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Food on the Hill: Smoked Deviled Eggs

on November 13, 2012 - 7:15am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

This week's recipe:

Smoked Deviled Eggs

Photo by Sue York/


10 hard boiled eggs, peeled
Soaked wood chips
Charcoal grill
1/3 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup finally chopped onions
¼ cup cooked crumbled bacon
1 to 1 ½ tablespoons red Sriracha Rooster Sauce or to taste


Photo by Sue York/

Soak the wood chips in water for about ½ hour and then drain. I do this in a plastic bag, I just find it easier. Cook the charcoal in the grill until they get a light coat of gray. Move all of the briquettes to one side of the grill.

De Colores Hosts Hurricane Sandy Benefit Nov. 15

on November 10, 2012 - 2:22pm

Swankiest Event of Season Coming to Los Alamos!

on November 6, 2012 - 8:57am

Bronze statue by David Pearson. Courtesy photo


Get ready for the swankiest event of the season! The Speakeasy Soiree, benefitting the United Way of Northern New Mexico, takes place from 5:30-10 p.m., Nov. 16 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos.

Come on over and Charleston the night away during the 1920s themed night of dining and dancing at the Dixie Girl restaurant in Los Alamos. 

The Speakeasy Soiree is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank and 100 percent of the profits go directly to supporting the United Way of Northern New Mexico’s efforts in the

The CoffeeHouse Cafe' Spices Up Menu

on November 6, 2012 - 8:35am

The Coffee Booth and the CoffeeHouse Cafe', 723 Central Ave. in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Courtesy photo

By Bernadette Lauritzen

The Coffee Booth and the CoffeeHouse Cafe' are known for three things; “Exceptional People, Outstanding Coffee and Tremendous Conversation.”

So, if election night will have you up until the wee hours of the morning, stop on by for a freshly brewed cup and a scone.

Owner, Brian Booth knows his crew is ready to stimulate your mouth and your mind as staff members fuse passion and craftsmanship, in starting your day off just right.

“We have some good reliable

Food on the Hill: Scallop Coquille

on November 6, 2012 - 8:05am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe:
Scallop Coquille
Photo by Sue York/
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Scallops
  • Total 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • salt/ pepper
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Bread crumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
Photo by Sue York/

Sauté shallot in 2 tablespoons butter, until soft.

Photo by Sue York/

Add scallops, bay leaf, thyme, wine and poach for 3 minutes.

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Opening Next Week!

on November 1, 2012 - 3:19pm

Pajarito Brew Pub & Grill dream team from left, owners Patrick Mockler-Wood, Catherine Mockler, sous chef David Tripp, executive chef Curtis Miller and owners Dorota and Pawel Listwan. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The excitement was palpable Wednesday night as invited guests filed in to get a sneak peek of the newest restaurant in Los Alamos.

The Pajarito Brew Pub & Grill held the private affair to put its staff through the paces of preparing and serving meals in anticipation of next week's opening to the public.

Owners Patrick

Food on the Hill: Chicken Tetrazzini

on October 30, 2012 - 8:42am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

This week's recipe:

Chicken Tetrazzini

Photo by Sue York/
  • 4-6 chicken breasts, cut up and fried in 5 garlic cloves that have been pressed and 1 ½ tablespoons butter & 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil. After frying set aside, reserve any liquid
  • 8 Tablespoons flour
  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth or 2 cans of progressive starters (garlic flavor)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small jar pimentos, drained
  • 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4 of a 16 oz box of thin spaghetti, cook and drained
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

Photo by Sue

Nov. 4 Cowboy Breakfast Aids MOWW

on October 30, 2012 - 8:13am

No Tricks, Just Treats at Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday

on October 25, 2012 - 8:12am

A local witch invites the community to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos annual Fall Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk, with seconds available until the food runs out. The witch featured here, is one of two witches who will fly through the dining room between 9 and 9:30 a.m., distributing wrapped candy to children attending the breakfast. Tickets, available at the door, cost $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $5 for children. Courtesy photo

Food on the Hill: Wine Poached Stuffed Pears

on October 23, 2012 - 6:30am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe:
Wine Poached Stuffed Pears
Photo by Sue York/
4 pears, all about the same size and stands well. They need to be ripe, but still firm
1 cup white sugar
2 cups sweet red wine
2 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup of well chopped walnuts
1/4 cup brown sugar
Photo by Sue York/
Cut off the cap of each pear. Using a round core cutter and a 1/4 teaspoon measure spoon and a thin sharp knife remove the core of each pear very carefully. Do not cut the pear all the way through the bottom. Very

Food on the Hill: Lobster Stuffed Potatoes

on October 16, 2012 - 7:24am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

This week's recipe:

Lobster Stuffed Potatoes

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound fresh lobster meat (or imitation)
  • (you can also use turkey, shrimp, crab or chicken)
  • 1/2 cup dry wine
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cup Jarlsberg cheese, grated
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • salt & pepper
Photo by Sue York/
Lightly coat potatoes in olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Cool potatoes until they can be handled. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out pulp carefully.

Beer Pairing at Los Alamos Co-op

on October 13, 2012 - 11:18am

Community members turn out for Thursday's Beer Dinner at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market at 95 Entrada Dr. Courtesy/LACM

CO-OP News:

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market began bringing local brewers to Los Alamos with their first Beer Dinner in October of last year.

The Co-op’s third Beer Dinner was held last Thursday and featured Second Street Brewery. The food focused on local and organic ingredients, which are all available at the Co-op.


