Aug. 23, 2016

Sweet Goodbyes

Confectioner Chuck Higgins wants to move on, but not away

Food Writing I thought it was just a coincidence that two longtime Santa Fe foodies would announce their retirement at the same time.

Aug. 17, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Refuge on the Range

Alight for lunch at Ravens Rock Café

Food Writing On the day that I decided to try this new-ish café and barbecue joint, I had been running errands around town and was hot, tired and hungry by the time I got all the way out to this rustic outpost on the Turquoise Trail.

Aug. 10, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Everything Passes, Nothing Lasts

Mu Jing Lau looks back on 20 years of Mu Du Noodles

Food Writing After more than two decades as one of Santa Fe’s favorite Asian restaurants, Mu Du Noodles closed last weekend. I caught owner Mu Jing Lau in a philosophical mood a few days before the last night of service.

Aug. 03, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

New Kid on the Block

Is it great? It’s in the neighborhood

Food Writing I give (and take) directions in Santa Fe based exclusively on restaurants, so when trying to explain to a girlfriend where to meet us for dinner at 401 Neighborhood Fine Dining (401 N Guadalupe, 989-3297), I told her, “Remember that place on Guadal

July 27, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Bitter Truth

Campari and its bitter relatives are grown-up fun

Food Writing Campari is like cilantro: If you’ve tried it, you either loved it or you hated it. But let me make a case for this bright red booze with the bracing bitter taste: Bitter things are for adults. Children don’t like bitter things because natural sel

July 20, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Sweet Cherry Surprise

Summertime is cherry time!

Food Writing Midsummer is cherry season, when cherries fill the markets and humans wage war with birds over picking rights.

July 13, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Georgia Blues

A former favorite tries a new concept and loses focus

Food Writing We were anxious when we heard that the owners of Georgia were remodeling the dining room to accommodate 30 beer taps and shifting to a more approachable focus. Taproom? Bar food?

July 06, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Heat Wave Cocktails

Food Writing Bourbon Monsoon This is a riff on the whiskey smash, an old drink related to the mint julep and the mojito. If you have mint growing in your garden, this is a great way to use it.

June 29, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Coffee Pops to the Rescue!

Upgrade your caffeine delivery mechanism

Food Writing There have been so many stories in here about drinks lately that you guys probably think SFR is on a liquid diet. Not true! We are voracious eaters.

June 29, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Come to Mamou

A French café that delivers classics done well

Food Writing When food is very simple, it has to be very well executed, which is only one reason why this little French café is such a treat.

June 22, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Cocktail Culture Comes to Santa Fe

Kiss My Glass If you read this column, it’s safe to assume you enjoy making and sipping cocktails, in which case, you probably want to know about New Mexico Cocktails & Culture (June 3-6), an event I launched last year to support our local cocktail and culinary

June 01, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

Hiking the Margarita Trail

Kiss My Glass Did you know that the margarita is one of the most popular mixed drinks, not only in Santa Fe but also the world?

May 10, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

Rumming Around the World

Kiss My Glass As one of the world’s oldest spirits, rum’s history is directly linked to global trade. A distillate derived from fermented sugar cane or molasses, one of the first spirits of the New World was rum.

April 27, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

The Bar Is in Bloom!

Kiss My Glass What a more perfect way to welcome spring blossoms than with blooming cocktails? You can make your own floral infusions, and if you’re familiar with my garden-to-glass mixology (and book), you already know I love making my own.

April 13, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

What’s New in Springtime Sipping?

Kiss My Glass As we peel off the layers and venture out—bare skinned and blinking—into the sensuous sunrays and warming evenings, we’re another year older but feel younger than springtime.

March 30, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

Kiss Me, I’m Irish Whiskey

Kiss My Glass St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse to let our inner leprechauns out to play by knocking back some Irish whiskey. What makes this particular kind of whiskey special? As the luck of the Irish would have it, I’ve got a quick overview.

March 16, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

The Last Slinger Standing Trophy Comes to Santa Fe

Kiss My Glass Some called it a Cinderella story. Others muttered in disbelief, “What the [expletive] just happened?” As for the six of us from New Mexico, well, we just celebrated. Last Slinger Standing is the bartending competition of the Southwest.

March 02, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

Say Cheese, Oscar!

Kiss My Glass The Super Bowl is over, and the next big competition is here: the Academy Awards! But hosting an Oscar party is not a pizza-and-chicken-wings kind of affair.

Feb. 17, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

Toast “Gung Hey Fat Choy” with Baijiu

Kiss My Glass Every few years, a new product explodes upon the global mixology scene, and bar folks’ ears perk up. A new toy! A few years back, genever, the Dutch predecessor to today’s gin, became the darling of the industry with its unique, malty flavor.

