Strangely remote, surprisingly lively, and full of good food! It's a long haul to get here, but this little town is quintessential backroads NM, a good mix of random hippies, old-time multigeneration families and newly converted transplants from bigger cities. There are a few fantastic...more
Best ice cream I've had in New Mexico, intensely flavored and not terribly sweet. The vibe is great--casual and small-towny, open late, with fluorescent lights. Not where you'd expect to find a pistachio that knocks your socks off.
Jake's only open a few days a week, but it's totally worth planning a trip around. He does super-gutsy Asian and Italian and Mexican food--sometimes mixed together, sometimes not. You should check his blog before you go, and call and put dibs on whatever entree looks good, because he only...more
This is a one-man show, and it's amazing what he can do. The main thing is he convinced me that molecular gastronomy was worth eating. It's because he starts with really good local ingredients--even forages a lot--and a massive mental catalog of recipes from around the world. So every...more
I love when an old building gets restored nicely! The owners of this place have been slowly redoing it for about seven years, I think, and it finally reopened last year. in practical terms, there are probably still some kinks to work--construction is still going on, and there's not a lot of...more