Margaritas

The Marvelous Margarita

Margaritas.Photography by Getty Images.Santa Fe’s signature cocktail stands out from the crowd. By Ashley M. Biggers Natalie Bovis, aka The Liquid Muse (theliquidmuse.com), knows a thing or two about margaritas. She teaches cocktail classes, consults, and founded the NM Cocktails & Culture Culinary Festival. She says the beginnings of Santa Fe’s must-order drink are murky. It’s been linked to a …

New Mexico Breweries

Hop to It

Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.Five newcomers are defining New Mexico beer’s identity. By Michael Dax Photography by Riley Russill With more than 85 breweries serving a little more than two million people, New Mexico ranks 10th for breweries per capita. More breweries open in the state every month. Here are a handful of breweries helping New Mexico beer develop its …

Sawmill District

Sawmill Reborn

Sunset on the Sawmill District.Meet one of Albuquerque’s most happening neighborhoods. By Ashley M. Biggers Photography by Sergio Salvador New Mexico joined foodie havens across the country when the Sawmill Market, the state’s first food hall, opened its doors in spring 2020. With restaurants, pop-up food stands, and artisanal shops, the market flows through 33,000 square feet in the previous …

Las Vegas New Mexico

Las Vegas Renaissance

El Fidel Hotel’s Meadows BarA once-forgotten railroad town moves full steam ahead. By Carolyn Graham Photography by Sergio Salvador Unlike the identically named city in Nevada, northern New Mexico’s Las Vegas doesn’t like to show off. The Land of Enchantment’s rendition of Las Vegas — which means “the meadows” in Spanish — sticks close to its Wild West roots, preferring …

hatch green chiles

Heat Seekers

Chope’s enchiladas.Savor a taste of Chile Country at these delicious hot spots. By Carolyn Graham Photography by Sergio Salvador Love for hatch green chiles is growing  across the United States. The regional pepper, grown in the southern New Mexico town of Hatch (population: 1,680), is found in grocery stores as far away as New Jersey. Chile harvest season, usually mid- …

Upcoming New Mexico Attractions

On the Horizon

Ten 3.Photograph by Jeff Caven, Courtesy Ten 3.A look at Albuquerque’s latest and greatest. Tasty New Heights Sandia Peak Tramway — one of Albuquerque’s most notable attractions — has opened the doors of a new restaurant. Ten 3 cantilevers off the Sandia Mountains’ peak at more than 10,000 feet near the terminus of the Sandia Peak Tramway. Nearly every seat …

Level 5 Restaurant

Level 5

A Culinary Journey Overlooking Albuquerque Level 5 is a culinary destination, garnering acclaim for its array of vibrant dishes and its spectacular location on the rooftop of Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque’s historic Old Town. Diners can expect dynamic menus that reflect local, regional, and specialty ingredients from partner farmers and growers, as well Hotel Chaco’s own vegetable garden. Breakfast, weekend …

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

Unforgettable Santa Fe Dining Luminaria Restaurant & Patio is recognized by locals and visitors alike for its tranquil, inviting setting and inventive menu inspired by global cuisine. The imaginative take on seasonal and New Mexican cuisine is not to be missed. Everything at Luminaria is made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. The menus at Luminaria combine the culinary traditions …

De La Tierra & Anaconda Bar

De la Tierra & Anaconda Bar

Cuisine Inspired by Taos De la Tierra Restaurant and its companion Anaconda Bar at El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa represent flavors that highlight the region’s unique identity. Executive chef Cristina Martinez creates seasonal menus and an unparalleled culinary experience. Martinez says the cuisine celebrates the convergence of cultures in Taos. “I am engaging in exploring the rich Southwestern …

The Bull Ring

The Bull Ring

Harry Georgeades, owner; Lisa Weidner Wilson, general manager; and Socorro Balcorta, kitchen manager and chef. Photograph by Lois Ellen FrankSanta Fe’s Steakhouse The Bull Ring has been a part of Santa Fe’s culinary landscape for so long it’s hard to think of a time when it wasn’t there. Opened in 1971 and acquired by its present owner, Harry Georgeades, in …