founded more

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

SweetWater Harvest Kitchen

Top Ten When it comes to the concept of “honest food,” SweetWater Harvest Kitchen isn’t messing around. Ingredients are locally sourced—down to their mead made with New Mexico wildflower honey and the

Oct. 16, 2013 by Enrique Limón

Vinaigrette

Top Ten Don’t be fooled by Vinaigrette’s focus on fresh, local, organic salads: There’s much more to this local favorite, both in terms of what’s on the menu (fantastic sandwiches, desserts, wine and

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger
 
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