Local Flavor’s April Issue

April is here, showers, flowers and all!

And Local Flavor’s editor Cullen Curtiss tells us: “Our April issue celebrates SPRING and those who are joyfully performing acts of self-reliance and independence out of pride, conviction, wellness, and fun–in their own backyards.”

There’s plenty here to keep you busy reading all weekend, with lots to add to your bucket list of things to do this Spring!

HOMESTEADING IN TAOS. Writer and photographer Gabriella Marks spends the day at the homestead of Nick and Chrissy Streit, owners of the Taos Fly Shop.

GETTIN’ DIRTY SINCE 1975. Who’s been gettin’ dirty since 1975? Botanical Bob Pennington of Agua Fria Nursery in Santa Fe. Learn more about the man behind the legend from writer Melyssa Holik and photographer Ramsay de Give

A SMIDGEON OF HOMESTEADING. Do it old-school on your patch of dirt after reading inspiration from our wonderful readers.

WILDCRAFTING. Dr. Tomas Enos may have a remedy for what ails you. Learn more about the ethnobotanist who’s been cooking up natural products for the mind, body, and soul for nearly 30 years from writer Michael Dax and photographer Stephen Lang.

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK(YARD). Writer Kelly Koepke has rounded up an ample bevy of local gardening gurus to help make your planting and growing seasons simple and successful.

SIXTY-SIX ACRES. The Duke City must be feeling pretty blessed with restaurateur Myra Ghattas coming home years ago to open Slate Street Cafe, and now Sixty-Six Acres, on re-envisioned land, formerly belonging to an Indian boarding school.

NEW WOW FACTOR AT THE ANASAZI. Santa Fe’s small luxury hotel welcomes a new and ebullient chef in Peter O’Brien, who says, “It’s really all about having a good time, and making sure you feel so welcome here.” Writer Amy Morton and photographer Douglas Merriam attest to the welcoming goodness.

STILL HUNGRY. Homestead-simple and simply delicious recipes from Blue Heron’s Chef Rocky, Patrick and Kelly Torres of Black Bird Saloon, and from photographer Douglas Merriam’s book Farm Fresh Journey: Santa Fe Farmers Market Cookbook

CHEF’S BUZZ. Lynn Cline, author of The Maverick Cookbook: Iconic Recipes & Tales from New Mexico gives you some scoop on the hospitality industry ’round Northern NM, including a mention of restaurateur Murphy O’Brien’s involvement with the soon-to-be-open-for-business Legal Tender in Lamy.

TOP TIX.    It will be hard to resist buying tix to Stephanie Hainsfurther’s March performing arts picks, including Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower.

ART BUZZ. Your guide for where to go in March to see and experience art, including the always revelatory Judy Chicago. 

And mark your calendars because Judy Chicago will be at The Harwood Museum of Art with her Birth Project, opening June 2nd, heralding another great summer of Art in Taos!

Pick up Local Flavor’s print edition at more than 500 locations statewide, including Cid’s Food Market aqui en Taos!

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