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Co+op’s Six Year Birthday Bash Underway Until 3 p.m.!

on March 11, 2017 - 1:45pm

The Los Alamos Co+op Market at 95 Entrada Dr. is celebrating its 6th Anniversary until 3 p.m. today by showcasing its Community Partners and Vendors. The entire community is invited to celebrate and enjoy interactive booths by a variety of nonprofit organizations including PEEC, LA Animal Shelter, Bathtub Row Brewing Coop, Los Alamos County Recycling and Delancy Street Shelter. Photo by Greg Kendall

Seven Co+op vendors are on hand to offer free product samples and to show appreciation to its customers, the Co+op is providing free chair massages. Photo by Greg Kendall

Sample foods, free

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Slow Down Dinner!

on March 10, 2017 - 7:49am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

Early in your career dinner-time is pretty much the same as happy hour—you look forward to leaving work, relaxing with friends and family, and then enjoying a sociable meal.

After you start having children, dinner-time, formally known as happy hour becomes unhappy hour. For decades now I have called it arsenic hour but I am no longer sure if this is an original thought or if I have plagiarized it from someone—it has just been so long.

If you have babies, dinner preparation time coincides perfectly with the ideal hours for colic.

Cottonwood On The Greens Unveils New Menu

on March 10, 2017 - 7:15am
Cottonwood on the Greens owner Pawel Listwan makes traditional pierogi from his grandmother’s recipe. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

One of the most popular items on the new menu at Cottonwood on the Greens is the traditional Polish pierogis served with carmelized bacon and onions and a small house salad.

Eatery owner Pawel Listwan actually makes the pierogis himself from a recipe that belonged to his grandmother. He even makes the cheese called “twarog” himself and prepares the potatoes on site.

New menu item Oysters Mornay, roasted with

Los Alamos Co+op Celebrates Six Years!

on March 7, 2017 - 6:32pm

The Co+op is having a 6-year anniversary party this weekend and everyone is invited. Courtesy photo

Co+op News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market is celebrating its 6th Anniversary this Saturday by showcasing its Community Partners and Vendors.

The entire community is invited to celebrate and enjoy interactive booths by a variety of nonprofit organizations including Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Los Alamos Animal Shelter, Bathtub Row Brewing Coop, Los Alamos County Recycling and Delancy Street Shelter.

Seven Co+op vendors will be on hand to offer free product samples and to

Eat Wings. Raise Funds. Los Alamos Relay For Life/American Cancer Society Event March 11

on March 7, 2017 - 5:48pm
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos is one of more than 5,200 communities planning a Relay for Life signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society this year. Organizational meetings are already being held and fundraising events are already underway. The Los Alamos event is scheduled for Aug. 18.

Saturday, March 11, Buffalo Wild Wings on Zafarano in Santa Fe, is hosting an “Eat Wings Raise Funds” event. From 11 a.m.

Scenes From Friday's Traditional Lenten Fish Fry

on March 5, 2017 - 8:53am

Dessert is part of the traditional Fish Fry served to community members during Lent at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road. The next Fish Fry is 5-7 p.m., Friday, March 10 and tickets are sold at the door, $10 for adults and $7 for children and everyone is welcome to attend. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Diners fill IHM Parish Hall Friday evening for the weekly Lenten Fish Fry. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Knight's of Columbus members Steve Ciddio, left, and Robert Divine take tickets at Friday's Fish Fry dinner. Photo by Carol A.

All You Can Eat Cowboy Breakfast Sunday, March 5

on February 28, 2017 - 7:34am
Come on out to the next Cowboy Breakfast this coming Sunday, March 5 at the Posse Lodge. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee - all you can eat! This one benefits The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse to help keep the Lodge going.

Fat Tuesday Around The World Feb. 28

on February 24, 2017 - 3:13pm

COMMUNITY News:

You asked for it - You got it! The ARK Child Development Center FOCUS Fundraiser Event - Fat Tuesday Around the World.

Richer than a pancake supper for sure - Join us for a four course meal with Brisket (vegetarian BBQ Seitan available - must RSVP By Feb. 24 for vegan option) - as well as a variety of desserts.

Check out our website for all the details at www.firstinyourheart.org/ark/fundraising-dinner-silent-auction/  

This is an adult event; child care is not provided. Checks and cash only for dinner and silent auction items.

Sirphey Offers Eclectic Take-Out Menu

on February 23, 2017 - 4:54pm
The bright green logo and lettering at Sirphey were designed by owner Prashant Jain. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Prashant Jain is the owner and creator of Sirphey, a new concept in the world of food service. Courtesy photo

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

If you search for the word “Sirphey” online, the only references that will appear are for Prashant Jain’s Sirphey on Deacon Street facing Trinity in Los Alamos.

He has created “something entirely new in the world of cuisine, aiming to meet and surpass industry standards in every way by changing the way a restaurant

Ahoy, Los Alamos! Annual Rotary Crab Fest Is Saturday

on February 23, 2017 - 12:44pm
This aquamarine pendant, valued at $1,060, was donated to the Crab Fest fundraiser auction by Bennett's Fine Jewelry. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By LINDA HULL
Los Alamos Rotary Club

Ahoy, Los Alamos! It’s time for the 8th Annual Crab Fest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos! You are all cordially invited: Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Trinity Drive and DP Road.

Traditional Blini Breakfast 9-Noon Saturday, Feb. 25

on February 20, 2017 - 3:42pm

Blini Breakfast Saturday at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church will host a Blini Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 25. 

