Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

Reasons to love the now-chilly weather: you can now officially drink midday hot chocolates and pumpkin lattes. Sweaters are standard-issue uniform. And that scarf can actually be useful now. No need to pretend like you’re cold in August—it’s time!

Also, there’s plenty to keep you busy this cold weekend. Check out these amazing ABQ events:

Mean green

If you haven’t heard, today is America Recycles Day. Though we’re already well into it, it’s a good chance to sit back and think about how well we’re doing on giving our garbage new life.

Not only does recycling help our planet, but it helps our fellow paisanos. According to a release from Waste Management of New Mexico, the multi-billion dollar industry of recycling keeps millions of Americans employed. The U.S. currently has a recycling rate of 34 percent, which saves an amount of energy equal to about 229 million barrels of crude oil.

“We can all make a difference on America Recycles Day, and every day of the year,” Scott Bradley, area vice president for Waste Management Four Corners, says in a press release.“Whether it’s helping with a recycling project in your community, purchasing products made from recycled materials, or simply making sure you place your paper, aluminum, plastic and glass in your recycling bin, it’s important that we all make a commitment to do our part to protect our environment and preserve resources.”

And in honor of the holiday, on Saturday, Nov. 16, the City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Management Department, Keep Albuquerque Beautiful, and Friedman Recycling are hosting free tours of the state-of-the-art Friedman Recycling facility, which just opened at the end of June, on Edith Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Find it in one’s art

Don’t forget this weekend is the legendary Weems International Artfest at Expo New Mexico. The fine art and craft show lasts through 8 p.m. tonight, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 16, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 17.

Everyone is welcome, from the art novice to the experienced collector. The Artfest offers a wide range of prices and art variety. There are also art demonstrations and Children’s ArtSmart will provide educational activities for the young ones.

Admission is $5 for active military and seniors 65 and over, free for children 12 and under, and $6 for everyone else. Shuttle service will also be available.

‘Tis the season(s)

We can’t believe it either. Seasons Rotisserie & Grill is 18 years old.

In honor of the award-winning restaurant’s birthday, from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24 the Old Town eatery will be offering a $35 three-course “Fall Prix Fixe Menu.” Yes, you read right. The cost is per person and reservations are recommended. But trust us, it’ll be worth it.

Pecan Crusted Three Cheese Relleno, Wood Grilled Jumbo Sea Scallops, Flourless Chocolate Torte & Crème Brulee Duo. Mmmm …we are already drooling like Homer Simpson lost in doughnut thought. And that’s only a taste of the Fall Prix Fixe Menu.

For only $15 more per person you can enjoy suggested wine pairings.

Well, it looks like our schedules are booked!
What are you up to this weekend?