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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.

Pajarito Celebrates SummerFest June 10

on June 8, 2017 - 2:54pm
Courtesy/PajaritoMountain
 
SUMMERFEST News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area’s most popular event, SummerFest is this Saturday, June 10. Pajarito kicked off its summer season Memorial Day weekend with lift-served mountain biking and hiking and features exciting events all summer.
 
Brewfests, Live Music and More Great Events!
 
SummerFest is the first of several events happening at the Los Alamos ski area this summer and one of Pajarito’s biggest events of the year.

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary In Action

on June 6, 2017 - 9:53am

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary members, from left, Theresa Sandlin, Annie Garcia and Nancy Kossar prepare food for the Memorial Day Celebration Lunch at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Serving dessert for the Memorial Day luncheon are from left, Melissa Weiss, Victoria Jolley and Dee Sterling. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Linnea Sarwinski helps with the Memorial Day lunch prepared by the Knights of Columbis Ladies Auxiliary. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

​Melissa Weiss serves dessert to a guest at the Memorial Day Celebration

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pajarito Brewpub & Grill

on June 6, 2017 - 5:50am

On the job in Los Alamos: Cyd Shockey, bartender at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill pours a stiff drink for a customer. The brewpub is at 614 Trinity Dr. in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scenes From ‘Our Night To Remember’ Event

on May 23, 2017 - 7:03am
All dressed up and looking beautiful for the May 6 Our Night To Remember 2017 Dinner And Dance for the Special Needs Community. Attendees include young adults and volunteers from Los Alamos Middle School, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Group Home and Lemonade Living, as well as others in the communities of northern New Mexico. The group posed for a picture at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo
 
Guests have some photo fun. Organizers would like to thank Tony and Tiffany Hinojosa of Party with TNT for DJing this event.

Domingos En Arte At NHCC In June

on May 23, 2017 - 6:38am

The award-winning New Mexico-based band Baracutanga explores and mixes the many danceable rhythms of South America. The eight-piece group, representing four countries, performs June 4 in Albuquerque. Courtesy/NHCC

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, enters its second season beginning in June.

Spend Sunday evenings 6-10 p.m.

Sun & Suds Draw Crowd To Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash

on May 21, 2017 - 4:45pm
George Hrbek enjoys a craft beer at the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash Saturday at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. The event was co-sponsored by the Brewpub and Bathtub Row Brewing Coop. More than 36 craft beers were available at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Hot dogs and burgers were the fare at Saturday's Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A happy face during the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Zoltan and the Fortunetellers entertain the crowd.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pig & Fig Cafe

on May 21, 2017 - 4:42pm
New employee Cody Ulibarri and Chef Laura Crucet serve tapas Saturday night at Pig & Fig Cafe. The new tapas menu, served 4-8 p.m. has been very popular since it began a few weeks ago, Crucet said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash At Brewpub Saturday

on May 19, 2017 - 4:51pm

Couple Camps Out To Be First In Line For Mothers' Day Brunch Buffet At Cottonwood On The Greens Today

on May 14, 2017 - 7:34am

A local couple pitched their tent at the front door of Cottonwood on the Greens Restaurant at the Los Alamos Golf Course to ensure their place at the front of the line at this morning's Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. The couple, who asked to remain anonymous, said the food is 'absolutely delicious and we heard they had nearly 300 reservations so we really want to be sure we are at the front of the line.' Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Meow Wolf Fires Up First Food Truck: Trinity Kitchen

on May 10, 2017 - 7:07am

Eliot Chavanne helms Trinity Kitchen at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe with assistant Connor Black. Courtesy photo

MEOW WOLF News:

SANTA FE - Colorful and cross-disciplinary arts collective Meow Wolf announces its first voyage into the savory world of the Santa Fe culinary scene: Trinity Kitchen, a new food truck serving authentic Cajun cuisine and other southern favorites based in the parking lot outside the Art Complex and House of Eternal Return on Rufina Street.

Soft open is Monday, May 22 with Grand Opening on Friday, May 26 when Meow Wolf launches Summer In The Multiverse featuring a variety

Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Special Olympics Sunday

on May 5, 2017 - 10:56am
Special Olympics athlete Sam Zimmerly trains for the 400 meters event with Coach Art Montoya. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Special Olympics volunteers and athletes. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

COMMUNITY NEWS:

Special Olympics Los Alamos will kick off their 2017 fundraisers Sunday, May 7 with a Cowboy Breakfast at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge, located at 650 North Mesa Road near the stables.

Breakfast will be served from 7- 11 a.m. at a cost of $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 years old and under.

