Review: The Shed in Santa Fe

After buying two exquisite turquoise pieces in a small shop across the street from The La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, I asked the shop owner for a lunch recommendation. What a home run! He suggested The Shed across the patio from the store. You can’t miss the bright pink and turquoise door….

La Casa Sena: Santa Fe, New Mexico

In the 1860s, La Casa Sena was a hacienda-style adobe that the Sena family called home. Today, in the same Sena Plaza, Santa Fe locals dine in that same homey hacienda enjoying similar regional ingredients served to the Sena Family, over 150 years ago. Location: La Casa Sena, located at 125 East Palace Avenue, Number…

La Plazuela in Santa Fe, New Mexico

In Santa Fe’s city center lies the Santa Fe Plaza, a National Historic Landmark. La Plazuela Restaurant, meaning the little plaza in Spanish, is a gathering place for history buffs and foodies to enjoy authentic New Mexican cuisine. Location: La Plazuela Restaurant located at La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 East San Francisco Street in…

Eat a Bit of Local History at The Plaza Cafe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

There is something pretty special about eating in the oldest restaurant in America’s oldest capital city. That’s what you get when you have a meal at The Plaza Café in [amazon_textlink asin=’0756685478′ text=’Santa Fe’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’bcfc49a5-0a97-11e8-a5ac-b1c897cd0467′], [amazon_textlink asin=’1631214209′ text=’New Mexico’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cc386ebf-0a97-11e8-a113-3d3980fa2708′]. The experience might make you think your calendar has…

Go Organic at Santa Fe’s Café Pasqual’s

Café Pasqual’s is a [amazon_textlink asin=’0804142068′ text=’Santa Fe’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7dc7b525-8a7b-11e7-8147-ffa062e54a55′] 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…

Wine and Dine at 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar

When we moved to [amazon_textlink asin=’1628872446′ text=’Santa Fe’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’35365b27-7f82-11e7-8d02-d98a2cd1fe9a’] 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…

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 [amazon_textlink asin=’1465441131′ text=’California’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’1771014e-61eb-11e7-b3be-17ef7869d6a5′]. They arrived in Santa Fe…