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Winter 2020 Dining Out Guide publishes this week

Taos is a culinary destination and the dining scene seems to change with every season.
Morgan Timms/The Taos News  Old Martina's Hall Executive Chef John Lamendola's mission has been to revamp the longstanding restaurant's menu. 'Having been [in Taos] for 25 years, I had a good name in the community who expected a certain style of cooking,' he said.

There's Something Fishy Going on Here

Clad in a perfectly white, traditional chef’s coat and built to breathe black-and-white checkered pants, Executive Chef John Lamendola begins his day in the spotless kitchen at Old …
Morgan Timms/The Taos News  At the Rolling Still Distillery's The Lounge, their locally distilled vodka is the main attraction. Lavender lemonade is created with lavender-infused vodka and house-made citrus, fresh lemon juice mixed with Topo Chico sparkling mineral water.

Crafting the Spirit of Taos

Connoisseurs of a well-made drink and a comfortable setting look no further. The Lounge by Rolling Still Distillery takes its craft seriously and Taos has quickly noticed.  The Lounge is …
Red River Brewing blends in with local ski culture, as the brewery is located just a few blocks from the Platinum chair lift at Red River Ski Area.
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Red River Brewing Company – gaining a good reputation

All the beer is made here with clean, cold Red River water and grain from Monte Vista, Colorado. There is a house-brewed root beer and a selection of wines, including a Wicked Kreations Chokecherry wine.
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The Bavarian Restaurant in Taos Ski Valley

The Bavarian Restaurant in the Taos Ski Valley is a destination for skiers, summer and winter hikers and those who appreciate a cold stein of beer with schnitzel, Spätzle and gravy, and pommes (fries) all served in an authentic European style dining atmosphere.
Chef Ky Quintanilla serves a plate of Colorado lamb chops with a red wine demi glace at Palettes restaurant in the Hotel Don Fernando.
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Palettes restaurant in Hotel Don Fernando

Palettes is a casual hotel restaurant with a Northern New Mexico flair. The 92-seat restaurant is located in the newly renovated and reopened Hotel Don Fernando.

Feel the wintertime heat of great dining in Taos

You’ll will have no trouble finding a restaurant to heat up your winter in the 2019 Taos Dining Out guide. From locally sourced meats at Sabroso and green chile rellenos from the Taos Inn to …

The taste of Taos

The Historic Taos Inn is the epitome of Taos. In fact, this lodging’s nearly 100-year presence on the main road is a major contributing characteristic of downtown Taos. Its Adobe Bar is known …

Fresh, fun and Taos

It’s summertime in Taos and tasty fresh foods abound from nearby farms and ranches to kitchen gardens and greenhouses. Enjoy the bounty at one of these three cafés that appeal to locals …

Same place, new tastes

On any given evening in the well-equipped kitchen of Old Martina’s Hall at 4140 State Road 68, Ranchos de Taos, Chef John Lamendola is expertly preparing food from one of the most eclectic …

Savory meats, flavorful cheeses

Winter nights are warmed by a visit to Pärcht. Located in the heart of the Historic Taos Plaza, Pärcht is a small, bistro-like setting offering seasonal bites of artisanal cheeses and …
The bar and lounge area of Sabroso Restaurant & Bar.

It’s like coming home

Eating at Sabroso Restaurant & Bar is not a typical restaurant experience, in which you feel like a “transaction.” Rather, diners are warmly greeted, served and fed –– as if they were guests …
Chef Andrew Horton dishes it up at ACEQ Restaurant in Arroyo Seco.

Food, heart and soul

ACEQ is a flourishing and popular restaurant in Arroyo Seco. With such a sterling reputation for excellent cuisine and charming ambience, you might think the restaurant rests on its laurels. Instead, …

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