Monthly Archives: August 2011

Grove Café & Market

Sweet Grandmas Eat Here… First visit: July 26, 2010 Last visit: November 1, 2011  … and they often bring their daughters and sparkling-clean, well behaved grandchildren. This is a gentle place with some of the very best breakfast and lunch … Continue reading

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Christy Mae’s

Closest Thing to Home Cooking That You Are Likely to Find in ABQ…. May 11, 2011 My friend and oft-time lunch companion Dina dragged me here for an early lunch today. She warned me that I would get hooked. I … Continue reading

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Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen

Good, but not the Santa Fe Big Deal … September 21, 2009 “The Maria’s tradition began in 1952 when Maria and Gilbert Lopez started a small take-out kitchen in the area that now houses the bar and fine kitchen. Maria’s … Continue reading

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La Cocina De Doña Clara

An Unknown Excellent Authentic Mexican Restaurant… August 23, 2010 On Sunday after the Indian Market, we decided to have a late lunch/early dinner at the Horseman’s Haven on the way back home. Rats, it closed at 2:00. Several attempts at … Continue reading

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Cafe Pasqual’s

A Culinary Phenomenon phenomenon [fi-nom-uh-non, -nuhn]  n: something that is impressive or extraordinary. I am going to break with the reviewers tradition of talking about the food (many others have done this more gloriously than I can) and discus Cafe … Continue reading

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Pink Adobe

Great Food; Charming Space…. November 05, 2010 Some Santa Fe restaurants have excellent reputations, but fail to deliver fully. Pink Adobe really delivers. Locals eat here, and that says a lot. The Pink Adobe was established in 1944 by Rosalea … Continue reading

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Desert Fish (Closed)

Real Seafood in the Desert… July 17, 2011 My biggest (and really only) disappointment on arriving in Corrales from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay was the dearth of really good seafood-specialty restaurants in the desert. We have found many fine places where … Continue reading

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150 Best Bars in The US: Duke City bombs out

A spirited guide to the country’s top watering holes From The Daily Meal: “Bars are wonderful institutions, part watering hole, part social hub, part cultural phenomenon — places where people go when they want to be out in a crowd … Continue reading

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