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Jodie York – A Bite of Belgium – Las Cruces, NM

Jodie York – A Bite of Belgium – Las Cruces, NM

A Bite of Belgium opened on October 1st, 2012 with a desire to bring something unique to Las Cruces, NM – authentic and tasty Belgian cuisine at an affordable cost. A Bite of Belgium offers customers a variety of menu items, from warm Belgian waffles made with real...

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Christian Pontiggia – Sassella – Santa Fe, NM

Christian Pontiggia – Sassella – Santa Fe, NM

Sassella - Santa Fe, NM Sassella is the name of a tiny Italian village. It is also a type of wine.Nestled at the base of Alpine slopes in Northern Italy, the small town of Sassella has persevered over the centuries. It is located in Lombardy’s Valtelline valley, a...

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Gene Baca – Bueno Foods – Albuquerque, NM

Gene Baca – Bueno Foods – Albuquerque, NM

The Baca brothers were the first to flame roast green chile on a commercial scale. There was no equipment for this kind of process, so they had to build it. There was no process, so they had to invent it. And so they did, more than 60 years ago. With a handful of...

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Rick Camuglia – Paisano’s – Albuquerque, NM

Rick Camuglia – Paisano’s – Albuquerque, NM

In the early 1970's, Joseph Camuglia opened Paisano's Italian Restaurant. Paisano's began with a limited menu featuring pizza and hearty Italian sandwiches on freshly baked bread, but soon grew to offer a complete Italian menu specializing in traditional preparations...

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Kiko Rodriguez – Izanami – Santa Fe, NM

Kiko Rodriguez – Izanami – Santa Fe, NM

Izanami is an izakaya serving upscale japanese bar food. Small plates meant for sharing, creatively prepared locally-sourced meat and produce with an emphasis on seasonality, all accompanied by unique libations. Don't expect the usual. There is no nigiri sushi. No...

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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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