Chef John Rivera Sedlar’s Eloisa Restaurant 

Much anticipated and much celebrated Chef John Rivera Sedlar opened his first Santa Fe restaurant last year after an extraordinarily successful restaurant career in Los Angeles. And I’ve been returning eagerly ever since the first days open. My most recent visit to enjoy Sedlar’s creative twist on modern southwest cuisine was no exception, except I finally […]

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New Mexico True Chocolate Trail

“In New Mexico, where a small group of artisanal chocolatiers creatively and passionately ply their trade,… [they all share a] devotion to their craft and the daily satisfaction of putting a smile on their customers’ faces.” (Source: New Mexico True) Are you interested in a road that is “Paved with Chocolate“? Well, there is no literal chocolate […]

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Last Waltz: Spring Skiing in Santa Fe

One month ago, on April 5, 2017, I skinned and skied Santa Fe’s local ski hill for the last time second to last time this season. Long after winter had turned into spring and the snow had begun to melt, Santa Fe received several significant snowfalls. In the vernacular of my fellow powder hounds, a couple […]

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The Santa Fe Opera

Every July and August since 1957, opera lovers have been drawn to the magnificent northern New Mexico mountains to enjoy productions by one of America’s premier summer opera festivals. Here, The Santa Fe Opera’s dramatic adobe theater blends harmoniously with the high desert landscape. It is this fusion of nature and art that leaves such […]

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Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen’s refreshing foodie oasis is tucked into the Pacheco Park Design District in a handsome design forward building that feels like a best friend’s Tesuque (or Glorieta?) home/studio. Full of light and earth warmth and some of the happiest diners in Santa Fe. We’re lunch regulars and recently we’ve been meeting friends for Chef Nath’s […]

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Beware of Bears, New Mexico

Winter’s wrapped up and spring’s suddenly certain. Our New Mexico world is so, so alive. Streams are flowing, and birds are frenetically homemaking and singing all the while. Buds are bursting, lime green tendrils are sprouting, and the bears are back! Or they will be soon… The Albuquerque Journal reminds us to anticipate plenty of wildlife […]

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Arroyo Vino Restaurant & Wine Shop

My parents celebrated their 47th anniversary during a recent visit to Santa Fe, so my bride and I treated them to a memorable dinner at Arroyo Vino to ensure happy memories (and to subversively reinforce their burgeoning interest in relocating part-time to Santa Fe.) A ten minute drive from Santa Fe to the new Arroyo Vino […]

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Taste New Flavors of Santa Fe Dining

Have you read “Turning Over a New Leaf on Santa Fe Dining” on the Santa Fe: A Colorful Journey blog, which is marketed as the Official Travel Blog of Santa Fe? Check it out if you haven’t and you may discover new some flavors to add to your palate while dining in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The […]

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Shohko Café: Santa Fe’s First Sushi Bar

Last night my bride and I followed massages at Body Spa with a pitstop at Shohko Café to prolong the sybaritic pampering. In addition to being the original, longest running, and most reliable sushi restaurant in Santa Fe, Shohko Café offers another rather unique bonus. The whole establishment is fragrance-free. This policy was originally a response to the owner’s […]

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Eske’s Brew Pub in Taos, New Mexico

I followed up a sun soaked day on the Taos Ski Valley delicious lunch at Eske’s, one of my favorite Taos dining/drinking destinations. (I’ve been returning here ever since the mid 1990’s when I first lived out in this southwestern wonderland.) Delicious green chile stew, and the highlight? A gluten removed Eske special bitter called […]

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