May 27, 2016

Read the Annual Manual

Annual Manual We present this guide to our city for locals and visitors with a challenge for 2016: Soak in the history and culture, and make it your own.

May 04, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Best Sports and Gear Shop 2008

 to Get into Gear

Annual Manual 1 Sangre de Cristo Mountain Works328 S. Guadalupe St.505-984-8221In 1994, Kent Little moved to Santa Fe and opened a climbing-oriented store to combine his experience in retail management with his lov

July 24, 2008 by Charlotte Jusinski


The Locals' Guide to Living in Santa Fe.

Annual Manual The Locals' Guide to Living in Santa Fe. Whether you're new to Santa Fe or Santa Fe is still new to you, SFR's Annual Manual is the best resource for helping you get the most out of living in the City Different. 

May 20, 2008 by None

Bar Stars

SFR’S 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide In this year’s Bar & Nightlife Guide, SFR took the opportunity to highlight the stars of Santa Fe’s bar scene.

April 23, 2013 by SFR

Best Local Brew

SFR’S 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Earlier this month, SFR unveiled its first-ever Local Beer Championship.

April 23, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Born To Be Wild

Karaoke kings, queens and cult leaders

Bar & Nightlife Guide Nanci Bushrow, co-host of Showcase Karaoke, paces in front of the packed lounge in a western button-up shirt, sternly shaking her permed, blonde head like a teacher scolding an uncooperative class.

April 23, 2013 by Loren Bienvenu

Best Outdoor Drinking Spots

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide It’s a shame to hide from the fresh mountain air, sweet scent of lilacs and green oases of mountain aspens and river-lining cottonwoods.

April 23, 2013 by Mia Rose Carbone

Best Happy Hour Deals

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Though happy hours are popular at well-known Santa Fe destinations like the Cowgirl, many of the city’s best end-of-the-workday deals remain well-kept secrets.

April 23, 2013 by

Best Place to Smoke

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Smokers are modern-day lepers.

April 23, 2013 by Justin Horwath

Best Summertime Drinks

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Summer’s on the way, and with it the opportunity to indulge in libations that, like my preference in men, are strong yet fruity and ideally toting a parasol.

April 23, 2013 by Enrique Limón

Eight Days A Week (Well, Six)

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Karaoke all week.

April 23, 2013 by SFR

Best Manhattan

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide While I tend to consider my own Manhattan recipe pretty fantastic, several local bars present a stiff challenge to its dominance.

April 23, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Best Late-Night Eats

SFR's 2013 Bar Guide

Bar & Nightlife Guide Don’t believe the hype: It is not impossible to find food in Santa Fe after 9 pm.

April 23, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Best of Santa Fe 2010

It's a Wrap

Best of Santa Fe Several times last spring, I was approached by friends and strangers wanting to know if “it was too late to vote.” Being the dullard that I am, I would then dutifully launch into a recitation of all the various deadlines for the primary elections... Of course, folks weren’t asking about that. They were asking about SFR’s annual Best of Santa Fe Readers’ Poll.

July 28, 2010 by None

Arts and Culture

Best of Santa Fe 2010

Best of Santa Fe From best band and craziest karaoke to favorite museum and absolutely illest DJ, the City Different struts it's culture different.

July 28, 2010 by None

Food and Dining

Best of Santa Fe 2010

Best of Santa Fe There's eating drinking and then there's eating and drinking in Santa Fe. Readers poke their top picks of 2010 for slurping and slushing in da Fe.

July 28, 2010 by None


Best of Santa Fe 2010

Best of Santa Fe Santa Fe ranks among the most giving in the nation with huge amounts of philanthropy and more than 1,000 non-profit and charitable organizations. But, let's face it, sometimes you just want to buy something nice. Luckily, Santa Fe is good at that too.

July 28, 2010 by None


Best of Santa Fe 2010

Best of Santa Fe Whether it's the person pushing a drink across the bar, delivering a plate of nachos, doing your hair, drilling your teeth or performing any skilled service you can think of, Santa Feans have opinions about who does it best.

July 28, 2010 by None

Local Living

Best of Santa Fe 2010

Best of Santa Fe Government, community services, charities, festivals and access (even when limited by––argh––government): These are the things that quietly making up local living. Discerning Santa Feans pick the stand-outs.

July 28, 2010 by None

Staff Picks

Best of Santa Fe 2010

Best of Santa Fe Yes, the voters know what's best about Santa Fe, but what does the Reporter's staff think is strangely exceptional about life in Santa Fe?

July 28, 2010 by None

Best of Santa Fe 2009 Party Slideshow

Why'd you get drunk and make that funny face?

Best of Santa Fe The Best Of party chronicled in photographs.

July 24, 2009 by None

Best Roofing Company

…Stupid Flat Roofs  

Best of Santa Fe McPartlon Roofing

July 23, 2009 by Zane Fischer

Best Art Framing

for Your Priceless Treasures  

Best of Santa Fe Frontier Frames

July 23, 2009 by None

Local Living

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 After the 2010 Census figures came out, revealing that close to 5,000 fewer people aged 25-34 lived in Santa Fe County in 2010 than did in 2000, I began to have this conversation with some regularity, and it always drove me crazy.

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Food & Dining

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 It's been an exciting year for Santa Fe's food scene. Exciting isn't always good, though. During the past year, SFR witnessed the closing of three of the best restaurants in town: Amavi, Max's and Real Food Nation. But the departure of some of our favorites also makes way for newcomers.