Feb. 03, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

Super Sudsy Beer Drinks

Kiss My Glass For some, winter sports means whooshing down a powdery mountain, leaving a feathery flurry of snow fluttering behind, tickling the whiskers of El Niño as he visits our neck of the woods.

Jan. 20, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

20 Faves

Restaurant Guide 2015 Andiamo! Santa Feans looking for a different kind of Italian dish should look no further than this local joint, which follows the basic conventions of the Boot’s cuisine with a slightly different twist. The meatballs in its traditional spaghetti dis

Oct. 22, 2014 by SFR

Essential New Mexican

The Big Chill & The Best Chile

Restaurant Guide 2015 Whether it’s for red, green or Christmas, smothered or salsa en el lado, Santa Feans’ love for New Mexico chile only deepens with the changing seasons Chile’s grip on the psyche of Santa Fe and New Mexico seems to strengthen with every new degre

Oct. 22, 2014 by Rob DeWalt

Origins of Southwest Food

All Mixed Up

Restaurant Guide 2015 Santa Fe’s culinary scene is, always has been and always will be a melting pot Oh, what a tangled, chile-smothered, pinto-flecked, cheese-covered, squash-sided, corn-kissed, globally appropriated web we weave. That’s the short story of Santa Fe

Oct. 22, 2014 by Rob DeWalt

Bake Me

Restaurant Guide 2015 When it comes to dining, Santa Feans know that it doesn’t get any finer than traditional recipes passed down from generation to generation. Here you’ll find three delectable options to make you fire up that oven courtesy of the FUZE.SW food conference.

Oct. 22, 2014 by SFR

5 Under $5: Sweet

Restaurant Guide 2015 Hankering for something sweet after all those chimis? Here are some toothsome options for just five bucks and under. 

Oct. 22, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Directory

Hungry? Here's where to go for fantastic meals

Restaurant Guide 2015 DOWNTOWN 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar 315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 986-9190 Contemporary French cuisine is paired with seasonal global wines. Agave Lounge Eldorado Hotel, 309 W San Francisco St., 995-4530 Nosh on sushi or a Kobe beef slider alongside speci

Oct. 22, 2014 by SFR

SFR's 2015 Restaurant Guide Is Out!

Here's where to find it

Restaurant Guide 2015 Thought it might not seem entirely appetizing, SFR's 2015 is laden with the blood, sweat and tears of its contributors, who have delivered our biggest Restaurant Guide yet.

Oct. 22, 2014 by SFR

Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant Martín

Restaurant Guide 2015 Consider the story of chef Martín Rios one of a local boy done good. Sure, he might originally hail from Guadalajara, but he’s paid his dues in the local culinary scene.

Oct. 21, 2014 by Enrique Limón

10 Best

Restaurant Guide 2015 Here is the Tantalizing 10—our top picks for local eateries that sizzle.

Oct. 21, 2014 by SFR

5 Under $5: Savory

Restaurant Guide 2015 Who says getting filled up has to break the bank? Here are some finger-licking savory options for five bucks and under.

Oct. 21, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Directory

2016 Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide 2016 Step away from the ramen and check out these superior restaurants in town. From the exotic to family-style, we’ve got you covered.

Oct. 21, 2015 by SFR

Keep on Truckin’

Local mobile-food scene just keeps getting better

Restaurant Guide 2016 Since the City of Santa Fe’s decision to loosen restrictions on food trucks established vendors have been upping their culinary game, as new vendors begin popping up with more regularity.

Oct. 21, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Apéritif

2016 Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide 2016 From haute cuisine to down-home grub, Santa Fe boasts some of the best eats around. Check out SFR’s biggest Restaurant Guide ever for a rundown of favorite local eats, can’t-miss happy hours and the city’s most comprehensive restaurant directory. ¡Provecho!

Oct. 21, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Restaurant of the Year

2016 Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide 2016 I called it last year. It was too early in Georgia’s stint to fast-track it, but everything about the Johnson Street eatery screams out winner.

Oct. 21, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Top 10

2016 Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide 2016 Santa Fe boasts a unique culinary landscape that combines fine dining with down-home goodness. Did your favorite eatery make the cut for this year’s Top 10? Click to find out.

Oct. 21, 2015 by SFR

Used to be There

2016 Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide 2016 Santa Fe is a food town, there’s no denying that, but for every legendary eatery that opened its doors before Coronado even appeared in the state, there are those places that seem to be in a constant state of transition.

Oct. 21, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Get Buzzed

Restaurant Guide 2016 Here’s one time that drinking and driving is OK: When you’re drinking a double shot of espresso poured into steaming milk and sealed behind a plastic lid, jostling along in your cupholder as you circumnavigate Santa Fe’s labyrinth-like roads.

