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Crooked and Cracked perform at the Historic Taos Inn.
Best of Taos 2020

Adobe Bar at the historic Taos Inn: where history and art collide

In the historic Taos Inn, on 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, is room 102 one of 45 unique guest rooms only this one has a silver Nambé star nailed to its door. It was the space reserved for Washington D.C. writer Dee Strasberg whenever she came to town. Which turned out to be twice a year, spring and fall, starting in 1951 until failing health kept her away. She transitioned in 2013 and asked for her ashes to be buried in the Inn’s courtyard. Between her yearly Taos sojourns Strasberg left her old heavy typewriter behind so housekeeping could set it up in room 102, with fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and candies, before her arrival. The iconoclastic writer penned many of her 70 plus Gothic Romance and Horror novels in room 102 under the pen name Daoma Winston.
A la carte world street food: Farm-to-table on the fly
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A la carte world street food: Farm-to-table on the fly

If you are wondering where to eat something fresh and fast, affordable and mostly organic in Taos, À La Carte is a best kept secret no longer. Offering farm to table, global cuisine, À La Carte World Street Food serves food made with mostly organic and local ingredients — quick, easy-to-eat, on-the-go meals, inspired by “world street food and American classics,” said owner Louise Desmarais. Mediterranean, Moroccan, Cuban, Mexican, Thai, the aforementioned American classics and more — you’ll find them here.
Elana Lombard and Christopher Pieper, the owners of Mudd N Flood Mountain Shop, discovered Taos twenty-three years ago and fell in love.
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Mudd n Flood: Earth and sky stay sustainable

Elana Lombard and Christopher Pieper, the owners of Mudd N Flood Mountain Shop, discovered Taos twenty-three years ago and fell in love.  Soon after they quit their jobs as high school science teachers and made the move. In 2001 they bought Mudd N Flood Mountain Shop. “We lived in a teepee with our baby and toddler, built our straw bale house, and started a little organic farm.  Phew!  That was a big year!  Now we enjoy being both student and teacher: learning and keeping abreast of the latest developments in gear, clothing, and restorative agriculture, and sharing this knowledge with our community.  We are passionate about the outdoors and restoring the earth, and all the wonderful ways to explore it, through hiking, backpacking, gardening, skiing, river trips, rock climbing, snowshoeing, and much more. We are excited to share this love of the outdoors and help you to be better prepared and more comfortable on your next adventure.”
Ask a guy, any guy who knows Overland Sheepskin Co., and he’ll veritably croon. Voted number one for Best Men’s Clothing Store in the 2020 Best of Taos poll, Overland is as much a man cave as it is a mecca of the highest quality treasures of leather and other signature-style products. 
Best of Taos 2020

Overland Sheepskin Company: Lockdown or not, spring stock gone

Ask a guy, any guy who knows Overland Sheepskin Co., and he’ll veritably croon. Voted number one for Best Men’s Clothing Store in the 2020 Best of Taos poll, Overland is as much a man cave as it is a mecca of the highest quality treasures of leather and other signature-style products.  “We have lots of new men’s merchandise,” said Taos store manager Julie Leavenworth by phone May 8. “Beautiful mens’ cotton shirts, lots of new styles – madras, stripes and plaids as well as linens; real classics. Plus our lightweight leathers, vests and jackets. Lots of shoes, Blackstone oxfords and slip-ons, and OluKai sneakers and flip-flops. 
Petree nursery and greenhouses: Huge selection, all locally grown
Best of Taos 2020

Petree nursery and greenhouses: Huge selection, all locally grown

The hardest thing about lockdown this spring was being unable to see and touch our babies in the nurseries. So we settled for calling in and curbside delivery to start getting our green on. Taos gardeners voted Petree Nursery and Greenhouses as the Best Nursery in 2020’s Best of Taos survey, which is where a whole lot of Taos gardeners go, because everything is locally grown, so the money stays in Taos. All Petree’s fans were itching to get into that 35-acre operation and see what Sylvia and Mike Petree and staff had worked on over the winter.
Everyone has an opinion about what's 'best' in Taos. So, every year, we hold a survey and ask all of you to tell us: Who has the best green chile? Where's the best place to go hiking? Which store has the best souvenir gifts? Among many other questions. More than 1,700 people participated this year, and the results are in! Find your copy in this week’s edition!
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The Best of Taos 2020

Everyone has an opinion about what's 'best' in Taos. So, every year, we hold a survey and ask all of you to tell us: Who has the best green chile? Where's the best place to go hiking? Which store has the best souvenir gifts? Among many other questions. More than 1,700 people participated this year, and the results are in! Find your copy in today's paper!

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