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Scenes From Cowboy Breakfast At Sheriff's Posse Lodge

on April 5, 2016 - 7:28am

Scene from Sunday's Cowboy Breakfast at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge on North Mesa. Photo by Marco Lucero


Community members packed into the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Lodge Sunday for a Cowboy Breakfast. 

Members of the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse want to thank the community for coming back to support them following a kitchen renovation.

Proceeds from this breakfast will be given to graduating seniors from the Los Alamos High School from Sheriff Marco Lucer and the New Mexico Sheriff's Association.

Scene from Sunday's Cowboy Breakfast at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

Living Well Los Alamos: Summer Barbeque Safety

on April 4, 2016 - 2:45pm
Los Alamos Extension Home Economist and 4-H Agent

With our warm weather this winter it’s not uncommon to catch a whiff of dinner cooking on a barbeque grill somewhere in your neighborhood. The aroma conjures up spending time in the yard with family and friends while eating potato salad, coleslaw and corn on the cob. This summer keep your friends and families safe by following a few basic barbeque safety rules. 

Proper barbeque safety begins with an annual inspection of the grill. Clear the grill of any debris and grease.

April Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on April 2, 2016 - 10:01am

April Fool's Day Pajama Party At Golf Course

on April 1, 2016 - 12:05pm
Five friends gather for the first ever pajama party brunch this morning at Cottonwood on the Greens Restaurant overlooking the snow covered greens at the Los Alamos Golf Course. From left, Bonnie Gordon, Kitty Gibbs, Merry McIntyre, Joan Contarino and Kathy Clifford. Photo by restaurant owner Pavel Listwan

UnQuarked & Secret City Kitchen Team Up For Wednesday Dinners

on March 30, 2016 - 1:13pm
Wednesday dinner made easy!
Family style dinner for four, plus the perfect bottle of wine to complement the dish of the week for pickup at UnQuarked, The Wine Room between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Wednesdays. Cost is $30 + wine + tax. Orders placed at UnQuarked later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday are subject to supply. Gluten-free or vegetarian available.
April 6  La Luna Wine  $17.50
Sweet corn tossed with potatoes, green chile, carrots, celery in a creamy broth.

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge April 3

on March 29, 2016 - 9:02am

Community Gathers For St. Paddy's Day Dinner

on March 18, 2016 - 2:07pm

From left, St. Paddy's Day Dinner Chef Lelo Leland, Assistant Diane Swan, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Shaunessy Nadeau, wife of Post 90 American Legion Cmdr. Ken Nadeau, at Thursday's annual dinner at the Amercian Legion on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Chef Lelo Leland with Ed McDaris and a youg diner Thursday at the annual St. Paddy's Day Dinner at the American Legion on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Diane Swan and Lelo Leland serve diners Thursday at the annual St. Paddy's Day Dinner at the American Legion.

Masonic Waffle Breakfast Benefits LAHS Choir Saturday

on March 17, 2016 - 9:13am

Food On The Hill: New Mexican Cassoulet

on March 13, 2016 - 3:50pm
New Mexican Cassoulet. Photo by Felicia Orth
Food On The Hill

A New Mexican Cassoulet

Our family was in Cleveland, Ohio recently and had the pleasure of dining at L’Albatros Brasserie, a very fine restaurant near Case Western Reserve. Older son Alex ordered the Cassoulet, a traditional French peasant dish of beans with multiple meats - usually pork, duck and mutton or lamb. The duck portion of the dish is often duck confit, which typically requires professional skills, epic amounts of duck fat, and lots of time.

I returned to the Land of Enchantment determined to try

Lenten Fish Fry At IHM Friday, March 18

on March 9, 2016 - 2:48pm

Orphans at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Orphanage, Rancho Santa Fe in Honduras. Courtesy/Cheryl Wampler

The community gathers for Mass. Courtesy/Cheryl Wampler


The community is invited to a Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. March 18, in the Parish Hall of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.

The event is a fundraiser for the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Orphanage, Rancho Santa Fe in Honduras. All proceeds from the event go to the orphanage.

In October 2014, the Rancho accepted 84 additional children, which further stretched its resources.

St. Patty's Day Dinner March 17

on March 4, 2016 - 6:00am

SFCC Culinary Arts Students Present 'A Taste Of Italy II'

on March 2, 2016 - 10:33am
Baba rum cake. Courtesy photo
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Current and future chefs with Santa Fe Community College’s Culinary Arts Program will present an elaborate Southern Italian feast in the Jemez Rooms on campus Friday, March 11. The event is a benefit for the program’s study abroad fund.
The sumptuous Napolitano dinner will include grilled calamari and shrimp with lemon aioli, pizza margherita, eggplant rolls stuffed with basil and smoked provolone, and pork loin stuffed with garlic, pine nuts, spinach, artichokes and ricotta. Dessert is baba rum cake.
Tickets are $75 single; $125 per couple,

March Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Canceled

on March 1, 2016 - 8:07am


The Cowboy Breakfast scheduled for Sunday at the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Lodge is canceled.

