Local Flavor’s September Issue

Raises a toast to the passion behind Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta!

But beginning next month, with their October Issue, after 22 years, with the same (print), format, Local Flavor Magazine, Northern New Mexico’s premier culinary and cultural arts magazine, is excited to announce it’s undergoing a transformation, with a new size and 30 percent heavier paper stock.

“Our advertisers and our readers are going to love the new convenient keeper size (at 10.375 x 11 inches), the more urbane graphic design, and the bright colors due to the richer paper stock,” says Patty Karlovitz, the magazine’s editor and co-publisher with her husband Peter.

“We’ve worked incredibly hard to remain vital to the regional businesses that depend on our publication for promotion, and to our readers who value independent thinking, great writing, and gorgeous photography.” Says Patty. “Local Flavor Magazine has always been fiercely independent and as unique as the passionate people it covers. We’re honored to continue to hold that space with in-depth stories rendered in beautiful writing and evocative photography for another generation.” 

The print copy of Local Flavor will continue to be distributed at 550 locations across Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos and Albuquerque where you’ll find the September Issue on the stands now!


90-plus Chefs and culinary VIPS revel in the electrifying weather to stage the biggest photo shoot of the year!

VOLCANIC ISLAND TERROIR. An oenophile’s dream tour of Sicily, Corsica, Tenerife, Sardinia, and Santorini. And written by not just any oenophile, but the executive director of Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, Greg O’Bryne.

TABLAS CREEK. Writer and oenophile James Selby takes a fond look at the 2019 Wine & Chile Fiesta Honorary Winery of the Year, of which the late owner Robert Hass said, “If you’re not farming well, you’re not making good wines.”

A NIGHT FOR THE SENSES. Intrepid sommelier Mark C. Johnson is an amusing, insightful guide to a dozen hand-selected Wine & Chile Fiesta wine dinners.

FROM THE GRAPEVINE. Wine aficionado Philip de Give is your guide to the wines with which you ought to reconnoiter at Wine & Chile seminars, dinners, luncheons, and the Grand Tasting.

RAMONA SAKIESTEWA. This renowned Native artist, whose painting Blue Raven A has been chosen for the Wine & Chile Fiesta poster says, “I used to worry about ‘staying in my lane’ because most artists work in a single discipline, but I like trying everything.”

BIG BUZZ. Writer Lynn Cline delivers her annual round-up of foodie highlights, with special attention to beloved Santa Fe Chefs.

WHAT FEEDS THEIR PASSION. A retrospective celebrating the stories of a dozen Chefs on the topic of their work, 

LA EMI. Flamenco artist La Emi says, “My whole life is flamenco. I have absolutely devoted my time to it. It is the only thing for me, always.”

UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CHACO.Revisit the hotel whose architecture and design is informed by the grace, the ingenuity, and the importance of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

TOP TIX. What would we do without Top Tix columnist Stephanie Hainsfurther’s tips on the hottest performing arts tix in town, including headliner Lucibela at ¡Globalquerque!

ON THE ROAD. Author of Exploring New Mexico, Sharon Niederman is back this month with more road trip recommendations for your summer adventures, including a visit to Pie Town on the day of the Pie Town Pie Festival, Sept. 14–grand prize is $100.

For much more of Local Flavor Magazine, please visit their site linked below and do pick up a copy here in Taos at Cid’s!



All photographs thanks to Local Flavor Magazine