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Around the BLOCK

The Jacobson

The Jacobson, the Crossroad’s newest hip restaurant, shares space with Lulu’s Noodle shop. Both occupy the old A.D. Jacobson Heating and Plumbing Company building. It’s a very cool space with glazed cement block walls, a mix of high and low tables, secluded boothes and plenty of bar counter seating. Some of the cocktails come in […]

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Casa Chimayo in Santa Fe

We were told by some friends of ours to try Casa Chimayo on our next trip to Santa Fe. It was new since our last visit in 2010, and though we have quite a long list of favorites, this sounded like our kind of place. It’s family owned and operated, the recipes come from the […]

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Gram & Dun

Gram &Dun is the latest restaurant under the Bread and Butter Concepts flag, an independent and local group that also owns BRGR and Urban Table in Corinth. The owners decided to jump the state line and open on the Plaza, where it’s getting a ton of buzz. Evidently, I’m not the only one delighted that […]

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Julian Restaurant

I was really looking forward to trying Julian. It’s in my neighborhood, in Joe D’s old space, and owned and operated by James Beard award winner Celina Tio, former chef of the American restaurant. I was listening to a Ruth Reichl podcast recently. She was editor of the now defunct Gourmet magazine and a former […]

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