Traditional blini, a type of thin pancake, will be served in the traditional style with smoked salmon, herring, butter and sour cream. Vegetable caviar, eggs, cheese and a variety of berry preserves will be available as well.

Blini are traditionally served in Slavic households during the week before the beginning of the Lenten Fast.

Local Officials Lunch With State Tourism Commission

on February 19, 2017 - 12:27pm

Members of the New Mexico Tourism Commission and the Tourism Department lunching Thursday at the Blue Window Bistro with Secretary Rebecca Latham, County Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary, County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, Los Alamos MaintStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox and LACDC Marketing Director Ryn Herrmann, before the quarterly New Mexico Tourism Commission meeting at Historic Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

NMED Strengthens Food Safety Rules

on February 19, 2017 - 6:56am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Environment Department announced Thursday that it has strengthened food safety rules for restaurants and food establishments – with the first set of rules now in effect.
 
The stronger rules incorporate more state-of-the-art food preparation technologies and increase clarity for workers and customers with more comprehensive guidance.
 
“It is absolutely imperative that we have strong food safety rules to help prevent New Mexicans from getting sick,” NMED Secretary Butch Tongate said.
 
Improved food safety is associated with preventable death and

Traditional Blini Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 25

on February 17, 2017 - 4:11pm

Pig +Fig Cafe Becomes White Rock Institution

on February 16, 2017 - 3:52pm
Chef Laura Crucet Hamilton puts the finishing touches on one of the courses at a recent Wine Dinner at Pig + Fig Cafe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

When award-winning chef Laura Crucet Hamilton opened Pig + Fig Café a year ago this month, fine dining returned to White Rock.

In one short year, Hamilton and her staff have made Pig + Fig a home away from home for many White Rock residents, but unless you’re a gourmet cook, the food is probably a lot better than you could whip up for breakfast or lunch.

“We are so grateful for how loyal

Don Villa's Restaurant To Reopen In White Rock!

on February 14, 2017 - 2:02pm

The talk around town that Don Villa's Restaurant in White Rock has closed for good turns out to be false. Owner Geronimo Villa just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he intends to reopen his eatery at 11 Sherwood Blvd., next month. Villa explained that he temporarily closed his restaurant while he took care of a health issue but expects to be back on his feet very soon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Burritos are a popular menu item at Don Villa's Restaurant in White Rock, which is set to reopen in March. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gourmet Dinner Benefits Anita Salas Memorial Fund

on February 12, 2017 - 7:22am
Pig +Fig in White Rock Cafe hosted a five course wine dinner Thursday to benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Fund, which provides financial assistance to New Mexican women and men diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. The event was part of the 8th annual K2 Women’s Weekend. Learn more at www.pajaritowomen.org. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Amy
Bauer, event coordinator and Southwest Region K2 Women's Alliance member thanks diners for attending the fundraiser.

Fall In Love With Shopping Locally This Valentine’s Day

on February 11, 2017 - 9:53am
Décor, candles, chocolate and more available at CB FOX in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Purses, soaps, dolls, fabric, yarns and much more available at Warm Hearts Yarn and Atomic City Quilts at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and many people are just beginning to think about how to celebrate this special day.

If you are still looking for ideas, consider shopping and celebrating locally.

Republican Lawmakers Meet With NM Environment Secretary Tongate On New Food Handling Regulations

on February 9, 2017 - 9:07pm
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE Republican members of the House and Senate met Wendesday with New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Butch Tongate to discuss the department’s new food handling regulations.
 
Lawmakers expressed concerns about the impact the regulations would have on community groups, businesses and nonprofit organizations in their districts.
 
The new regulations require anyone who handles food at a public function to have a food handler card. The requirement applies to any location where food is served, including movie theaters and community fundraisers.

Rose Chocolatier Hosts Artist Reception Friday

on February 9, 2017 - 6:25am
Painting by Michelle Griffin. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Rose Chocolatier is hosting a reception for artist Michelle Griffin. The community is invited to stop by, meet Griffin, check out her paintings and enjoy some chocolate samples.
 
The reception is 5:30-7 p.m., Friday in Rose Chocolatier's new location at 149 Central Park Square.
 
At its new location, Rose Chocolatier offers espresso drinks and ample seating to enjoy visiting with friends. The pastry selection is growing and the chocolate case is full of new and old favorites.

NJROTC Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Thursday

on February 7, 2017 - 8:17am

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on February 2, 2017 - 11:07am

Share Story And Win Date For Two At Blue Window

on February 1, 2017 - 4:29pm

Home Run Pizza Is Closed

on January 30, 2017 - 9:52pm

Home Run Pizza at 1627 Central Ave. Ste. A is closed. Large sheets of cardboard cover the windows this afternoon and a sign hanging near the front door says the eatery is 'closed til further notice.' Telephone calls go unanswered. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The sign in the window this afternoon at Home Run Pizza at 1627 Central Ave. Ste. A. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pig+Fig Featured Winemaker Matthew Rorick And The Trouble With Chardonnay

on January 27, 2017 - 1:26pm
Owner/chef Laura Crucet Hamilton with winemaker Matthew Rorick. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
 
 
By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos
 
Owner/chef Laura Crucet Hamilton hosted a winemaker’s dinner Jan. 21, at her Pig + Fig Café in White Rock that featured Matthew Rorick, the winemaker from Forlorn Hope Winery.
 
The menu included unique dishes like “Wild red snapper in thai red curry consommé”, “Blueberry sea salt scone, lavender sabayon, stone fruit compote, edible violet”, and “Sea scallops, micro watercress, agave lime beurre blanc.”
 
The wines from Forlorn Hope were a perfect match.

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