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De Colores Restaurant Going Strong After 34 Years

on April 4, 2013 - 6:35am
A crowd enjoys lunch Wednesday at De Colores at the Gate, 2470
East Road. The popular eatery celebrates 34 years this month serving the Los Alamos community. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Staff report
Founded in 1978 by Joan and Mel Duran, and operating at the current location for 10 years, De Colores is the longest running restaurant in Los Alamos.
The restaurant was packed during the lunch hour Wednesday and is a popular dining spot for those who live and work in Los Alamos.
Joan Duran told the Los Alamos Daily Post that she is concerned about rumors that continue to

Creole Nouvelle Now Open for Breakfast

on April 3, 2013 - 10:45am

Crowds are flocking to the Creole Novelle Restaurant at 1793 Deacon St. for lunch and now breakfast! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Staff Report

For the past two months, Creole Novelle has been drawing crowds to 1793 Deacon St. for lunch Monday through Friday.

Owner Esther Lucchini serves up creole and cajun specialties like seafood gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee as well as oyster po' boy and prime rib po' boy sandwiches, cajun pasta and a popular bread pudding.

On a recent visit to the Creole Nouvelle, every table was occupied and a line for takeout stretched out

Food on the Hill: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Bacon

on April 2, 2013 - 9:04am
This Week's Recipe: 
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Bacon
Photo by Sue York/
3 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon of bacon grease
Salt and Pepper
2 cups cream
1/2 cup milk
(opt- 2 cloves garlic,pressed)
6 cups slices potatoes(6 medium). I have used a mandolin to cut my potato, but you can just use a knife.
1 small onion (chopped)
2 cups chopped ham
1/2 cup bacon, fried and crumbled fine
1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
1 cup mozzarella cheese (grated) 
Photo by Sue York/
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Meetups Grow Friday Nights at Dixie Pub

on March 31, 2013 - 8:07am

From left, Cary Grzadzinski, Anna Dillane and Bryan Williamson join a growing group of people gathering Friday nights for a 'Meetup' event during Happy Hour at the newly remodeled Dixie Pub at the back of the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. Community members are invited to drop by around 5:30 p.m. each Friday for specials on beer, well drinks, martinis, peel and eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell and other bar food. Anna Dillane facilitates the weekly Meetups. For more information, visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Column: Easter Challenge

on March 30, 2013 - 11:49am
Easter Challenge
Over the past week God has put something on my heart and I can't seem to get it out of my mind.
It is a burning desire and it takes up every moment of my thoughts.
I think He has been telling me to spread the good news and truth about Easter.
Last week I made a tract that tells the true meaning of Easter and contains the gospel.
I have made more than 400 copies and have been passing them out to people. But this is not enough.
What if we could get 3,000 people to read the gospel message before Easter?
Then I started to think.