Monday, December 3, 2012

It's Holiday Time In the Sandias!

The days are still warm and sunny but the holidays are coming. How do we know? Just listen to the music at the mall and that will give you a clue. But if you want a break from all that "noise," it's Placitas Cafe Time!!

Cheap and Easy is playing two gigs this month. You heard right! Two, two, two gigs in one month! It's like Doublemint Gum for crying out loud! Come on down on Friday, December 7, 6-8 pm and let Cheap and Easy soothe your Muzak-battered soul.

On Tuesday, December 11th, from 6-8 pm, Seth and will make their first appearance at the Cafe. Let's make Seth and and welcome. If you figure this out before we do, let us know.

 
RockZone will be back on Friday (AKA Fryday) December 14th, 6 to 8 pm. This falling rock zone includes classic rock, blues and country music.




The third Tuesday of the month, December 18, means it's time to sit back and relax with our favorite local band, Cheap and Easy. Get there early if you want to find a seat, because the fun starts at 6 pm. And as is the case every Tuesday, it's also Pizza Nite. Pizza vs live music? Tough one. The only solution is to have both.

Bad Katz Blues, another first-time act for the Cafe, will be laying down some bluesy tunes on Friday, December 21, 6-8 pm. If you're not feeling blue, something's wrong with you. Everybody gets the blues!

We are closed on December 25....but we bet you already knew that.

Sit.Stay will be playing on Friday January 4, from 6 to 8 pm. They do a lot of tricks, but fetch is not one of them.

 

Check out our menu by clicking here for the PDF.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Down the Stretch to Turkey Time!!

The temperatures are dipping but that hasn't cramped our style. We still are the center of the universe when it comes to fine food, fun and entertainment. Look it up if you don't believe us.

On Friday nite, November 9th, the Spotted Doggs are back at the Cafe with their original rock and blues sound, from 6 - 8 pm.  Whether they've chewed their rawhide bone or not, you're in for a treat (get it? treat? never mind).

 
 

Sage is on stage Friday November 16th, from 6 to 8 pm, singing some fine contemporary and traditional music along with a bit of country and light rock.





The third Tuesday of the month, November 20, means it's time to sit back and relax with our favorite local band, Cheap and Easy. Get there early if you want to find a seat, because the fun starts at 6 pm. And as is the case every Tuesday, it's also Pizza Nite. Music and pizza are the perfect marriage of culture and cuisine. You stuff your pie hole while they fill your head with great music. Deal?


We are closed on November 23....turkey overdose (us -- not the turkey).



Haiku Cowboys will be bringing their distinctive sound back to the Cafe on Friday November 30, from 6 to 8 pm. Three lines, no waiting. Bad haiku joke but what do you expect?








Jumping ahead to December, our local band, Cheap and Easy will be playing their hearts out (you have to see it to believe it) on Friday December 7 as well as Tuesday December 18. Get there early if you want to find a seat, because the fun starts at 6 pm.



Check out our menu by clicking here for the PDF.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Falling for the Placitas Cafe

Hey -- yes you. It's almost October. We can see the aspens turning yellow up on top of the Sandias, so it must be Fall. The weather is fantastic for sitting on the patio at the Placitas Cafe and enjoying the view along with your favorite brew.

And as the sun sinks slowly in the West, what could be better than enjoying some great food along with some great music.

Sage is on stage Friday September 28th, from 6 to 8 pm, singing some fine contemporary and traditional music along with a bit of country and light rock.




Haiku Cowboys will be bringing their distinctive sound back to the Cafe on Friday October 5, from 6 to 8 pm. No poetry required but wear shoes that are good for toe-tapping, because you're gonna need them.





On Friday nite, October 12th, the Spotted Doggs are back at the Cafe with their original rock and blues sound, from 6 - 8 pm.  The boys have become separated from their leash so there's no telling what could happen.





The third Tuesday of the month, October 16, means it's time to sit back and relax with our favorite local band, Cheap and Easy. Get there early if you want to find a seat, because the fun starts at 6 pm. And as is the case every Tuesday, it's also Pizza Nite. Music and pizza go together like love and marriage (horse and carriage, ham and eggs, etc.).




RockZone will be back on Friday (AKA Fryday) October 19th, 6 to 8 pm. This falling rock zone is safe, so you don't have to wear a hardhat. A nice gimme cap will be fine.



 






On Friday October 26th, from 6 to 8 pm, Sage will be back singing some fine contemporary and traditional music along with a bit of country and light rock.







