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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pig & Fig Cafe

on November 18, 2017 - 7:27am

On the job in Los Alamos is Phyllis Smith Thursday afternoon at the Pig + Fig Cafe at 35 Rover Blvd. Suite G in White Rock where she has worked since the restaurant opened nearly two years ago. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

La Fonda Del Bosque Restaurant Now Open At National Hispanic Cultural Center In Albuquerque

on November 17, 2017 - 7:52am
La Fonda del Bosque serves a menu featuring New Mexican comfort foods. Courtesy photo
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) has announced that La Fonda del Bosque restaurant is now open 9-11:30 a.m. for pastries and coffee and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, Tuesday through Saturday in the NHCC History and Literary Arts Building at 1701 4th Street SW in Albuquerque.
 
The restaurant is owned and operated by Stefani Mangrum, chef and owner of City Treats Catering & Parties.
 
La Fonda del Bosque serves a menu featuring New Mexican comfort foods with a

Pig + Fig Café Moving To Much Larger Space

on November 16, 2017 - 10:12am
Following their lease signing, from left, building owner James Chrobocinski and Pig + Fig Café co-owners Laura Crucet and Fernando Crucet in front of the future home of their restaurant Tuesday afternoon at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Bursting at the seams in their present location, Pig + Fig Café co-owners Laura and Fernando Crucet signed a lease Tuesday with Zia Realty Group owner/broker James Chrobocinski on a much larger space.

Chrobocinski recently purchased the former

Fleur de Lys Opening In Los Alamos

on November 16, 2017 - 9:35am
Stephanie and Marcel Remillieux are opening Fleur de Lys, a French gourmet store and tea salon in a few weeks at 15th Street and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Stephanie and Marcel Remillieux want to share their love of France with the local community. They are opening Fleur de Lys, a French gourmet store and tea salon in a few weeks at 15th Street and Trinity Drive.

“This idea came from what we know … we want to bring something new and something we know very well to the town,” Marcel told the Los

Los Alamos Retirement Community Hosts Annual Luminaria Walk And Buffet Dec. 13

on November 15, 2017 - 5:37am

Superintendent Serves Thanksgiving Meals At Aspen

on November 14, 2017 - 3:04pm

Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurt Steinhaus serves Thanksgiving meals today at Aspen Elementary School. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Choirs Madrigal Feast Dec. 1-2

on November 13, 2017 - 9:00am

CHOIR News:

Looking for a night of music, entertainment, and a glorious meal? Come one, come all to the first ever Los Alamos Choirs’ Madrigal Feast, Dec. 1-2 as part of WinterFest.

This special concert event is a student-led scholarship fundraiser to help with travel and performance expenses for students with a need for assistance. Enjoy, as you travel back in time to the renaissance period and watch the royal court sing, entertain, and solve the mystery of Wes Hale.
 
Guests will be served a full three-course meal with dessert, catered by the Los Alamos Co-op and Los Alamos High

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Viola’s Restaurant

on November 7, 2017 - 1:09pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Erika Marquez today at Viola’s Restaurant at 1360 Trinity Dr. She has worked at the restaurant for 14 years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sirphey Acquires UnQuarked

on November 2, 2017 - 10:50am

Prashant Jain, the new owner of UnQuarked at 145 Central Park Square welcomes the community to experience his new establishment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Prashant Jain relaxes in the front patio sitting area at UnQuarked with Cortni Nucklos, Sirphey's communications director. She oversees everything that goes out to the public, whether it be press releases, advertisements, customer inquiries, menus or other concerns. For Unquarked, she is developing new menus and managing the transition. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Cowboy Breakfast Benefits MOWW Sunday

on November 1, 2017 - 9:03am

United Way Youth Team Hosts Hamburger Night

on October 31, 2017 - 1:23pm

Aspen Elementary School Sixth Grade Teacher Shelly Young and Morrie Pongratz of the LAHS Key Club enjoy Hamburger Night Monday at the Los Alamos Teen Center on 20th Street. Hamburger is the final fundraiser for the United Way Youth Team to raise funds for the United Way of Northern New Mexico's annual fundraising campaign. Specifically, the youth team is supporting the Community Action Fund and a new program introduced to Los Alamos High School called Link Crew. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The United Way of Northern New Mexico Youth Team hosted its annual Hamburger Night

LARSO: From Our Kitchen To Your Door – Home Delivered Meals For Seniors

on October 30, 2017 - 1:36pm

Grilled tuna and vegetables can be delivered hot and ready to eat to the homes of seniors who may not be able to cook for themselves. Courtesy/LARSO

LARSO News:

Many locals know that delicious lunches are served at both the Betty Ehart and White Rock senior centers every weekday, but fewer folks know that those same meals can be delivered hot and ready to eat to the homes of seniors who may not be able to cook for themselves.

Sometimes, a senior has been hospitalized or sustained an injury or illness that has them feeling weak, unable to stand at the stove or just not feeling like eating.

Hamburger Night At Teen Center 5-7 p.m. Today!

on October 30, 2017 - 11:58am
United Way Youth Team is serving up hamburgers and all the fixing 5-7 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Teen Center between 5-7 p.m., at 475 20th St., and the entire community is invited to the event. Courtesy/UWNNM
 
UWNNM YOUTH TEAM News:
 
Juicy burgers and supporting the United Way Youth Team and youth programs, what a spectacular combination, right? Oh, icing on the cake, a student organized bake sale for dessert. Yum!
 
