Posted on April 5, 2013
As everyone knows,
I went all-bike a year ago. Since the drivers stopped being a problem*, I’ve had time to concentrate on more important things. Like the bike lane on Lead, heading up the hill from Downtown.
It took me a while to see it, but then I couldn’t let it go. To make room for us second-class roadsters, the City went far enough to cripple a pair of thriving 3-lane one-ways. They lowered speed limits all over Downtown and Old Town—which I think can only be explained by an APD deficit—and gave
Posted on April 3, 2013
We at the Guide are foodies.
We’ll brown our Saturday breakfast onions for 45 minutes, deglaze and get to work on eggs from the neighbor’s yard. We’ve got cookbooks pouring out our asses, and consider a potluck the highest form of houseparty. But we don’t hemorrhage our finances on organic grub. We love supporting our local farmers, and even vote in the Co-op elections, but we don’t spend money we don’t have. At least, not on food.
I’m fond of a little grocery on the corner of Isleta and Arenal, similar to our beloved Fruit
Posted on November 1, 2012
We saw a great many wonders in Downtown last night, and even managed to get a few recorded for those of you who missed them or just need a warm, Thursday-afternoon memory.
Our path was from Sister (where we took no photos, but big props to the Deer-in-Headlights couple) to Burt’s, and a lazy-1:00 am arrival at Anodyne. If you see yourself, please let us know in the comments—and feel free to argue about who was what, who your favorites were. Please link to your photos below!
Admittedly, after Tetris (“POSITIONS!”) nothing seemed quite as impressive. Until Kevin Spacey in Seven. That
Posted on October 31, 2012
Look who’s in the Daily Lobo this week… us! It’s not our first appearance in a local rag, and we certainly hope it’s not our last. We want to thank Nicole Perez for the nicely-crafted writeup (pulling it from hours of us prattling) and Adria Malcom for the photo of Adam burrowing into his computer, which he will now make his OK Cupid default.
Dig the article here. Let us know what you think below.
Posted on October 15, 2012
Burque, a word, please.
I’ve been carless since March. It’s been great. The exercise, the evaporation of my gas bills, the endorphin rush when I go anywhere, and the repairs are, like, 1/10 what I was paying. Plus, I get to re-teach the whole city the hand-signals our grandparents invented.
It started the first month. I was surprised. Everyone from teenage Rio Rancho refugees to plastered vatos outside McDonald’s was shouting bullshit at me from the back seat while I hauled my ass up César Chávez. (La Vega to Yale. It’s still a beast.) Then, for four or five months, I was pissed. Some
Posted on October 3, 2012
Posted on August 21, 2012
We made a decision about a month ago, and it’s time to come clean about it:
We will not be producing an Underground Guide in 2012, or likely 2013. It’s been an awesome seven years of books (six of them), and we’re as grateful to you, Burque, for your support over the years, as we are bummed to take this step. We’re going to take this and next year off, and try to cook up something really special again for 2014.
The facts are pretty bare: in April our staff shrunk to two, and there is no money. Everyone is hurting, and – as
Posted on August 13, 2012
Gone are the days, apparently, you can take an unannounced vacation from your website, secure in the assumption it’ll carry on without spitting up on itself. Just cause you can get your Abuelito into a track suit doesn’t mean he can sprint the 400. Goddamn it.
There appears to be a problem with our Shopping Cart – or a problem with something else, poorly coded, which is giving our Shopping Cart indigestion. You might not have noticed it yourselves, but believe, it’s causing us problems on the backend. Trust that we’re on it – though our minds are pretty clearly on
Posted on July 31, 2012
We make it no secret our love for the smells at a certain small, feisty Oldtown storefront. So when they asked how their customers do their tea-storage thang, we jumped at the opportunity. Literally. Turns out they don’t like that.
But they did suggest we contribute a photo for everyone to see. So here’s Adam’s newly-minted shelf, courtesy of his friend JECO’s incomparable craftsmanship, stacked complete with 9 varieties. Let this come as a lesson, kids: measure twice, buy once. Don’t be that guy with the extra tea tin hiding by the knives.
If you’re wondering, that’s
Posted on June 18, 2012
We hope with all our might you were one of the 70,000 people (quoted from the stage by the NM Dept. of Cultural Services) downtown Saturday, because the energy was amazing. And not only would we hope you were there to soak some of it up, but that you were among the many thousands who brought it. And whoa man, Burque, did you bring it. We were told there’s an effort underway to make a big photo repository (like a Flickr pool, but hosted by the city), but til then, you can soak up some of ours.
On those panorama-shots…