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Fernando Olea – Sazon – Santa Fe, NM

Fernando Olea – Sazon – Santa Fe, NM

Sazon - Santa Fe, NM Originally from Mexico City, Chef Fernando Olea has been enthralling diners in Santa Fe since 1991 with his unique interpretation of contemporary and traditional Mexican dishes. Chef Olea creates sophisticated flavors using Old Mexico’s indigenous...

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Shelly Quartieri – Colfax Tavern – Cold Beer, NM

Shelly Quartieri – Colfax Tavern – Cold Beer, NM

Colfax Tavern – Cold Beer, NM Colfax Pavilion establish in 1929 served as a dance hall, bar a roller skating rink for the area is now (historic in its own way) Colfax Tavern & Diner AKA Cold Beer NM. Owners Danny & Shelly Quartieri have enjoyed serving...

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Janice Argabright – Owl Bar & Cafe – San Antonio, NM

Janice Argabright – Owl Bar & Cafe – San Antonio, NM

When Frank Chavez came home to San Antonio, New Mexico, in 1945 after serving in the US Navy during the “Big War”, he and his wife, Dee opened a little bar in the grocery store operated by Dee’s father, JE Miera. JE had been in business since the late 1930’s serving...

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Dominic Valenzuela – Tako Ten – Albuquerque, NM

Dominic Valenzuela – Tako Ten – Albuquerque, NM

Dominic Valenzuela Tako Ten - ABQ, NM Dominic Valenzuela is the owner/ operator of Tako Ten.  Tako Ten opened August 17th , 2020.  Right in the middle of this Pandemic some would say.  They offer an array of Baja California style Tacos - or TaKos like they like to...

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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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