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Ribbon Cut On Pasta Paradiso - Full Italian Dinner Menu Starting Tonight!

on August 26, 2016 - 4:32pm

Pasta Paradiso owners Renee and Dennis Lee, center, with their staff and Chamber Director Nancy Partridge, cut the red ribbon this afternoon to officially mark the grand opening of their restaurant at 1315 Trinity Dr. Beginning at 5 p.m. today, the restaurant is offering a full menu of Italian dinner selections. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

Central Park Square Owner Buys Downtown Building ... Blue Window Bistro Moving In

on August 25, 2016 - 11:33am
Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg and Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster in front of the building he just bought and where she is going to move her popular restaurant in the next few months at 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg has purchased the building at 1789 Central Ave., which houses Star Bucks, Ruby K’s Bagel Café, Southwest Office Solutions, Hilltop Spa and the recently closed High Elevation Restaurant space.

“I just couldn’t stand to see the building

Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Celebrates 50th Anniversary

on August 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Susan O'Learly congratulates Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Rob Metcalf on the Club's 50th anniversary at a celebration dinner Friday night at Cottonwood On The Greens Restaurant. The Club was chartered Aug. 19, 1966. O'Learly attended the celebration dinner and presented
a proclamation on behalf of the Los Alamos County Council to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos honoring its 50 years of service to the community. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 
 
Todd Urbatsch, Los Alamos Historical Society board member was the keynote speaker at Friday's

Events Schedule For 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on July 30, 2016 - 8:28am

Mariachis will perform live at the 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!. Photo by Hal Davis

STARS News:

The 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! is just around the corner, and tickets are selling quickly. Last year the event sold out. The organizing group, Los Alamos Rotary STARS, has just announced an exciting schedule of entertainment and activities for the event, which takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Fuller Lodge. ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! promises to be a fun and magical evening for all ages again this year.

The schedule for the evening is as follows (subject to change):

  • 5 p.m.

Blue Window Bistro Begins Full Bar Service Monday

on July 17, 2016 - 8:35am

The Blue Window Bistro begins offering a full bar service Monday at 813 Central Ave., in Los Alamos. The Blue Window Bistro has been serving Los Alamos for more than 30 years with a simple goal: Combine excellent service in a unique atmosphere with a focus on fresh, local, quality ingredients. Special services include private events, outdoor dining, catering, event planning and special events. Its most popular events include wine dinners, musical entertainment and wine tastings, as well as Blue Window traditions including a five-course Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve dinner.

Pasta Paradiso Opens For Business Saturday!

on July 15, 2016 - 11:39pm

Pasta Paradiso owner Renee Lee gave the Los Alamos Daily Post a sneak peek inside her new restaurant Monday afternoon at 1315 Trinity Dr., which is set to open its doors to the public at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A look inside the newly renovated Pasta Paradiso on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The newly remodeled front patio at Pasta Paradiso on Trinity Drive offers dining in a garden setting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Renee Lee hosted a private dinner for about

Special Waffle Breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday

on July 12, 2016 - 8:50am

Worshipful Master Don Carlson, Pajarito Lodge #66. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

This Saturday, July 16, Pajarito Masonic Lodge #66 in Los Alamos is hosting a very special waffle breakfast, to support the Lodge’s fundraising capabilities.

Don Carlson, Master of Pajarito Lodge, says that over the last four years, the Lodge’s popular waffle breakfasts have raised almost $35,000 for 20 different community organizations.

These breakfasts have led to considerable wear and tear on the facility, and the Lodge now needs significant maintenance and upgrades in order to continue these fundraising

Time Out Pizzeria Acquires Sporty Delivery Car

on July 10, 2016 - 6:52pm

Time Out Pizzeria owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez today with their brand new sporty delivery vehicle at their eatery in White Rock. Courtesy photo

RESTAURANT News:

Time Out Pizzeria owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez just acquired a brand new sporty delivery vehicle for their restaurant at 118 State Road 4 in White Rock. They plan to purchase a second sporty vehicle for their location at 1350 Central Ave., in Los Alamos.

