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Old McDonald's Closes Doors At 8 p.m. Today ... New McDonald's Opens 10:30 a.m. Wednesday

on December 24, 2016 - 10:25am

The old McDonald's restaurant on Trinity Drive is closing for good at 8 p.m. today and will open in its new location in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Finishing touches are underway in the new McDonald's restaurant, which opens at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The new McDonald's restaurant opens at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Keep Holiday Food Safe With Four Safety Steps

on December 24, 2016 - 9:18am
USDA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukah all fall within three days of each other this year.
 
As friends and families gather together this season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service has four food safety tips to ensure a healthy and safe holiday.
 
Even on Holidays, Always Follow the Four Steps to Food Safety 
 
Clean hands before food preparation by following these simple steps: wet hands, lather with soap, scrub for at least 20 seconds, rinse with clean warm water and dry hands with a clean towel.

Pig + Fig Wine Dinner With Tablas Creek Vineyard

on December 22, 2016 - 11:28am
Tablas Creek Winery. Courtesy/Tablas Creek Vineyard
 
BUSINESS News:
 
At 7 p.m., Jan. 10, the Pig + Fig Cafe in White Rock will host a wine tasting dinner with exclusive pairings from Tablas Creek Vineyard (http://www.tablascreek.com/), an organic estate vineyard on a 1,600-foot elevation site in the Paso Robles Wine Country in California.
 
The Pig + Fig at 35 Rover Blvd. specializes in gourmet comfort food and traditional French style desserts.
 
Chef Laura Crucet Hamilton is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, where she studied cuisine, pastry, bakery, wine and

Los Alamos Golf Course Club House Holiday Schedule

on December 20, 2016 - 6:46am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Golf Course Club House announces its holiday schedule:

Cottonwood on the Greens Restaurant hours:

  • Dec. 24 - open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec 25 - closed.
  • Dec. 31 - open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 1 - closed.

The Golf Shop will be closed:

  • Dec. 23 to Jan. 3.

New McDonald's Opens For Business Next Week

on December 10, 2016 - 8:42am

The M goes up Thursday afternoon on the exterior wall of the new McDonald's Restaurant set to open next week in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Finishing touches underway on the new McDonald's Restaurant set to open next week in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Secret City Kitchen Expands Dinner Nights

on December 7, 2016 - 8:48am
DINNING News:
 
The Secret City Kitchen is expanding its dinners to four nights a week beginning Dec. 12. . 
 
Wednesday night will still be featured family dinner night. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the eatery will offer tasting plates for either delivery or pick up. 
 
Diners may choose five items to make a meal for the evening. Click here for the menu and order form.
 
Secret City Kitchen also provides catering - visit https://secretcitykitchen.com/catering/.

Kiwanis Club Serves Up Breakfast With Santa

on December 4, 2016 - 8:38am
The Kiwanis Club's Breakfast With Santa drew a big crowd this year to the Betty Ehart Senior Center. More than 800 meals were served to kids and their families. Youngsters lined up to get their pictures taken with Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes. Proceeds from the event are used to put on a Christmas party for area children in foster care. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Checking out pictures with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Families dine on pancakes, eggs and sausange at Saturday's Breakfast With Santa. Photo by Bonnie J.

WinterFest In Los Alamos Schedule Of Events

on December 2, 2016 - 4:40pm
The annual WinterFest Weekend is Dec. 2-4 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos Dec. 2-4.

A number of businesses and organizations host events including ballet, the Children’s Bazaar and Breakfast with Santa. The Fuller Lodge Open House and the Earth Treasure Show always draw crowds. Don’t miss Affordable Arts at the Fuller Lodge Art Center for great holiday gifts!

The highlights of the weekend are the Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at Ashley Pond Park.

Annual Kiwanis Breakfast With Santa Saturday

on December 2, 2016 - 9:12am
Young man chats with Santa at last year’s Kiwanis Breakfast. Courtesy photo

KIWANIS News:

Enjoy a morning of fun! The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, with a large contribution from Del Norte Credit Union, at 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party.

Sunday's Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Sheriff's Posse

on November 29, 2016 - 9:30am

Republican Women Host Holiday Luncheon Dec. 8

on November 27, 2016 - 8:49am

DNCU Provides Holiday Meals To On-Duty Firefighters

on November 25, 2016 - 9:52am

DNCU News:

Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co‐op, provided warm holiday meals to many of the area’s on‐duty firefighters Thursday. Delicious turkey meals with all
the trimmings, purchased through an area supermarket as well as a local restaurant, fed five Los Alamos County fire stations. seven Santa Fe City fire stations, as well as Española Fire Rescue.