Oct. 21, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

10 Under $10

2016 Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide 2016 Times are tight, but as you look into your kitchen you realize that sometimes you’ve just gotta say, “Screw it!” and head out into the world to eat.

Oct. 21, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Happy Hour Guide

2016 Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide 2016 Negorni, tempranillo or small-batch whiskey? Check out our Happy Hour Guide and get your evening started out right. Cheers!

Oct. 21, 2015 by Alex De Vore

25 Best

2016 Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide 2016 Picking 20 restaurants to define the best Santa Fe’s culinary scene has to offer wasn’t good enough this year, so we upped the ante to 25. Did your favorite make the cut?

Oct. 21, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Plaza Café Southside and #SFRFoodies

Small Bites Plaza Café Southside While the Plaza Café downtown may recall the City Different’s Greek roots, its Southside compatriot feels more firmly planted in the charms of another era—a chrome-plated, neon-lit, milk-shaking era.

July 27, 2016 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at El Parasol and #SFRFoodies

Small Bites Those seeking casual and authentic New Mexican should check out El Parasol and their seemingly never-ending supply of goods.

June 08, 2016 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Paper Dosa and #SFRFoodies

Small Bites Indian food doesn’t have to be a pile of indistinguishable mush, and the whole concept of assembling your own dosa proves that it can also be fun as an evening of DIY if you go to the right restaurant.

May 25, 2016 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Luminaria and #SFRFoodies

Small Bites The goods at the Inn and Spa at Loretto are the very definition of scrumptious.

May 04, 2016 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Jambo and #SFRfoodies

Small Bites African-Caribbean fusion Jambo Café has a sort of locals-only appeal, with casual décor, the highlights of which are the gauze shade icicle lights that hang from the ceiling.

April 20, 2016 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Fire & Hops and #SFRfoodies

Small Bites Beer and burgers. Chocolate and whipped cream. Tacos and cider. These are combinations that win every time.

April 06, 2016 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Dr. Field Goods and #SFRFoodies

Small Bites If you want to be daring and try some goat meat for the first time in the history of your palate, then head to Dr. Field Goods Kitchen and wash it down with some housemade habanero that’s got a little honey in it.

March 23, 2016 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Counter Culture and #SFRFoodies

Small Bites With service of all three meals nearly every day in its bustling community room and on two outdoor patios, including under a shade structure in the front, eating here is a low-key, cash-only affair that gives you time to contemplate a constantly changing decorative scheme featuring local artists.

Feb. 24, 2016 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Bouche and #SFRfoodies

Small Bites Bouche feels like a place worth coming home to stay. Pull up a seat on their patio to enjoy dinner with a sunset-strewn sky over the top of their walled garden, or take a table indoors, among the hardwood floors and fireplace.

Feb. 10, 2016 by SFR

Small Bites

Small Bites Andrew Cooper, the chief chef at Terra Restaurant at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, has managed to turn melted cheese into a delicacy that’s to be shared with everyone at your table.

Jan. 27, 2016 by SFR

The Fork

Indian Market

The Fork I'll let everyone else cover the main attractions at Indian Market this weekend. As usual, I'm just here for the food.

Aug. 18, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Want to Buy a Chocolate Shop?

The Fork Chocolatier Chuck Higgins reports that he’s ready to sell his Santa Fe sweets business, C.G. Higgins Confections.

Aug. 11, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

The Apples Are Coming

The Fork Things are starting to ripen and I’m starting to freak out that I’m not going to be able to EAT ENOUGH YUMMY STUFF!

Aug. 04, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Say Goodbye to Mu

The Fork You may have seen that Mu Du Noodles, our 2010-2011 Restaurant of the Year, is closing.

July 28, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Burgers, Dogs and Beer

The Fork There’s a new hamburger joint downtown!

July 21, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Summer Eats

The Fork Oh hey! The Southside Santa Fe Farmers Market is now open.

July 14, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Austin Eats Etc.

The Fork Overall, it’s been a good summer for traveling and eating!

July 07, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

The Fork The midsummer holiday weekend. Hopefully, you have some time off, and you're in the mood for cooking and eating!

June 30, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

So Hot in Here

The Fork Ah, summer in Santa Fe, when you walk outside at 9 am and the sun hits your exposed shoulders, making them tingle from the sunburn you got from spending an hour on the roof tinkering with the swamp cooler, which all of a sudden seemed sooooo important.

June 23, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Father's Day Edition

The Fork Mother's Day tends to be a pretty emotionally charged day for a lot of reasons, but for most people, Father's Day is a lot mellower.

June 16, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland
 

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