The couple have owned the White Rock location since 2007. They modeled it after one of Omar’s favorite childhood restaurants in Roswell.

Quiznos In Downtown Los Alamos Has Closed

on July 7, 2016 - 4:32pm

Quiznos at 172 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos has closed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Quiznos in downtown Los Alamos has closed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

It appears by looking through the window this afternoon that most of the tables as well as food items have been removed from Quiznos in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

Quiznos has closed at 172 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

The store had operated for 15 years in Los Alamos and was known for its toasted, build-your-own subs and soups, salads

#TapasTuesday Offered At ProjectY During July

on July 5, 2016 - 7:51pm
 
BUSINESS News:
 
projectY in Los Alamos has opened its doors to host #TapasTuesdays 4-7 p.m., for the month of July. projectY is at 150 Central Park Square. (Across the parking lot from Bathtub Row Brewery)
 
#TapasTuesdays will feature Middle Eastern Tapas. Choose for for only $10.
 
Courtesy photo

July Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on June 28, 2016 - 8:28am

Co+Op Member-Owner Appreciation Day Saturday!

on June 23, 2016 - 10:28am
Fresh veggies available at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Courtesy photo
 
A veggie medley available in the Deli at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market is holding a special Member-Owner Day Saturday, June 25.

All member-owners will save 10 percent on any size purchase! Purchases over $200 (regular price) are eligible for a 15 percent discount, making this the perfect time to stock up for summer picnics, hikes, cookouts and camping trips.

Not a Member/Owner yet? Not a problem!

Basketball Star Alex Kirk Dines With Auction Winners

on June 20, 2016 - 6:47pm

Pro basketball star Alex Kirk is the celebrity guest at a lunch today at the Blue Window Bistro. Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski and his wife Jackie purchased the luncheon during an auction at this year's Rotary Crab Fest fundraiser. The Chrobocinski's son JJ and Grandfather Jim Bramble joined the group for lunch. Kirk posed for a photo with JJ in front of the Blue Window. Blue Window owner Melissa Paternoster generously donated the lunch. ‘We had a great time and were incredibly impressed with everything Alex has accomplished and is working on,’ Councilor Chrobocinski said.

Igor And Red Elvises Lunch At Los Alamos Co+op

on June 18, 2016 - 3:33pm

Igor and the Red Elvises eating lunch today at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Their drummer said they eat at the Co+op whenever they are in town. The Co+op is at 95 Entrada Dr. Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The Deli Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Photo by Karen Kendall

Bandelier Issues RFEI For Business Opportunity

on June 18, 2016 - 7:42am

Lodge Dining: A part of Building 17 when it was used as a dining room in the 1940s. Courtesy/NPS

Lodge Lunch Bar: Another part of Building 17, when it was used as a lunch bar in the 1940s. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) concerning a concession business opportunity to provide food and beverage service within Bandelier National Monument.

This RFEI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue a RFP in the future.

At a minimum, the

Ruby K’s Bagel Café Moves To Summer Hours Today

on June 6, 2016 - 6:41pm

Starting today - Ruby K’s Bagel Café is extending its hours to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and until 8 p.m. each Friday that the summer concert is in the area. Ruby K’s is at 1789 Central Ave., Suite 2 in downtown Los Alamos. For more information, visit rubykbagel.com or call the restaurant at 505.662.9866. Photo by TK Thompson

 

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge June 5

on May 31, 2016 - 7:00am

COMMUNITY News:

Come on out to the next Cowboy Breakfast this coming Sunday, June 5, at the Posse Lodge.  

Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee - all you can eat!

This one benefits Camp Corazones.

Letter To The Editor: White Rock’s Newest Destination For Eating

on May 26, 2016 - 12:16pm
By ALAN WADLINGER
Los Alamos
 
My wife and I plus another couple ate at Don Villa’s Restaurant in White Rock last Thursday evening. 
 
