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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro comprises of three levels, which include the main dining area and bar, an upper balcony, and the Blues Cellar. The dining room is done up in earth tones, with stained glass and flowers creating a blithe ambiance, while the bar has an antique look—a combination of dark wood and mirrors. The upper balcony offers a view of diners below, while the Blues Cellar boasts of muted shades, small tables, and dim lighting—the perfect place for a private conversation. Zinc's menu comprises of contemporary American-French cuisine, you can munch on Steak Frites, Seared Ahi Tuna, and a host of other meat dishes (the bar features a lighter menu). The Cellar also features live jazz entertainment every Sunday, so music lovers can freak out!
This family-owned and -operated coffeeshop sells quite simply the best baked goods ever. Made from scratch and on the premises, the scones are the lightest you will have ever tasted, and the key lime pie is also not to be missed. The sandwiches that comprise the bulk of the lunch menu are not cheap, but they are enormous, and include a choice of chips, side salad, cottage cheese, or the side of the day. The salads are similarly priced, but the breakfast menu is cheaper, offering signature French toast and sizzling breakfast burritos. Grab a seat by the window and watch the world go by on Central as you relax in this small, mellow establishment.
Not all pubs can give you the pubbing experience which Irish pubs do. Located in the heart of the Nob Hill district in Albuquerque, Two Fools Tavern gives you a true feel of Ireland. A fireplace keeps the insides of the pub warm and cozy, while illuminating and adding to the beauty of the wooden interiors. The seating arrangement is generously done, which makes Two Fools a class a apart from the usual dingy and cluttered pubs. Due to its casual and inviting atmosphere, it provides for the perfect place to relish some authentic Irish pub fare and indulge in conversations. Needless to say, the pub stacks up on a variety of Irish stouts, beers and intoxications which complement the delicious food.
If you are in the Nob Hill neighbourhood, drop in to this energetic spot for a latte or the house pasta. Soup, salads and daily specials like quiche, pot pies and various blue plate specials populate the menu. Order a simple cup of coffee, a fresh malt or shake. Enjoy a magazine or newspaper from the well stocked magazine rack and watch an interesting array of people, young and old, hanging out here. Tall ceilings and murals of big blue skies, fluffy clouds and hand gliders adorn the walls.
The proprietor-chef Claudie Zamet-Wilcox has devoted her life to creating delicious food at this Old Town bistro. Tucked away in a shadowy alleyway, La Crepe Michel has seating for 80 in two rooms. One appetizer is a velvety Pate de Campagne Maison or you might like a bowl of the Soupe du Jour. Entrees include a crustless Quiche Lorraine and savory crepes. The chef tops sandwiches with fromage and broils them to bubbling perfection. For dessert there are more crepes and a Mousse Au Chocolat.
Crave Ice Cream & Coffee is a centrally located place to stop in for a break from your Old Town plaza shopping. Indeed it is so convenient that you can loiter on its front steps to watch the activities taking place on the plaza, such as music on the bandstand on summer evenings. Crave doesn't have the most extensive ice cream selection you'll ever see, nor does it offer toppings, but it certainly offers convenience of locale. There are also sundaes, smoothies, malts, shakes, floats, espresso drinks, flavored syrups, iced drinks, sorbet, frozen yogurt, fountain drinks, muffins and cookies rounding out the menu.
The fresh fruit smoothies at Keva Juice are big enough to have as a meal, and the variety of options are extensive. While the specialty is fruit smoothies, Keva also serves more decadent options, like peanut butter chocolate or the popular Oreo Speedwagon. Each Keva Juice smoothie comes with one free supplement. Choices include a multivitamin, a fat burner, an immunity booster, protein, an energizer or a stress relief option. The bar also serves fresh squeezed orange juice, carrot juice, wheat grass juice and açai juice shots, as well as frozen yogurts. - Lydia Schrandt
Modeled after California wine country establishments, Savoy has the same local owners as the prominent and well-loved Albuquerque restaurant-bars Seasons and Zinc. Savoy is comprised of a large, bright dining room, an outdoor patio, a lounge, a wine tasting room, and a private room for group events. Delicious appetizers include the Grilled Peaches & Arugula or Seared Sea Scallop salads; entrees are mostly steaks and seafood. The wine list is the establishment's key feature, and includes French, Spanish and Italian alongside the extensive selection of Californian. Come on a Tuesday for the bargain "Half Price Featured Wine Night."
Farm & Table brings fresh farm food directly to your table. This charming restaurant mainly uses local ingredients as well as food from their on-site farm. Dine on seasonal dishes, such as garlic-encrusted pork tenderloin, mushroom & kale empanadas, and shrimp taco salad. Since the menu changes to reflect the season you'll always have new entrees to try. They also have a terrific craft beer and wine selection. On a sunny day dine outside on the patio that overlooks the restaurant's farm.
If you are in the mood to devour grilled meat loaf or grilled shrimp, visit the Council Room Steak, located in Sandia Resort & Casino. Enjoy your meal in a tranquil setting. Dig into a wedge salad or satiate the hunger pangs with Beef and Chicken Skewers. Be it grilled meat loaf or lamb shank,the aroma of delicious food tantalizes your taste buds. This place matches the resort in speedy service and quality.
The Corn Maiden at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is named after the symbol of Santa Ana Pueblo. The Sandia mountains act as a beautiful backdrop to the adobe style décor and setting, making The Corn Maiden a perfect place for family or business events. Food at the Corn Maiden is a blend of two cultures, Hispanic and Tamaya traditional food. Combining both, the chefs have created a new regional cuisine with international flavors to represent Santa Ana Pueblo. Fresh and locally available ingredients such as green chillies, enchiladas, and pinon make food look just as great as it tastes!