“This is our way to help make the day a little brighter for these public servants who keep our communities safe, especially since many of them will miss their family meals,” DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti,

Small Business Profile: Customer Is King At Ruby K’s Bagel Café

on November 25, 2016 - 8:58am

Mackenzie Alexander at age 6. Courtesy photo

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

The year was 2005. This little girl, Mackenzie, daughter of Ruby Alexander (owner of Ruby K’s Bagel Café), was just 6 years old. Los Alamos did not yet have a bagel shop.

Fast forward nearly 12 years to 2016 and one can see a lot has changed! This same little girl has grown into a nearly 6’2” young lady and is now a senior at Los Alamos High School.

Scenes From Thanksgiving At American Legion

on November 24, 2016 - 7:43pm

Scene from today's Thanksgiving Dinner at the American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive. Legion volunteers prepared turkey and all the trimmings for many members of the community. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Scene from today's Thanksgiving Dinner at the American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive. Legion volunteers prepared turkey and all the trimmings for many members of the community. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Scene from today's Thanksgiving Dinner at the American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive.

Deep-Frying Your Turkey? Be Safe

on November 24, 2016 - 6:34am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

First, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  And with it being turkey day I thought I would do an article on something I haven’t done personally, but is apparently quite popular.
 
One of the most popular ways of preparing that Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey is deep-frying.  Unfortunately it is also one of the fastest growing causes of home fires resulting in millions of dollars in damage and numerous injuries and deaths. But if it’s done correctly and safely, a deep-fried turkey can be a delicious part of your holiday feast.

According to the National Fire

Small Business Profile: Blue Window Continues Serving Community At Current Location Until January

on November 24, 2016 - 6:29am
Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster caters an event at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local small businesses.

Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster was born and raised in Los Alamos and she wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! 

“Being the owner of the restaurant, and being a hands-on owner, I have been so fortunate over the last six years to get to know so many of our residents,” she said.

Small Business Profile: Papa Murphy’s Customers Are The Best!

on November 23, 2016 - 9:18am

Papa Murphy’s owners Gayle and Lyle Cunningham. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Papa Murphy’s opened in Los Alamos nearly 12 years ago at 3801 Arkansas, Ste. B. Current owners Gayle and Lyle Cunningham explain how they ended up buying the business.

“We moved to Los Alamos to buy the business almost two years ago now,” Lyle said.

Secret City Kitchen Launches Food Service At UNM-LA

on November 22, 2016 - 8:54am

Owner Jeremy Varela behind the counter at Secret City Kitchen UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

It has been about three years since the aroma of fresh coffee and food filled the Student Center on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

This year, the decision was made to bring a grab-and-go food service to campus based on requests from students, faculty and staff. After considering several proposals, Jeremy Varela and his local Secret City Kitchen business were selected to serve the campus.

“One of our goals is to have a ‘vibrant campus environment,’ UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney said.

American Legion Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

on November 22, 2016 - 6:06am

SGR Thanks Supporters At Reelection Celebration

on November 20, 2016 - 10:34am

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, center at rear, at her campaign thank you celebration with many of her supporters Saturday afternoon at the Pig & Fig restaurant in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, with Pig & Fig owner Laura Hamilton who catered Saturday's celebration at her eatery at 35 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Co+op Market Offers Local, Organic Thanksgiving Fare And New Holiday Hours

on November 19, 2016 - 9:23am
CO+OP News:
 
Head to the locally owned Los Alamos Cooperative Market this week for everything needed for the perfect—and sustainable—Thanksgiving table.
 
All-natural and organic varieties of Mary’s free-range, non-GMO turkeys are available in a variety of sizes. The turkeys, which were raised by the Pitman family in California’s sunny San Joaquin Valley, were fed a vegetarian diet, did not receive antibiotics, and were raised without added hormones. The meat contains no preservatives.
 
Beeler’s hams (boneless or bone-in) also are available in spiral cut, halves or quarters.

Masonic Breakfast Benefits LAHS Swimmers Saturday

on November 18, 2016 - 9:40am

Sirphey Launching Lunchtime Delivery Options

on November 18, 2016 - 7:26am
Courtesy image
 
SIRPHEY News:
 
Sirphey, the Los Alamos food-tech company that encourages you to “eat global” with its daily-changing, curated menu, will soon offer lunchtime delivery!
 
No matter how much one might want to escape the office for a lunchtime treat, it’s not always possible, so Sirphey is making some changes! For those too tied up to leave the office, Sirphey has them covered! And for those offices where not everyone is craving the same type of food, Sirphey has them covered, too, with a constantly changing menu that offers 4-5 cuisines, each day!
 
Like lunchtime

LAHS Softball Team Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 29

on November 15, 2016 - 5:50pm

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