I am retired University Professor (The University of Chicago) and Chief Software Engineer (L-3 Communications, Reston VA). I came to Corrales, New Mexico, via Brooklyn NY, Baltimore MD, Ithaca NY, Chicago IL, and Burtonsville MD. “What,” you may ask, “is an oceanographer doing in the New Mexico high desert?” Looking for chupacabra. Wonderful when barbecued.
I cook. I invent dishes. In the short time that I have been in New Mexico I have eaten in many dozens of restaurants and specialty shops, some great and some really bad. I will tell you which I think are great (Lucia, Artichoke, Jennifer James 101, Budai, Namaste, Mary and Tito’s, …) and which I know are terrible, to be avoided (Village Inn, Blake’s Lotaburger, Casa Vieja, Banana Leaf, Fortune Cookie, The Cooperage …), and I will tell you why. Enjoy my ramblings and rants.
Jennifer James of Jennifer James 101 created a dish of Chesapeak e Bay Soft Shell Crabs as one of her special menu items for May 13-14, 20 11. E xcellent. Expect the unexpected here.
Nicole Villareal of Nicky V’s Neighborhood Pizzeria has featured (as a weekend special) my crabcakes served atop Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo. This is not a textbook combination, but this kind of fusion is her signature, and the result is excellent.
It should cone as no surprise that these two restaurants have earned places on my Albuquerque Top Ten Restaurants List. If you like this kind of food, call them and beg for a repeat performance.
More about Maryland Blue Crabs….
Straight from Bawmer, Queen City of the Patapsico Drainage Area, comes yet more straight dope about the Beautiful Swimmers. Check out these Baltimore Sun links.