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  At the opening of Santa Fe’s opera season, it’s more about what you bring to eat than what you wear. Katherine Mast pulls up a folding chair and spends a night at the opera It’s a quick 7-mile drive from downtown Santa Fe to New Mexico’s opera house, but…(Read More)

It’s hard to deny the appeal of the prickly-pear margarita. But bartenders aren’t stopping there, using the cactus fruit for fun, colorful drinks well beyond the marg By Kara Newman Without doubt, the prickly pear is having a cocktail moment. The vibrantly pink-hued fruit is produced by the nopales cactus (which…(Read More)

At The Watershed in Bryan, Texas, Food & Beverage Director Garrett Kaneshiro makes prickly pear syrup in-house to flavor this refreshing, no-alcohol sparkler. It’s not hard to make, but it does require some patience to strain out the seeds and hair-like spines. Note: if you find the syrup (or finished drink…(Read More)

Guacamole, 3 Ways

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Make your tacos tasty and party dips fresh with these simple and delicious takes on guac By Ashley M. Biggers Before avo on toast was the must-have breakfast item, humble guacamole was a staple of Southwestern cuisine with its creamy, piquant flavor. Purists pair it with tortilla chips, but it can also top dishes…(Read More)

This classic negroni recipe is a combination of the three cocktail essentials: spirit, sweet and bitter Photo and recipe courtesy of Zephyr Gin Recipe: The Classic Negroni Ingredients: 1 oz. Zephyr Gin .75 oz. Sweet Vermouth .75 oz. Campari Liqueur .75 oz. Aperol Instructions: Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and…(Read More)

The key to great guac? Perfectly ripe avocados plus a little heat. Here’s how to make this Southwestern essential A good bowl of guac hinges on the quality of your avocados, so be sure to select ones that are just ripe enough — soft to the touch, but not caving in. Add a little salt…(Read More)

Sedona Chef Lisa Dahl returned to the prestigious James Beard House in January for her second cooking appearance at the famed culinary institution in New York City, an honor reserved for the world’s top chefs. Here, she shares one of the recipes she prepared for the dinner — lentil walnut croquettes Recognized for pioneering the…(Read More)

These four restaurants are turning Arizona’s favorite mountain town into a true dining destination Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar This cozy restaurant and wine bar serves a menu of seasonal, farm-focused American cuisine built around ingredients from the farmers and ranchers in the Four Corners region. Dish to try: Cavatelli with calabrase sausage…(Read More)