In business for more than a century, Kaune's Neighborhood Market stocks fresh produce, prime steaks, fine cheeses, beer, liquor, fine wine, and a host of other grocery and beverage staples. Shoppers can lure monkeys away from a barrel with bananas ($0.69/lb.) or enjoy a readymade meal after picking up a fresh WondeRoast chicken ($6.29). Patrons can savor a creamy after-dinner treat with a pint of Blue Bell ice cream ($2.29) or strive toward a Herculean physique with a 6-ounce container of Dannon greek yogurt ($1.59). Customers can take home a tasty Brooklyn treat with crescent-shaped filled pastries from Erica's Rugelach ($4.99). Kaune's takes special orders from patrons who would like to request particular meats or cheeses that effectively lure raccoons into a rival crew team’s boat.
Wine Spectator magazine awarded O'Keeffe Café their "Award of Excellence" for its well-chosen selection of quality wine producers (wine is not included in today's Groupon). It was also featured on the Food Network show Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels. Frommer's very highly recommends the restaurant. TripAdvisors give O'Keeffe Café an average of four owl eyes. OpenTable reviewers give the restaurant an average of 4.1 stars.
Anna and Sancho Soeiro operate their Canyon Road café five days a week, serving organic fare largely sourced from local farmers’ markets. Dish n' Spoon Cafe's menu spans soups, salads, and sandwiches (made with chicken-curry salad, for example, or roast beef and horseradish), and caters to the noncarnivorous with veggie burgers and veggie lasagna. The café itself is housed in what was a one-room grocery store for 70 years; after moving in, the Soeiros decided to reflect the welcoming environment and community loyalty it represented in the repurposed space.
Cubbies of knickknacks, sculptures, and other gewgaws and gifts line the walls, creating an atmosphere of cozy, quaint chaos. The faces of frequent customers smile from a Star Wall of pictures, and kids chomp organic PB&J or grilled-cheese sandwiches before running off to play in the restaurant’s special kids’ corner. A Santa Fe Reporter write-up notes some of the café's Santa Fean charms—"quirkily mismatched" plates and silverware, and a patio where patrons can sprinkle sunshine and shredded clouds on their meals.
New Mexican correspondent Rob De Walt describes how, in 2009, Mayor David Coss declared August 14 Dish n’ Spoon Day in honor of the Soeiros’ consistent dedication to volunteer work and community service—they've been involved in historic preservation, the Buckaroo Ball, and a court-appointed advocate program for survivors of juvenile abuse or neglect. Every Monday, Dish n’ Spoon runs on a pay-what-you-can price structure, allowing patrons to live within their means or finally use that stash of leprechaun gold that banks refuse to convert to U.S. dollars.
Dionne Christian opened The Teahouse in 2003, determined to supply tea lovers with exotic flavors culled from her travels in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and South Africa. Between the shop's own matcha blends and wholesale concoctions, The Teahouse distributes more than 150 international teas. Patrons can pair teas, lattes, wines, or beers with items from The Teahouse's massive menu, whose pastries, sandwiches, and other treats are created with organically grown and locally produced ingredients and hints of tea. To share their love of herbal beverages, The Teahouse's specialists host 90-minute workshops that cover a variety of tea-related topics such as tea blending, hot spiced tea, and how to spot iceberg seeds in pitchers of iced tea.