Check out our menu by clicking here for the PDF.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September Sounds Very Sweet

With temps still in the mid nineties, it makes sense that Bohemian Sol will be bringing their distinctive sound back to the Cafe on Tuesday September 13, from 6 to 8 pm. Bring your sunglasses and wear your flip-flops (or vice versa...we're not that strict). But clothing is not optional.

RockZone will be back on Friday (AKA Fryday) September 14th, 6 to 8 pm. So watch out for falling igneous rock, which is often mistaken for "soft rock" but everyone knows that's sedimentary. Are you still with us?


Holding down their usual third Tuesday of the month slot, Cheap and Easy will be back from their It's A Small World Tour on September 18th. Fresh off their appearance at the 2012 New Mexico Wine Festival, you need to get there early if you want to find an empty seat. And as is the case every Tuesday, it's also Pizza Nite. Music and pizza go together like Antony and Cleopatra (hey, hold that asp!).




Then on Friday, September 14, Big Moe and the Philtones will be back at the Cafe with  their classic rock and blues sound, also from 6 - 8 pm.





Then it's Sage on Friday September 28th, from 6 to 8 pm, singling some fine contemporary and traditional music along with a bit of country and light rock.


Check out our menu by
clicking here for the PDF.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lots of Music In August

Bohemian Sol will be bringing their distinctive sound to the Cafe on Tuesday August 14, from 6 to 8 pm.

And as is the case every Tuesday, it's also Pizza Nite. Music and pizza, get it? You should -- they're both very good.

Then on Friday, August 17, Big Moe and the Philtones will be back at the Cafe with  their classic rock and blues sound, also from 6 - 8 pm.

Holding down their usual third Tuesday of the month slot, Cheap and Easy will be back from their It's A Small World Tour on August 21st. Better catch them at the Cafe before the big crowds swallow them up at the 2012 New Mexico Wine Festival.



Then it's Sage on Friday August 24th, from 6 to 8 pm, singling some fine contemporary and traditional music along with a bit of country and light rock.





Sit.Stay will be playing on Friday August 31, from 6 to 8 pm. Roll over. Not you -- the dog.


Check out our menu by
clicking here for the PDF.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Sage Is In Town (Sage, Not Stage)

If you've been riding the dusty trail for a while, it might be a good time to come over and listen to Sage, on Friday July 27, 6 to 8pm. Her contemporary and traditional folk music (along with a bit of country and light rock) will soothe your jangled nerves.

The patio has a nice breeze to it as the sun goes down, so bring your friends and make an evening out of it.

Check out our menu here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

You Bet the Desert Rocks

High desert, low desert, it's all the same to us. But the Haiku Cowboys will be at the Cafe on Friday, July 20, 6 to 8 pm., and they will be serving up their down home desert rock while you chow down some great vittles (whatever they are).

Our updated menu is here for you to peruse before you arrive.  Besides being fascinating reading, it gives you something to look forward to even before you get here.


See you real soon!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rock the Pizza

Retro-eclectic music and pizza go together like.....like Cheap and Easy! Get over to the Cafe Tuesday July 17 from 6 to 8 pm and enjoy one of the most entertaining bands around. Can you tap your feet while you eat? You certainly can, and you will.

Check out the latest menu here and come down and join in the fun. When the sun goes down the outdoor seating is mighty cozy. See you there!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Falling Rocks?

Nothing to worry about here --- we're talking about the band RockzonE and they will not be sliding down the side of the mountain, so you can enjoy the music. They will be playing on Friday the 13th (yeah, yeah, but no worries, honest -- nothing will fall on you), from 6 to 8 pm. Come out and enjoy the food along with the music.

And check out our menu before you get here -- it's pretty funny if you read the whole thing. See you soon!

Monday, July 2, 2012

No Heavy Metals

There are no heavy metal by-products produced when Cheap and Easy creates its crowd-pleasing retro-eclectic sound, so you are going to be completely safe this Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 pm. After that time, you're on your own health-wise.

We can't do anything to stop the heat, but the Placitas Cafe has the perfect solution to weather these high temperatures. Ice cold drinks of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety will have your body temperature back to normal in no time. Whether it's lemonade and iced tea, or IPA, we have the cure. 

Consult our menu if you want to plan ahead to place your order!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Haiku, You Coo...

We all coo for Haiku. That's right, the Haiku Cowboys are coming back to the Cafe on Friday, June 29, 6 to 8 pm. They will treat you to their own brand of down home desert rock while you scarf up our fine food.

Our updated menu is here for you to peruse before you arrive.  Besides being fascinating reading, it gives you something to look forward to even before you get here.

