The owners of downtown Santa Fe’s Sazón and its Mexican “New World” offerings promise the same fine dining finesse for Italian cuisine at a new restaurant next door to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Lawrence Becerra said Tuesday that he, his interior designer wife Suzanna Becerra and Sazón partner and chef Fernando Olea plan to open Sassella in the c...

A proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day won final approval Friday in the state Legislature following a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate. The Senate voted 22-15 to approve the bill pushed by Native American activists. Numerous cities nationwide, including Albuquerque, have moved to shift the October holiday's focus f...

"I don’t know anybody on the planet who’s as impassioned about gnocchi as I am,” Christine Hickman laughed ruefully one evening in her well-appointed passive solar kitchen on the north side of Santa Fe. “There’s got to be. But I don’t know who would write a whole cookbook on it.” Hickman was referring to her new culinary tome Gnocchi Solo Gnocch...

New Mexico would trade in its Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans instead under a bill being drafted in anticipation of next year's legislative session. The proposed legislation to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day from Democratic state Rep. Derrick Lente, a tribal member of Sandia Pueblo, has cleared its first hu...

Tickets for the Second annual Columbus Day Hall of Fame dinner are on sale. The dinner will held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. Cost of the tickets is $35. They may be ordered by calling 719-671-0205. This year's inductees include: The Knights of Columbus Organization; the late Hector Ch...

Il cortometraggio “Fisolofia” diretto da Nicola Palmeri, prodotto da MizzicaFILM e Sergio F. Distefano, con Antonello Puglisi, Domenico Centamore, Stefano Chiodaroli, già vincitore del Premio Speciale della Giuria al Mazzeni Film Festival e del Mediterranean Short Award è stato selezionato in concorso con altri 5 cortometraggi italiani e sarà proie...

CineFesta Italia in Santa Fe has finalized its film selections for 2018, including both curated films selected by Creative Director Luca Ceccarelli and the Official Selections from its first-ever international competition. The deadline for submissions to the competition has just passed and films have been selected to screen by a jury made up of a w...

Opened in December in the space most recently occupied by Galisteo Bistro, Trattoria A Mano has transformed the long, narrow, high-ceilinged room into a lively gathering spot for good food, good drink, and good company. The decor is eclectic, combining iron window grilles, oversized photos of ’50s Italian haute couture and hands kneading dough, a w...

No matter where you go in the world, there is Italian food. From the streets of New York to the jungles of Bali, you can always follow your nose and find a sometimes terrible, often halfway decent bowl of pasta to sate you. Italian makes a great first restaurant (implementation is basically simple, the cuisine based on fresh ingredients that are ea...

Lately, we can’t seem to get enough of Italy, or at least ristoranti italiani. And if a recent visit to a trattoria in the Railyard neighborhood reminded us of Rome’s out-of-the way Trastevere area, il Piatto on the sunny side of Marcy Street, to play the same game, might be the more central Campo de Fiori district.  Just a stroll up from the Plaza...