Santa Fe is HOT! Last week we were named one of the three top North American city destinations by Conde Nast Traveler readers. This week we were named #8 in Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2011 list of Top 10 Food & Wine Destinations in the United States. The only other small city on the list, Ashville, NC in 10th place. Kudos to The City Different!
The upcoming weeks are bringing some food news and a lot of fall art events. It’s a great time to get out and explore the beautiful countryside with the aspens almost at peak in many places.
Tomme (pronounced Tum), the new restaurant from the team behind Max’s, is now open. It’s located at the corner of Galisteo and Alameda Streets in the spot that was Louie’s Corner Café. Tomme is serving up bistro inspired food for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday. Lunch is served from 11:30am to 2:30pm and dinner from 5:30 to 9:30pm. Owner Max Renteria says that Chef Mark Connell is a wonder with meat and that he does a mean boneless fried chicken.
Have you checked out the Santa Fe Chocolate Trail? ChocolateSmith one of the stops on the trail has just gone into the donut business. Whoo’s Donuts, located right next to the chocolate shop at 851 Cerrillos Road, is making the tasty treats on-site. Varieties include maple with dark chocolate chile bacon, pistachio with a white chocolate lemon ganache and classics like raised glaze and Boston cream. Of course, there’s coffee to go with those donuts.
The Santa Fe Farmer’s Market is now operating on their fall hours. The market, at the Santa Fe Railyard, is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. There are two more chances to catch the Thursday Market and its weekly “Cook with the Chef” from 4pm to 7pm. And don’t miss the Cook with the Chef Showdown, an Iron Chef style challenge on Thursday, October 13th. They’re going out with a bang. See you at the market.
Close Encounters, photos from Jane Rosemont opens at Vivo Contemporary on Canyon Road, Friday, October 7th with a reception from 5 to 7pm. The show also featureing Strata: Life Layers, the calligraphy of Patty Hammarstedt runs through October 28th.
Fall brings art tours. Here’s what’s coming over the next month:
The 18th annual Abiquiu Studio Tour takes place Columbus Day Weekend. You can tour artists’ studios in O’Keeffe Country from Saturday October 8th through Monday, October 10th from 10am to 5pm. Work from over 80 local artists will be on view. The foliage is at its peak. You can stop by Ghost Ranch where Georgia O’Keeffe lived and see some of the views that inspired her. Stop by the White Place, a frequent inspiration to the artist and one of the locations in the recent film Cowboys and Aliens.
The Galisteo Studio Tour, in its 24th year, is Saturday and Sunday October 15th and 16th from 10am to 5pm. Over 30 artists will open their homes and studios. The little hamlet of Galisteo is charming. Bring your camera.
Eldorado, a community southeast of Santa Fe, has a studio tour in the spring and a Fall Art Show. Usually, it takes place at their elementary school, but that’s currently under renovation they’ve moved the tour to Santa Fe. It takes place on Friday October 28th from 5 to 8pm and Saturday, October 29th, from 10am to 5pm at St. John’s Methodist Church on Old Pecos Trail and Cordova Road. Over 60 artists will exhibit in the show.
The weekend of November 5th and 6th is the 30th Dixon Studio Tour. The event opens with a group show featuring the all the artists participating in the weekend tour at the Embudo Valley Community Center on Friday, November 4th from, 5:30-7:30pm. The show runs throughout the weekend, stop by while touring the studios.
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