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Time For Pie ...

on August 22, 2017 - 8:52am

Pie Town ... a little slice of heaven in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Pie Town. This tiny community tucked in southwestern New Mexico has a name that will pique your curiosity and make your mouth water at the same time.

Today, the New Mexico Tourism Department released the latest New Mexico True Story, “Pie Town,” a tribute to the state’s smallest town with the biggest sweet tooth. The release comes right before the community’s largest annual event, the Pie Festival.

“We pulled up and there was a little sign on the door: ‘Used to be pie in Pie Town … ain’t no more,” said

‘Big Foot BBQ & Blues Fest’ Jemez Springs Sept. 2

on August 21, 2017 - 3:13pm

Possible Big Foot sighting. Courtesy photo

VILLAGE OF JEMEZ SPRINGS News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS—A new event in Jemez Springs is sure to stir up some enthusiasm over Labor Day weekend – the first ever Big Foot Barbecue and Blues Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

Area resident Felix Nuñez originated the event. He has been fascinated with the idea of the elusive Bigfoot creature, following several unexplainable sounds he’s heard and documented in the Jemez Mountains over the years.

“Although I don’t want to hang my hat on Bigfoot’s existence, I think there’s been a lot of fascinating audio

Los Alamos Historical Society’s Annual Gala – Go Back In Time For An Evening At The Ranch School Sept. 16

on August 21, 2017 - 9:57am

Brownmoor girls came from Santa Fe to dance with the young men at LARS. Courtesy/LAHS

LA HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

A woman gazes across the room, transported in time.

She is wearing her evening gown, and he is in his old boy scout uniform! They are dressed in such attire to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Los Alamos Ranch School, reminiscent of the time when Brownmoor girls came from Santa Fe to dance with the young men at LARS. The bell atop Fuller Lodge rings out across the Historic District, rung by the winners of the night’s raffle.

Secret City Kitchen Campus Café: Breakfast & Lunch

on August 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Secret City Kitchen owner and chef Jeremy Varela. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos welcomed Secret City Kitchen to the campus last November, and it quickly became a favorite place for community members in addition to UNM-LA students, faculty and staff.

The Secret City Kitchen is once again serving up a menu of burritos, sandwiches, salads, and pastries, scones and coffee in the Student Center (building 2) at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

Secret City Kitchen owner and chef Jeremy Varela has introduced a few new items to his menu this fall, including an Indian burrito, with the

Menu Announced For 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on August 17, 2017 - 9:35am

Courtesy/RotarySTARS

ROTARY STARS News:

The Los Alamos Rotary STARS have just released details of the menu for the 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

Blue Window Bistro is providing the food for this popular event that takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Fuller Lodge.

Appetizers: Chips and Dip Bar

  • Homemade blue and white corn tortilla chips
  • Charred tomato salsa
  • Queso blanco
  • Roasted tomatillo salsa
  • Citrus ceviche
  • Spicy pineapple salsa
  • Guacamole

Entrees:

  • Green chile chicken enchiladas
  • Pork and red chile stew
  • Authentic Mexican taco bar
    • Tamarind and pineapple shrimp tacos with roasted corn slaw

VFW Auxiliary Fundraising Dinner 6 p.m. Friday

on August 17, 2017 - 8:40am

VFW Auxiliary News:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary would like to invite the public for a pulled-pork sandwich fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at the VFW Post, 1793 Deacon St.

The dinner will be prepared by Smokin' Bear BBQ and will consist of pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert. Proceeds will help support Veterans and other non-profit organizations.

Stop by the VFW and enjoy a great meal and help support the VFW Auxiliary in this great fundraising event. Tickets are available for purchase at the VFW or at the door on the day the of the event.

Masonic Waffle Breakfast For LAHS Robotics Saturday

on August 14, 2017 - 7:14am

Reminder: Cancer Survivors Dinner Saturday!

on August 8, 2017 - 2:40pm

Cowboy Dinner Dance At Posse Lodge Saturday

on August 7, 2017 - 1:01pm

Cowboy Breakfast At Sheriff's Posse Sunday

on August 1, 2017 - 9:13am

On The Job In Los Alamos: At China Moon

on July 25, 2017 - 7:24am

On the job in Los Alamos Sunday afternoon is Allen Chham. China Moon at 121 Central Park Square, is one of the few restaurants open on Sundays in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Back To School Food Services

on July 20, 2017 - 8:38am
Chef Mia Holsapple
 
CHARTWELLS News:
 
The thought of going back to school just got a little better with great new things in store from Chartwells.
 
Eat, Learn, Live is the motto of the Los Alamos Public Schools’ food service partner known as Chartwells and overseen by Director of Food Services and Chef Mia Holsapple. Holsapple is ready for a new year with fresh ideas and a friendly staff to meet the needs for her school family.
 
Holsapple is a 2005 graduate of Le Cordon Blue in Atlanta, Ga.

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events: Saturday July 15

on July 14, 2017 - 7:11pm

ScienceFest News:

ScienceFest Schedule for Saturday July 15:

This major event celebrates the science in everyday life in hands-on, interactive experiences. Great for millennials, families and kids, ScienceFest highlights the groundbreaking science that still happens in Los Alamos. This year’s theme is “100th Anniversary of the Ranch School.” Discover Ranch School Days – without the Ranch School, the Manhattan Project would not have been located here.

