New Mexico

July 3rd special for City of Farmington 2014 Fireworks Display

July 3rd is the City of Farmington’s 2014 Firework display from Sullivan Hill. It is a wonderful tradition for Farmington families to gather in parks and parking lots, turn on the radio, watch the beautiful fireworks, and celebrate as one community our great country.

Si Señor wants to help you make this occasion hassle-free by providing you with a Make-Your-Own-Burrito-Picnic. For $8.49 per person, you get your choice of chicken or beef fajita meat (6 oz), 2 tortillas, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo packed neatly to-go for you and your family to enjoy as you await the fireworks.

The Make-Your-Own-Burrito-Picnic is a special for the annual firework show and it is only available this Thursday, July 3rd 2014! You can call in your burrito picnic just like you would a normal to-go order or call it in a day-or-two early and tell us what time you would like to pick up your order on July 3rd and we’ll have it ready to-go!

The City of Farmington Fireworks start at 9:25pm. KWYK 94.9, Quick Radio, will broadcast music for the show!

The Si Señor family wishes you a safe and happy holiday!

To find a list of other Freedom Days happenings in Farmington, New Mexico click here!

 

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Why is the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque? A New Mexico Fun Fact

 

 A New Mexico Fun Fact: “The Albuquerque Box”

Have you ever wondered why the International Balloon Fiesta is in Albuquerque, New Mexico instead of a larger city or maybe in the middle of nowhere? It turns out that Albuquerque is the perfect place for a hot-air balloon festival because of a weather phenomenon called the “Albuquerque Box.”  The Albuquerque box refers to the wind patterns above Albuquerque. The winds at low altitude are opposite the winds that blow at a higher altitude. Balloonists love the Albuquerque box because they can fly their balloons at a lower altitude and move away from the field, then fly their balloons at a higher altitude to come back to the field. For more detailed information about the Albuquerque box click here!

 

 

The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act: If it Says it’s New Mexican Chile it Better be!

On Sunday, July 1st, 2012, the New Mexico Chile Advertising Act goes into effect. The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act states that it is unlawful for a business to knowingly sell or label products as New Mexico chile if the chile was not grown in New Mexico. If the New Mexico department of Agriculture discovers that a business is selling non-New Mexican chile, as New Mexican, the product(s) can be removed from sale by order of district court.

So Why is This Law Important for New Mexicans?

More chiles are grown in New Mexico than any other state. As the New Mexico Chile Association website puts it

What oranges are to Florida and potatoes are to Idaho, Chile is to New Mexico.”

Chile is one of New Mexico’s top selling crops and a huge tourist attraction. Both are important to New Mexico’s economy. The survival of entire towns (like Hatch, NM) depend on the profit of chile. The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act is a step toward insuring that growers from other states and even other countries are not undercutting sales of true New Mexican chile by labeling foreign product as New Mexican.

Countries like China are now growing chile with poor regulations and cheap labor. This makes chile cheaper and the buying price for businesses lower. Which sounds like a great deal on paper… but what about the reason you are actually buying the chile in the first place?  What about the flavor?

Ask any connoisseur of New Mexican Cuisine if “New Mexican” food in Arizona, California, or Texas tastes the same as New Mexican food from New Mexico, made with New Mexican chile.  The answer will be…  Absolutely not.

This law protects the flavor of New Mexico that is uniquely New Mexican… just like a bourbon whiskey must come from Bourbon county  Kentucky. And true Champagne is only from the Champagne region of France. This law is long over due, and New Mexicans can be proud that New Mexico’s unique flavor is finally protected under law from cheap imitations.

 

The Perfect Summer Margarita

Here is one of our secret family recipes for the perfect Margarita for those hot summer evenings.  You’ll need…

  • 3 ounces of Tequila (preferable Patron or Don Julio)
  • 1/2 of a fresh tangerine, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 of a fresh lime, cut into quaters
  • 1/4 fresh jalapeño,  sliced (empty of seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of agave nectar
  • Ice
  • Sea salt or corse salt (for the rim of the glass)

 

In a cocktail shaker, muddle tangerine, lime, jalapeño, and agave nectar. Add ice to the shaker. Pour the Tequila over the ice, cover the shaker with the lid and give it a really good shake.

Rub the rim of your glass with lime juice. Sprinkle a good amount of sea salt (or corse salt) onto a plate. Place the “limed” glass upside down on plate to salt the rim.

Pour all the contents from the shaker into your glass… and VIOLA… you have a delicious margarita! (If you don’t like the spice just leave out the jalapeño.)

 

Father’s Day: Treat Your Dad to a Steak Dinner

A wise woman once said “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”…  And with Father’s Day being this weekend (Sunday, June 17th), it should be a given that a good meal is the order of the day.

Which is why, here at Si Señor, we have brought in special, choice-cut New York strip steaks… Just for dad.  NY strips are a particularly tender piece of meat that also happens to be lean!

These beautiful, juicy, tender cuts of beef are served with two cheese enchiladas, and topped with his choice of red or green chile….  If you haven’t tried steak and enchiladas, you are missing out on one of the most delicious food pairings of all time!

… And the best part?

You can treat dad to a delicious New Mexican steak dinner this Father’s Day for just $22.49.

See you this weekend!

Special Father’s Day NY strip steak meals available Saturday & Sunday (June 16th-17th) only.

New Mexico’s Centennial Celebration: 4 Ways to Enjoy New Mexico’s 100th Birthday

 On January 6th, 1912 New Mexico became the 47th state to enter into the United States of America!
Here are a few fun ways to learn more about our state and have some fun celebrating 100 years of New Mexico’s statehood history!

“From Apples to Stars: Farmington’s Bite at Statehood”

Farmington Museum & Gateway Park • 3041 East Main St. Farmington, NM 87401

Through Saturday August 4, 2012

8am to 5pm

Come see artifacts, images, and hear some oral history about little, old Farmington and its role in the development of New Mexico’s statehood and beyond. The exhibit reveals the histories of Farmington’s humble beginnings as an apple orchard, New Mexico’s role in WWI, the oil and gas industries that “put it on the map”, women’s fashion of the time, and the great flood of 1911.

“It’s All Symbolic: The State Symbols of New Mexico”

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum • 4100 Dripping Springs Rd Las Cruces, NM 88011

Through July 1, 2012

Monday- Saturday, 9am to 5pm • Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

Have you ever wondered why our state seal is an eagle with a snake in its mouth with the American eagle behind him? This exhibit is for those of you who really want to geek-out! The symbols of New Mexico often caused controversy throughout the United States and New Mexico it self. Go check it out!

“Centennial Summerfest- New Mexico’s Birthday Bash”

Albuquerque Downtown

June 16, 2012

12pm-9:30pm

Free Concert by Grammy award-winning band “Los Lobos”, and other musicians.  Enjoy food, drinks, kid’s activities, car shows, and much more!

“Get the Picture Contest!”

Do you have an eye for photography? Do you know this state like the back of your hand or want to know more about it? Do you want to win $10,000?!?! Register in the Get the Picture Centennial photo contest. You will have to travel the state to re-create 100 old photographs! Find more information by clicking here!