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Six Piñon Sweets We Love in Santa Fe

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When you think of regional New Mexico cuisine, you probably think first of fiery foods spiced with red or green chile. But the state has its share of delicious sweets, too, and a flavor that is particularly popular is piñon. Here's a collection of six wonderful piñon indulgences from the City Different. More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Tart from Tree House Pastry Shop and Cafe, Santa Fe

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At Treehouse Pastry, you've got to get the inimitable chocolate tart. It's both vegan and gluten-free, but don't be scared off when I say that, because there is nothing virtuous at all about the taste of this devilishly decadent tart. More

Sugar Rush: Clafoutis at Clafoutis, Santa Fe

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You might not expect to find a slice of French pastry heaven in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but the truth is the city is experiencing a francophile streak on the dessert scene. One place that stands out is Clafoutis, a French-owned cafe and bakery where everything is very authentic, and very delicious. More

5 French Style Sweets We Love in Santa Fe

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True: Santa Fe is more famed for chiles than croissants. But if you take the time to check out the bakeries in town, you'll notice a distinct thread of Francophilia. So between your bites of sopaipillas and biscochitos, here are some French style spots you might want to try. More

Sugar Rush: Lemon Pistachio White Chocolate Donut at Whoo's Donuts, Santa Fe

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While all of the crispy-crusted cake donuts are crave-worthy, you'll find a real shining star in the Lemon Pistachio White Chocolate variety. The extreme sweetness of the white chocolate is tempered by a hint of lemon zest and beautifully complemented by the salty pistachio bits. When all of these flavors come together in a bite with the perfect crunch of the craggy donut exterior, giving way to its fluffy but substantial interior, you may experience donut nirvana. More

The Search for America's Best Tacos: Southern Contenders

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And we're back with another edition of our March Madness-style tournament of tacos. We traveled thousands of miles to taquerias, taco trucks, corner stores, and carnicerias to find the 64 very best tacos in the country as part of a feature for Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine's March issue. Yesterday we told you about the West coast picks; today we're heading to the South for migas and suadero. More

11 Burgers That Are Worth the Hype

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Famous burgers may not always live up to the hype, but mountains of praise have to be right sometimes. Here are some of our favorite burgers around the country that are worth the hype. More

Hangover Helper: Green Chile Breakfast Burrito at Tia Sophia's, Santa Fe

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When I asked a Santa Fe-native friend what to eat in New Mexico, his response was immediate and unequivocal: "Tia Sophia's breakfast burrito with egg inside, smothered in green or green and red. This is perhaps my favorite food in the world. Don't miss this." With a recommendation like that, how could I? If there were ever a morning-after stomach-soother, this would be it. More

Green Chile Burgers at Bert's Burger Bowl in Santa Fe

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[Photographs: Chichi Wang] Bert's Burger Bowl 4235 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe NM 87501 (map); 505-982-0215; bertsusa.com Cooking Method: Griddled. Short Order: The regular green chile cheeseburger is beefy and nicely charred. Kobe burger gushes with beefy, fatty juices.... More

Green Chile Burgers at Tune-Up Cafe in Santa Fe

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[Photographs: Chichi Wang] Tune-Up Cafe 1115 Hickox Street, Santa Fe NM 87505 (map); 505-983-7060; tuneupcafe.com Cooking Method: Grilled inside over a gas grate. Short Order: Save the calories and order a salad for a dollar extra. Want Fries with... More

Fat and Juice-Oozing Burgers at Bobcat Bite in Santa Fe Are a Bargain for the Quality

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"Extremely beefy and flavorful, each bite made me want more." [Photographs: Chichi Wang] Bobcat Bite 420 Old Las Vegas Highway Santa Fe NM 87505 (map); 505-983-5319; bobcatbite.com Cooking Method: Griddled on an on cast iron surface. Short Order: An extremely... More

Green Chile Cheeseburger at Atrisco Cafe in Santa Fe

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[Photographs: Chichi Wang] Atrisco Cafe 193 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe NM 87501 (map); 505-983-7401; atriscocafe.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: The local, grass fed beef ensures great flavor, but the patty could have been juicier. Want Fries with... More

The Shed in Santa Fe: Best Enchiladas in Town?

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Over my holiday in Santa Fe, I met up with cookbook author and long-time Tesuque resident Cheryl Jamison who, along with her husband Bill, leads culinary tours in France and has written James Beard award winning-books on everything from New Mexican cuisine to outdoor smoking and grilling. We dined at The Shed, a Santa Fe staple on Palace Avenue in the historic plaza district. The Shed can only be described as cavernous, a space that's comprised of a series of vibrantly decorated, eclectic rooms. When Cheryl told me that her favorite on the menu—the number five enchilada plate with red chile—is the one dish that she and Bill can't help but order every time, I chose the plate straightaway.... More

Top 5: Bill and Cheryl Jamison's Favorite Burgers in Santa Fe

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Green Chile Cheeseburger from Bobcat Bite. [Photograph: Eating the Road] This week's Top 5 comes from husband and wife food-writing team Bill and Cheryl Jamison, four-time James Beard award–winning authors of more than ten cookbooks, and burger lovers who... More

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