Oct. 28, 2016

Booze with a Taste of the Place

Broken Trail distillery serves up New Mexico-inspired spirits

Food Writing The label for Broken Trail craft distillery’s Holy Ghost vodka is a pale green topographic map. The first time I saw it I wondered: Is this named for Holy Ghost Creek?

Oct. 26, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

A Recipe for Cooking with Kids

Santa Fe’s pioneering program now has a matching cookbook

Food Writing If your kids have been among the more than 5,000 elementary school students who have been lucky enough to experience a Cooking with Kids program, then you already have an idea of how cool this book is.

Oct. 19, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Seed to Stem

A kitchen garden drives the menu year-round at Arroyo Vino

Food Writing The winding drive from Highway 599 gives hungry patrons just enough time to adjust to the peaceful setting of Arroyo Vino, which is attached to a wine shop of the same name.

Oct. 12, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Jambo, Bwana!

No worries at this welcoming multi-culti café

Food Writing One of the things that makes the Santa Fe food scene great is that we have so much to brag about: the intense concentration of mom-and-pop restaurants showcasing our unique native cuisine and a plethora of exciting high-end restaurants.

Oct. 05, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Humble, Glorious Carrots

Raw carrots are marvelous fresh from the garden

Food Writing I’ve been pulling carrots out of my garden this week. I eat most of them raw, just sitting at my desk, mindlessly munching.

Sept. 28, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Nothing's Wrong with the Co-op

La Montañita faces grave danger from the Take Back the Co-op Movement

Food Writing You may have heard about a movement called “Take Back the Co-op” and you may have been asked to sign a petition calling for a special membership meeting for La Montañita Co-op. If you haven’t already signed it, I hope you’ll read this before you do.

Sept. 19, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Green Tomato

Don’t let your unripe harvest go to waste!

Food Writing The weather is cooling down as we approach October, which brings the first frost and cooler temperatures that keep tomatoes from developing flavor and ripening to full loveliness.

Sept. 14, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Bouche, There it Is

A remodel and a hint of Italy give new flavor to an old fave

Food Writing In preparation for our annual Restaurant Guide, SFR’s foodies have been doing a little more eating lately. You know, nibbling around the city, checking out new places and revisiting old favorites like Bouche.

Sept. 07, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Millions of Peaches

New tricks for peach pie

Food Writing There’s no perfect peach pie. We just have to keep baking them and keep eating them. Bummer, right? One of the best traditions I’ve created for my adult life is making a peach pie for my birthday.

Aug. 31, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

So Close and Yet so Vara Way

Local guys make (not local) wine

Food Writing What makes something local? We think of green chile as being quintessentially New Mexican, and yet tons of the chile we eat is actually grown in California, Mexico and beyond. Is it the stuff or is it the people that’s important?

Aug. 24, 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


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


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

Pot Pie Weather

The Fork It’s fall. Get going on the stews, tagines, enchiladas, POT PIES.

Oct. 20, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

New Tasting Room Downtown

The Fork The Santa Fe tasting room opened in September, just in time for the Wine and Chile Fiesta.

Oct. 13, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Fall Field Trips, Quince Tips and Food Reads

The Fork I like quince paste—also known as membrillo—a lot and it's great to put out with cheese when people come over.

Oct. 06, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Truly Upsetting!

The Fork Here's something to distract you from your terrible day: 21 Truly Upsetting Vintage Recipes.

Sept. 29, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

The Fork

The Fork It’s that time of the year when beer, brats and tubas all come together for the glorious ode to over-indulgence—Oktoberfest!

Sept. 22, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

The Fork Congratulations to the winners of two cheeseburger contests that happened over the past week.

Sept. 15, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

It's Fair Time!

The Fork The state fair opens this weekend and I am super stoked. Miniature goats! Corn dogs! The winners of Best Beet and Biggest Pumpkin! I can't get enough of this stuff.

Sept. 08, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Wasting Away in Zozoritaville

The Fork If you’re downtown and thirsty, get you one of those Zozoritas, like this one at Derailed (at the Sage Inn).

Sept. 01, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

The Fork

Prison Ramen

The Fork Ramen noodles, aka “soup,” are so popular that one inmate wrote a book about them.

Aug. 25, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

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

#SFRfoodies Instagram Feed

Have you come across a dish so amazing that you just had to document it? Snap a pic and share it on Instagram using #SFRfoodies and join the Santa Fe foodie movement!