Love pops up at El Zocalo Plaza and Event Center

Love was in the air at the El Zocalo Plaza and Event Center on Friday, February the 14th, but love wasn’t the only thing popping up. More than half a dozen couples signed up to either renew their vows or take the matrimonial plunge in 20-minute increments at El Zocalo’s first-ever Pop-Up Wedding event. One such couple were El Zocalo … Read More

New family run bistro opens across the street from Intel


It’s 9 a.m. at the newly opened Lily and Liam Bistro at 1751 NM 528 across the street from Intel, as a steady stream of customers wait to be seated. A fine mist of aroma from the kitchen fills the dining area just before co-owners and married couple James and Megan Garrigan prepare to sit down and discuss their inspiration … Read More

Native NM company Piñon Coffee opens 1st RR location


Business is already booming for the newly opened Piñon Coffee at 1761 NM 528, in the former Starbucks building across the street from Intel. Piñon Coffee President Matthew Bregar said finding the space was a real plus when it came to locating on the West Side. “We’ve been putting out these little surveys at different events over the past two … Read More

Candlestick Coffee: Chasing success one roast at a time


A year-long trip around the world inspired one of Corrales’s newest businesses. Candlestick Coffee Roasters, 4940 Corrales Road, Suite 500, across the street from Ex Novo Brewery, has been in operation for nearly a month, according to owner Zach Smith. “It was me and my wife’s travels around the world for that one year that kind of kick-started us wanting … Read More

Staying sharp 10 years running

PLACITAS — Blades Bistro owners Kevin and Anja (pronounced Anya) Bladergroen agree that their restaurant has been the unofficial hub of Placitas for the last 10 years. “If a new person moves to town, they will usually be greeted by the community here,” Anja said. “This is exactly what we wanted for our restaurant when we envisioned opening here all … Read More

New ‘sangwich’ shop offers unique take on classic cuisine

There’s a new “sangwich” shop in the City of Vision aiming to serve up food so good it will make you say uncle. Uncle T’s Sangwiches, Stews and Coffee opened its doors at 1520 Deborah Road, Suite O, in June and has been building on client base ever since. The brain child of co-owners Rio Rancho native Clinton Ellison III … Read More