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5 Outdoor Activities to Try Near Santa Fe In Summer and Fall
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5 Outdoor Activities to Try Near Santa Fe In Summer and Fall

September 3, 2021

Read on to learn more about some of the best outdoor activities to try in Santa Fe.

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Best Day Trips Near Santa Fe
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Best Day Trips Near Santa Fe

September 1, 2021

Exploration is the destination.

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Pueblo Ladders | Kiva Ladders | Log Ladders
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Pueblo Ladders | Kiva Ladders | Log Ladders

August 11, 2021

When you see one of these ladders, you may be surprised that they hold deep cultural significance.

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5 Top Reasons Santa Fe Real Estate is an Excellent Investment
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5 Top Reasons Santa Fe Real Estate is an Excellent Investment

July 19, 2021

A smart financial investment that enhances your lifestyle.

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8 Best Trails Near Santa Fe
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8 Best Trails Near Santa Fe

July 1, 2021

A guide to Santa Fe’s best walks and hikes

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Contemporary Santa Fe Architecture
Contemporary Santa Fe Architecture

June 30, 2021

Santa Fe architecture is not only earthen adobes, meet the city’s contemporary design movement

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Santa Fe Doors
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Santa Fe Doors

May 11, 2021

In 2013, Old House Online published an article titled, “Pueblo Revival Houses in Santa Fe.”

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Reasons People Love Las Campanas
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Reasons People Love Las Campanas

April 27, 2021

Experience the luxury side of Santa Fe life

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Santa Fe Style – Kiva Fireplaces
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Santa Fe Style – Kiva Fireplaces

April 12, 2021

Next to the adobe structure, one of the most recognizable elements of the Santa Fe style is both indoor and outdoor Kiva fireplaces.

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Santa Fe Style – Chile Ristras
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Santa Fe Style – Chile Ristras

March 12, 2021

When it comes to Santa Fe Style, a popular Southwest decor is the chile ristra.

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Santa Fe Hotels
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Santa Fe Hotels

January 27, 2021

Once you move to Santa Fe and you say to friends and family “come to see me”

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Santa Fe Art and Food Walking Tours
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Santa Fe Art and Food Walking Tours

Darlene Streit | January 26, 2021

Here are four Santa Fe walking tours that pair art with food.

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3rd Quarter 2020 Market Update Santa Fe
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3rd Quarter 2020 Market Update Santa Fe

January 26, 2021

I’m happy to share my decades of experience and help you navigate through any decisions

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Santa Fe Style – Flat Roofs, Blue Doors, Soft Lines, Stepped Building
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Santa Fe Style – Flat Roofs, Blue Doors, Soft Lines, Stepped Building

January 6, 2021

Welcome to another look at the Santa Fe Style

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5 Great Real Estate or Home Resolutions and Goals
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5 Great Real Estate or Home Resolutions and Goals

December 29, 2020

Some of those resolutions hit the spot and others will fall by the wayside.

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Santa Fe Luxury Second Home Market is Strong
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Santa Fe Luxury Second Home Market is Strong

December 28, 2020

Santa Fe is known for a lot of things, it is in demand as a luxury second home.

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Which Santa Fe Neighborhood is Perfect For You?
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Which Santa Fe Neighborhood is Perfect For You?

December 20, 2020

When choosing a home in Santa Fe, here's how to determine which community is right for you.

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Santa Fe is the #1 Place to Buy Luxury Real Estate—Here's Why
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Santa Fe is the #1 Place to Buy Luxury Real Estate—Here's Why

December 15, 2020

Whether it's a place to retire, second residence or forever home, Santa Fe is the ideal place to invest in luxury real estate.

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Santa Fe Style – Carved Wooden Doors, Exposed Natural Wood Vigas, Corbel, and Earth Tones
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Santa Fe Style – Carved Wooden Doors, Exposed Natural Wood Vigas, Corbel, and Eart...

November 29, 2020

One thing you’ll see on many homes are carved wooden doors.

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Get to Know Darlene (Q&A)
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Get to Know Darlene (Q&A)

November 19, 2020

Here are Darlene’s answers to frequently asked questions.

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How to use Xeriscaping in Santa Fe for Water-wise Landscaping
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How to use Xeriscaping in Santa Fe for Water-wise Landscaping

Darlene Streit | November 19, 2020

How do you balance lush, colorful gardens with low maintenance / low water landscaping? It’s easy with Xeriscaping!

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Darlene Streit: A National Leader Among Real Estate Agents
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Darlene Streit: A National Leader Among Real Estate Agents

Darlene Streit | November 19, 2020

Streit was cited by REAL Trends

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Testimonials
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Testimonials

Darlene Streit | November 18, 2020

Here is just a small sample of what they have had to say about working with her.