July 25, 2012 by SFR


Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 Either you've done this, or you know someone who has: You work three different jobs, at least one of which is in the service industry, while using your elusive "free time" to build art installations and perfect your telemark squat. Right? In Santa Fe, we do it all.

July 25, 2012 by SFR


Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012   There's a lot of buzz about shopping locally--how it creates a multiplier effect that stimulates the local economy, fosters relationships with the people who sell you gardening supplies and designer shoes, etc. But Santa Feans don't really need to be convinced: We're all about the local thing, and we're passionate about the shops and businesses that define our city.

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Arts & Entertainment

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 Santa Fe may be a small town, but it was recently named the nation's "most artistic city"--a distinction it surely deserves, if we're to judge by the percentage of people who love/talk/make/buy/support art in any of its multitudinous forms. And while Santa Fe's visual arts have long enjoyed (or suffered from) a reputation for desert landscapes and the like, its current identity is growing and changing in exciting ways.

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Best Thing About SFR

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 It exists! - It's free!! - It's local. - It's weekly - Savage Love - It's FREE! - It's local - Alex De Vore - EVERYTHING!!! - Horoscopes - Best of SF - Daddy Needs a Drink - sense of humor - 7 Days and Overheard in Santa Fe

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Best Thing We Forgot

Best of Santa Fe 2012

Best of Santa Fe 2012 Best Burger - Best Place to Meet Girls - Best Locksmith - Bacon - Best Local Promoter - Best Bakery - Best Bass Player - Best BBQ - Best Builder - Best Casino - Best Chocolate - Best Reason Not to Leave Town

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Tour Thing

A semi-local's guide to touristy Santa Fe

Best of Santa Fe 2012 First impressions are the ones that stick, goes the adage. For Santa Fe's average of 2 million visitors per year, according to Steve Lewis, spokesperson for the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, that impression often comes in the form of a guided tour.

July 25, 2012 by Enrique Limón

Best of Santa Fe 2012

SFR Reader's Picks of the Best Bands, Restaurants, Bars, Shops & Services

Best of Santa Fe 2012 This year's Best of Santa Fe issue features some new successes and longtime favorites--and SFR contributor Chicken Joe (yes, it's a pseudonym) has a companion piece on the quirks that make Santa Fe the City Different--but ultimately, these pages are all about why we can't help loving Santa Fe.

After all, we're still here.

July 25, 2012 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe 2013

Santa Fe's best shops, restaurants, celebrities, bacon, bars, adventures, politicians, popcorn and much, much more

Best of Santa Fe 2013 “Best” is a bit of a misnomer. How, for instance, could one compare the very different, but equally overindulgent, breakfast burritos of Posa’s and Jalapeño’s?

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Eat It!

Eat It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013  Best preempted movie theater popcorn award“Patronizing the competition, I see,” Game of Thrones mastermind and newly minted cinema impresario George RR Martin told me as we bumped into each

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Drink It!

Best of Santa Fe - Drink It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 OK, bros: you might recall the hazy boyhood nights of drinking a case of Budweiser or a bottle of Wild Turkey, straight...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - See It!

Best of Santa Fe - See It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 If there’s a place to be seen in Santa Fe, it’s a second-story patio. Pick any—Marble Brewery’s Plaza-side taproom...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Do It!

Best of Santa Fe - Do It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 If you want to have a beer with hairy, toothless bikers, gypsy artists and an assortment of wandering dogs...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Play It!

Best of Santa Fe - Play It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 We’ve all been there: the dulcet tones of the summertime Bandstand series finds our ears, and we are drawn to the Plaza...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Localize It!

Best of Santa Fe - Localize It!

Best of Santa Fe 2013 The problem every Santa Fean should envy is clearly that of Forrest Fenn: millions’ worth of his wealth is stashed somewhere—somewhere?—in the mountains...

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Voter Results - Local Living

Voter Results

Best of Santa Fe 2013 Best Local PoliticianMayor David Coss2nd Gov. Susana Martinez3rd City Councilor Patti BusheeBest Local Political ScandalGov. Susana Martinez-related scandals2nd Jerome Block and the PRC 3rd Santa Fe C

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Voter Results - Food & Dining

Food & Dining

Best of Santa Fe 2013 Best New Café or RestaurantTaberna La Boca125 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 117, 988-71022nd Revolution Bakery1291 San Felipe Ave., 988-21003rd Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen1512 Pacheco St., 795-7383Best Food Cart

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Best of Santa Fe - Voter Results - Services


Best of Santa Fe 2013  Best Hair SalonRock Paper Scissor SalonspaSanbusco Market Center, 500 Montezuma St., 955-85002nd TIE: Adorn Hair Studio, Chrysalis Hair Salon & Beauty StoreAdorn Hair Studio: 1600 Lena St.,

July 23, 2013 by SFR

Food & Drank

Best In Class - BOSF 14 Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe 2014 Santa Fe us a true foodie paradise! Sit back and relax. We saved you a corner booth.

July 16, 2014 by SFR


Best In Class - BOSF 14 Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe 2014 From buying organic to decorating your home with sustainable wares, Santa Fe is a fantastic shopping destination.

July 16, 2014 by SFR


Best In Class - BOSF 14 Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe 2014 From film to theater and, of course, music, there's never a dull night in Santa Fe. In the mood for some killer karaoke? Step right up.

July 16, 2014 by SFR

Everything Else

Best In Class - BOSF 14 Editorial Picks

Best of Santa Fe 2014 Some standards of excellence defy being categorized. Here you will find everything from illustrated SFR contributors to road rage.

July 16, 2014 by SFR

Food & Drink

BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 From breakfast burritos to beers to dinner dates, you picked the best. Including kid-friendly, green chile, gluten-free, outdoor patios.

