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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pasta Paradiso

on July 15, 2018 - 8:43pm

On the job in Los Alamos is 2018 Los Alamos High School graduate Maria MacInnes at Pasta Paradiso Ristorante Italiamo at 1315 Trinity Dr. Pasta Paradiso specializes in authentic Italian food made from scratch and is known for its charbroiled steaks. Hours are 11.a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Ribbon Cutting At Fleur de Lys

on July 15, 2018 - 7:10am

Fleur de Lys co-owners Marcel and Stephanie Remillieux with their children, staff, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, county officials and community members, cut the ribbon on their French gourmet store Saturday morning at 1460 Trinity Dr. Unit 1. The couple actually opened their business Feb. 1, but took the opportunity Saturday to hold their official ribbon cutting ceremony and at the same time celebrate Bastille Day. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The ribbon is officially cut Saturday at Fleur de Lys at 1460 Trinity Dr.

Liddie’s Traditional NM Dishes: Green Adovada

on July 5, 2018 - 7:23am
Green Adovada by Liddie Martinez. Courtesy photo
 
By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Española Valley

Carne Adovada plays an essential part in northern New Mexican cuisine, a braised red chile pork dish that we all crave, especially close to the holiday season. But, have you ever heard of green adovada? I’m sure it likely existed somewhere out there in the last century or so, but I’ve never encountered a recipe for it nor have I seen it on a restaurant menu.

Back in the day, before families had freezers in their homes, Norteños dried a variety of fruits and vegetables on screens to preserve and store

New Sign Installed At Pig + Fig Café

on July 4, 2018 - 7:38am

The tall exterior sign is being installed Tuesday at the new location of Pig + Fig Café at 11 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. The café seats more than 100 guests inside and another 40 on the outdoor patio. The larger, upgraded space allows Pig + Fig to expand its menu and also offer private event space. The café is open seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Ribbon Is Re-Cut At Bob’s Bodacious BBQ Today

on July 2, 2018 - 6:42pm

The ribbon was cut at the Grand Re-Opening of Bob’s Bodacious BBQ with the help of the Chamber of Commerce and community members during a celebration at the restaurant in the Hilltop Shopping Center at 3801 Arkansas Ave. Gayle and Lyle Cunningham recently bought Bob’s Bodacious BBQ from Pamela Hushman and Frank Good. The Cunninghams also own Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza. Courtesy photo

Celebrate Fourth Of July With Los Alamos Community Services Department 2-5 p.m. At Overlook Park!

on July 2, 2018 - 2:57pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is hosting a FREE Community Party, 2-5 p.m. July 4 at Overlook Park.

Come out and enjoy hot dogs, cold beverages and icy treats. Play a game of ladder golf, corn hole, or giant checkers. Kids can enjoy the bounce house, and everyone can play in the sprinklers or enjoy a water balloon fight. 

Get in a round of golf After the Atomic City Invitational Golf Tournament as the Los Alamos Golf Course will be open at 2 p.m. for regular play.

More Scenes From LANL’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

on July 1, 2018 - 7:37am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Wallace addresses the crowd gathered Saturday morning at Fuller Lodge during the LANL 75th Anniversary Celebration and family picnic. Courtesy photo

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján speaks at the Leadership Breakfast Saturday morning on at Fuller Lodge during LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney chats with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján at the Leadership Breakfast Saturday morning at Fuller Lodge during LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Courtesy photo

Michelle Hall and her husband LANL Director Terry Wallace

Scenes From LANL’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

on June 30, 2018 - 5:28pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace addresses the crowd gathered for LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján speaks at LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Rick Kacich and his wife Barbara Kacich at LANL’s 75th Anniversary celebration today at Ashley Pond Park.

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Ribbon Cutting: Bob’s Bodacious BBQ Grand Re-Opening July 2

on June 27, 2018 - 10:38am

Gayle Cunningham stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday and spoke about her recent purchase with her husband Lyle of Bob’s Bodacious BBQ. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

CHAMBER News:

 

The Chamber of Commerce is helping to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Bob’s Bodacious BBQ with a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m., Monday, July 2. Bob’s Bodacious BBQ is in the Hilltop Shopping Center at 3801 Arkansas Ave., Suite G.

 

Gayle and Lyle Cunningham recently bought Bob’s Bodacious BBQ from Pamela Hushman and Frank Good. The Cunninghams also own Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza.

 

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on June 26, 2018 - 10:25am

Extension Service: Jam And Jelly Making June 26

on June 15, 2018 - 7:42am

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on May 30, 2018 - 7:55am

Feria Flamenca: Celebrating 31 Years Of Festival Flamenco June 7

on May 23, 2018 - 8:46am
 
By Ambassador Edward Romero
Founder, Ambassador's Circle
National Institute of Flamenco
 
Thursday, June 7, I hope you will join me along with my fellow Ambassador's Circle Founders and the Institute's Board of Directors for Feria Flamenca, an Ambassador's Circle Fundraising Event.  
 