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The History of the Santa Fe Opera
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The History of the Santa Fe Opera

Darlene Streit | November 18, 2020

The Santa Fe Opera has grown into a destination for tens of thousands of people.

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Why Santa Fe is the City Different
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Why Santa Fe is the City Different

Darlene Streit | November 18, 2020

There are many things that make Santa Fe different from any other city.

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Santa Fe Style – Thick Walls, Adobe Structure, Rounded Corners
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Santa Fe Style – Thick Walls, Adobe Structure, Rounded Corners

November 1, 2020

Different elements of the Santa Fe Style and why it makes “the city different”.

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Santa Fe Style – Pueblo Revival Architecture
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Santa Fe Style – Pueblo Revival Architecture

October 10, 2020

You will see the many low-slung, earth-colored buildings.

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Making Your Home Energy Efficient
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Making Your Home Energy Efficient

September 13, 2020

Here are some low-cost ideas to reduce your home’s energy footprint.

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Moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico – What You Need to Know
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Moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico – What You Need to Know

August 16, 2020

The City Different has an abundance of history and art scene.

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Moving Checklist for Moving to or from Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Moving Checklist for Moving to or from Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 16, 2020

Being organized with an in-depth checklist can help keep you focused.

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Moving with Kids
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Moving with Kids

August 15, 2020

Moving with kids is definitely a tricky balancing act.

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Hotels in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Hotels in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Darlene Streit | August 9, 2020

Santa Fe is full of some incredible hotels to make your stay more enjoyable.

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International Buyers and Sellers – Purchasing Real Estate in the US
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International Buyers and Sellers – Purchasing Real Estate in the US

August 9, 2020

Real Estate practices vary and the services of local expert are essential.

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Home Office Renovation Ideas
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Home Office Renovation Ideas

August 9, 2020

Having a home office in your Santa Fe home is a growing trend.

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What are the best heating systems for New Mexico?
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What are the best heating systems for New Mexico?

August 1, 2020

Here are the most popular heating systems suited for Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell
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How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

August 1, 2020

Some minor enhancements, and thorough cleaning and de-cluttering.

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Moving? Here are Some Packing Tips
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Moving? Here are Some Packing Tips

July 31, 2020

Make your next move as peaceful as possible by following these helpful tips.

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Quarter 1 2020 Market Update Santa Fe
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Quarter 1 2020 Market Update Santa Fe

July 31, 2020

Having the latest statistics regarding sales and inventory are essential.

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Tips on Evaluating an Offer for Your Santa Fe Home
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Tips on Evaluating an Offer for Your Santa Fe Home

July 1, 2020

To provide you with valuable insight into Santa Fe and buying or selling your home.

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Financial and Emotional Considerations to Buying a Home in Santa Fe
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Financial and Emotional Considerations to Buying a Home in Santa Fe

July 1, 2020

Luckily the process of financing a home is simpler due to modern technology.

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Tips for Selling Your Home by Making it Stand Out
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Tips for Selling Your Home by Making it Stand Out

July 1, 2020

Make your home more appealing to potential home buyers.

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Santa Fe Real Estate – 7 Tips for Buying a Home
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Santa Fe Real Estate – 7 Tips for Buying a Home

July 1, 2020

One of the most exciting times in a person’s life is the purchase of a new home.

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Tips for Selling Your Home – Santa Fe Real Estate
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Tips for Selling Your Home – Santa Fe Real Estate

July 1, 2020

Tips for Selling Your Home in Santa Fe – Preparing to Sell

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Santa Fe Opera’s Cold Mountain
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Santa Fe Opera’s Cold Mountain

July 1, 2020

An American opera co-commission by the Santa Fe Opera

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The Real Life Home of The Simpsons
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The Real Life Home of The Simpsons

July 1, 2020

In 1997, a very unique home was built in Henderson, Nevada.

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Santa Fe Holiday and Winter Photos and Videos
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Santa Fe Holiday and Winter Photos and Videos

July 1, 2020

Santa Fe becomes a winter wonderland of beauty during the holidays.

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The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
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The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

July 1, 2020

The museum opened on July 17, 1997, eleven years after the death of O’Keeffe.

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Santa Fe Chef Wins Chopped on Food Network
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Santa Fe Chef Wins Chopped on Food Network

July 1, 2020

Chopped is a reality-based American cooking show that airs on the Food Network.

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Lloyd Kiva New – Godfather of Native Fashion
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Lloyd Kiva New – Godfather of Native Fashion

July 1, 2020

Referred to as the “Godfather of Native Fashion”

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A Closer Look at the Santa Fe Plaza – Santa Fe, New Mexico
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A Closer Look at the Santa Fe Plaza – Santa Fe, New Mexico

July 1, 2020

Part of the Santa Fe Historic District, is the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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“Coast To Coast” Real Estate Webinar #11 By Haute Residence “Coast To Coast” Real Estate Webinar #11 By Haute Residence

Haute Residence's latest edition of “Coast to Coast” features Darlene and two other top national agents in West Hollywood and North Carolina. Watch now to learn more about ...