See you real soon!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Some Sage Advice This Friday

A wise man once said, if you want my advice, you should go listen to Sage, Friday June 22, 6 to 8pm. And while you're there listening to her contemporary and traditional folk music (along with a bit of country and light rock), you should enjoy a delightful beverage and some fine vittles (who says vittles anymore?).

The temperature is rising, so when the sun starts going down is the perfect time to watch it sink slowly in the West at one of our comfy outdoor tables. Bring your friends and make an evening out of it.

Check out our menu here.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lunchfast?

We get why part breakfast, part lunch is called brunch, but at the Placitas Cafe you can also have lunchfast. Omelots, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, huevos ---- it's all on the menu Tuesday thru Sunday until 1:59 pm. We're just saying.

This coming Tuesday, June  19is Pizza Nite, so pick 3 toppings for your pie while you sit back and enjoy the swell Cafe ambiance.

Or there's the rest of the menu to consult by clicking here.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Got Sol, Mon

Tuesday June 12, from 6 to 8 pm, Bohemian Sol will be bringing their distinctive sound to the Cafe.

And as is the case every Tuesday, it's also Pizza Nite. Music and pizza, get it? You should -- they're both very good.

Speaking of very good, have you had the buttermilk pie yet? First-timers get theirs FREE. Everyone else gotta pay, but it's worth every cent!

Check out our menu by clicking here for the PDF.

See you soon!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Doggs of Summer

Friday nite, June 16, the Spotted Doggs are back at the Cafe to play their original rock and blues sound, from 6 - 8 pm. Come out and enjoy the music along with a great meal.

Speaking of meals, don't forget to check out the latest menu at the Cafe.  Scintillating reading, you can be sure.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

And It Rhymes With Easy Peasey

Favorite local band Cheap and Easy will be back at the Cafe on Friday, June 1, 6 to 8 pm. If you have never heard the band play, you must be living under a rock. If you've been living under a rock, it's time to get out from under and find out for yourself what all the fun is about. While you're doing that, you can enjoy our fine food and a nice cold beer (or wine at a temperature of your choice). You can always have it your way at the Cafe (as long as it's our way too). As the great poet anonymous once said, "As you go down life's highway, keep your feet off the furniture." Amen.

And hey, big news! Our new menu is available online. Check it out here!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sage Is Coming! Sage Is Coming!

Sounds like a line from a Western movie. No, the stage is not coming -- it's Sage who will be coming to the stage at the Cafe on Friday, May 25, 6 to 8 pm. She will be singing contemporary and traditional folk music, along with a little bit of country and light rock. There's no better way to cap off your week than to join us at the Cafe for fine food and great music.

Put the week behind you and get with the relaxation program here at the Cafe. Nine out of ten doctors would recommend it....if we asked them, we're sure.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How Many Syllables Is That Again?

Forget counting syllables --- just come on down to the cafe on Friday, May 18, 6 - 8 pm, for the latest installment of the Haiku Cowboys down home desert rock. Poets are welcome but no literary experience is necessary. The food is great, the beer is cold, and the people are friendly. You couldn't ask for anything better, and if you did, you wouldn't find it. See you at the Cafe!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Riddle for You


What do you get when you combine Tuesday Pizza Night with the Cheap and Easy band (May 15, 6-8 pm)? Give up? You get great entertainment while you eat a delicious pizza. Too lame? Too bad. No one ever said we were good with riddles. What we are good at is serving up some great food that comes with a lot of fun. If you've never been to the Cafe, your life just isn't complete. Don't believe us? Come see for yourself. If it's your first time, you get the coveted slice of buttermilk pie. Put that together with the great tunes from Cheap and Easy, and you're looking at a big foot-tapping evening. See you there!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Now That's Entertainment

This Friday nite, May 4th, the Spotted Doggs are back at the Cafe with their original rock and blues sound, from 6 - 8 pm. And then on Friday, May 11, Big Moe and the Philtones will be bring their classic rock and blues sound to the Cafe, also from 6 - 8 pm.

There's lots more entertainment this month, so check back here to get the schedule for when Cheap and Easy, Haiku Cowboys and Sage will be here to liven up your evening.

Don't forget that every Tuesday is Pizza Night and that outdoor seating is in full swing now that the weather is cooperating.

If you're not here at the Cafe, where are you? It's not a trick question, but it does get existential. Come on down and brush up on your philsosophy!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Top This!

Well, you missed another Tuesday Pizza Night, but that's OK because , amazingly, there's a Tuesday in every week. You can pick 3 toppings from a list that includes ham, pepperoni, sausage, black olives, onions, mushrooms, jalapenos, sundried tomato, artichoke, and please, please, don't forget the green chili!