The remodeling project underway at the Posse Lodge is not quite completed.

Celebrate Los Alamos Co+op’s 5th Birthday Saturday

on March 1, 2016 - 6:42am
Scenes from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Courtesy/LACM
Co+op Board Member
The Los Alamos Cooperative Market (Co+op) turns five this spring, and community members (Co+op members and non-members alike) are invited to a birthday celebration Saturday, March
“Who doesn’t love a good party?” Interim General Manager Rebekah Valentine said. “Five years is a huge milestone, made even more significant when looking back over the struggles we’ve had during the last year or so.”
To celebrate, the deli will make birthday cake, of course, and will also serve up short-order burgers

LAHS Graduate Joshua Grimes Advances To Final Round Of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen

on February 26, 2016 - 11:36am

Chef Joshua Grimes, a 2002 LAHS graduate, advances to the final round in the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

Joshua Grimes, a 2002 Los Alamos High School graduate, achieved a career highlight few others share – he showcased his culinary skills on a national television program.

The nation watched as Grimes competed Feb. 21 on the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen. The show requires its contestants to create the same dish and whoever makes it the best advances to the next round.

What makes the program cutthroat is the chefs are

Pig And Fig Grand Opening Showcases Tasty Treats

on February 26, 2016 - 11:32am
Pig and Fig owner Laura Hamilton shows off her pastry tower created for Thursday's Grand Opening of the restaurant at 35 Rover Blvd., Suite G in White Rock. The bakery and café serves breakfast and lunch and is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and hosts various food pairing dinners throughout the month. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Executive Chef and owner Laura Hamilton cuts the ribbon at Pig and Fig Thursday with help from Sous Chef Jessica Martinez. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event and Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge is on the right.

Traditional Blini Breakfast March 12

on February 25, 2016 - 2:02pm

Celebrate New Mexico Restaurant Week With ‘New Mexico True’ Dishes And Events

on February 25, 2016 - 6:57am
NMTD News:
SANTA FE  As if New Mexico Restaurant Week weren’t already enticing enough, this year it’s even more tempting with the addition of ‘New Mexico True’ designated menus and events.
New Mexico Restaurant Week, which covers three different weeks in three New Mexico cities, runs Feb. 21 to March 13, so that foodies can satisfy their palates for much more than a week.
This year marks the first time that New Mexico Restaurant Week has teamed up with the New Mexico Tourism Department.

Food On The Hill: Bacon Brownies

on February 23, 2016 - 9:57am
Bacon Brownies. Photo by Felicia Orth
Food On The Hill

Bacon Brownies

You can blame or credit Janice Muir of Los Alamos and Facebook for this one, even though she did not send me the recipe directly. Janice is a friend on Facebook and IRL (in real life), and my Facebook newsfeed informed me that she liked, or “liked,” King Arthur Flour. Clicking on the item meant that I saw several subsequent posts from his highness’ flour company, each of which featured a recipe.

Masonic Waffle Breakfast At Masonic Lodge Saturday

on February 18, 2016 - 12:14pm

Cutthroat Kitchen Features LAHS Graduate Joshua Grimes At 8 p.m. Sunday

on February 18, 2016 - 8:23am

Joshua Grimes, 2002 graduate of Los Alamos High School, will be a contestant on ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ Sunday, Feb. 21. The show is set to air at 8 p.m., on the Food Network Channel. Courtesy photo

Chamber Hosts Pig + Fig Grand Opening Feb. 25

on February 17, 2016 - 1:02pm

Pig + Fig Executive Chef/owner Laura Hamilton, left, with Sous Chef Jessica Martinez. Courtesy photo


The community is invited to the Pig + Fig Grand Opening celebration at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at 35 Rover Blvd. in White Rock.

The bakery and café serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday as well as various food pairing dinners throughout the month.

Executive Chef/owner Laura Hamilton leads the kitchen with a menu that features sweet and savory dishes like their signature hot pig + fig, the triple pig quiche, assorted butter croissants, French-style macaroons,

Los Alamos Chamber Hosts Business After Hours At Pig + Fig Bakery & Cafe Tuesday, Feb. 16

on February 15, 2016 - 9:26am


This month's Business After Hours is 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the newest Chamber member's establishment, the Pig + Fig Bakery & Cafe, 35 Rover Blvd., Suite G in White Rock.

Business After Hours is a monthly after-work-hours social that promotes interaction, friendship and identification of business opportunities for chamber members.

Reserve a seat online here or by emailing

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization

Food On The Hill: Sauced Burritos

on February 14, 2016 - 8:43am

A pan of sauced burritos after baking. Photo by Felicia Orth

Sauced Burritos

This is another of my “best intentions” recipes; I set out to make chicken enchiladas and wound up with chicken and vegetable burritos drenched in enchilada sauce. The homemade red chile (chile colorado) sauce is the only critical element of the dish; everything else can be changed or made simpler by shortcut. Do not be tempted to save time by using canned enchilada sauce; this homemade sauce can be made quickly with items typically found in a New Mexican pantry and it is well worth the effort.