July 15, 2014 by SFR


BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 We know you have great taste, that's why we asked. Here you have it: the best spots you, your friend and your crazy neighbor like to shop.

July 15, 2014 by SFR


BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 Get serviced, the spots you use and trust, as well as a few others you may not have known.

July 15, 2014 by SFR

Arts & Entertainment

BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 As one of the largest artistic cities in the USA we proved our candidacy via arts and entertainment. Music, film and performing arts? Check!

July 15, 2014 by SFR

Local Living

BOSF 2014 - Voter's Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2014 We also celebrate all the local people, places and experiences that make Santa Fe such a unique place to dwell.

July 15, 2014 by SFR

We Have a Winner

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Our Best of Santa Fe issue featured a connect-the-dots lowrider along with a message to go nuts with it and deliver the finished product to SFR HQ in exchange for schwag.

Aug. 12, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Local Living

BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 From the best politician to the best nonprofit and the best hiking trail to the best nonprofit and nursery school, it's all better than you imagined.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Arts and Entertainment

BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Galleries, museums, artists and movie houses are among what readers voted the best in arts and entertainment.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Local Services

BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Get your hair cut, your dog groomed, your car fixed and your attitude adjusted.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Food and Drink

BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 The best restaurants, chefs, cocktails and whatever else you need to put in your mouth right now.

July 29, 2015 by SFR


BOSF Readers Choice

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Voters picked their favorite retail spots.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Arts & Culture

Best of Santa Fe 2015

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Bands, venues, murals and more mark our staff and contributors' picks for the best in arts and entertainment.

July 29, 2015 by SFR


Best of Santa Fe 2015

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Where to go for the right gift, glasses, gansta hat and everything else you need.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Food & Drink

Best of Santa Fe 2015

Best of Santa Fe 2015 Our favorite off-the-beaten-path choices for chile, muffins, oatmeal, coffee, you name it.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Everything Else

Best of Santa Fe 2015

Best of Santa Fe 2015 You know that drawer in the kitchen that contains aluminum foil, spatulas, a screwdriver and batteries? This section is kind of like that. It's our catch-all for staff favorites on places to go, things to do and other random stuff.

July 29, 2015 by SFR

Margarita Mania!

Looking for your lost shaker of salt

Drinks Guide Any local bartender knows that the margarita is the most popular drink throughout Santa Fe. Every tourist wants one, and all the locals have their own variation. Tequila was popularized in the United States during Prohibition.

March 16, 2016 by Natalie Bovis

Fine Drinking

The Quinnster holds it down with high standards

Drinks Guide Remember that one time? That screwdriver that was so good you can still picture the table at the restaurant you were sitting in and the company beside you? Nope?

March 16, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Fermentation Celebration

Santa Fe’s growing beer and cider industries keep the good local brews flowing

Drinks Guide How lucky we are to have a splendid assortment of dedicated beer and hard-cider producers here to keep us from becoming one of Dr. Gonzo’s “bad people.”

March 16, 2016 by Rob DeWalt

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Homebrewing is a beer-loving mad scientist’s dream

Drinks Guide Sure, you could go out and drop a whole bunch of cash on a round of beer for you and your friends. But every act of destruction can be an opportunity for creation: You can make your own beer!

March 16, 2016 by Ben Kendall

Wine on the Mind

In vino veritas—with (local) wine comes truth

Drinks Guide Said one Californian visiting Santa Fe for the first time to another woman, “Did you hear there are wineries in New Mexico?” Move over, Napa. Little do these ladies know; our state is the oldest wine-producing region in the US.

March 16, 2016 by Emmaly Wiederholt

You Gonna Drink That?

All you need is a little umbrella and a sense of adventure

Drinks Guide Braving the more mysterious drinks of Santa Fe takes just a little bit of moxie. There are drinks that sound too sweet, too sour, too boozy or too brash for those who don’t want to get a little adventurous with their evening hooch.

March 16, 2016 by Ben Kendall

A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

Just don’t get it from a guy riding a burro

Drinks Guide Waking up the morning after tying a few on can be a little rough. That’s why we have the precious elixir of coffee to see us through yet another day.

March 16, 2016 by Ben Kendall

Click Your Heels

Don’t drive drunk. Simple.

Drinks Guide We all know those people who have either driven when they were way too drunk to even like, stand, or worse—the people who seem to think that it’s some sort of special skill or kind of funny to drive drunk.

March 16, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Holiday Gift Guide 2012

SFR's picks for the best local gifts

Holiday Gift Guide Each year, SFR publishes an annual gift guide to kick off the holiday season. We do it after Black Friday—because, as it turns out, Black Friday isn’t about gifts. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, approximately 60 percent of Black Friday shoppers planned to spend money on “non-gift items”—to the tune of $140. So, now that we’ve treated ourselves to those “non-gift” flatscreens, iPads, pea coats and platforms, it’s time to think about others. In this year’s gift guide, we’ve grouped presents by category—food, drink, books, games, toys and so on. There’s something for everyone in here, and we’ve tried to focus as much as possible on local retailers and suppliers. Sure, it’s easy to find everything your new puppy might need at Petco, but a couple of local shops do it better, with eco-friendly beds, organic treats and high-quality jackets to keep him warm. Read about much more in the ensuing pages—and then get out there and support your local economy! And, of course, happy holiday wishes from your favorite local alt-weekly! Disclaimer: Prices may vary for the items listed; SFR has ensured their accuracy to the best of our ability.

