Brochachos food truck opened on November 6 in the Candyman Strings & Things parking lot on St. Michael’s Drive in Calle Lorca. Brochachos serves a variety of hot dogs and Frito pies.
At Mamou, 217 E. Palace Ave., was closed for renovations in November and December.
Sushi and Doner Kebab evening is the draw of pop-up restaurants every Wednesday evening since October 20 at Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery, 2791 Agua Fría St. Brent Jung, which owned Izmi Sushi until 2018, serves sushi with fish shipped overnight from the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii. Dogucan Nalkiran, originally from Turkey, serves the Turkish sandwich specialty, Döner Kebab. Jung and Nalkiran are in Tumbleroot every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
New Mexico Restaurant Association named Marc Kiffin, Chef and Owner of The Compound, 2021 Chef of the Year at the 2021 NMRA Hospitality Industry Awards. “Its super powers of innovation, style and freshness translate into a contemporary American menu focused on regional ingredients and local sourcing,” noted the association in its award announcement.
New Mexico Restaurant Association named Tai Ayers of Ohori’s Coffee Roasters her Director of the Year 2021. “She has demonstrated extraordinary management skills in listening and training staff, provides a safe environment for staff and customers and continues to run a thriving local business in a really difficult time, ”noted the NMRA. “At the same time, she was juggling new rules, she was developing Ohori’s online presence and capabilities as well as a local delivery program.”
Open kitchen, 227 Don Gaspar Ave., will begin offering public cooking classes Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Classes will cover Vietnamese, Korean, Thai and Italian cuisines.
Cafe 35 ° North, 60 E. San Francisco St., renovated in the summer to speed up coffee service and replace all of its equipment, including a new espresso machine and water filtration system.
La Casa Sena was closed from November 12 to 17 because a pipe burst in the kitchen.
French coffee Thousand is slated to open in January in the former Bouche Bistro at 451 W. Alameda St. At the same time, Mille owners Marcel and Stéphanie Remillieux will be closing their Fleur de Lys crêperie in Los Alamos by the end of the year.
India House, 2501 Cerrillos Road, reopened its lunch buffet on December 1.
Horno Restaurant, 95 W. Marcy St., has installed lots of sound panels “to muffle the noise in our dining room,” chef / owner David Sellers wrote on Facebook. “We haven’t run out of people who say it’s really loud when we’re (luckily) very busy. This is already having a huge effect.
Cafe Opuntia, 1607 Alcaldesa St., will begin serving dinner on December 9.