This truck is so Burqueño — not only is it “not eeeven”, it doesn’t have a license plate, and the bumper stickers are perfect: “UFOs are REAL The Air Force doesn’t exist” and “We all live in a watershed”. I have to admit that Laurie and I do live in a watershed, and our watershed is around 10 feet below the riverbed.
When I asked Dolores about her collection of sunglasses on a shelf in her office, she told me that it’s bright when she comes in, dark when she goes home, so she often forgets her sunglasses, and then wears another pair when she comes in the following morning. Her collection of sunglasses and explanation for it reminded me of the first line to ZZ Top’s song “Cheap Sunglasses”:
“When you wake up in the morning and the light is hurt your head
The first thing you do when you get up out of bed
Is hit that streets a-runnin’ and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses”
In preparation to raze the burned out flamenco building, workers tore out the parapet wall from Patrician Design’s building in order to detach the flamenco building’s roof from the two buildings firewalls. The workmen also sawed out portions of the front and back of the flamenco building to detach the structures’ vertical attachments. The workers labored under a sunny sky throughout the day, but then the sky became overcast with ominous inklings of rain after the workmen had retired for the day.
Espresso Fino opened at 222 Gold Ave, SW in Downtown Albuquerque right next door to our office. Owned and operated by Greg with his lovely daughter Nina, and handsome son Pablo (not pictured), Espresso Fino offers fine espresso coffee using organic beans. The shop has a brand new Nouva Simonelli 4 group Aurelia II espresso maker that is as bright and shiny as a fine mirror. They also offer pastries from Le Café Miche (two doors down on the corner of 3rd and Gold), breakfast burritos, and they will soon offer goodies from the New Mexico Pie Company.
Greg is former furniture craftsman from Taos, New Mexico, who has operated two other coffee shops in Taos over the past six years. Now that Greg and his family are offering their espresso making skills on Gold Street, be sure to stop in and try out their coffee.