Los Alamos Ashley Pond Park
10am-3pm

FREE admission

MAIN GATE PARK FESTIVAL INFORMATION BOOTH & PHOTO OPP
Main Gate Park
9am-2pm

ASHLEY POND PARK

McDonald’s To Give Away Free Vanilla Soft Serve For All And Special Golden Opportunity For One

on July 12, 2017 - 12:14pm
MCDONALD’S USA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, July 16, McDonald’s USA is celebrating its iconic vanilla soft serve – made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives – by treating fans in two ways: at participating restaurants nationwide, free vanilla cones will be offered all day long through the McDonald’s app and one lucky guest will have the chance to win free soft serve for life.
 
Guests wishing to enjoy a free Vanilla Cone need only download the McDonald’s mobile app and redeem the Free Vanilla Cone offer on July 16 to enjoy this delicious

Annual Cancer Survivors Dinner Aug. 12

on July 11, 2017 - 4:17pm

COMMUNITY News:

The Annual Cancer Survivor Dinner has been slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at Cottonwood On The Greens.

All cancer survivors are invited to attend with a guest. The dinner is being hosted by the American Cancer Society Los Alamos Relay for Life and Los Alamos Medical Center.

The purpose of the dinner is to honor and celebrate those who have fought cancer or are fighting cancer as well as one caregiver or member of their support system. There is no cost for tickets but those who plan to attend should register in advance.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pasta Paradiso

on July 9, 2017 - 6:44am

On the job in Los Alamos at Pasta Paradiso, from left, Joshua Fehnel, Mary Garcia and Jacob Aragon. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Sheriff's Posse Cowboy Breakfast

on July 2, 2017 - 7:26pm

On the first Sunday of each month, the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse hosts a Cowboy Breakfast to raise funds for a local charity or the Posse itself. Ready to serve breakfast this morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge are Naishing Sheehey, left, and Priscilla Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Board President Geoff Brown and Breakfast Manager Annie Giambra ready to flip pancakes this morning. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Posse Board Vice President Sandy Wilson wears her signature hat to cook bacon and sausage this morning with Mark Hamilton.

Third Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Aug. 26

on July 1, 2017 - 7:24am

Trio Los Amigos de New Mexico perform Mariachi music at a previous ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Courtesy photo

ROTARY STARS News:

The 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! is just around the corner, and tickets are selling quickly. The organizing group, Los Alamos Rotary STARS, has just announced the schedule of entertainment and activities for the event, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Fuller Lodge. ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! promises to be a fun and magical evening for all ages again this year.

The schedule for the evening is as follows (subject to change):

  • 5 p.m. Doors open/Cash bar and Dinner buffet;
  • 5-7 p.m.

Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Sheriff's Posse Sunday

on June 27, 2017 - 8:22am

Thailand Thai Cuisine Introduces Lunch Buffet Today!

on June 26, 2017 - 7:53am

Joe and Nam Lovato, owners of Thailand Thai Cuisine in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center, have announced the introduction of their lunchtime buffet 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The buffet includes curries, stir fries, fried rice, brown rice, jasmine rice, two soups, dessert, salad and fruit, all for $15 per person. The buffet menu items change daily. Regular menu items also are served during lunchtime. All pad Thai, sweet and sour sauce, and cucumber sauce are homemade and the Lovatos grind their own chili powder. Nam loves making curries whereas Joe likes making stir fries.

LA Soup And Specialty Foods Serving From projectY cowork Several Days This Summer

on June 21, 2017 - 7:05am
Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini. Courtesy photo
 
projectY News:
 
Local catering company LA Soup and Specialty Foods, LLC, will be serving projectY cowork members as well as the public for projectY’s one-year anniversary event Friday, June 23 at 150 Central Park Square.
 
The menu, priced for individual lunch portions, includes Cabbage Gorgonzola Salad, Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini and Lemon-Ricotta Cake with Raspberry Sauce.
 
The company, run by Monica Van de Water, also will have a pop-up restaurant at projectY cowork 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 for lunch service as well as 5-7 p.m.

Pajarito Celebrates Solstice With 100 Days Of Summer

on June 20, 2017 - 4:20pm

Pajarito bike trail. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

Blue skies today above Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

A wildflower grows on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

PAJARITO News:

There are blue skies today at Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos. Pajarito is celebrating the Summer Solstice with the 100 Days of Summer Celebration.

The weather is looking great for this fun event!

Enjoy lift-served mountain biking and hiking 4-7 p.m., and a New Mexico-inspired menu is available 4-7 p.m. at the Pajarito Mountain Café.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Morning Glory Cafe

on June 15, 2017 - 7:19am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Malachi Liberda and Julie Watts serve up great food to their many regular diners at Morning Glory Cafe at the 1377 Diamond Dr. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Chamberfest Festivities Downtown Los Alamos Today!

on June 10, 2017 - 7:35am

Rubber ducky fishing at Chamberfest 2013. Courtesy/LACC

CHAMBER News:

The community is invited to come downtown 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to enjoy music, dance, shop, dig in a giant sand pile, look at 4x4 vehicles, and explore other family-friendly entertainment.

Chamberfest is expected to draw more than 2,000 residents to the downtown area. Businesses and nonprofits utilize this opportunity to provide giveaways and games for attendees as well as sell merchandise and distribute information.

Chamberfest is the annual Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce event featuring Chamber Members.

Former Los Alamos Resident New Executive Chef At Sandia Golf Club In Albuquerque

on June 9, 2017 - 5:06pm

Darren McHale. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Former Los Alamos resident Darren McHale has accepted a job offer to be the executive chef at the Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque.

McHale brings 20 years of experience in fine dining to his new career.

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