There's few things that make me happier than having a street festival a stone's throw from my casita in Nob Hill. The teasing rain gave way to a cool and gorgeous afternoon and evening, drawing out thousands of ABQ hipsters for summer music, great food, and fun. A few new stores hastened their grand openings to be included in the evening's festivities...
Great service made up for our new Malt Shop's lack of preparedness---they were so popular that they ran out of ingredients a few times and had to rush to the store to restock. This was just a teaser opening for them, and they're poised for great success when they officially launch in August. We actually had dinner at the new Sala Thai at Copper and Carlisle---there the service was slow due to the festival yet the food was absolutely awesome. Sala Thai is by the same acclaimed folks that had Ginger Thai, and will be on our heavy rotation list, especially since it's very literally in my backyard.
There were multiple stages of great bands, although I was partial to this group of impassioned drummers---I should have shot some video on this.
It was good to know that Albuquerque's finest was ready for any Mayberry Mayhem, although Officer Fife was nowhere to be found.
Precious Hoopsters Abounded.
I was particularly enchanted by this '60's Airstream, all decked out in Route 66 memorabilia. Here, the doorway is graced by Albuquerque Massage Therapist Karla Linden. It was a great time all the way around; I'm already looking forward to next year.