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Chow Down in Burque Town

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Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2014

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Rafiki Kenyan Cuisine - Lomas and Washington 6 Replies

So I've noticed a new Kenyan restaurant has appeared along Lomas between Washington and Carlisle...I think they've been open about a month now but seem to have largely slipped under the foodie radar.…Continue

Started by Phil_0. Last reply by AM Jun 27, 2014.

Join Sen. Keller & New Mexico advocates in toasting community-led senate actions!

$10 at the door for 1 pint ticket or $25 for 3 pint tickets!You can purchase tickets in advance or contribute in regrets here:…Continue

Tags: district, brewery, beer

Started by Alan Packman May 14, 2014.

YAHOO Meet-up for ABQ ADD/ADHD Support Group

Hello Friends,We are a monthly Albuquerque Support Group made up of a coalition of professionals.Our mission is to provide support for individuals dealing with ADHD and ADD who find themselves in a…Continue

Started by Jade Rivera Jan 1, 2014.

albuquerque new mexican food, back to the drawing board 14 Replies

Forty years ago, my favorite was Mexican Kitchen on North 4th for stuffed sopaipillas.  It was a tiny, one room building and the whole family worked there.  Often got waited on by a 12 year old…Continue

Started by JMG. Last reply by Jen Nov 20, 2013.

Giving Back never tasted soo good

Since our opening in November of 2012 we at Bistronomy B2B have been invested in our community.  Mainly known for our burgers and awesome local beer selection we are gradually working at spreading…Continue

Started by Bistronomy B2B Nov 19, 2013.

Giving Back Sundays

Since our opening in November of 2012 we at Bistronomy B2B have been invested in our community.  Mainly known for our burgers and awesome local beer selection we are gradually working at spreading…Continue

Started by Bistronomy B2B Nov 19, 2013.

Patricia's New Mexican cafe? 1 Reply

Saw a good review of this and wondered if anyone has tried it.  I have been disappointed by all my past favorite NM restaurants lately and again trying new places. Continue

Started by JMG. Last reply by Ron Da Bomb Nov 19, 2013.

New Sushi coming: 4th and Montana 2 Replies

It's supposed to open on July 1st; Sushi Loka.  Sushi, fresh juice, organic salads, stuff like that.  Overheard somebody talking about it.Continue

Started by JMG. Last reply by JMG Nov 18, 2013.

New Jewish Deli in Nob Hill?? 29 Replies

Whenever people talk about cuisines that are missing from the Albuquerque food scene, a good, traditional NY-style deli is always near the top of the list (on my personal list, it probably comes…Continue

Tags: NobHill, lox, bagel, Jewish, deli

Started by Phil_0. Last reply by Noel Savage Sep 20, 2013.

Another "best of" question: Huevos Rancheros 25 Replies

. . . and, go!Continue

Tags: dishes, chile, egg, of, best

Started by Andrea Lin. Last reply by LR Jun 5, 2013.

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Comment by Blue Girl on July 19, 2009 at 3:20pm
Hi there, I just moved to the Burque in January and I am craving Cuban food? Any recommendations?
Comment by ben r sandovfal. on July 16, 2009 at 2:54pm
The food is good but It took fvorevfer to get it!
Comment by HomeStagerGirl on July 8, 2009 at 4:33pm
Hi...I'm new to the group. Want to let you know that One Up Elevated Lounge at 301 Central Ave NW is starting "Recessionista Fridays" mini taco bar when you purchase a drink (and the happy hour prices are good). 4-7 (I'm helping them get the word out).
Comment by Joey on May 24, 2009 at 9:09pm
I just found this recipe, Another Baked Falafel

Baked Sweet Potato Falafel

These falafel are Leon's most popular veggie dish to date. They knew they wanted falafel on the menu, but chose not to have deep fryers. After some experimenting, this sweet potato and chickpea flour version was developed.

2 medium sweet potatoes (orange inside), around 700g or 1 1/2 pounds in total
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 small cloves of garlic, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 big handfuls of fresh cilantro/coriander, chopped
Juice of half a lemon
a scant cup (120g) gram /chickpea flour
a splash of olive oil
a sprinkling of sesame seeds
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 425F degrees (220C) and roast the sweet potatoes whole until just tender - 45 minutes to 1 hour. Turn off the oven, leave the potatoes to cool, then peel.

Put the sweet potatoes, cumin, garlic, ground and fresh coriander, lemon juice and gram/chickpea flour into a large bowl. Season well, and mash until smooth with no large chunks. Stick in the fridge to firm up for an hour, or the freezer for 20-30 minutes. When you take it out, your mix should be sticky rather than really wet. You can add a tablespoon or so more of chickpea flour if necessary (the water content of sweet potatoes varies enormously).

Reheat the oven to 400F/200C. Using a couple of soup spoons (put a well-heaped spoonful of mix in one spoon and use the concave side of the other to shape the sides) or a falafel scoop if you have one, make the mixture into falafelly looking things and put them on an oiled tray. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes, until the bases are golden brown.

Makes about 18 falafel, enough for 4 - 6.
Comment by Richard Levy on April 19, 2009 at 10:29pm
I've got a lunch tomorrow with someone who works uptown. What is the most interesting good food within a couple of miles ?? any great ideas ??
Comment by Jesstagirl on March 9, 2009 at 10:29am
Albuquerque The Magazine is looking for locals to let us peer inside their refrigerator for an upcoming article.

Do you have an old retro-looking fridge? Or maybe you're sporting a new stainless steal version in your kitchen. Whatever type it is, we want to see it!

If you're up for a opening your refrigerator an letting the readers of ATM take a look inside, send an email to,, or just comment back here.

Comment by Phil_0 on February 13, 2009 at 5:01pm
Hmm...invoking Subway is definitely taking it to extremes. I guess we just fundamentally disagree. What constitutes "authentic," anyway? Who gets to decide? Is MSG-laden Chinese fast food made by "real" Chinese people "more authentic" than meticulously-prepared dishes created by a non-Chinese chef who's studied at the feet of some of Taiwan's best? It certainly isn't tastier...

Personally, I find the mix-and-match appropriation and borrowing of cuisines and foodways to be one of the greatest side effects of the melting pot society we live in. It's also the mechanism through which cuisines change and evolve.
Comment by Phil_0 on February 13, 2009 at 10:15am
I'm not suggesting anything about the ethnic groups you like or don't like. I'm just saying that people are perfectly capable of making delicious, authentic ethnic food even if they're not members of the ethnicity in's not like the ability to cook a particular cuisine is a genetic trait. To suggest otherwise is kind of silly, if you ask me.
Comment by Phil_0 on February 12, 2009 at 10:27am
Hey Noel - Sushi's extremely popular in South Korea, but maybe you knew that already? I think the attitude that an ethnic restaurant can only be good if it's operated by a member of the same ethnicity is pretty short-sighted...hell, the folks who run Sadie's are Lebanese, and most of the Thai places in town are run by Laotians.
Comment by Big White Hat on February 8, 2009 at 4:01pm
And...Blue Cactus Grill has the best salsa. Loved their steak too. The folks there were very nice and the service was terrific.

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