Rancho de San Juan Closing

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Staff report

This morning the Los Alamos Daily Post received word that Rancho de San Juan Resort and Restaurant on the road to the Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, is closing its doors Oct. 12.

Letter informing of the closure:

To: Our close and good friends,

We would really like to tell you this news in person, but as we are all in different places it makes that impossible ( thus the e-mail).

We have recently had to make a very hard decision and have decided to retire from the inn and restaurant business. As you may or may not know, the last five years have been an extremely stressful time for us both, Read More

Food on the Hill: Smoked Vegetables and Pasta

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York
This week’s recipe:
Smoked Vegetables and Pasta
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
This is a very powerful dish with a lot of smoky taste, but it is still low calorie dish. It can be eaten warm or at room temperature. I use a charcoal grill and smoking chips that have been soaked in water for about ½ hour.
Veggies for smoking
Pasta noodles for 4 servings
1 ½ tablespoons butter
1 ½ tablespoons flour
1 ½ cups low salt chicken broth
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
Cut all of your vegetables for the
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Tickets Going Fast for Friday’s ‘Autumn in Provence’

Los Alamos Kiwanis Club First Vice President Karen Kendall at the podium during Monday’s County Council meeting invites the community to attend “Autumn in Provence” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. The event includes a five-course gourmet meal paired with French wines. A few tickets remain and may be obtained by calling 412-3793 or 412-9054. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Kiwanis educational programs for local youth. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com    Read More

Craig Martin Experience to Play at Kiwanis ‘Autumn in Provence’ Wine Dinner


The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting its first wine dinner fundraiser.

The event is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave.

“Autumn in Provence” is the theme for the wine dinner.

Included in the elegant event is a five-course gourmet meal, which will feature paired french wines selected by Dixie Girl co-owner Jake Smith to uniquely match each course.

Jazz music will be provided by the Craig Martin Experience (CME). Craig Martin said “CME will be swingin’ and groovin’, plus we’ll be featuring the jazz Read More

Cupcakes Coming Soon to Ruby K’s Menu

From left, Ruby K’s owner Ruby Alexander with bakers Katherine Johnson and Beth Bowman. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

Ruby K’s Bagel Café has been a part of Beth Bowman’s routine for the past seven years. Every Wednesday, after working out with friends, they all go to Ruby K’s for bagels.

She has recently joined the staff as a baker.

Bowman, along with Katherine Johnson (another Ruby K’s employee), is test baking to come up with a new line of cupcakes. 

Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

They initially plan to introduce several basic flavors.

“The flavors will evolve,” Bowman Read More

Redbook Names Albuquerque and Santa Fe Among ‘Most Romantic Date Destinations’ in America

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Staff report:

Redbook magazine has released its list of the “Most Romantic Date Destinations” in America and Los Alamos has three of them in its own back yard … or just a day’s drive away. 

Redbook’s list:

  • The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York
  • St. Augustine, Fla.
  • Top of the Rock, New York City
  • The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
  • St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Harvest Inn, Napa Valley, Calif.
  • Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Newport, RI.
  • Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Sedona,
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Smith’s Annual Chile Roasting Operation is Underway

Smith’s Food and Drug Center employee Avi spent Friday running the two chile roasters outside the Central Avenue store. Smith’s annual roasting operation kicked off Thursday. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Avi loads the roaster with fresh green chile. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Avi bags roasted chile. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com Read More

Food on the Hill: Grilled Salmon

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York

This week’s recipe…

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

Grilled salmon

Fish seasoning:

  • Equal parts of — No Salt Cajun Seasoning
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • — 1/2 part of Mesquite seasoning
  • Salmon Filets with skin on
  • Spray butter
  • Seasoning (above)

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com


** If you need to freeze the uncooked fish filets, put them in a plastic zip bag and put in a little water and a tablespoon or two of lemon juice. Zip the bag with all of the air out and do not freeze for more than one month.
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
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Cowboy Breakfast Aids Alzheimer’s Association

The Posse Lodge hosted its Cowboy Breakfast Sunday, which this month went to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Posse Lodge was pretty full by 9 a.m. and drew a steady stream of pancake eaters. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Melissa Spiers, left, and Mary Yamada help with the breakfast. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Cowboy Breakfast Guru Cary Grzadzinski chats with Mrs. Rickman of Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Alzheimer’s Association of Los Alamos was Read More