The directions to this retreat center in Abiquiu are not quite right. After a few miles on County Rd. 0155, you must turn right through a marked gate (always open), then continue another mile or so to a fork. Bear left to get to the Dar al Islam gate. Bear right to get to Plaza Blanca.
Plaza Café is closed temporarily, due to a fire, but should reopen by the end of 2011.
Corazon bar/club is closed.
The Ore House bar has moved off the plaza. It’s now around the corner at 139 W. San Francisco Street (formerly/still sorta Milagro).
Linda Durham gallery is shut.
Lew Allen Contemporary on Palace is no longer strictly contemporary—all of that has moved to a larger space in the rail yard (1613 Paseo de Peralta).
Embudo Station in Embudo appears to be shut.
Matilda’s restaurant in Espanola is closed.
The dances have been moved from the cultural center by the tracks to the plaza in front of the county courthouse, and they run every night during the summer.
The shop Que Chula is no longer open in Nob Hill—it only runs an online shop now.
Even before the books were in stores, I knew this one:
Hours at The Curious Kumquat, in Silver City, are lunch Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, dinner Wed-Sat 5.30-10pm. In the summer, they’ll serve tapas too–check the website or call for hours for that.
In general, it pays to call ahead. I try my best to get the info right, but that doesn’t stop a store owner changing their mind the very next day after I’ve called to ask. And I would not characterize New Mexican business owners as always being rigorous in their schedules. And of course, if you encounter any kind of info that’s different from the book, let me know!
Keep your eyes peeled–the new edition of Moon New Mexico is just around the corner.
If you’re still traveling with the old edition (cow skulls on the cover), scroll back–there’s a lot of information here!