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Follow Eric: Around ABQ - Junkado Parade





So the other day I was standing in line to order some dinner from The Supper Truck when a random person approaches me and hands me a flyer.



That person turned out to be Aryon Hopkins… Continue

Added by Eric Castillo on April 24, 2013 at 9:26pm — 2 Comments

New Year's Eve Food Truck Fiesta

2013 is just a few days old and it was just that short time ago that I found myself partnered up with a gaggle of food trucks down in Nob Hill for the New Year's Eve Food Truck Fiesta hosted by Duke City Food Trucks.



It was as fun as it was cold outside as people worked their way among eight food trucks that night. We had…

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Added by Eric Castillo on January 4, 2013 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

Follow Eric: Around ABQ - Food Truck Holiday Extravaganza





You wouldn't know it by the bright shining sun and unusually warm temperatures, but the holiday season is upon us. The upside to all this warm weather is the ability have holiday events outdoors without having to bundle up in three layers of…

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Added by Eric Castillo on December 8, 2012 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

Follow Eric: Concerning the Fate of Food Trucks in Nob Hill

Last night was the "big showdown" between the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association and Albuquerque's food trucks. I sat through the entire two-hour meeting and wrote up my thoughts on my blog. Here's an excerpt...

I know there will be some who won't believe me, but if you were there and…

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Added by Eric Castillo on November 20, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

Follow Eric: Around ABQ - Marigold Parade





Yesterday was the 20th Annual South Valley Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration. This was my first time going. How I missed the previous 19 is a mystery to me. And a sad loss because that means I missed out on a couple of decades…

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Added by Eric Castillo on November 5, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Follow Eric: Around ABQ - Downtown Flamenco





Downtown Albuquerque was treated to a special performance yesterday from the National Institute of Flamenco. ABQ Ride organized for the group to…

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Added by Eric Castillo on October 13, 2012 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Follow Eric: Around ABQ - 2nd Annual ABQ Zine Fest





To be honest with you guys, as of a few short weeks ago, I didn't know the first thing about zines. Then I showed up one evening to a Spelling Bee at…

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Added by Eric Castillo on October 7, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Follow Eric: Around ABQ - ABQ Zine Fest Spelling Bee



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Added by Eric Castillo on September 26, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Follow Eric: Around ABQ - Late-night Nob Hill Jam Session





I was just about to get in my car after a nice little writing session in a Nob Hill cafe when I heard a faint beat coming from across Central Avenue. I saw a couple of guys setup with some kind of stringed instrument and congas so I crossed the street to have a better…

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Added by Eric Castillo on September 21, 2012 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Follow Eric: Around ABQ - Death of a Salesman at The Vortex

I forget how much I love the theatre. When everyone is getting all hot and bothered over the latest movie releases it's easy to miss out on the excellent productions going down at your local…

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Added by Eric Castillo on September 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Follow Eric: Around Town - Nob Hill Summerfest

I love big street parties. Shutting down entire blocks for pedestrian traffic, food trucks pumping the air with fresh fare,…
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Added by Eric Castillo on July 23, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

Around Town - Centennial Summerfest





It was a busy weekend in Albuquerque. There were car shows and cash mobs and, biggest of them all, the Centennial Summerfest.…

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Added by Eric Castillo on June 18, 2012 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

Around Town - ABQ CashMob #3





Man, today was a good day. It was one of those days where all the pieces fall together beautifully. The online world intersected with the real world, social media gave way to social interaction, and locals met with other locals to support…

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Added by Eric Castillo on June 16, 2012 at 6:56pm — 4 Comments

Follow Eric: Around Town - Nat'l Public Gardens Day at the ABQ Botanical Garden



How in the world do you celebrate
National Public Gardens Day? By taking advantage of free admission to the
Albuquerque Botanical Garden, that's how.



Thanks to Better Homes & Garden, ABQ BioPark patrons were able to…

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Added by Eric Castillo on May 11, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Follow Eric: Around Town - Founder's Day in Old Town





Happy Birthday, Albuquerque!



306 years old. That's quite the accomplishment. You don't look a day over 300. And still photogenic as ever. Check out these pictures from the Founder's Day event in Old Town.…

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Added by Eric Castillo on April 21, 2012 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

Follow Eric: Around Town - Weekly Alibi's Taco USA Party

The legendary Al Hurricane, the abrasively hilarious Gustavo Arellano, and an open taco bar at El Pinto Restaurantmade for one great night in Albuquerque.

The Weekly Alibi played host to the party celebrating the release of Arellano's new book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Arellano is the writer behind the nationally syndicated…

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Added by Eric Castillo on April 18, 2012 at 10:55pm — 1 Comment

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