May 29, 2015

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Abuela 2.0

At Eloisa, New Mexico-inspired cuisine gets a striking upgrade

Food Writing Too quick a glance around the dining room of chef John Rivera Sedlar’s Eloisa restaurant inside the Drury Plaza Hotel of Santa Fe can be deceptive.

May 27, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Feel the Heat

Students at Capital High School get a culinary schoolin’

Food Writing “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook—try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun.”

May 20, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

The Big Chill & The Best Chile

Santa Feans’ love for New Mexico chile only deepens with the changing seasons

Food Writing Chile’s grip on the psyche of Santa Fe and New Mexico seems to strengthen with every new degree drop of the autumn mercury.

May 13, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Dinner on a Balam-y Night

A new south-central dining outpost cooks up something…different

Food Writing Stationed near the geographic center of Santa Fe, La Cocina de Balam occupies part of a long-standing fauxdobe strip-mall structure across from a paint store.

May 06, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Café Café introduces Infierno, a concept redo with late-night dining

Food Writing “¡Vete al infierno!” is probably not something you want to hear when you ask someone where to go to dinner in Santa Fe, but if you tell me to “go to hell” in this non-English fashion, and I end up at Infierno instead, yay me.

April 29, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

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

Your Home Bar: Part 3, Stock Your Spirits

Kiss My Glass The last two installments of Kiss My Glass focused on bar tools and glassware. Now comes the booze!

May 27, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Your Home Bar: Part 2, Glassware

Kiss My Glass We taste with all senses, and the presentation of a cocktail gives us some visual clues as to what is to follow.

May 13, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Your Home Bar Part 1:Bar Tools

Kiss My Glass As you pack away the snow shovels and sweep the patio for summer entertaining, it’s also time to prepare your home bar.

April 29, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

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

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 Shake Foundation and Extra Sauce

Small Bites Shake Foundation Brian Knox of Aqua Santa and Café Escalera fame did good with his unassuming burger shack that serves up portable treats on the daily.

May 20, 2015 by SFR

Small Bites

Eat at Raaga and Extra Sauce

Small Bites Inside Raaga, the aromas of polished wood mix elegantly with the various spices cooking in the back kitchen.

May 06, 2015 by SFR

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