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Top 10 Underrated Ski Towns to Own a Winter Home Top 10 Underrated Ski Towns to Own a Winter Home

With the increasing flexibility and comfort of remote work, many have begun looking into purchasing a second home or vacation property for a change of scenery from their ev...

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Sotheby Sotheby's International Realty Luxury Outlook report for 2021

What's in store for luxury real estate in 2021? Track the pulse of national and global trends for first and second homes, urban/suburban shifts, luxury destinations, and wh...

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Sante Fe Resort Report 2021 Sante Fe Resort Report 2021

2020 proved that many consumers were happy to call resort markets their primary residence, especially given the flexibility and focus on lifestyle that was heightened by CO...

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Revolution Bakery Revolution Bakery

A variety of gluten free breads/sweets each week. Email or message through Facebook. Pickup: 10 am to 1 pm, Fridays. 418 Cerrillos Rd.

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Chocolate Maven Chocolate Maven

Order online or call: 505-984-1980. Takeout 10 am to 2 pm. Menu posted online. Delivery 11:30 am to 2 pm. 821 W San Mateo Road

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Dolina Dolina

Call in your order: 505-982-9394. Menu posted online. Takeout daily, 8 am to 2 pm. Curbside pick-up. 402 N. Guadalupe St.

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Clafoutis Clafoutis

Call in your order: 505-988-1809. Menu posted online. Takeout Monday – Saturday, 7 am to 2 pm. Curbside pick-up. 333 W. Cordova Road.

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El Meson El Meson

Order and pay online, or call: 505-995-9595. Take out daily, 4:45 pm to 8:15 pm. Menu posted online. Curbside pick-up. 322 Garfield St.

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Fire & Hops Fire & Hops

Order online or call: 505-954-1635. Monday through Friday 4 pm to 8 pm. Menu posted online. Takeout. 222 N Guadalupe St.

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Sage Sage

Order online. Monday through Saturday 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Menu posted online. 535 Cerrillos Rd.

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Tesuque Village Market Tesuque Village Market

Call: 505-988-8848. Monday through Sunday 11 am to 8 pm. Menu posted online. Takeout or Grubhub delivery. 138 Tesuque Village Road

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Cafecito Cafecito

Order online or call: 505-310-0089. Daily 9 am to 3 pm. Menu posted online. Takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery. 922A Shoofly St.

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Whole Hog Cafe Whole Hog Cafe

Call: 505-474-3375. Daily 11 am to 7:30 pm. Menu posted online. Takeout, curbside pickup. Delivery through Dashing Delivery. 320 S Guadalupe St.

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Cowgirl Cowgirl

Order online or Order online. Daily 11 am to 7:45 pm. Menu posted online. Takeout. 319 S Guadalupe St.

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Cafe Fina Cafe Fina

Order online or call: 505-466-3886. Daily: brunch 8 am to 3 pm, pastries 3 – 4 pm. Dinner Mon – Sat, 4 pm to 8 pm. Menu online. Pickup window. 624 Old Las Vegas Hwy.

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Back Road Pizza Back Road Pizza

Order online, call when you arrive: 505-955-9055. Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30 am to 9 pm. Menu online. Curbside pick-up. 1807 Second St Unit 1.

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Upper Crust Upper Crust

Call 505-471-1111. Mon – Fri, 11 am to 8 pm, Sat – Sun, 11 am to 9 pm. Menu online. Pick up at drive-through window. 5 Colina Dr., Eldorado.

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Harry Harry's Road House

Order online or call in your order: 505-989-4629. Menu posted online. Takeout daily, 11 am to 7 pm. Pick-up. 96 B Old Las Vegas Highway.

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Joe Joe's dining

Call to order: 505-471-3800. Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 7:30 pm. Menu posted online. Curbside pick-up. 2801 Rodeo Road

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Andiamo Andiamo

Order and pay online, or call: 505-995-9595. Take out daily, 4:45 pm to 8:15 pm. Menu posted online. Curbside pick-up. 322 Garfield St.

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Izanami Izanami

Order online or call: 505-428-6409. Tuesday through Saturday, 5 pm to 7 pm. Menu posted online. Curbside pick-up, takeout, and delivery. 21 Ten Thousand Waves Way

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La Boca La Boca

Order online or call: 505-982-3433. Thursday through Saturday, 4 pm to 6 pm. Menu posted online. Curbside pick-up. 72 W. Marcy St.

