Sitting over a beer with a friend recently at the Seasons’ bar, watching the sunset illuminate the mountains, we discussed how much we liked that this was our neighborhood bar. Contrary to popular belief in Albuquerque, Old Town has more to offer than cliché tourist boutiques and over-priced New Mexican food. In fact, for those of us who live in and around the area, we know it's one of Albuquerque’s best kept secrets.
Anybody with any magic in their soul can’t help but be enchanted by Taos, its history is long and especially colorful, just like the landscape. Writers and artists love Taos for the mesas, plateaus, and snow-capped mountain peaks against the big New Mexico sky, while the ancient pueblos, historic adobes, and the gaping Rio Grande gorge that cuts a swath through the landscape add drama to the landscape. Visiting Taos can feel as though you’ve stepped back in time.
Santa Fe in summertime or anytime for that matter, is like no other destination, and Canyon Road is like no other road in the world. Known as El Camino del Cañon until 1951, it was a dirt road that remained unpaved until the early 1960s. This historic road is rich with culture, from the original adobe and territorial architecture, to more than 100 art galleries tucked away on just a half-mile stretch of road in the very heart of Santa Fe. The road does not end there, however, there is so much more to behold. I know. I lived on Canyon Road.
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, or as the locals simply call it, Los Ranchos, is a little bit of country in a small village situated smack-dab in the middle of town. Settled in 1750, Los Ranchos’ historic North Fourth Street boasts treasures, authentic New Mexican culture and regional and local cuisine. I love taking a day to shop, spa and dine al fresco. Who wouldn’t? And to do it all within a mile or so—divine!
This was one of our favorite #nmrestaurantweek stops @rwinnofanasazi - thanks for the great pic @santafecooking #ediblenm #simplysantafe
These kabobs at @miladpersianbistro are outstanding! Chef Neema is cooking up a sampler you won't want to miss for #nmrestaurantweek - make you reservations now. #ediblenm #simplysantafe #newmexicotrue
We checked out the handmade ravioli on the @osteriasantafe #nmrestaurantweek menu! Where are you dining this week? #ediblenm #loyaltolocal
The green chile cheeseburger at The Owl in San Antonio is the bomb! #ediblenm #ediblesmackdown #travelnewmexico
Where's you next stop for restaurant week? This stuffed poblano at @amayarestaurant is pretty fabulous! #nmrestaurantweek #ediblenm #simplysantafe
Cowboy Irish Nachos at @littletoadcreek to tide us over until the next restaurant #ediblenm #roadeats #travelnewmexico
Santa Fe Restaurant Week starts today. So many great menus and dishes to check out like the chicken mole at @laposadasf - make your reservations now. #nmrestaurantweek #ediblenm
Where in the world is edible? #travelnewmexico #roadtrip #roadeats #ediblenm
New York Strip with green Chile mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts! @laposadasf for #nmrestaurantweek menu next week. Make your reservations now! #ediblenm
Cavatelli with Perigord truffle, poached egg, and ham hock! @rwinnofanasazi for #nmrestaurantweek next week. Make your reservations now! #ediblenm