Posts From The Road: Oldest McDonald’s In America

Single Arch: A single arch stands 60-feet high on the corner of Florence and Lakewood in Downey, Calif. This early signage also features the first McDonald’s mascot Chef Speedee. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Exterior: The exterior of this McDonald’s features mid-century architecture with windows in front for customers to walk up and place orders. A second building sits next to the original, which provides indoor dining and a small McDonald’s museum. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Price Comparisons: A sign hangs above the ordering window, which compares prices and value


Chile Line Foods, LLC Donates $5,000 To United Way!

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owner Liddie Martinez, right, presents a $5,000 Cornerstone donation check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla Thursday at Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Daily Post

“United Way is the cornerstone of our nonprofit community and it is a privilege to help them do their work.” –Liddie Martinez

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owners Liddie and Rick Martinez have made a $5,000 Cornerstone donation to United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM).

Martinez presented the check to UWNNM Executive


Site Plan Detailing Location Of New Community Co-Op Park

This site plan shows the location of the Co-Op Park going in next to the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union under construction at 10th and Central across the street from the Los Alamos Daily Post. The Co-Op Park will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size and provide a place for food vendors, music, and community gatherings. The Co-Op Park officially opens July 3, which is World Co-Op Day. A GoFundMe campaign in underway to cover some of the construction costs for the park at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/coop-park. Courtesy image


Scenes From Easter Sunday At Pig+Fig Café

Kids at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock showing off their Easter eggs. Photo by Laura Crucet

The Easter Bunny makes an appearance Sunday at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock. Photo by Laura Crucet

Child all dressed up for Easter at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock. Photo by Laura Crucet

Deserts served Easter Sunday at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock. Photo by Laura Crucet

Hand-dipped strawberries in festive colors on the menu Sunday at Pig+Fig Café. Photo by Laura Crucet

One of the festive drinks served Sunday at Pig+Fig Café. Photo by Laura Crucet


Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Cracker Pudding

Cracker Pudding. Photo by Liddie Martinez

Cracker Pudding video. Created by Liddie Martinez

Española Valley

When I was a kid, there was one dessert that repeatedly made my mother’s special request list. Each kid in turn asked for it for their birthdays; It was a recipe that I grew up with and requested of my mother myself and yet, until I wrote my cookbook, I confess that I had never made it.

It was eaten at every baptism, confirmation, wedding, funeral, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter dinner and so, I never had to learn how to make it because mom always delivered. I’d watched


Chamber Business Zoom Calls Now Serving Breakfast


Prior to COVID-19, the Chamber supported local restaurants by hiring them to cater the monthly Business Breakfasts, which were sponsored by LANL.

In the spirit of continuing to support local small businesses, the chamber has  looked for creative ways to continue to do so in this virtual environment.

The Chamber is announcing that through a sponsorship with LANL, it will be partnering to provide vouchers for local Chamber member restaurants to attendees of Business Zoom Calls.

Starting in April, the Chamber will offer a $10 voucher for a local Chamber member restaurant to those


On The Job In Los Alamos: Comida Rica At Señor Tortas

comida deliciosa On the job in Los Alamos serving up savory burritos and much more at lunchtime Tuesday is Victor Castillo at Señor Tortas food truck, now set up on the corner of Central Avenue and Knecht Street. Señor Tortas menu includes a wide variety of tacos, burritos, seafood and more available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


LAPS Meal Program Begins Monday April 5

LAPS News:

Starting Monday, April 5, a standard breakfast and lunch pack provided by the State of New Mexico will be available to every student attending class on campus in the Los Alamos Public Schools.

Distribution will vary at each school site so please reach out to your student’s school administrative staff for details.

Students would be provided the opportunity to pick up a chilled grab-N-go breakfast and lunch pack during each school day.

These meals packages include a fruit, vegetable (lunch only), milk, grain, and protein (or protein alternative) as directed by the USDA.

Students do


Tub Partners With The Curse On Donation Drive March 27

BRBC News:

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (Tub) has partnered with The Curse NM, the NM United soccer team’s official fan club. Curse members will get discounts throughout the season and during games.

To kick off the Tub’s partnership, they are hosting a donation drive noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27 for the Child Abuse Response Team and Para Los Ninos, programs at UNM Children’s Hospital specializing in care for children and adolescents physically and/or sexually abused.

Items sought include child and adolescent clothing, comfort/hobby items, and hygiene products*.


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State Awards LEDA Grant To Bueno Foods For Expansion

Bueno Foods distributes New Mexico chiles and food products throughout the United States. Courtesy/EDD

Bueno Foods roasted chile ready to package and ship throughout the United States. Courtesy/EDD

EDD News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced Tuesday that Bueno Foods has been awarded economic assistance to expand storage and manufacturing capacity and better distribute New Mexico chiles and food products throughout the United States.

The expansion for Bueno Foods will be on its property at 2001 4th St SW in Albuquerque and will