Go Organic at Santa Fe’s Café Pasqual’s

Café Pasqual’s is a dining destination. Chef/owner Kathrine Kagel has been feeding Santa Feans and visitors since 1979. The popular eatery, committed to organic food and creative cookery often has a line out the door. Kagel calls her approach to food sourcing, “Never, ever,” meaning that no chemicals, antibiotics, hormones or anything artificial are ever…

Wine and Dine at 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar

When we moved to over a decade ago it was almost our anniversary and we wanted a special restaurant to celebrate the occasion. This was before the Internet was loaded with restaurant websites complete with menus as well as tons of review sites so we were flying blind. We asked the few people we knew…

Pie-O-Neer Pies, Pie Town, New Mexico

At Pie-O-Neer Pies in Pie Town, New Mexico, the only thing you can order is pie, really good . After all, the town is named for this very American treat. It’s as American as say, apple pie, or pecan, or chocolate or the many others you’ll find here on any given day. For most people,…

Shohko Cafe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sushi in the high desert Southwest? Yes! Shohko Cafe, Santa Fe’s first Japanese restaurant, has been doing it since 1980. And, they do it well. Immigrants Hiro and Shohko Fukuda arrived in the US from Japan in the late 1960s and settled in . They arrived in Santa Fe in the early 1970s to open…

Rancho de Chimayó, Chimayó New Mexico

Northern New Mexico has its own distinct cuisine. While it overlaps with Mexican in some respects, the main ingredient is chile, either red or green. Chile is so important in , both as a crop and an ingredient, that it’s the Official State Vegetable. Rancho de Chimayó, about 40 minutes northeast of , is a…