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A Zip Line? Say What!

Zoo Zip line Sometimes things happen that we just miss. Like the opening of a zip line at the Abq BioPark Zoo. Our chef, James Campbell Caruso, took his son there yesterday. The boy loved it. The Chef said “No way”. But this prompted a discussion about the Zoo at an event last night, and what a wonderful place it is. Baby...
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New Mexico is Jazzier!

Buddy Rich Big Band Music is not only the food of love but also the heart and rhythm of Albuquerque’s Old Town in the spring and summer months. The New Mexico Jazz Workshop brings local, regional and national talent to the stage at the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater on Friday and Saturday nights, May 30th through August 9th. And in a very special event,...
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New Mexico Lobos

On your visit to New Mexico, you want to try something different and unexpected. If you enjoy sports, but are looking for a little change-up, then go see the New Mexico Lobos in action.   Lobo means wolf in Spanish, and these wolves are always ready for a good fight. The New Mexico Lobos hail from the University of...
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New Mexico’s Cookie… Biscochitos

It’s really not Christmas in New Mexico unless you have one batch of our tasty state cookie… the biscochito. This traditional sugar cookie is a staple around these parts and a perfect dessert, or even better with a little coffee. We share these cookies, and it’s not uncommon for families and neighbors to bring over a plate of biscochitos....
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pastries… so Yummy!

Our favorite part about the holidays is hands down the desserts… We just love them! A fan and staff favorite around here is our Pumpkin Cheesecake Puff Pastry and Chef Andrew was kind enough to share the recipe. So if you’re looking for a last minute dessert to make for your holiday celebrations, this is a yummy twist in...
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Art in Action at Hotel Andaluz

Art in Action While Santa Fe and Taos are sometimes referred to as the mecca for the arts in  New Mexico. Did you know Albuquerque boasts an art scene that equally rivals the northern towns for visitors and locals to soak in? That being said, we at Hotel Andaluz are really excited to announce our partnership with the Harwood Art Center for...
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Zozobra: Santa Fe’s Original Burning Man

Zozobra Zozobra, aka Old Man Gloom, is a Santa Fe tradition that kicks off the historic city’s annual Fiesta celebrations. Each year on the Thursday following Labor Day, a 50 foot marionette and gloomy effigy, goes up in flames before a crowd of 20-30,000 onlookers in Santa Fe’s Fort Marcy Park. Decked out in his traditional white robes, only the...
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Clarinets in Casablanca at Hotel Andaluz

Don’t miss CLARINET+  at Chatter Cabaret, this Sunday, August 26 at 5 p.m. The woodwinds will rock Hotel Andaluz’s Casablanca room as James T Shields performs Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Quintet Opus 34 and Marc Mellits’ Black for Two Bass Clarinets. Also in the line-up: Duo for Violin and Viola by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Joining James are Andy Brown on...
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Albuquerque a Showcase for Queer Film

Save the dates for the 10th annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, in Albuquerque, New Mexico September 28-October 7. Hotel Andaluz is a proud sponsor of the event, one of the largest film festivals in the state and one of the top GLBT film festivals in the Southwest.  This year’s fest promises more than 100 features, shorts, &...
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Downtown Albuquerque’s Going Green

Wind turbine atop Silver Garden Apartments downtown Albuquerque Anyone else notice that downtown Albuquerque is going green? From the wind turbine atop the Silver Gardens Apartments, to the Alvarado Urban Farm, and the solar thermal panels that heat the water here at Hotel Andaluz, seems everyone is getting on board with sustainability. At Hotel Andaluz, we’re proud to be a leader in downtown Albuquerque’s movement towards eco-consciousness and...
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