Dec. 04, 2012 by SFR

You Got Game

Gifts for the gamer (read: any man under 50)

Holiday Gift Guide For all of us hardcore gamers in the know, the months of October, November and December are glorious weeks full of nonstop triple-A releases and the death of our non-online social lives. But what are those of you who might not know the industry, despite having gamer friends and family, to do? Easy. I’m going to help you with a few suggestions, and I’ve arranged them into age-appropriate groups.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Alex De Vore

Words that Count

Books for every kind of reader

Holiday Gift Guide Giving the gift of words is kind of like buying someone perfume: It’s hard to know where to start, harder to know exactly what your gift recipient really likes and distinctly possible you’ll end up bringing another white elephant into the world. (Really, just don’t ever give anyone perfume. Trust me.) That’s why we asked for a little help this year from two of our favorite local booksellers: Garcia Street Books and Collected Works Bookstore. Conveniently, their suggestions are even categorized by gift recipient—so hopefully, you’ll know just what to do.

Dec. 04, 2012 by SFR

Give Guide

Not in the mood for more clutter? Here’s where to volunteer your time, hand-me-downs and money

Holiday Gift Guide The holidays are the ideal time to give back to the community. Finding the right place or way to give your cash, time or goods can be a bit overwhelming, given how many local organizations do great work.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Katherine Cox

Furry Favors

Gifts for your pet—or your pet-loving friends

Holiday Gift Guide When it comes to pet-related giving, you can always big-box it up at Petsmart or Petco, but the locally owned Teca Tu sells an exclusive “doggie vestido vest”.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Film Fetish

What to buy for (or do with) your cinephile relatives

Holiday Gift Guide The greatest gift you can give your family and yourself this Christmas is a simple one: two-plus hours of silence.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Corey Johnson

Holiday Music

Adding harmony to the holiday season

Holiday Gift Guide It’s hard to top the personalized quality of an iTunes gift card, which allows loved ones to legally download all those songs that they’ve already pirated. But if you believe thought really does count, here are a few suggestions that are sure to satisfy even the most picky or pedantic music enthusiast, from scavenged items to bank-busters.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Loren Bienvenu

Yuletide Libations

Whether they’re 80-proof or kid-friendly, these drinkable presents will make you merry

Holiday Gift Guide It’s December, which means holiday party season is officially upon us—and while it’s perfectly acceptable (or should be) to give the gift of a few cocktails at your giftee’s favorite watering hole, most parties call for a bit more formal, sharable take on presents.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Sweet Nothings

Spicy, sweet, chocolatey and roasted: edible gifts for the foodie in your life

Holiday Gift Guide Got a foodie in the family?

Dec. 04, 2012 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Gimme Gimme!

Gifts for children or, at least, inner children

Holiday Gift Guide Having both attended and worked at a Montessori school, I am a big proponent of hands-on, technology-free activities for children—preferably made out of glass or wood, involving clay or paper or liquid or scissors and cloth with not-too-sharp needles for sewing: things that are not toys per se, but practical, everyday products that help develop motor and mental skills in growing human beings.

Dec. 04, 2012 by Mia Rose Carbone

Living Green 2013

The No-Nonsense Guide to Sustainable Living in Santa Fe

Living Green Beyond profiling some worthy local businesses and nonprofits—unfortunately, it’s impossible to include them all—the 2013 Green Issue also offers useful information for green consumers, whether it’s eggs or condoms you’re after.

March 12, 2013 by SFR

Home Grown

The dirt on Santa Fe Community Farm’s 2013 growing season

Living Green There is a little farm in the traditional historic village of Agua Fria. The farm, which lies along the Santa Fe River, is home to apple and pear orchards, and fields of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

March 12, 2013 by Mia Rose Carbone

Green Eggs and Sham?

Cracking the code to egg carton labels

Living Green It’s tough to be a chicken these days. Americans consume roughly 79 billion table eggs each year. That’s a lot of eggs to lay, and most hens in the US are working overtime in battery cages, or 67-square-inch pens (about the size of a sheet of paper) that restrict nesting, foraging and walking.

March 12, 2013 by Elliott Teller

Grease Balm

Santa Fe startup keeps biodiesel local

Living Green Most Santa Feans have heard of biodiesel—waste oil that can be recycled through your car’s engine for a cleaner-burning version of gasoline—but local biodiesel outfit Reunity Resources is breaking new ground by keeping the entire process local.

March 12, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Laws of Nature

Environmental bills in the 2013 legislative session

Living Green This year, state lawmakers put renewed energy behind both pro- and anti-environment bills—and in the waning days of the 2013 legislative session (which ends March 16), several key measures are still wending their way through the House and Senate.

March 12, 2013 by Sterling Fluharty

Farmer’s Market

Green-marketing guru Carolyn Parrs on doing business in a green economy

Living Green Carolyn Parrs is the CEO and co-founder of Mind Over Markets, a local green-marketing firm celebrating its 10th anniversary, as well as the new board president of the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce.

March 12, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Green Legacy

Earth Care’s youth-driven sustainability

Living Green BJ Davis is full of infectious energy. And since taking over as executive director of Earth Care last year, she’s been channeling that energy into new ideas for this youth-oriented environmental nonprofit.

March 12, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

The Environmentally Conscious Condom Consumer

A (tongue-in-cheek, all-puns-intended) guide to eco-friendly action

Living Green Being an environmentally aware citizen in the 21st century is a tricky business.

March 12, 2013 by Robert Sobel

Survivor Men

Two survival experts teach you the basics

Living Green Art Judd wants to save your life. That’s why he’s been teaching the same wilderness survival workshop at Santa Fe Community College for 25 years.