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Tomasita Tomasita's

Order online or call: 505-983-5721. Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 8:30 pm, Friday through Saturday 11 am to 9 pm. Menu posted online. Takeout, and curbside pick-up. 500...

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La Choza La Choza

Call to order: 505-982-0909. Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm. Menu posted online. Curbside pick-up. 905 Alarid St.

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Maria Maria's

Order online or call: 505-983-7929. Wednesday through Sunday, 12 pm to 8 pm. Menu posted online. Curbside pick-up and delivery. 555 W Cordova Rd.

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La Plazuela La Plazuela

Call to order: 505-995-2334. Daily 8 am to 7 pm. Menu posted online. Takeout and curbside pick-up. 100 E San Francisco St.

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Paloma Paloma

Order online or call: 505-467-8624. Pay when picking up order. Tuesday through Saturday, 4 pm to 8pm. Menu posted online. Curbside pick-up. 401 S Guadalupe St.

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Paper Dosa Paper Dosa

Call to order: 505-930-5521. Tuesday through Sunday, 4 pm to 8 pm. Menu posted online. Takeout, curbside pick-up. 551 W Cordova Rd.

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Modern General Modern General

Order online or call: 505-820-9205. Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm. Menu posted online. Takeout. 709 Don Cubero Alley

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Rio Chama Rio Chama

Call to order: 505-955-0765. Wednesday through Sunday 12 pm to 8 pm. Menu posted online. Delivery and curbside pick-up. 414 Old Santa Fe Trail.

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Sassella Sassella

Order online or call in your order: 505-982-6734. See website for menu. Takeout daily 11:30 am to 7:30 pm. Pick-up or delivery. 225 Johnson St.

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Arroyo Vino Arroyo Vino

See menu online and call: 505-983-2100. Tuesday through Saturday 4 pm to 7 pm. Curbside pick-up. 218 Camino La Tierra.

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Sazon Sazon

Order online or call in your order: 505-983-8604. See website for menu. Takeout daily 11 am to 2 pm, 4 pm to 7 pm. Pick-up or delivery. 221 Shelby Street.

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Just The Best Just The Best

Just The Best is locally-owned, providing restaurants, hotels and grocery stores with fresh produce for over 24 years. Now offering home delivery service for a variety of f...

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Instacart Instacart

Instacart shops for you and delivers your order to your door. Stores available in Santa Fe: Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Smith’s, Food King, Market Street, Albertsons, Sam’s C...

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Fetch Fetch

Fetch is a locally-owned delivery service that allows you to get what you need from thousands of Santa Fe businesses including restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stor...

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Dashing Delivery Dashing Delivery

A locally-owned delivery service in operation for over 16 years. Dashing Delivery picks up and delivers from almost 30 Santa Fe restaurants, with expanded precautions durin...

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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Online Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Online

Tour the museum’s online collections virtually. Georgia O’Keeffe’s boldly innovative art is one of the most iconic and original contributions to American Modernism.

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Virtual Tours of the Vatican Museums Virtual Tours of the Vatican Museums

Immerse yourself in the immense Vatican art collection with 360-degree virtual tours. Visit the Sistine Chapel, the Rafael Rooms, and several other museums and wings.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Explore The Met’s vast collections and exhibitions of more than 5,000 years of art. Enjoy videos, gallery guides, blogs; and tune in all week for virtual events for all ages.

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Explore a World of Science & History Explore a World of Science & History

Fascinating and fun, the National Museum of Natural History’s website provides hours of stimulating discovery as you tour their amazing collections and exhibits.

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Visit Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum Visit Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum

Get to know some of the world’s most beloved art pieces up close, from Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” to Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid,” among many other masterpieces.

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Exhibitions, family activities & more Exhibitions, family activities & more

Collections, exhibitions, family activities, podcasts, books and videos are all offered on the Getty Center’s website. Explore and learn with these virtual art offerings.

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Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater offers Ailey All Access, where for a limited time, you can stream full-length videos of the company performing popular pieces.

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Iconic Bolshoi Ballet Performances Iconic Bolshoi Ballet Performances

Bolshoi Ballet is streaming full performances of iconic shows on their official YouTube channel for free. New ones are uploaded at noon ET and are available for 24 hours.

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Dance Performances & Documentaries Dance Performances & Documentaries

Marquee TV is offering a 30-day free trial to enjoy ballet and dance-themed documentaries such as Giselle, Swan Lake and others from international dance companies.

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Awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil Awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is streaming exclusive new content every Friday on its platform CirqueConnect. Performances of Amaluna, VOLTA and Bazzar are available ongoing as well.

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Dance Performances & Documentaries Dance Performances & Documentaries

ALL Arts, the streaming platform from WNET, is offering a variety of international dance performances and documentaries for free.

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