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Location: Albuquerque, NM
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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.

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.

Rafiki Kenyan Cuisine - Lomas and Washington 5 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 Oct 30, 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 L. C. Sterling 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.

Firenze Mobile Pizza 5 Replies

The food truck Firenze Mobile Pizza is opening a brick and mortar restaurant downtown in the space next to Java Joe's! I tried their pizza at Globalquerque this past year and the quality and taste…Continue

Tags: downtown, pizza, Firenze

Started by Monica. Last reply by Monica Jun 5, 2013.

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Comment by Balletmom on September 13, 2009 at 5:25am
Cosmos tapas on Central is a GREAT little resturaunt! A very nice, but a little small tapas menu, a nice choice of entres if you want one, a great wine menu and beautiful, if not a little crowded dining area. Good service with the owner personally checking on all diners. It is just 2 months old so a few kinks to work out but nothing that would stop me from going back over and over again. And live flamenco! The bar was lovely and I will certainly try that as well. Soccer on the TV.
Comment by The Cube Restaurant on August 31, 2009 at 9:16am
Foodies tend to be drinkers too! You are all invited.

http://www.dukecityfix.com/events/free-wine-beer-tasting
Comment by Donna M. Jonas on August 21, 2009 at 9:55pm
Has anyone tried "Cafe Jean Pierre Creperie Restaurant" near Century Rio 24? I had my first foray into French cuisine this evening and it was absolutely fabulous! My friends and I had just finished watching "Julie and Julia" and you can't help but come away with a desire to eat French food. They have great food and wonderful staff! Plus, the chef is actually French! I highly recommend this wonderful eatery.
Comment by jeff on August 16, 2009 at 10:44am
you two talking about mexican or new mexican? ;-)

i'm not one who seeks out new mexican cuisine and usually think it's thrown together carelessly at restaurants, but i had a lunch at monroe's on lomas downtown and thought everything was prepared with care and consideration. i'd go back there.
Comment by Whitey Ford on August 16, 2009 at 9:03am
Thanks for the info, Noel! I'll have to check it out next time I am in the city....
Comment by Whitey Ford on August 15, 2009 at 11:25pm
I always go to Sadies down on fourth when I am in town. But, the past few times I have been there its all about 'turn around' and frankly, the food seems to have lost some of its 'zest'.

Back in the day, Sadies was a great little restaurant in a bowling alley, that was unique, folksy and cheap without seeming so.

Anyone else have any thoughts on good, great Mexican food in the Duke city?
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"...free 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 John V on June 9, 2009 at 3:21pm
Commenting on Phil's post of Feb 19, and to Noel.

All cuisines are a result of people moving into an area and making use of the flora and fauna that are available locally. New Mexican food is a combination of Spanish and Native American styles that made use of ingredients available in New Mexico. That's what makes it different from Tex-Mex or Cal-Mex.

Cajun/Creole food came from displaced Frech settlers who got kicked out of Canada and found their way to southern Louisanna and made use of the local flavors. Thai food combines other Asian cooking styles with local Thai ingredients. etc., etc., etc...

"Authentic Italian food" would need to be prepared without tomatoes, since those didn't exist in Italy until explorers brought them back from the New World. Same with potatoes in Ireland. And nobody had pasta until people started to trade with China.

Today, we call it fusion. Combining different styles and ingredients. Back then, it was just survival. Same result, however. Take the old, add something new, and come up with an entirely new and fantastic presentation.

When I found out that a lot of people in Thailand get their protein from grubs that live in bamboo, or giant water bugs.. well... I don't want to get TOO authentic.
 

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