Archive for: drink

May 22nd, 2015

New Mexico Cocktails and Culture 2015

I first met Natalie Bovis, aka “The Liquid Muse” a few years ago at Secreto Lounge, where I’d photographed Santa Fe’s resident mixologist extraordinaire, Chris Milligan, and had staged a shoot for Santa Fe’s own contribution to all things cocktails, Bill York’s “Bitter End Bitters“. Natalie was a vibrant member of this tribe. Her third […]

Dec 11th, 2014

Holiday Gifting at the Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday morning, when my schedule permits, I’m a regular at the Santa Fe Farmer’s market. Usually, it’s for what I call “supplies” – whatever is fresh, eye catching, and fits my recipe plans. The added bonus that I’ve photographed many of the farmers on their beautiful farms, and it’s a chance to catch up […]

Nov 4th, 2014

Radical Homemakers Harvest Swap

My friend Erin O’Neill and her colorful posse of gardeners proudly wear and promote their roles as homemakers – albeit of the radical persuasion – with such wholesome yet radical ideas as trading the bounty of their produce amongst each other, creating a barter economy outside the whole cash-capital-tax paradigm. For the third year in […]

Aug 20th, 2014

Gruet Winery of Albuquerque

As a New Mexican transplant, I have a pretty fierce pride about what happens here. Sure – you’d hardly blink an eye at the idea of an award winning winnery in Northern California. But New Mexico? Seriously – I still field this question when I call customer support for various products: “…New Mexico? That’s in […]

Jun 6th, 2014

Smoke and Spice

I think every photographer secretly hopes to have a book of their work at some point in their career. Thanks to well known New Mexican cookbook authors Cheryl and Bill Jamison, I had my first opportunity last year, creating all of the recipe, atmospheric and cover images for the 20th Anniversary edition of their James […]

Jan 23rd, 2014

Duke City: A Layover Primer

When I have clients coming into Albuquerque for a project, I like to share a little local flavor during the brief time they usually have before/after a project for a little speed-style exploring. I have a list of things to eat and do, which goes a little something like this: (disclaimer – I’m no tourist […]

Oct 13th, 2013

Omira Grill

Omira Grill: voluminous salad bar with great variety, endless grill treats and sparkling belgian beer on tap. Earlier this summer, I experienced my first ever “Rodízio – Brazilian-style BBQ” restaurant – a totally overwhelming, awkward, and thoroughly unappetizing monster meat emporium called “Fogo de Chao” in Indiannapolis, where quantity trumps quality but you still pay […]

Aug 14th, 2013

The Deck at Tanti Luce

Santa Fe is world renowned for epic landscapes, searing blue skies, breath-taking vistas and an endless horizon. But nightlife? Not so much. That’s why the beautiful new hybrid venture on the Deck at 221 – part antique store, part restaurant with culinary cocktails and some of the best views to be seen in Santa Fe […]

Mar 8th, 2013

Two Fools Tavern

I have a friend who wouldn’t even taste the great green chili jam we made last fall. He just flat refuses to consume one more food with green chili in it. The amazing jam? A casualty of the over-marketed New Mexico palette. The state cuisine is like the architectural planning limitations in Santa Fe. We […]

May 1st, 2012

Bitter End Bitters

Sure, I’ve heard of Angostura and Peychaud’s. I love the old timey labels. But until I tasted Bitter End Bitters, I didn’t really understand what bitters are, what they do, the incredible flavor they impart. Before then, I’d thought of bitters as one of those mysterious ingredients on a cocktail recipe that performs an esoteric […]

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