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Month: August, 2011

Foodie Adventures in ABQ: Experience “Burger Enlightenment” at bRgR

As a self-proclaimed gourmand, my insatiable appetite is always conscious to new food experiences.  I was recently up in Albuquerque, New Mexico working as a PR Assistant for the 3rd Annual Albuquerque Film Festival.  While roaming around downtown, I stumbled upon a new eatery whose name instantly piqued my interest – bRgR.  Reading it as an abbreviation for “burger”, I would learn that it is pronounced, “bee-ar-gee-ar.”

Enter burger enlightenment


Starbucks: a journey of conviction and human connection…no, really…

My August book recommendation: Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon.

Like an impeccably brewed cup of Pike Place Roast, this book begins boldly and resolves to reach a bold denouement.

More than just a cup of coffee

A Busy Sunday Necessitates Mediterranean Food & Pastries To Go!

Sundays tend to be the days when I allow myself to be lackadaisical.  A day to revel in carefree idleness.  But with deadlines for work fast approaching, and the Albuquerque Film Festival days away, I needed today to get out in front of everything.  That means multiple word documents, research, spreadsheets, checklists and conference calls.

With all that needed to be done, I required delectable nourishment on the go.  Fresh, quality food to go can be tricky to pinpoint.  Almost like searching for a needle in a haystack – with meticulous foraging, you’ll ultimately find what you’re looking for.  My needle in this haystack of a town: International Delights Cafe – a delightful fusion of Mediterranean foods and European-style coffeehouses.

You might need a bib for your drool

The Perfect Bite: Banana Bread French Toast

Today, I celebrated my 23rd birthday, so Sunday brunch had to be just shy of extraordinary.  I noshed at a true gem off the beaten path.  Nestled on a hilltop and fringed by the New Mexico, Texas and Mexico borders is Ardovino’s Desert Crossing.  The food style here could be described as, “continental cuisine with an Italian flair.”

Prepare to salivate