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 […]

Aug 1st, 2013

Bodhai Chinese

The reality of regional editorial work is that the parallel production path of photographers and writers rarely intersect. It’s a strange modus operandi – we are working to tell the same story, but not in concert, and usually not at the same time. So when that opportunity comes along to cover the story together, I […]

Aug 1st, 2013

Guava Tree Cafe

I remember two things about food in Costa Rica: rice and beans. Gallo pinto. The comida pura vida. The national repast. I’ve never been to the part of Costa Rica that inspires the Costa Rican fare lovingly presented by owners Diego and Mari Barbosa Guava Tree in Albuquerque. Stuffed arepas, passion fruit infusions, bowls of […]

May 27th, 2013

Mi Young’s Farm

There’s something to be said for living in one of the more unusual states of the union. For instance – whenever I call customer service, and speak with someone who actually identifies themselves as being stationed in the states, I get to entertain all sorts of questions about New Mexico. For instance, “yes, it really […]

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 […]

Dec 28th, 2012

Our School at Blair Grocery

[If you like to listen, “tune in” to hear Stacy Pearl and I talk the delicious decadence of NOLA and the rebirth of Blair Grocery on her KSFR Mouth of Wonder radio show] My first visit to New Orleans’ notorious lower 9th Ward was in July, 2007. I’d been to New Orleans on a nearly […]

Sep 14th, 2012

Northern New Mexico Farm Tour

Despite the number of farms I’ve seen, I don’t think I’ll ever lose my fascination for seeing the where the food i enjoy comes from. I grew up in a land where produce came from the left end of the supermarket, and meat was behind glass along the back wall. After years of the farmer’s […]


Jul 20th, 2012

Indigo Crow

The name sounds like a song. In fact, it could be a song. The song would be about taking the long way home one day. Instead of hopping on the highway, you linger on an outward bound artery that sheds its urban angularity. The buildings start falling off, interrupted by increasingly frequent overgrown parking lots, […]

Jun 25th, 2012

Rancho Manzana

This summer, I had the opportunity to spend some serious quality time on a hidden gem of a farm, Rancho Manzana, nestled in the hills of Chimayo. I won’t say too much here about the story, since I both wrote and photographed the story for Trend Magazine, and you can read “Back to the Future […]