Saturday, September 08, 2007

Baleens and Cafe Istanbul

Restaurant Review

Baleens Sometimes less is not more, it's just less. This is the case at Baleens: a beautiful restaurant in the Inn of Loretto which serves tiny portions of overpriced, mediocre, modern southwest food in a very dark dining room with a little too much attitude for my taste. When they brought out the mini silverware I knew I was in trouble! And what's with the monkey theme?

Cafe Istanbul and Market This is a great authentic middle eastern marketplace — on Wyoming in Albuquerque — with a cafe in the front. Leave time to sit down for lunch before shopping. All kinds of interesting pickles, jams, beans, and spices. Makes you forget about green or red chile!