March 12, 2013 by Elliott Teller

Earthy Events

Green stuff to do in March and April

Living Green

March 12, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Smart Sex

Wake up with brains! It’s natural!

Love & Sex Pssssssst! Bob? Pssssssst! Yes, I’m here. Why are you whispering and acting all furtive? Shhhhhhhhhh! Because I need some advice on Santa Fe sex.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Robert Basler

Legos and Labia

Giving Little Kids the dreaded Sex Talk

Love & Sex I have not had The Talk with my kids. We talk about our bodies and see each other naked, and I answer whatever questions come, but I hope to avoid The Talk.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Lauren Whitehurst

Three’s Company

Santa Fe’s polyamory community is small but proud

Love & Sex He was a mediator working with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. She was a substitute teacher. And the other guy worked at the post office. They all lived together in a house in Silver City with their children.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Emily Zak

Talk Industry to Me

Two adult film stars open up on misconceptions, current challenges

Love & Sex Mickey Mod and Skin Diamond share their stories of working in the porn industry.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Hunter Riley

Might as Well Face It, You’re Addicted to Porn

In the advent of 24/7 streaming, porn buffers on

Love & Sex Off the lonely Old Las Vegas highway just southeast of Santa Fe sits a clinic that treats a very private activity: compulsive masturbation to porn.

Feb. 11, 2015 by

I [Still] Do

Fight from marriage equality not over yet

Love & Sex It’s been a year and a half since we’ve been able to print these words in SFR’s pages as a statement of undisputed fact: The state of New Mexico recognizes the marriage between two people of the same gender.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Ditch Tape

How to get dumped with the power of local music

Love & Sex I once had a crush on this cashier whom we’ll call K-Mart Girl. After I became aware of K-Mart Girl, everything I ever needed was thereafter purchased at the retailer, whether or not it was a convenient trip.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Sipping Sexy

Get turned on with these aphrodisiac cocktails

Love & Sex Tequila shots and clumsy kisses across barstools can happen any time. But Valentine’s Day brings an opportunity to really impress someone with whom you want to get drunk and naked!

Feb. 11, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Eat Me

Your food fetishes aren’t that bad. Usually

Love & Sex Do you remember the first time you associated food with sex? Was it while eyeballing the froth-slathered woman on the cover of the 1965 album Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass?

Feb. 11, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

And Now, Your Cinematic Cigarette

Here are some movies to get you in the mood (or kill it with an icepick)

Love & Sex Like everything else in our super advertised, heavily marketed consumer culture, the day has been taken over by large corporations that want you to spend money unnecessarily on bogus products to prove, loudly, the love that you spend the other 364 days of the year proving quietly.

Feb. 12, 2014 by David Riedel


Do’s and Dosha’s: Ayurveda is everywhere

Mind Body Spirit Ayurveda in Santa Fe is the proverbial Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. Once I saw it, it seemed like it was everywhere—in my spa treatments, my food, my jewelry.

March 11, 2015 by Ashley Biggers


Treasure your body with local feel-good products

Mind Body Spirit As people pay more attention to what they put in their bodies, they’re also more concerned about what they put on their bodies.

March 11, 2015 by Ashley Biggers


Drinking the good stuff

Mind Body Spirit It isn’t just Popeye who’s eating his spinach these days. And maybe eating isn’t the only verb we should consider when talking nutrition. The health- and fitness-conscious are pounding down the greens in liquid form.

March 11, 2015 by Ashley Biggers


Walk-in clinics fill in for the family doc and the emergency room

Mind Body Spirit Maybe you’ve been there. Stuck in an emergency room for hours for a minor problem—only there because getting in to see the family doc, or finding a primary care doctor in the first place, has proved too difficult.

March 11, 2015 by Zoe Baillargeon

Spring Into Healing

Geothermal hot spring pools cure what ails you

Mind Body Spirit “I took 14 baths in the arsenic water of Ojo Caliente and bathed my eyes in the water for a few minutes each day,” she reported. “I suddenly discovered that the growth had disappeared entirely from my eyelid. I was not deliberately trying to treat my eyes with the water when I noticed the growth had gone.

March 12, 2014 by Justin Horwath

PEACE, LOVE and Yoga

In the City Different, there’s practice space for all

Mind Body Spirit Some practice yoga for strength and fitness. Others practice to sweat out last night’s silver coin margaritas. And some are on a path to spiritual transformation.

March 12, 2014 by Stephanie Pearson

DANGER ZONE Intervention

Could mindfulness counseling fight fat?

Mind Body Spirit Obesity, defined as having a body mass index of over 30, is poised to overtake smoking as this country’s leading cause of preventable death. It is linked to a growing number of chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

March 12, 2014 by Daniel Mintie


Ghost buster offers home energy clearings

Mind Body Spirit Jane Phillips looks the part of a put-together professional as she enters the three-bedroom house that I share with two roommates. She’s not quite what I expected from someone who promises to rid houses of evil spirits, although she did warn me over the phone that she’s “not the stereotypical flowing-skirt person.

March 12, 2014 by Zoe Haskell

WHOA, doc!

Non-surgical skin cancer treatment does the trick

Mind Body Spirit Whoa, doc! That word alone was enough to shift me well back in my chair. And there went all my comfy denial. We’ve all heard the horror stories of melanoma being darned near a death sentence because it can spread to infest vital internal organs. And most of us tend to imagine the worst.