Join me in celebrating the legacy of flamenco in New Mexico and to help raise money to support the work of the National Institute of Flamenco.  
 
This year, the Institute has been granted a wonderful fundraising matching opportunity by two generous donors up to $450,000 over five years.

Birthday BBQ With V13ION Today

on May 22, 2018 - 8:53am

Scenes From Pig + Fig Ribbon Cutting Saturday

on May 20, 2018 - 8:32am
Co-owners Chef Laura Crucet and her father Fernando Crucet cut the ribbon Saturday morning at Pig +Fig Cafe's new location, 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. Her sons, Julian,left, and Will hold the ribbon. They are joined by staff and well-wishers. The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Pig+Fig co-owner and chef Laura Crucet with her sons Will, left, and Julian. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Pig+Fig created refreshments for the grand opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Bandelier Employees Chili Cookoff

on May 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Banderlier National Monument employees chili cookoff winners Thursday, from left, Joanie Budzileni, most creative, Jeremy Sweat, second best overall, Geoff Goins, hottest, Scott McFarland, best overall, Liza Kent, best cornbread and Kim Carrasco, third overall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott and Kim Carrasco help themselves to the nine different chili recipes competing in the employees chili cookoff Thursday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Enjoying the employee chili cookoff at Bandelier National Monument Thursday, from

Pig + Fig Hosts Ribbon Cutting 11 a.m. Today!

on May 19, 2018 - 5:53am

Aquatomics Waffle Breakfast Masonic Lodge May 19

on May 14, 2018 - 7:32am

Pig + Fig Café New Location Ribbon Cutting May 19

on May 13, 2018 - 7:20am
 
LACC News:
 
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is helping to celebrate the new location of Pig + Fig Café at 11 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19.
 
Laura Crucet and her father Fernando Crucet, co-owners of the Pig + Fig Café, have spent the last six months working to update and renovate the new space. The café seats more than 100 guests inside and another 40 on the outdoor patio. The larger, upgraded space will allow Pig + Fig to expand its menu and to also offer private event space as well.
 

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Morning Glory

on May 12, 2018 - 8:42am

On the job in Los Alamos is Front End Manager Neil Stoddard, right, and Counter Clerk Michael Miller assisting customers Thursday at Morning Glory Baking Company on Diamond Drive. Stoddard has worked for Morning Glory for nine months and Miller has worked at the bakery for two years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pig + Fig Cafe Opens In New Space Saturday!

on May 11, 2018 - 10:38pm

Pig + Fig Café co-owners Fernando Crucet, second from left, and Laura Crucet, third from left, gather with their crew during this evening's soft opening of the popular eatery in its new space at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. The restaurant officially opens for business at 6 a.m. Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Anna and Roland Caspersen, at rear right, chat with friends this evening in the newly renovated dining room during the soft opening of Pig + Fig Café at 11 Sherwood Blvd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The newly renovated exterior of the Pig + Fig Café

NM Book Co-op Features Wyatt Wegrzyn Of Bookworks

on May 7, 2018 - 11:50am
NMBC News:
 
Friday, May 25, the New Mexico Book Co-op Lunch features Wyatt Wegrzyn of Bookworks, talking about the new chapter at Bookworks.
 
Bookworks on Rio Grande Blvd. in the Dietz Farm Shopping Center, has been in business for 35 years. Currently, Bookworks is having a full make-over with total new construction, new events, and new promotions.
 
The Lunch is open to the public at 11 a.m. and the meeting starts at noon at the Golden Corral near Cliff’s on San Mateo. All attendees MUST pay for their own buffet lunch.
 
Also discussed will be the NM & AZ Book Awards.

Liddie’s Traditional NM Dishes: Albondigas

on May 3, 2018 - 7:58am
Spanish Meatball Soup by Liddie Martinez. Courtesy photo
 
By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Española Valley
 
This fickle Northern New Mexico weather takes some getting used to for most folks. I have a nephew who invariably falls for the false spring and plants his dahlias too soon. Every May he calls to lament the late freeze, his losses and the trials of now trying to find replacement bulbs so late in the season.
 
It is easy to forget the weather patterns here and get enticed by the beauty of swaying daffodils and budding tulips, but when the skies turn grey and the wind blows, it is the perfect

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on May 2, 2018 - 6:16am

Pig + Fig Cafe Begins Move To New Space Monday

on April 28, 2018 - 4:55pm

Finishing touches are underway today on the new location for the Pig + Fig Cafe at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pig + Fig News:

The Pig + Fig Cafe is moving Monday from 35 Rover Blvd., to its new location at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in the former Bandelier Grill location. The move will take about a week to complete.

“We are going to try our hardest to be open before Mother’s Day weekend,” Pig + Fig co-owner Laura Crucet said.

Laura and her father Fernando Crucet, co-owner of Pig + Fig, signed a lease with James Chrobocinski last November and the

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