The menu was designed and prepared by the Second Street Brewmaster, Rod Tweet, and the Second Street head chef, Jason Gleichman.


New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más

on October 8, 2012 - 7:08am

Courtesy MIFA


An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine as we know and consume it today is set to open Dec. 9 at the Museum of International Folk Art with New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más.

New World Cuisine explores how foods around the world developed from mixing the old and the new, and how many of the tastiest dishes and desserts came to be associated with New Mexico.

High resolution media images may be downloaded from the Museum of New Mexico Media Center here.

The mixing of peoples and foods—the fusion of cultures and traditions referred to as


Stock Up for Winter at Thursday's Farmers Market

on October 8, 2012 - 7:06am

LAFM News:

The weather is turning colder and there are a limited number of market days left for this season.

Stock up for the winter at the Los Alamos Farmers Market  running 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

FInd plenty of Roasted Green Chile / Peppers / Carrots / Red Chile / Sage and Corn Decorations / Salad Greens / Squash / Garlic / Onions / Beets / Chard / Broccoli / Potatoes of every color / Winter Squashes / Salad Greens / Tomatoes / Jams / Cucumbers / Cider / Lamb / Goat Cheeses / Cow’s Milk and Butter / Breads / Pizzas / Sticky Buns /

Oct. 7 Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Pony Club

on October 4, 2012 - 4:56pm

Rancho de San Juan Closing

on September 26, 2012 - 3:58pm

Courtesy photo

Staff report

This morning the Los Alamos Daily Post received word that Rancho de San Juan Resort and Restaurant on the road to the Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, is closing its doors Oct. 12.

Letter informing of the closure:

To: Our close and good friends,

We would really like to tell you this news in person, but as we are all in different places it makes that impossible ( thus the e-mail).

We have recently had to make a very hard decision and have decided to retire from the inn and restaurant business.

Food on the Hill: Smoked Vegetables and Pasta

on September 25, 2012 - 10:50am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe:
Smoked Vegetables and Pasta
Photo by Sue York/
This is a very powerful dish with a lot of smoky taste, but it is still low calorie dish. It can be eaten warm or at room temperature. I use a charcoal grill and smoking chips that have been soaked in water for about ½ hour.
Veggies for smoking
Pasta noodles for 4 servings
1 ½ tablespoons butter
1 ½ tablespoons flour
1 ½ cups low salt chicken broth
Photo by Sue York/
Cut all of your vegetables for the size you want to put on

Tickets Going Fast for Friday's 'Autumn in Provence'

on September 25, 2012 - 9:31am

Los Alamos Kiwanis Club First Vice President Karen Kendall at the podium during Monday's County Council meeting invites the community to attend "Autumn in Provence" at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. The event includes a five-course gourmet meal paired with French wines. A few tickets remain and may be obtained by calling 412-3793 or 412-9054. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Kiwanis educational programs for local youth. Photo by Carol A. Clark/   

Craig Martin Experience to Play at Kiwanis 'Autumn in Provence' Wine Dinner

on September 20, 2012 - 9:35pm


The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting its first wine dinner fundraiser.

The event is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave.

"Autumn in Provence" is the theme for the wine dinner.

Included in the elegant event is a five-course gourmet meal, which will feature paired french wines selected by Dixie Girl co-owner Jake Smith to uniquely match each course.

Jazz music will be provided by the Craig Martin Experience (CME). Craig Martin said "CME will be swingin' and groovin', plus we'll be featuring the jazz vocals of Layne Mills on old

Cupcakes Coming Soon to Ruby K's Menu

on September 4, 2012 - 8:18am

From left, Ruby K's owner Ruby Alexander with bakers Katherine Johnson and Beth Bowman. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

Ruby K’s Bagel Café has been a part of Beth Bowman’s routine for the past seven years. Every Wednesday, after working out with friends, they all go to Ruby K’s for bagels.

She has recently joined the staff as a baker.

Bowman, along with Katherine Johnson (another Ruby K’s employee), is test baking to come up with a new line of cupcakes. 

Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

They initially plan to introduce several basic flavors.

“The flavors will evolve,”

Redbook Names Albuquerque and Santa Fe Among 'Most Romantic Date Destinations' in America

on August 31, 2012 - 11:10am

Image/Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons, Attribution 3.0 Unported

Staff report:

Redbook magazine has released its list of the "Most Romantic Date Destinations" in America and Los Alamos has three of them in its own back yard ... or just a day's drive away. 

Redbook's list:

  • The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York
  • St. Augustine, Fla.
  • Top of the Rock, New York City
  • The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
  • St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Harvest Inn, Napa Valley, Calif.
  • Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Newport, RI.
  • Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Sedona, Ariz.
  • Charleston, S.C.

In Albuquerque,

Smith's Annual Chile Roasting Operation is Underway

on August 18, 2012 - 9:48am

Smith's Food and Drug Center employee Avi spent Friday running the two chile roasters outside the Central Avenue store. Smith's annual roasting operation kicked off Thursday. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Avi loads the roaster with fresh green chile. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Avi bags roasted chile. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Chili Roasting Season Has Arrived

on August 15, 2012 - 8:36am


Chili roasting time is here and Matt Romero, owner of Romero Farms in Dixon is prepared. He has been a regular at the Farmer's Market for years and will be there on Thursday morning in the parking lot near Mesa Public Library. Photo by Clay Dillingham.