March 12, 2014 by Mike Masterson

Mind the MAGIC Shrooms

The sad canon of the hallucinogenic mushroom

Mind Body Spirit .firstcharacterff { float: left; color: #black; font-size: 75px; line-height: 60px; padding-top: 4px; padding-right: 8px; padding-left: 3px; font-family: Georgia; } Fact: New Mexico’s Court

March 12, 2014 by Bett Williams

Southside Story

Promotions With it's diverse offering of shops, restaurants, movies, nightlife and so much more: Santa Fe's Southside is a vibrant, growing part of our community.  Get your honey-do list done quickly on the Southside while enjoying a bite to eat, maybe even a movie with the kids.  It's all here, so why go anywhere else.  

Jan. 28, 2014 by SFR promotions

SFR Restaurant Guide: 10 Best


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide This year's 10 Best Restaurants.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: 20 Faves


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide SFR's 20 Favorite Restaurants in Santa Fe.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: Food Carts & Cheap Eats


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Looking for cheap and mobile food in Santa Fe? Find it here.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: The Classics


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Unfortunately, we at SFR can’t profile every single deserving restaurant in Santa Fe. Hence our list of classics—some of the best restaurants around at achieving excellence, year in and year out. We’re lucky to have such a vibrant food scene—not to mention one with staying power.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide 2012-2013

SFR's annual guide to eating in Santa Fe: The Classics, 10 Best Restaurants, our 20 Favorites, Cheap Eats and Food Carts

Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Bear with me through this metaphor: Editing SFR’s annual Restaurant Guide is torture.

Just imagine, for a moment, that you are a person who defines “lunch break” as a cup of coffee and some almonds, consumed as quickly as possible while frantically replying to emails and building campaign-finance spreadsheets. Imagine that, after said break, you must read pages upon pages of mouthwatering details about the pâtés, short ribs, chocolate mousses, bellinis, green chile cheeseburgers, breakfast burritos, seared scallops, fried pork bellies and vegan sandwiches that comprise Santa Fe’s rich, diverse, inventive food scene.

See? Torture.

Oct. 16, 2012 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide 2011-2012

SFR's annual guide to eating in Santa Fe: The Classics, 10 Best Restaurants, our 20 Favorites and a complete list of where to eat.

Santa Fe Restaurant Guide This may be the last Restaurant Guide you ever read.
Not to be alarmist or anything, but 2012 is, in some circles, considered the date of the coming apocalypse. And it’s not just the guys peddling crystals on the side of the highway; many Americans believe that, sometime next year, the world will come to an abrupt, fiery end [cover story, Nov. 18, 2009: “My Oh Mayan!”].
The events of 2011 seem to support this eventuality: fires, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and Congress’ near-failure to raise the debt ceiling (and utter failure to do anything else).
Lawrence E Joseph, the author of Apocalypse 2012 (and Aftermath, the guide to surviving said apocalypse), has a name for the shape of the solar flare that could spell our demise: “cosmic croissant.” 

Oct. 19, 2011 by Alexa Schirtzinger

SFR Restaurant Guide: The 10 Best


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide  The City Different is as perfect a place as anywhere to eat, drink and be merry before the world ends.
In order to equip you to do just that, we’ve changed the format of this year’s Restaurant Guide. Instead of a single Restaurant of the Year, the 2011-12 guide profiles the 10 local restaurants we consider the city’s very best.

Oct. 19, 2011 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: The Classics


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Each year, SFR makes a list (and checks it twice) just for those restaurants that define the City Different. They’re the ones we know and love—and have for years—for their consistent quality, reliable service and special spark. They’re the comfy jeans of Santa Fe’s restaurant world—ripped in the knees and soft as silk. Obviously, that only makes them sexier. (Alexa Schirtzinger)

Oct. 19, 2011 by Zane Fischer

SFR Restaurant Guide: The 20 Favorites


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Our 20 favorite places you have to eat before the Mayan apocalypse.

Oct. 19, 2011 by SFR

SFR Restaurant Guide: Where to Eat What to Eat


Santa Fe Restaurant Guide Where to Eat and What to Eat in Santa Fe.

Oct. 19, 2011 by SFR

Taste the Rainbow

Summer of Color promises a jam-packed season of fine art, food and fun

Summer Arts Preview Sometimes, good ideas start not with careful contemplation, but with a dose of sweet epiphany. Such was the case with the Summer of Color, a seasonlong collaborative exhibition-palooza spearheaded by the Museum Hill Partners.

May 27, 2015 by Rob DeWalt

Summer’s Awakening Possible

A personal guide to the estival classical

Summer Arts Preview Summer is a-comin’ in, and many of Our Town’s flossier musical institutions—Santa Fe Symphony, Performance Santa Fe and Pro Musica, to name but three—commence their annual summer snooze.

May 27, 2015 by John Stege

Opera for Dummies

Summer Arts Preview Maybe you don’t know a lot about opera or are riding the fence in terms of whether you’ll check out the 2015 festival season. Allow us to help you by explaining the plots in laymen’s terms; friends…go ahead and buy your tickets already.

May 27, 2015 by Alex De Vore

In-Fight Entertainment

Fight Club gains a dark future and deep past via new graphic novel series and short story tie-in

Summer Arts Preview I am Jack’s subversive sequel. But just a copy of a copy of a copy. May I never be complete. Because every era apparently needs Tyler Durden—a phoenix symbol for the pill-popper generation, a projection of our liberated, fearless, better selves.

May 27, 2015 by Matthew Schniper

Not This Title, Not That

Axle Contemporary makes something out of nothing

Summer Arts Preview Around this time last year, this issue sang the praises of Axle Contemporary’s The Renga Project, an outdoor installation/performance gambit that brought together some 100 artists and poets.