Looking ahead on the entertainment schedule, Sage will be back at the Cafe on Friday, April 27, 6 to 8 pm.

If you're not at the Cafe, you're missing all the fun. What fun you ask? You'll have to come see for yourself. We'll be here waiting for you.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Horses Welcome

Not too many folks ride up to the Cafe on their horses, but that's not to say they wouldn't be welcome. There are plenty of rails where you could tie up the reins. Or just come by to eat like a horse (and we're not talking oats).

Now that the weather is warm, it's the perfect time to avail yourself of the outdoor seating at the Cafe. Bring the whole gang and settle into one of the benches/artwork while you enjoy a fabulous brunch menu and a terrific view of the Sandias. With or without horse, you're welcome to join the fun.

We would save you a seat but we don't when you're coming, do we?

Don't forget that Cheap and Easy will be bring their retro eclectic sound back to the Cafe on Tuesday, April 17, 6 - 8 pm. And Sage will be back to sing on Friday, April 27th.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Holiday Schedule

Just a reminder...the Cafe will be closed Easter Sunday, April 8th, Monday the 9th and Tuesday the 10th, and reopening on Wednesday April 10th.

We'll miss you too. Boo hoo.

While you're marking your calendar (you are taking notes, right?), make sure you mark down Tuesday, April 17th, because Cheap and Easy will be in the house (that is, Cafe). And Sage will be back to sing on Friday, April 27th.

In the immortal words of Porky Pig, That's all Folks!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Yen For Zen

There's a whole bunch of tasty items on the Cafe menu, but if you're hankering for a burger, this is the place to be. Bison or beef, your choice, as are a variety of sides. But if you want to go all classic and keep your karma and your zen in proper alignment, then the onion rings would be just the right go along.

Now, about the FREE buttermilk pie for first-timers. You CANNOT collect your free slice unless you show up in person. Got it? There's no shipping pie slices, so get on over here to claim your piece of the pie!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Three Lines, No Rhyming

The Haiku Cowboys are coming, the Haiku Cowboys are coming. Say that fast three times in a row and let me know how it works out. Friday, March 30, from 6 to 8 pm, join us at the Cafe to listen to the Desert Rock of these down home originals. No experience with Japanese poetry is required. Just grab some friends and neighbors and come on down to the Cafe.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Great Outdoors at the Great Cafe

Warm, sunny days are perfect for lolling (and who doesn't like to loll) around on the outdoor seating at the Placitas Cafe. There's a seat there with your name on it. Actually, it says Placitas Cafe on it, but let's not get bogged down in the details. The point is that the Placitas Cafe is the ideal place to sit and catch up with friends and neighbors while you enjoy the great food and superb coffee. Have two cups...no one will tell.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sage On Stage

Mark it down....Sage will be performing at the Cafe on Friday, March 23, 6 to 8 pm. She will be singing contemporary and traditional folk music, along with a little bit of country and light rock. A great way to close out the week....grab some friends and meet us all down at the Placitas Cafe this Friday.

Monday, March 19, 2012

And the whirlwind of entertainment continues...just back from their world tour (a world tour in Placitas consists of playing up in the village Saturday nite and then back to the Cafe on Tuesday), Cheap and Easy will rock the house once more on Tuesday, March 20 from 6 to 8 pm. If you have not heard them play, your life is not complete. AND, IT'S PIZZA NIGHT!! Join us for a very fun evening with your neighbors and bring some friends.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Did We Mention the Outdoor Seating?

Okay, it's clear that most people come to the Placitas Cafe for the food and the entertainment, but it's easy to forget what a fantastic view there is right outside our front door. And then there's the outdoor seating area where you can enjoy that great Sandia view and keep your pooch company as well. The sculpture? That's the shaman and don't get me started on how that ended up there...except to say that any friend of the shaman is a friend of mine.

Come on out and enjoy the view while you devour a great breakfast, lunch or dinner. And remember, you'll always have a friend at the Placitas Cafe -- that's just how we roll.

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's a busy week for entertainment at the Cafe...The Casualz will be taking requests as they always do on Tuesday nite, March 13 from 6 - 8 pm. Then on Friday nite, March 16, the Spotted Doggs are bringing their original rock and blues sound to the Cafe, from 6 - 8 pm. If these great bands don't get you tapping your feet, only dynamite will get you moving.

And we're still waiting for you first-timers to come get your FREE buttermilk pie slice. Don't make us come and get you!