I had the Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Plate, my wife had the Corn Beef Rubin, and the other couple feasted on the Carne Adovada Plate and the Chimichanga. 
 
All four meals were very good and the service was excellent. I am happy to say that “White Rock is the destination for eating!”

Blake’s Lotaburger Wins Title Of Best Green Chile Cheeseburger In New Mexico

on May 23, 2016 - 7:22am

DINING News:

 ALBUQUERQUE – Blake’s Lotaburger, the New Mexico hamburger chain famous for its signature Green Chile Cheeseburger, has won the title of “Best Green Chile Cheeseburger in New Mexico” in the “USA Today 10Best” Readers’ Choice Awards.

Blake’s Lotaburger beat out 19 other nominees in this category to earn the title of the state’s best green chile cheeseburger – a New Mexico staple and Blake’s signature burger made famous by its Hatch Valley Green Chile.

The USA Today 10Best Awards provide trusted travel and lifestyle advice in cities nationwide.

Kiwanis Hosts Free Pancake Breakfast Saturday

on May 18, 2016 - 9:30am

Kiwanians John Arrowsmith is flipping pancakes and Rick Reiss is working in the background. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club is hosting a free Pancake Breakfast for all ages 7-11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The menu includes buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee.

Kiwanis members have been flipping pancakes for decades and look forward to serving community members. Any donation will be accepted and used for Kiwanis community projects such as Senior Appreciation Night and the 4th of July Fireworks. 

C1C2 Takes Possession Of High Elevation Restaurant

on May 17, 2016 - 10:29am

Signs posted on the doors of High Elevation this morning declaring that the landlord has taken possession of the restaurant. Courtesy photo

Notice of property seizure. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Signs have been posted on the doors of High Elevation this morning declaring notice that the landlord C1C2 Investments, LLC has taken possession of the restaurant. Owner Brian Appell could not be reached for comment.

Appell opened the eatery last October at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.

Friends Gather For High Tea At Pig And Fig

on May 1, 2016 - 11:39am

Dr. Merry McIntrye, left, of Los Alamos gathered several friends together for a high tea Friday afternoon at Pig and Fig on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. From left, McIntrye, Carrie Classon, Valarie Prestwood, Kathy Yancy, Peggy Goldman, Joan Contarino, Pig and Fig owner Laura Hamilton, Laura Gonzales, Kathy Gibbs, Kathy Gifford, Kay Newnam and Bonnie Gordon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

High Tea faire at Fig and Pig Friday afternoon in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Flight Night At UnQuarked 5 p.m. Friday

on April 28, 2016 - 9:32pm
COMMUNITY News:
 
Anasazi Fields Winery and Secret City Kitchen are teaming up once again to bring Flight Night  to the community starting at 5 p.m., Friday, April 29 at UnQuarked, The Wine Room.
 
Jeremy Varela from Secret City is preparing food sample trays: roasted maple paprika spiced nut medley, brie with balsamic reduction, blackened chicken with a chipotle cream smear, and cayenne salted dark chocolate bark. 
 
Jim Fish, winemaker from Anasazi Fields, will lead attendees through a pairing of their wines with these dishes.
 
Cost is $12 per person.

Pig & Fig Café’s Food & Wine Pairing Benefit Los Alamos Special Olympics May 12

on April 27, 2016 - 11:56am
COMMUNITY News:
 
Pig + Fig Café — the northern New Mexico eatery that’s gaining notoriety for its gourmet comfort food — will host ‘A Very “Special” Wine Dinner’ benefiting Los Alamos Special Olympics at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at its 35 Rover Blvd. location in White Rock.
 
The six-course dinner features rare and highly sought-after wines paired with new American delicacies such as Hudson Valley foie gras, ratatouille stuffed squash blossoms and candied Berkshire pork belly.

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge May 1

on April 26, 2016 - 6:53am

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