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Cuisine caliente
A taste of New Mexico in Santa Fe and its environs
B Y J U L I E S U M M E R S WA L K E R

THE CITY DIFFERENT

The city decided on its unified building
style as far back as 1912. Founded in 1610,
it's the third-oldest city in the country
(St. Augustine, Florida, and Jamestown,
Virginia, are older) and its founders realized that tourism was going to be key to
keeping the city vibrant. A second ordinance was filed in 1957 again dictating the
Pueblo style of architecture. The result is
a melding of structure and nature, the
modern buildings of Santa Fe looking
like they have been there 400 years and
the 400-year-old buildings kept up as if
they were new. The ordinance included
structure height, so most of Santa Fe comprises low-slung buildings, hugging the
landscape. The adobe structures build
upon themselves; rooms in restaurants
and shops lead down narrow corridors to
new spaces and visitors are apt to get lost
in the maze of hallways. Ask for detailed
instructions when looking for a bathroom!
A TASTE OF NEW MEXICO

So, what about those top TripAdvisor restaurants? Number 6 on the Fine Dining

WHY YOU SHOULD GO
From its adobe mission
architecture to its rich
cultural history, Santa Fe
exudes a vibe you'll not
find many places. With
a respectful nod to history and a smile toward the
future, Santa Fe calls itself
" The City Different " because
of its welcoming nature. A
1928 fiesta program told
visitors: " Be yourself, even if
it includes synthetic cowboy
clothes, motor goggles, and
a camera. " That was 1928
and the same advice for
travelers here still stands.
Come in jeans and rock a
bolo tie even if your roots
are in Milwaukee.
santafe.org/The_City_
Different

CHRIS ROSE

TRIPADVISOR RECENTLY released its
Travelers Choice awards for Dining
a n d - n o s u r p r i s e - Sa n t a Fe, Ne w
Mexico, has three restaurants on that
list. Santa Fe is usually thought of as
a visual treat, what with its stunning
scenery, historic architecture, and beautiful weather, but a trip here will strain
your waistband-and your wallet. It's a
great spot for foodies, although it can be
an expensive one.
One thing is for sure, the food in
Santa Fe is not for the timid. There's its
New Mexican heritage, Texas influence,
and appreciation for native food, indigenous ingredients, and love of wild game,
especially elk. And chiles will be used!
It will come as no surprise that the
chile is New Mexico's state vegetable. In
fact, in most restaurants, the first question you'll be asked is " red or green? "
Your server is asking about the type of
chile you'd like on the side (and this
isn't a chuckwagon chili, it's more of a
salsa). If you can't make up your mind
between red or green, ask for Christmas!
Get it?

GETTING THERE
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
(SAF) opened in 1941. It is
home to some 200 based
aircraft and offers commercial service through United
Airlines to Denver and
through American Airlines
to Dallas/Ft. Worth and
Phoenix. There are three
runways-Runway 2/20 is
8,366 feet long, Runway
15/33 is 6,316 feet long, and
Runway 10/28 is 6,301 feet
long. Elevation is 6,349 feet
and the airport is located
nine miles from the city.
flysantafe.com

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