May 27, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Forever Young

Music fest celebrates talent old and new

Summer Arts Preview The Santa Fe Music Alliance (SFMA) has been kind of quiet of late, and it scares me just a little—they’re important. The loosely affiliated org works with members from our local musical community and puts them together for purposes of networking, gigs, instrument exchange and more.

May 27, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Aspen Santa Fe: Ballet on the Edge

Not another generic dance company

Summer Arts Preview Looking for classic ballet with tutus and Swan Lake and the whole bit? Keep looking. Or better yet, catch that on your next vacation.

May 27, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Communication Gets Complicated in The Moment of YES!

Theater Grottesco explores the humor and humanity of the journey

Summer Arts Preview The Moment of YES! begins with four people—Tara Khozein, Apollo Garcia, Danielle Reddick and Eric Kupers—finding themselves on the stage of the Santa Fe Playhouse.

May 27, 2015 by Emmaly Wiederholt

Yay! It Up

Local arthouses provide your summer movie fix

Summer Arts Preview I like to check in with my local arthouse cinemas to see just what the hell is going on for the summer. Here’s what you can find at Santa Fe’s local cinemas.

May 27, 2015 by David Riedel

Paper Gallery

Summer Arts Preview All Action Figure Lego-inspired figurines as subversive art? If Steven Paul Judd and Pop Gallery are involved, the answer is yes.

May 27, 2015 by SFR

The Land of Summer

Get more amazed than at the amusement park in New Mexico’s great outdoors

Summer Guide Public lands. The two words conjure images of desert vistas and windswept mountaintops, forests and badlands.

May 25, 2016 by Laura Paskus

Reel Fun

Or: Learning to fish the tear-free way, from a total stranger

Summer Guide Learning a new physical skill is often a humiliating experience. Teaching your body to do something novel involves a period of repetition that eventually builds enough muscle memory so that you can think about something else while doing it.

May 25, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Pinkies Down

The wine of the summer is fun, un-fussy rosé

Summer Guide What should you be drinking this summer? Pink wine. When it’s as hot as an horno out there, and you’re as thirsty as a silvery minnow—but you want real wine, not the refreshing sports drink known as pino grigio.

May 25, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Pack a Sandwich

The perfect lunch for a summer hike

Summer Guide There’s nothing like reaching the summit after a challenging hike and resting on a nice, flat rock to enjoy lunch with a gorgeous vista. … And then opening your pack to pull out a soggy dough ball that once was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

May 25, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

Day Trips

Nothing says vacation like actually taking one

Summer Guide While most of what you read on these pages is about how to enjoy summer in Santa Fe, nothing says vacation like actually taking one—even if it’s just for the day.


Darkness takes mall mini golf to the next level

Summer Guide Santa Fe Place might just be making a comeback. Two new storefronts face Rodeo Road, and just the other night, I heard some teenagers talking about waiting to catch the bus there. What were they doing? “Hanging out,” one says with just a tiny eye

May 25, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Run It Out

Boutique fitness is all the rage, but running never went out of style

Summer Guide On a cool Sunday morning, Eric Peters runs up a mountain incline near the Dale Ball Trails, steadily planting his feet between loose rocks. I lag behind, my lungs struggling to process the thin air.

May 25, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Strangers in a Familiar Land

SITE Santa Fe biennial invokes the shared experience across continents and the value of the overlooked

Summer Guide In Paolo Soleri’s now-abandoned amphitheater at the Santa Fe Indian School, we see everything that SITElines.2016 is about. Free-form concrete is cast as art in biometric and geometric forms.

May 25, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

What’s Opera, Doc?

The Santa Fe Opera is more accessible than you think

Summer Guide Show of hands, people. Been out to the opera recently? The Santa Fe Opera, that is? Thought so.

May 25, 2016 by John Stege

Pick a Fest

How to narrow down your summertime plans and avoid festival fatigue

Summer Guide It’s getting warm out there and that means tons more to do, but you’re a genius of a human with happy feelings all the time and a jam-packed social calendar.

May 25, 2016 by Alex De Vore


Burn, baby, burn (fat, that is) with SFR's fitness guide!

Sweat The first choice for our fitness mega-issue cover image—a depiction of St. Francis in a banana hammock flexing his pecs—got vetoed, so we settled for this.

Aug. 27, 2013 by SFR

A New Martial in Town

Enter the world of kiddie MMA

Sweat Last year, Alejandro Rivas got into a bus accident when he was visiting family in Mexico. “When we were coming back on our bus, the bus was going too fast and there was a sharp turn,” Rivas, 11, explains.

Aug. 27, 2013 by

The Icemen Cometh

Curling makes its Santa Fe debut

Sweat On Friday, for the first time at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center (3221 W Rodeo Road, 955-4000), participants pushed their feet off hacks and guided 42-pound stones toward a large target called a house, while sweepers frantically brushed in front of the stone to ensure the integrity of its path.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Justin Horwath

A Divine Journey Into Derby

How ritual ass-kicking became my religion

Sweat Roller Derby—it’s the best cult I’ve ever joined. My heart just wasn’t into the other ones. Instead of chanting dreary prayers, we cheer, “Play Together, Skate Together, Win Together, Sleep Together!” And so, the ritual ass-kickings begin.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Jenni Higginbotham

Pastry Unpuffed

Donut Man Micah Ortega is here to pump you up

Sweat A lot has happened in one-man “mobile marketing” machine Micah Ortega since SFR first spoke to him last year [cover story, Sept. 26: “Character Driven”].

