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Restaurateur Eyes WeDo Expansion

Six Eateries Slated for Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

Erin Wade, the owner of the successful Old Town area eatery Vinaigrette, has teamed with local real estate developer Jay Rembe to deliver a major shot of adrenaline to Albuquerque’s restaurant trade in the up-and-coming strip along Central Ave. between Old Town and Downtown. Vinaigrette, Wade’s farm-to-table salad restaurant, started in Santa Fe in 2008,…

Heidi’s to Offer Feel-Good Food

Dimitri Eleftheriou Launches Heidi’s Edibles

“I’ve always been really passionate about cannabis,” says Chef Dimitri Eleftheriou from his gleaming kitchen in Albuquerque’s industrial district. “So I want to transfer that passion into medicine for people.” To those ends, Eleftheriou has launched Heidi’s Edibles, an Albuquerque-based THC food brand combining high-quality local extracts and organic ingredients. By…

Kickstand Cafe “Reopens”

New Owners Celebrate Changeover

Kickstand Cafe and Cycles only opened its doors a year ago in September, so it was unusual to see a “Grand Reopening” party earlier this month at the restaurant and bike shop out in Alameda. But the relatively fresh business just changed hands. “The reopening was more about celebration of new…

Foodies Rejoice! ‘Tis the Season.

Edible gifts make the best presents. The experience is memorable whether enjoyed alone or surrounded by loved ones, acquaintances and chosen family, with no wondering where to store the delectables after the holidays. They’ll be gone! Some local places will ship in or out of state so skip the catalog baskets…

Eating Good at Lucky Goose

Nob Hill Adds “Craveable” Vegan Eatery

Albuquerque’s newest eatery, the vegan-based burger-and-fries joint Lucky Goose started out with a change meeting. Melissa Timmons is from Los Lunas. Raphael Guillen is from Los Angeles. The two crossed paths when Guillen was on a road trip from LA to Ohio to visit his mom. As he puts it, the…

The Wizard of Pez

Culture Vulture Steve White found his groove in 1999 but it wasn’t until COVID lockdown that it became a real thing. The longtime sculptor/painter/diorama maker began his new line by modifying Pez dispensers, painting the stems and reworking the heads. “It all started with Elvis Pezley,” he said in a recent…

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