Pig + Fig Café Now Serving Tapas!

on May 5, 2017 - 8:03am

Pig + Fig Café owner Laura Hamilton now serves tapas 4-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Courtesy photo

Rebecca Tredway with a sample plate of tapas now on the menu nightly at the Pig + Fig in White Rock. Courtesy photo

The new tapas menu includes Tortilla de Patata, Esperragos and Gambas Azafran. Courtesy photo

 

By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos

When Pig + Fig Café owner Laura Hamilton tried tapas for the first time, she was seven years old and visiting her mother’s hometown, Cebreros, Spain. She ordered Gambas al Ajillo ... and didn’t want to share it!

In fact, she loved it so much that

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm

Goal: Students Hope To Sell 50 Tickets To Showtime Dessert Theater Event At FBCLA Set For Saturday

on May 2, 2017 - 7:45am

Students sing at Showtime Dessert Theater Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/FBCLA

COMMUNITY News:

Local students are hoping to sell 50 tickets to their Showtime Dessert Theater event running 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Desserts are rumored to include:
  • Mindy’s Cheesecake;
  • Ice Cream and Cookies;
  • Strawberry Pie Forever;
  • A Slice of Pineapples; and
  • The Grey Stuff, (brownies, covered in cookies, cream mouse, sprinkles).

Child care is available for children under six and tips and reservations are appreciated by the student

Iconic New Mexico Family-Owned Restaurant Celebrating 50 Years

on May 1, 2017 - 6:25pm
 
ELPARAGUA News:
 
ESPANOLA  Starting out as a roadside stand by two brothers—Larry and Pete Atencio—El Paragua and its sister restaurants El Parasol has grown into one of the most recognizable and iconic restaurant groups in Northern New Mexico.
 
El Paragua is based in the heart of Espanola, and six El Parasol locations include Santa Fe, Pojoaque, Los Alamos and Espanola. The parent company is Las Brazas Enterprises. Throughout this year, the Atencio family is celebrating the 50th anniversary of El Paragua. 
 
“Our story is truly that of the American Dream,” Angela

Time Out Pizzeria Finds New Home In Los Alamos!

on April 28, 2017 - 11:10am
Time Out Pizzeria owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez are moving their popular restaurant to Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ldailypost.com
 
 
By MAIRE O'Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos has barely been closed for two weeks but today owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez announced that they have found a new location and hope to open there in September. The new location is next to Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square, across the parking lot from the Beer Co-op.

Omar Sanchez said they had been looking for a smaller affordable location for the pizzeria and

Pulled-Pork Sandwiches At VFW Tonight!

on April 21, 2017 - 9:38am

COMMUNITY News:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary invites the public to a pulled-pork sandwich fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. today at the VFW Post,1793 Deacon.

Dinner will be prepared by Smokin' Bear BBQ and will consist of pulled-pork sandwiches, chips, salad, beans and dessert.

Proceeds from the dinner will help support Veterans and other non-profit organizations so come by the VFW and enjoy a great meal and help support the VFW Auxiliary in this great fundraising event.

Cooking Classes Offered May 1, 3, 8, 10

on April 20, 2017 - 5:21pm
 
RAES News:
 
The Rio Arriba Extension Service in cooperation with NM Dept. of Health, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and New Mexico State University Coop. Extension Service, will offer a Kitchen Creations Diabetes cooking school for people with Type II diabetes. Classes will be limited to 15 participants and participants must be willing to commit to all four classes.
 
Classes are 5:30-8:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, May 1, 3, 8, 10, at the San Pedro Community Center, County Road 8 #30, Espanola.
 
Sign up today! Call the extension office 505.685.4523. New Mexico State

Final Fish Fry Dinner Of 2017 Lenten Season Friday!

on April 13, 2017 - 3:46pm

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to attend the final fish fry dinner of the 2017 Lenten Season 5-7 p.m., Friday April 14 at Immaculate Heart Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road.

The cost of the meal is $10/Adult and includes 2 pieces of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or $7/children and includes 1 piece of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or a grilled cheese sandwich and French fries. (French fries are available with all meals).

All meals also include Lemonade or Iced Tea and homemade desserts.

Time Out Pizzeria Closing Friday ... Temporarily

on April 10, 2017 - 4:23pm
Time Out Pizzeria owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez have announced the temporary closing of their Los Alamos location. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Time Out Pizzeria on Central Avenue in Los Alamos will close its doors at 9 p.m., Friday, but will reopen in a new location later this year, owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez told the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon. The White Rock location on N.M. 4 will remain open and the Los Alamos team will transfer over there.

Omar Sanchez said they are looking for a smaller and more affordable location for

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