What’s to Eat

Barbecue Blues County Line Barbecue

In the shadow of the Sandia Mountains, the County Line Barbecue is packed this Friday night. I am on their e mail list, and the band sent me an invitation to their performance, which is free.  Judging from a plate of ribs on a patron's plate at the bar next to...

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Strawberry Shortcake Just before movie night

Movie night is a Friday night extravaganza. Charlie and Sharon host. We watch what Hollywood has cooked up to modify our behavior, influence our thinking process, stir up emotions, entertain, inflame, or put us to sleep. Dessert tonight is strawberry shortcake that...

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Portillo’s In Fountain Hills, Arizona

At closing, Portillo's, in Fountain Hills, is almost empty. The eatery specializes in Chicago food, hot dogs, polish sausage and Italian Beef. The restaurant is gleaming and has checkered tablecloths, old style movie posters and employees dressed in sporty uniforms....

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Museo of Rum In the Zona Colonia

Rum has been around for centuries. Columbus brought the first sugarcane to the new world, and, shortly after, the first sugar cane plantation, worked by slaves, was begun in the New World in the Dominican Republic.  A trade route was begun with Europe bringing...

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Delicia de la Juan Restaurant Breakfast today

This little restaurant is one street north of the D'Beatrice Comida Criolla. At lunch yesterday, there was a line almost out the door and all the tables inside were occupied.This morning, its doors are open for breakfast. It is quiet and a cool breeze rushes through...

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Plaza Espana On an evening in March

Plaza Espana is a popular night spot in Santo Domingo. There are events and live music here. but, this evening, early, people are just beginning to arrive as the moon rises just above Columbus's right shoulder. The Alcazar de Don Colon is closed and there is only a...

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Street Empanadas One street over from Calle Estrellita

Every time I pass, I see customers at this little empanada stand - ordering, sitting in these plastic lawn chairs,visiting, stopping a moment in life, standing, moving away, replaced in moments by someone else. It is all very random. The process is like those parts of...

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God Bless Santo Domingo-Video Jardin Botanico snack stop

At the Jardin Botanico in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, it is lunch time. On the menu is one part indigenous people, one part Europeans, one part Hispanics, one part black Africans. Combine the European, African, Caribbean and Dominican recipe and you have a...

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Fishing by the Napolitano Casino Fishermen rise early

Before seven in the morning, a kid passes me on his bicycle, waves at another man on a bicycle going the other way past us who is carrying a five gallon plastic bucket full of fish and a fishing pole home on his handlebars. When the kid, who just whizzed past me,...

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Talking on the Phone Scotttreks at work

The map on one of the Starbuck's walls shows several continents. When you spread the world out, pin it to a wall, you take out all its bumps, contours, unknowns, inconsistencies. When Columbus laid out his world map on the sturdy table in his Captain's quarters his...

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LaFonda Hotel Part of the Santa Fe History

The LaFonda Hotel has been a fixture in Santa Fe going back decades. The current hotel was built in 1922 on a downtown site where the first Santa Fe hotel was built in 1607 when Spaniards came to town. It is on the register of the Historic Hotels of America, was once...

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