Red or Green–New Mexico’s Food Scene Is on Fire: January, 2023
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by Gil Garduno
1d ago
“And the James Beard Award for Best Chef – Southwest” goes to…”  We won’t actually know who will actually win the award for a few months from, but we do know that five of the semi-finalists for one of the most prestigious accolades in the culinary world are at the… The post Red or Green–New Mexico’s Food Scene Is on Fire: January, 2023 appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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The Last Call – Albuquerque, New Mexico
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by Gil Garduno
4d ago
“Ah, but after the sunset, the dusk and the twilight, when shadows of night start to fall. They roll back the sidewalk precisely at ten and people who live there are not seen again.” ~John Denver: Saturday Night In Toledo Albuquerque has a reputation of being a town which “rolls… The post The Last Call – Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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The Mouse Hole – Albuquerque, New Mexico
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by Gil Garduno
1w ago
My Chicago born-and-bred bride and I often debate the merits and pitfalls of the Albuquerque metropolitan growing large enough to support more cultural opportunities, larger sports venues and ethnic restaurants we don’t currently have. Having grown up with those amenities, she knows more urban growth also means an increase in… The post The Mouse Hole – Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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Mariscos La Playa – Albuquerque, New Mexico
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by Gil Garduno
1w ago
There’s deliciousness and there’s delicious irony on the menu at Mariscos La Playa. The deliciousness is more readily apparent. It’s part and parcel of virtually every item on the menu. You have to understand a little Spanish to grasp the delicious irony which is outwardly manifested in the form of… The post Mariscos La Playa – Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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Kaufman’s Coffee & Bagels – Albuquerque, New Mexico
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by Gil Garduno
2w ago
Seinfeld: “What is that smell?” Kramer: “That’s East River.” Seinfeld: “You’re swimming in the East River? The most heavily trafficked, overly contaminated waterway on the eastern seaboard?” Kramer: “Technically Norfolk has more gross tonnage.” When I lived in the Boston area for two years immediately following high school, those of… The post Kaufman’s Coffee & Bagels – Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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Limonata Nob Hill Crepe Escape – Albuquerque, New Mexico
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by Gil Garduno
2w ago
While contemplating a name for their second Duke City restaurant venture, Maxime and Daniela Bouneou wanted to convey the feeling of a refreshing and invigorating venue in which their patrons could relax and enjoy themselves. After deliberating several options, they ultimately decided on Limonata, the Italian word for lemonade. When… The post Limonata Nob Hill Crepe Escape – Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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Tomato Cafe – Albuquerque, New Mexico
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by Gil Garduno
3w ago
You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto, Let’s call the whole thing off – Ira & George Gershwin Prior to the introduction of tomatoes in 1548, the Italian diet was largely similar to the diet throughout the rest of… The post Tomato Cafe – Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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Tikka Spice South Asian Street Food – Albuquerque, New Mexico
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by Gil Garduno
3w ago
In baseball it’s called the “Triple Crown,”an incredibly rare achievement in which a player leads the league in average, home runs, and runs batted in.  To win the triple crown, a player must tremendous power to hit for distance as well as a very keen eye to hit baseballs thrown at… The post Tikka Spice South Asian Street Food – Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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Gil’s Best of the Best for 2022
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by Gil Garduno
1M ago
You might think that my annual “best of the best” compilation would be replete with lavishly extravagant dishes proffered by swanky fine-dining establishments.  Instead, the list of dishes I enjoyed most across the Land of Enchantment in 2022 are almost exclusively of the “cheap eats” (if that term even applies under… The post Gil’s Best of the Best for 2022 appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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Red or Green–New Mexico’s Food Scene Was on Fire in 2022
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by Gil Garduno
1M ago
New Mexico’s restaurant owners ended 2022 with a sigh of relief after yet another tough year. While the number of guests has rebounded (to some extent), already slim profits were diminished even further. Restaurateurs faced ongoing struggles from inflationary pressure on food costs, hiring and retaining staff, along with supply… The post Red or Green–New Mexico’s Food Scene Was on Fire in 2022 appeared first on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog ..read more
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