Young men are jealous of each other’s muscles, cars, athleticism, girlfriends, etc.—almost everything superficial when it comes to evaluating real pride and self-worth. Now that I’m no longer so young, I wonder if it can be considered a sign of maturity that I covet another man’s garden.
Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the hospitality company with an addiction to stretching the bounds of history and culture in its boutique properties, has opened a Chimayó-themed hotel in downtown Santa Fe, complete with a complementary restaurant and a lowrider bar.
When the first group of my friends told me about their rabid fandom for HBO’s Game of Thrones, I didn’t hesitate to condemn them: I thought them cable whores and TV bitches and proclaimed without hesitation that I would not be party to their madness.
“Kitchen, Cocktails, Sports” is the tagline being employed by Junction, the new effort from the owners of Catamount Bar & Grille and Amavi Restaurant and chef Megan Tucker, and the latest venture to hit the Railyard. That’s a junction for sure: a trio of themes and circumstances that’s a collision for some and a smooth cloverleaf interchange for others.
Most New Mexico and southern Colorado ranches are too small to provide a consistent supply to major grocery chains or busy restaurants, but Sweet Grass represents a group of ranchers bound by similar pasture, principles and practices.
The patio of Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa is as fine a place to sit in the cool evening air as Santa Fe has to offer. Every Thursday night, from 6-9, the restaurant becomes a churrascaria, a Brazilian-style protein-fest, during which meats and fish are sliced from skewers onto charred cutting boards.
David Chang’s Lucky Peach quarterly, published and distributed by McSweeney’s Insatiables, is self-indulgent, ego-driven, masturbatory food hipsterism at its worst—but, adhering to the fundamental contradiction that follows Chang around like the scent of donuts and booze, also at its best.