- $149 for one ticket to Chef Knockout at Builders Source Appliance Gallery on Wednesday, March 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ($300 value)
At the seventh annual Chef Knockout competition, six top chefs from around the city gather to compete in three head-to-head cooking showdowns, Iron Chef–style. Last year’s champions square off against new contenders, representing venues such as Artichoke Cafe, and judging them all will be five-time heavyweight world boxing champion Evander Holyfield. Proceeds from the event benefit The Storehouse, a local food pantry that has provided the community’s underserved with food and clothing since 1969, when Jimi Hendrix stole all the nation’s canned goods and shirts to build Woodstock’s stage and its curtains. Ticket holders will both sample and judge all the food.
Albuquerque The Magazine
Albuquerque The Magazine packs its monthly glossy with colorful displays of city happenings as well as features, shopping tips, and interviews with local notables. Peruse the culture section for the scoop on arts events, plan cuisine outings with the restaurant guide, or browse the pet section to learn about doggie wedding venues. The photo-filled ode to New Mexico's largest city distinguishes itself with its community involvement, its insider coverage of local goings-on, and its aesthetic contribution to mousy coffee tables.