Santa Fe Reporter - Food Writing http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-26-1-food-writing.html <![CDATA[They’re the Best Around? - Exploring some Santa Fe restaurants that bestow the title upon themselves]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Making Soup the Star - Beat the spring blahs with some of the best slurp in Santa Fe]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
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.
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<![CDATA[Web Extra: An Apple Amber a Day - Irish Cream? Psssh! Try something different to satisfy your St. Patrick’s Day sweet tooth]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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.]]>
<![CDATA[When Irish Hands are Baking - Try your hand at an Emerald Isle staple that’s as quick as it is delicious]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Triangulate Your Holiday - Try a traditional Jewish cookie with a side of history]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Yo Quiero Taco Bonsai - The local Asian taco drought has ended]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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]]>
<![CDATA[Lunch Launchpad - Santa Fe’s food-truck landscape gets a lift from the Street Food Institute]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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]]>
<![CDATA[Resolution: Get Your Goat (or Lamb) - Ditch that tired sweet-and-sour nonsense for the Lunar New Year]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Drunk in Love - Booze up Valentine’s Day dessert with some local flair]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
I miss many aspects of the restaurant business, but I don’t miss working in one on Valentine’s Day.
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<![CDATA[Come on Pipil Now - Smile on your plátanos at Restaurante El Salvadoreño]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wingin’ It - Because hot sauce is for Super Sunday, suckers]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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.
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<![CDATA[Dumpling Dream - Talin Market pop-up will dissolve your case of the Mondays]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
When it comes to dumplings, it’s no contest. Asian beats American, hands-down.
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<![CDATA[Peppering the Landscape - Jalapeño’s has relocated again, deliciousness intact]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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.]]>
<![CDATA[A Year in Mad Flavor - A look back at Santa Fe’s 2014 food scene is reason enough to keep celebrating]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
In any American town the size of Santa Fe or larger, the restaurant/food scene is commonly a fluid, ever-shifting beastie.]]>
<![CDATA[They Got Game (and More!) - Culinary Academy pop-up feasts keep students—and chef-instructors—on their toes]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
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.]]>
<![CDATA[A Trinity of Tamales - Unwrap the goodness]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Much like the scent of green chiles tumbling in a roaster indicate summer’s halfway point, the stockpiling of tamales rings in the holiday season at many a Hispanic household and beyond.
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<![CDATA[Book ’em, Raaga - For new cookbook, chef “Paddy” finds inspiration close to home]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
Santa Fe is lucky to have so many great chef/restaurant owners and pen-wielding gastronomes at its disposal. We are spoiled, really, by the breadth of cuisine to be eaten and celebrated in a mid-sized, landlocked berg.
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<![CDATA[Come to Her Window - Design Center eatery delivers flavor, affordability]]>
By: Enrique Limón
The Kitchen Window is the new kid on the Design Center’s restaurant block.]]>
<![CDATA[Take a Post-Thrill Chill Pill - After a hard day of shredding pow pow, you’ve earned a relaxing night on the town]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
I have to confess something: I have not been on a pair of skis—or anything that flies down a snowy hill with a breakable human being intentionally attached to it—since about 1983.
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<![CDATA[Loafing Around: Jive Turkey Edition - Satisfying vegetarians at the contemporary holiday table means more than mashing up some extra potatoes—although that probably wouldn’t hurt]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
When SFR asked me to come up with an alternative to the turkey as a central component of the holiday table I settled on navigating completely unfamiliar territory: the vegan “roast.”]]>