Monthly Archives: December 2011

Lan’s Vietnamese Cuisine

 Beautifully Herbed Vietnamese Food First visit: December  17, 2011 There are three Vietnamese restaurants in Santa Fe. Albuquerque, on the other hand, has 34. Our dear friends and fellow foodies from Taos (where there are none), Sally and Andy Wasowski, … Continue reading

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Bien Shur Restaurant

 Is Bien Shur perfect? Bien sûr.   First visit: December 9, 2011 In my 3½ years living in New Mexico, I have had but one dining experience that I could rate as perfect. Now it’s two. I need to explain and qualify what … Continue reading

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

 Chipotle Takes Albuquerque by Storm…  First visit: December 7, 2011   Chipotle (/t??’po?tle?/ chi-poht-lay; Spanish: [t?i’potle]), or chilpotle, which comes from  the Nahuatl word chilpoktli meaning “smoked chili pepper” is a smoke-dried jalapeño that tends to be brown and shriveled. It … Continue reading

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Los Equipales (Closed)

Pescados y Mariscos Fantástica La Auténtica Comida Mexicana First visit: August 28, 2010 Fourth Visit: December 3, 2011 This is perhaps the best relatively unknown restaurant in The Duke City. Frida Kahlo would, were she still alive, surely dine here. … Continue reading

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