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Russell Hernandez – Salud de Mesilla – Mesilla, NM

Russell Hernandez – Salud de Mesilla – Mesilla, NM

Russell Hernandez Salud de Mesilla - Mesilla, NM Their story goes like this: Salud! de Mesilla is the brainchild of Russell and his partner Christopher Schaljo. Owning a restaurant, however, was Russell’s dream. It was something he had always wanted to do. All of the...

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Laura Leal of Leal’s Mexican Restaurant – Clovis, NM

Laura Leal of Leal’s Mexican Restaurant – Clovis, NM

Laura Leal Leal's Mexican Restaurant - Albuquerque Over fifty years ago in the small town of Muleshoe, Texas, Jesse and Irma Leal opened a small tortilla factory, Leal’s Tortilla Factory. Jesse and Irma hailed from South Texas where Irma’s father owned a small...

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2020 Restaurateur of the Year

2020 Restaurateur of the Year

Matt DiGregory The Range Cafe - Albuquerque Waiter to bartender to pastry chef to manager to owner and operator.  The road may look familiar to many successful restaurateurs.  But the view, and the company kept on the journey is one of a kind—just like this year’s...

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2020 Restaurant Neighbor of the Year

2020 Restaurant Neighbor of the Year

Central Grill - Albuquerque This year’s winner exemplifies what it means to be a good neighbor.  They open their doors and hearts to their communities.  They have said that restaurants operators and employees, along with being dedicated to their jobs, are also...

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2020 Chef of the Year

Tristin Rogers Hollow Spirits Distillery - Albuquerque This year’s winner has worked in the industry for over 21 years, and says he has loved every minute of it.  He started out as dishwasher and now owns and runs his own restaurant.  According to him, it has been a...

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2020 Manager of the Year

Miia Hebert Garcia's Kitchen - Albuquerque Like many of us, this year’s winner has been in the industry for years.  She began her restaurant career in college as a busser at an oyster bar in Abbeville, Louisiana.   Lucky for us, she eventually landed in New Mexico,...

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