Local Business “The Feasting Place” Named As One Of NM’s Outstanding Businesses Of The Year

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Local Business “The Feasting Place” Named As One Of NM’s Outstanding Businesses Of The Year

The State of New Mexico’s Small Business Development Center will be naming the Ohkay Owingeh based “The Feasting Place” as one of New Mexico’s Outstanding Business of the Year.

The Feasting Place is located in Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo where owner Norma Naranjo welcomes people from all over the globe into her home to experience a pueblo feast meal, a hands-on horno baking class and a traditional cultural experience. The Feasting Place takes participants to centuries past where families and neighbors gather to share a meal, tell stories of old and share generations of tradition.  The proven past still exists in our community today; The Feasting Place is creating innovative cultural entrepreneurship by sharing and preserving their traditions…

La Mesita Restaurant Celebrating Three Years Back In Community

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La Mesita Restaurant Celebrating Three Years Back In Community

As we enter the holiday season the Valley Daily Post is highlighting some of our areas great local businesses. La Mesita restaurant in Pojoaque reopened three years ago but brings over 50 years of history.

Three years ago this past November, Sean Ewy, grandson of La Mesita founder Charles “Smokey” Stover and Barbara Stover reopened the historic restaurant at its original location in Pojoaque…

Alicia Fine Jewelers: Serving The Community For 32 Years

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Alicia Fine Jewelers: Serving The Community For 32 Years

As we enter the holiday season the Valley Daily Post is highlighting some of our areas great local businesses. Alicia Fine Jewelers has been a fixture in our community for more than 32 years and has much to offer shoppers.

Thirty-two years ago a historic adobe house in Española was converted by family members into a jewelry store offering high-end merchandise and service, with hometown service and prices (Click For A Special Promotion).

J.R. Clothing Opens New Location With New Products & Services

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J.R. Clothing Opens New Location With New Products & Services

J.R. Clothing has moved to a new location, easily accessible from the 84/285 in Pojoaque (between Dairy Queen and the Nambe Mills outlet). The new address is 96 Cities of Gold Road, Suite 1, and J.R. Clothing is celebrating their new location Grand Opening now until Dec 10. During that time they are offering a special discount. See below for details.

Since 1988, this family owned store has provided thousands of people from across New Mexico with the highest quality of outdoor, construction and industrial wear, all while keeping the prices competitive.

Sopaipilla Factory Celebrates 10 Years Anniversary

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Sopaipilla Factory Celebrates 10 Years Anniversary

A northern New Mexico favorite, the Sopaipilla Factory restaurant in Pojoaque is turning 10 years old this November.  Ten years ago, on Nov. 14, 2007, four partners who worked at Tomasitas restaurant in Santa Fe set out on their own to bring their vision for great food to the Pojoaque Valley and surrounding communities.

Felipe Garcia, co-owner sat down with the Valley Daily Post recently to tell the story of how he and three of his coworkers started the Sopaipilla Factory…

Romeros Chile Roasting A Fall Tradition

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Romeros Chile Roasting A Fall Tradition

By ROBERT NARANJO

Hernandez – The chile roasting barrels spin all day long at Romeros in Hernandez creating the aroma that New Mexicans adore. Romeros have customers that return year after year plus new ones who have heard of the quality of the chile and the roasting at Romeros. An employee who does the chile roasting told the Valley Daily Post that when he shows up to work at 15 minutes before 8 a.m., there are five or six cars waiting in the parking lot to buy their sack of chile and have it roasted…

Stop & Eat Drive-In Restaurant Turns 50

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Stop & Eat Drive-In Restaurant Turns 50

By ROBERT NARANJO

One of the last home-owned and operated fast food restaurants (the others are Dandy Burger and El Parasol) in Espanola, “Stop & Eat Drive-In,” celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2017. Founded by Eustavio “Gus” Martinez , his wife, Sergen, and J.W. Owens, it opened for business on Jan. 2, 1967. A hamburger sold for .19 cents and a bag of potato chips was thrown in free and Cokes were .5 cents. Sergen still visits the Stop & Eat Drive-In often, son Gerald Martinez told the Valley Daily Post…

Española Pizza 9 Celebrates 2nd Birthday By Giving YOU Food

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Española Pizza 9 Celebrates 2nd Birthday By Giving YOU Food

Nine years ago two friends and their families came together to start a business making something they both loved, pizza. Two years ago they expanded that dream to Española and opened a local restaurant and are now celebrating the Española location’s birthday. 

In partnership with Pizza 9 the Valley Daily Post will be awarding over $100 in free gift certificates to Pizza 9 to five lucky readers. Read on for details on how to win.