Aug. 27, 2013 by Enrique Limón

Footman's Haven

From mild to wild, get your walk on at one of Santa Fe’s many trails

Sweat I walk everywhere. I always have. Santa Fe, where I’ve lived off and on since 2006 (I wasn’t born here all my life), has become a dusty, meandering, hot, cold, sweaty, damp, hilly and very familiar landscape for me.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Mia Rose Carbone

Dodgeball, Shmodge-ball!

Get back to your childhood roots for some serious fun and exercise

Sweat We get it, in-shape people—you’re all amazing, and the rest of us (read, those of us who don’t look at a room full of crying people being screamed at while impossibly gigantic weights are lifted above their heads as a good time)—suck feet.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Alex De Vore

Why I Clean and Jerk and You Should Snatch Too

Release your inner Schwarzenegger at DeVargas mall

Sweat As someone newly outfitted with a BA in liberal arts, I have to admit that the entirety of my fitness knowledge comes from magazine covers and Internet forums. The most heavy lifting I’ve done was carrying War and Peace around with me for a month.

Aug. 27, 2013 by Sophie Engel

Giga Om

Finding center amid uncontrolled chaos

Sweat As I write this, my fiancé and I are in the midst of trying (operative word) to write our vows. It’s surprisingly difficult, made worse by all the people who say, “But you’re a writer!”

Aug. 27, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Drop and Give Me None

There’s no reason to get off your bloated ass if you watch these flicks

Sweat This summer has kind of sucked. Knee injury revisited, physical therapy, another trip to the doc for, perhaps, an MRI; maybe a cortisone shot, maybe surgery. Worse, the PT leaves you so tired, there’s nothing to do but lie on your ass on the sofa all day and brood

Aug. 27, 2013 by David Riedel

Green Gold

Colorado’s pot boom brings in cash, but less than they thought

The Weed Issue Voters approved the measure, and the new worker came on board. And as predicted, Colorado communications officials have kept busy, fielding media requests from all corners of the world.

April 15, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Getting a green card and knowing how to use it

The Weed Issue That may be true at some clinics and hospital around the state and at the Veterans Administration hospital in Albuquerque, but doctors at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe are allowed to use their judgment and recommend patients use cannabis.

April 15, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Hit the Bricks

Despite some progress, New Mexico has a long way to go before laws are likely to budge

The Weed Issue Hillman adds that he was careful to maintain a professional reputation the entire time and not play into the stereotype of the lazy, unproductive stoner. When he recently relocated to Santa Fe, he saw that “change can happen here and your voice can be heard.

April 15, 2015 by

Strained Love

When it comes to choosing the right cannabis strain, you’re your own best judge

The Weed Issue Before I came to medical cannabis I had a limited perception about using the herb as a medical remedy; like a lot of folks, I thought it was purely about getting high. With a qualifying diagnosis from a doctor a few years back, however, I began a journey of healing with medical cannabis.

April 15, 2015 by SFR

Toasty and Roasty

Gear to keep you and yours warm this holiday season

Winter Guide No one likes to be cold. Not even the polar bear or the walrus, the latter which relies on huge amounts of blubber to insulate itself from the trials and tribulations of nature.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Tom Winter

The Ski Grid!

Everything you need to know about skiing New Mexico

Winter Guide Everything you need to know about skiing New Mexico

Dec. 09, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Woodwork: The Lure of the Trees

Winter Guide The trees. Not the dark, haunted woods of Grimm fairy tales, but the powder-filled stashes of dreams. Places where the snow stays cold and light for days, and only the tracks of those who know mar the perfect white carpet.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Tom Winter

Building Buzz for the Backcountry

Mountains see increasing interest in ‘earning your turns’

Winter Guide I’d like to begin with the bad stories. The time confusion made for a trip that truly was uphill both ways and meant seven hours of slogging for half an hour of downhill turns.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

I Am Your Padre

El Niño is the favorite son for wet winters in NM

Winter Guide Just about everybody loves to drop the name in reference to a sudden change in weather, usually during torrential downpours or heavy snowstorms. It’s just got to be because of El Niño.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

When and If...

Getting ready to cope with winter emergencies

Winter Guide Last month, Santa Fe was one among a dozen cities and counties to stage a four-hour teleconference in which everyone drummed up worst-case scenarios.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Why Do We Love Star Wars?

The whole thing is already so ridiculous that we’re just going with it

Winter Guide Despite concerns that auteur JJ Abrams is suddenly in charge of, like, pretty much all money-making sci-fi film properties, the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just about everyone on earth (and beyond) in a tizzy.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Alex De Vore

An Agoraphobic’s Guide to Winter

Hole up and wait for spring with a few tips from our favorite grinch

Winter Guide One of Santa Fe’s major selling points for tourists and residents alike is the outdoor scene around here. Skiing, biking, swimming, looking at dirt and rocks—we’ve really got it all.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Keep Your Force Strong

Fight the winter cold and flu season

Winter Guide Unless you decide to live in a bubble during the winter months, the threat of getting a pesky cold or being laid out by the flu is high, and the holidays just around the corner leave no time to suffer in bed or on the couch.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Big To-Do

Winter Guide Unless you decide to live in a bubble during the winter months, the threat of getting a pesky cold or being laid out by the flu is high, and the holidays just around the corner leave no time to suffer in bed or on the couch.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Morning Word: Trump Irreverent at Protested Rally

Morning Word New York billionaire takes a swing at Gov. Susana Martinez after she declines to appear on stage with him or endorse his presidential campaign. ... More

May 25, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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