Chef couple shares a passion for food

Story and picture originally published in Taos News Photo: Katharine Egli There is a new restaurant in town—Medley, that opened on May 28th. It is located where the Old Blinking Light used to be, but the owners, Chefs Wilks and Colleen Medley, want people to know one thing: “This isn’t the renovated Old Blinking Light,”…

Jethro’s Genuine Texas Barbeque: “the King and Queen of BBQ”

Originally published in Taos News When the 2015 Best of Taos Award for best BBQ went to a restaurant located in Angel Fire, Shera Maher and Richard Nance knew exactly what kind of business they were going to get into. “It was clear that Taos needed its own authentic BBQ place,” said Maher. And that…

Meet the Hemptress

Originally published in Taos News Ruth Fahrbacht bought a hemp guitar strap from a vendor in Kit Carson Park back in 1997 and loved its durability and strength. “It was not like any other strap I had owned,” she said. From that moment on, she started researching and learning as much as she could about…

“No ‘tude in Taos!” Why writers keep coming back

Originally published in Tempo, a Taos News publication Many people have come to Taos on a literary quest, since the times of D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. There are writing workshops, salons and conferences going on year-round. The most famous is perhaps the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference that celebrates its 17th anniversary this year. It…

Two small inns channel the true spirit of Taos

Originally published in Taos Summer Guide, a Taos News publication Casa Gallina: rustic charm meets comfort When guests arrive at Casa Gallina for a stay in one of its five cozy casitas, they can expect to be welcomed by a bottle of wine and a tray of ham, cheese, olives and other hors-d’oeuvres prepared by…

A night of jazz and poetry closes tribute to Peter Rabbit

Petter Rabbit and Anne MacNaughton Originally published in Tempo, Taos News “Beats & Bebop—A Poetry-Jazz Tribute to Peter Rabbit” concluded with a grand finale at Taos Mesa Brewing on Friday April 10th. The evening started when several former members of the jazz and poetry ensemble “Luminous Animal” took the stage by storm. Steve Rose, a member of…

Taos Yoga Therapy: the next wave of Taos yoga

Originally published in Taos News Last fall, Monique Parker opened Taos Yoga Therapy, a boutique yoga studio specializing in personalized instruction, authentic yogic studies, and therapeutic yoga. It is located in Central Station, behind Dara Thai and La Bell Dry Cleansers. Parker’s goal is to provide an oasis for healing in the heart of downtown…

Frank English brings the art and craft of custom-made boots to Taos

Story and pictures originally published in Taos News Custom-made, hand-tooled and hand-painted cowboy boots are both a fashion statement and a symbolic representation of the American spirit. They grew out of a need for dependable and protective footwear, and became, thanks to the movie industry, an icon of the West. Now they are trendy items,…

Claireworks Studio and Gallery

Originally published in Taos News in November 2014 Image taken from http://www.claireworks.com/ Claireworks Studio and Gallery has been in business for over eighteen years. Owner and artist Claire Haye works in many mediums like sculpture, jewelry and mixed media paintings. “I make everything you see here in the store,” she said, “from small and delicate earrings to the…

Casachokolá: multicultural flavors, innovative recipes

Originally published in Taos News Love and chocolate came to Javier Abad’s life at the same time. Abad, a native of the Basque Country, was working in Merida, Venezuela, when he met Taoseña Debi Vincent in 2002. Vincent had her own artisan chocolate company which she had started at age nineteen, when she was awarded…