So no need to cook dinner tonight ... just bring the whole family by the Los Alamos Teen Center between 5-7 p.m., at 475 20th St.
 
Seating is limited.

Lunch Available During LAHS Conferences Oct. 25

on October 23, 2017 - 5:14am

LAHS News:

During the Los Alamos High School conferences Oct. 25, Chartwells Food Services will offer a limited lunch.

Coffee and teas and other grab and go items will be sold in the lobby throughout the morning.

Direct questions to Chef Mia Holsapple at 409.877.3911.

Secret City Kitchen Serves Up Tasty Fare

on October 20, 2017 - 8:05am

Jeremy Varela, owner of Secret City Kitchen, serves up a meal at the restaurant. Photo by Serenity Maestas/ladailypost.com

By SERENITY MAESTAS
Los Alamos Daily Post
Student Intern

Secret City Kitchen is one of Los Alamos’ secret restaurants and it's located in Building 2 on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus.

High school and college students of Los Alamos consider this one of the best places to go to for lunch, since their location is convenient and their prices are affordable.

Secret City Kitchen opened in September 2015. Jeremy Varela is the owner.

Aquatomics Waffle Breakfast Oct. 21

on October 17, 2017 - 5:15am

Study: 2017’s Best Foodie Cities In America

on October 16, 2017 - 6:31am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With Oct. 16 being World Food Day and restaurant prices rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2017’s Best Foodie Cities in America.

To determine the best and cheapest local foodie scenes, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics. The data set ranges from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita to craft breweries and wineries per capita.

 
Top 20 Foodie Cities in America
 
 
1
San Francisco, CA
 
11
Tampa, FL
 
2
Portland, OR
 
12
Atlanta, GA
 
3
New York, NY
 
13

China Moon Restaurant Adds Bar Area

on October 11, 2017 - 7:11am

Allen Chham shows off some of the wines offered at China Moon Restaurant at 121 Central Park Square, which now serves premium sake, Asian craft beers, margaritas, red and white wines from around the world and domestic and imported beers. Beverages may be enjoyed at the new bar area or in the dining area. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

Time Out Pizzeria Opening In Central Park Square!

on October 7, 2017 - 6:44am

Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez outside their new restaurant under construction Tuesday afternoon at 157 Central Park Square, slated to open in November. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez signing paperwork Tuesday with contractor Paul Santillanes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Work is underway on the new Time Out Pizzeria. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The new Time Out Pizzeria in Central Park Square is taking shape and

Nineteen New Mexico True Adventures To Experience During 2017 Balloon Fiesta

on October 7, 2017 - 4:56am
Courtesy/NMTD
 
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Tourism Department created a list of 19 things for travelers to do during Balloon Fiesta week, to encourage extended stays for the hundreds of thousands of visitors that travel to see New Mexico’s sky burst with color in early October.

The list, titled “19 New Mexico True Adventures You Need to Experience During Balloon Fiesta,” showcases the wide variety of cultural activities and authentic experiences visitors can encounter before, during and after the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
 
Suggestions include “Fill Your Tank”

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Papa Murphy's

on September 30, 2017 - 6:55am

On the job in Los Alamos at Papa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza at 3801 Arkansas Ave., are Jayme Cayton, left, and Maya McMillan. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Cottonwood On The Greens Begins Winter Hours Oct. 2

on September 29, 2017 - 9:54am
Cottonwood on the Greens at 4244 Diamond Dr., is switching to winter hours Monday. Courtesy photo
 
Cottonwood on the Greens News:
 
Cottonwood on the Greens at 4244 Diamond Dr., will switch to its winter hours of operation beginning Monday, Oct. 2.
 
Winter Hours:
  • Monday through Friday open for lunch and dinner 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
  • Saturday open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and
  • Sunday open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for brunch and dinner.

See the Cottonwood on the Greens menu and book banquets and special events at http://www.cottonwoodonthegreens.com or call 505.662.0404.

Cowboy Breakfast At Sheriff's Posse Sunday

on September 25, 2017 - 10:10pm

The Wine She’s Been Dying To Try

on September 19, 2017 - 3:32pm

From left, Mike Lippiatt, Laura Crucet, Karen Easton and Tony Fox. Courtesy photo

 

By Mandy Marksteiner
Los Alamos

On the weekends, Karen Easton works at Kokoman Fine Wine and Liquors. She does it because she loves wine. As a wine connoisseur, she enjoys her time serving during the wine tastings and dusting the wine bottles.

Wine nerd Karen Easton

A few months ago, Easton was attending a wine tasting event where distributors brought all their wines and let people sample them. In the corner was a wine representative who wasn’t getting a lot of attention.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Dan Sena Of Daniel’s Café

on September 19, 2017 - 7:57am

On the Job in Los Alamos is Dan Sena, owner of Daniel’s Café and Mary’s Gelato at 800 Trinity Dr. Sena is serving ice cream at Wednsday's campaign kick-off event for the United Way of Northern New Mexico at Ashley Pond. Sena and his wife Margie have been selling ice cream in town for more than 25 years. They raised their three children; Nadette, Jake and Adrienne in Los Alamos. They are pleased to bring the community a nice place to have ice cream and other fine foods. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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