Feb. 28, 2015

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Special Issues

Protesting the PARCC

Suspended teens want meeting with state officals about the standardized test

Local News A dozen Santa Fe High School students stood in front of the state Public Education Department today, calling for a meeting with Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera over testing that they say goes too far. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Joey Peters



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

Lunch Launchpad

Santa Fe’s food-truck landscape gets a lift from the Street Food Institute

Food Writing On Friday morning, the east-facing side of the New Mexico Roundhouse became a launching pad for something both sides of the aisle tend to agree on without much heated debate: great food. The Stre

Feb. 20, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Resolution: Get Your Goat (or Lamb)

Ditch that tired sweet-and-sour nonsense for the Lunar New Year

Food Writing On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Chinese lunar calendar puts the Year of the Horse back in the stable until 2026 to make room for the Year of the Goat, and some restaurants in town are ready to party down for the occasion.

Feb. 18, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Drunk in Love

Booze up Valentine’s Day dessert with some local flair

Food Writing I miss many aspects of the restaurant business, but I don’t miss working in one on Valentine’s Day.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Come on Pipil Now

Smile on your plátanos at Restaurante El Salvadoreño

Food Writing Although it would be more fun to imagine that there is cache of magic deliciousness crystals buried beneath the blacktop expanse at Cerrillos and Siler roads the truth is a bit more practical.

Feb. 04, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Wingin’ It

Because hot sauce is for Super Sunday, suckers

Food Writing When I was a much younger lad, the voracious consumption of Buffalo-style hot wings was one of the few ways I thought I could assert my burgeoning manhood in front of those I wished to impress.

Jan. 27, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Dumpling Dream

Talin Market pop-up will dissolve your case of the Mondays

Food Writing When it comes to dumplings, it’s no contest. Asian beats American, hands-down.

Jan. 20, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Peppering the Landscape

Jalapeño’s has relocated again, deliciousness intact

Food Writing If anyone gets to claim the current title of restaurant-hopscotch champion of Santa Fe, it has to be Raul Aboytes, the brains behind Jalapeño’s.

Jan. 13, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

A Year in Mad Flavor

A look back at Santa Fe’s 2014 food scene is reason enough to keep celebrating

Food Writing In any American town the size of Santa Fe or larger, the restaurant/food scene is commonly a fluid, ever-shifting beastie.

Jan. 07, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

They Got Game (and More!)

Culinary Academy pop-up feasts keep students—and chef-instructors—on their toes

Food Writing Located inside the Santa Fe Culinary Academy (SFCA), The Guesthouse, as it is aptly called, serves as the academy’s student-run restaurant: a stylish, fully functioning dining room and kitchen manned primarily by students in the academy’s professional culinary program.

Dec. 30, 2014 by Rob DeWalt

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 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

Small Bites

Eat at Izanami and SweetWater Harvest Kitchen

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. 17, 2014 by SFR

Small Bites


Small Bites Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the foodie on your list?

Dec. 09, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Small Bites


Small Bites The Compound Aesthetics are clearly important to The Compound, which is located in the heart of Canyon Road near some of the city’s most bourgeois art galleries.

Dec. 02, 2014 by SFR

Small Bites


Small Bites Facebook: What’s your favorite place for Sunday brunch? #SFRfoodies

Nov. 25, 2014 by SFR