April 26, 2015

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Honey, What’s for Dessert?

With a lot of help from the bees, the possibilities are endless

Food Writing From pouring it straight over fried chicken to whipping it with butter to spread on hot, fresh sopaipillas, honey is one of those rare ingredients that easily earns the title of “superfood.”

April 22, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

The Canninary Arts

Marijuana-infused edibles offer a tasty alternative to smoking

Food Writing In the world of legal cannabis production, “canna cooks” hold a special place of honor among gastronomes who also partake in the herb.

April 15, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Love Eats

Newish dining spot offers intriguing mind-body-spirit fare

Food Writing Don’t let the outside fauxdobe façade and the strip-mall signage fool you. Once you step inside the café, you’re transported to a different, much more calming space.

April 08, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Paper Chasin’

Popular pop-up gets own digs

Food Writing Before chef Paulraj Karuppasamy and his partner in life and work Nellie Tischler began offering the chef’s South Indian cuisine around town about a year ago, a lot of Santa Fe diners didn’t have a clue what a dosa was, and very few had ever seen one on a local menu.

April 01, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

They’re the Best Around?

Exploring some Santa Fe restaurants that bestow the title upon themselves

Food Writing There are some restaurants in Santa Fe that call themselves the “best” at one thing or another without attaching the accolade to any decision based on an actual voting public.

March 25, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Making Soup the Star

Beat the spring blahs with some of the best slurp in Santa Fe

Food Writing I don’t know what it’s been like around your office, but the SFR newsroom has felt a bit like a plague zone during the last few weeks. Half the staff was down with the kind of cold that makes you want to pull the covers over your head and wake upSometimes you’ve got to grab the DayQuil, drink a cup of tea and buck up, little cowgirl. When that happens, soup is essential.

March 18, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Web Extra: An Apple Amber a Day

Irish Cream? Psssh! Try something different to satisfy your St. Patrick’s Day sweet tooth

Food Writing Whiskey pie, Baileys mousse/ice cream and Guinness cake are fine examples of desserts you may find on special menus celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. To some extent, these desserts are steeped in true Irish history, although some of that history may be a bit younger than you realize.

March 17, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

When Irish Hands are Baking

Try your hand at an Emerald Isle staple that’s as quick as it is delicious

Food Writing Tuesday, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day, which means a lot of people will be celebrating at home or out on the town with a plate of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes.

March 11, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Triangulate Your Holiday

Try a traditional Jewish cookie with a side of history

Food Writing The rituals, customs and traditions tied to Jewish cuisine are certainly more deeply felt and acknowledged by the faithful during the Jewish holidays, but I’d like to think that most marginally functioning non-Jewish adults also understand that latkes and matzo are highly symbolic foods.

March 04, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Yo Quiero Taco Bonsai

The local Asian taco drought has ended

Food Writing The long wait for a steady stream of Asian/Mexican fusion street food in Santa Fe has finally come to an end. Sure, we have plenty of taquerías and fusion joints, but for some reason, the Asian taco has remained somewhat elusive. This is surprising

Feb. 25, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Shrubs: Vinegar in Your Cocktail?

Kiss My Glass Once upon a time, people harvested and consumed what seasonally sprouted from the ground or burst from a blossom.

April 15, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Classic Cocktails: Negroni

Kiss My Glass In Italy, in the mid-1800s, a mixture of Campari and sweet vermouth became fashionable.

April 01, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Dance with the Green Fairy: Absinthe Myths and Facts

Kiss My Glass No beverage has been romanticized and demonized more than absinthe.

March 18, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Agave Spirits: Nectar from the Goddess Mayahuel

Kiss My Glass Most of us were introduced to tequila shots in our college years, leaving us reeling from its fast track to pounding hangovers and bad decisions.

March 03, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Classic Cocktails: The Mysterious Martini

Kiss My Glass You may be surprised to know that the classic martini dates back to the mid-1800s and was originally made with equal parts gin and sweet vermouth.

Feb. 18, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

A Bitter Love Story: The Aromatics of Cocktails

Kiss My Glass I first discovered mixology (the study of spirits and classic cocktails) in 2004, while living in Washington DC.

Feb. 04, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

What Are “Craft” Cocktails?

Kiss My Glass When applied to cocktails, “craft” implies attention to detail, just as it does with food.

Jan. 20, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Mind, Body, Spirit(s)

The balanced bartender

Kiss My Glass Essentially, bartenders host parties several times per week, all year long, and it’s physically, mentally and energetically demanding.

Jan. 07, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Bubbly Bottoms Up

Kiss My Glass For centuries, bathing the tongue in a luxurious blanket of bubbles at special events has demonstrated social status.

Dec. 23, 2014 by Natalie Bovis

Red or Green?

Spice up holiday cheer(s)

Kiss My Glass In 1996, “Red or green?” became our official state question. Meanwhile, spicy and savory notes are rising trends in cocktails worldwide.

Dec. 09, 2014 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

Small Bites

Eat at Pizza Centro

Small Bites Pizza Centro Much like determining the “best” breakfast burrito, green chile or margarita in town, subjectivity (as well as a tough skin) is key.

April 22, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Plaza Café

Small Bites Learn an important lesson here: Santa Fe’s mythic tri-cultural heritage isn’t the whole story. For one thing, it misses the role of places like Plaza Café and the huge influence of Greek families on the city’s development.

April 08, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Sage Bakehouse

Small Bites Sage Bakehouse Rustic chic traces lines throughout this bakeshop that teeters between South Capitol and downtown.

March 25, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Small Bites Diners are treated to a sumptuous salad bar with creative compositions of cold and hot vegetables, soups, breads and cheeses.

March 11, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Dr. Field Goods Kitchen and Chocolate Maven

Small Bites Dr. Field Goods Kitchen Chef Josh Gerwin has turned an unassuming strip-mall corner into a hip haven with a creative and consistently tasty menu and a fine selection of beer. Notables include the carne adovada egg roll ($8), which is stuffed to a wid

Feb. 25, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Geronimo

Small Bites Geronimo Owing its name to original tenant Geronimo López, who dwelled in the Canyon Road adobe in the 1700s, Geronimo is arguably the signature of Santa Fe’s culinary refinement.

Feb. 18, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Midtown Bistro and El Farol

Small Bites Brunch, a much-debated topic among stand-up comedians and no one else, is great, and Midtown Bistro knows how to do it right.

Jan. 27, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Café Fina and Mariscos Costa Azul

Small Bites Eating here is a fine experience, no fuss. A casual atmosphere commingles with scrumptious breakfast items.

Jan. 13, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar and Joseph’s of Santa Fe

Small Bites Patrons here are encouraged to wash down classic French cuisine with a drink from one of the most varied wine lists in town, a 20-page selection of seasonal, sparkling and dessert wines, apéritifs, ports, sherries, beer and cocktails from across the world.

Jan. 07, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Andiamo! and Georgia

Small Bites Hungry for more? Read bite-sized restaurant reviews every week. Our 2015 Restaurant Guide is out! Pick it up at over 50 locations across town.

Dec. 31, 2014 by SFR