The ultimate in-town experience is something we're all hunting for - whether it's abroad or right here in Burque. What's better than to not only have great service with a killer aesthetic but to have it done locally. We're talking historic locale, local craft brews... even local ghosts. Gone are the days where we could only pick from a handful of chain hotels. Where we had our choice of complimentary(!) powdered eggs and generic coffee in the morning and an entirely forgettable motel room.
In this episode, we dive into what makes bed & brews the preferred choice for visitors and locals, as well as what makes Jesse's Painted Lady Bed & Brew more than just another one-night stay.
Check it out!
To learn more about Painted Lady Bed & Brew or to book your own reservation, you can click HERE (https://www.breakfastisoverrated.com/).
We'd also like to give a big THANK YOU to long-time listener and now What's Up ABQ's own post-production guru Paul Nixon!
If his voice sounds familiar, that's because it is! Paul was a voice-over talent for one of Albuquerque's own news stations in the past.
Need an audio pro? Go check out his site HERE (http://paulnixonvo.com/).
Also, we'd love to get some locally-sourced music for our show's transitions and theme! If you or someone you know is in a local band, send 'em our way. Just message us on our IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/).
Thanks for the listen :)
The only thing true Burquenos love more than their green chiles is their beer (and coffee). That's why we're always on the hunt for a great neighborhood brewery that also dabbles in caffeine. Throw in an art gallery and a killer outdoor patio and it's perfect. Enter the folks at Thirsty Eye Brewing. They're your quintessential EDO place to be.
In this one, we talk beer, Burque, and what's happening in our local brewing and art scene - plus why Albuquerque is the perfect storm when it comes to fostering unique creative and cultural jive.
PS, remember that time we were on the news? Yeah, it's that interview!!
To learn more about Thirsty Eye, you can click here (https://www.thirstyeyebrew.com/) - or just head on down to their spot off Broadway and Silver!
Sooner or later it's gonna happen.
No, we're not talking about getting stuck in traffic on the Big-I, either.
In this special bonus Halloween episode, we talk with certified thanatologist Gail Rubin about what end of life looks like for New Mexicans, as well as her on-going efforts to help locals ready themselves for the end in highly practical ways. Enter: the Before I Die NM Festival - an annual multi-regional event which includes talks with local funeral home directors, visits to cemeteries and crematoria and a TON more.
Let's face it, it's going to happen, there's no getting out of this one. But with planning and an open mind, the minutia of the big day can be thoroughly figured out (hopefully) far in advance.
To learn more about the Before I Die NM Festival, visit their website HERE (https://beforeidienm.com/).
For more on Gail and her books, you can visit her site HERE (https://agoodgoodbye.com/)
If you or someone you know is a local Burqueno creative, entrepreneur, or small business owner Linds & Ryan would love to consider an interview. It's your continual tips and leads which help us discover what's up around town! Seriously!
Thanks for listening and helping us spread the word,
What was that?
Have you seen it? Did you hear it?
No, it's not your imagination. Our special extra long, extra spooky Halloween episode is here! This time, Linds & Ryan talk real history and real ghosts with Old Town expert and paranormal hunter Julie Brown. While we've all been to old town, most of us haven't been to old town after dark, when the shadows grow thick and the cats, like familiars, appear down there. What's really happened in our city, beyond the bright neon lights and postcard marketing? Better yet, what's still lingering each night right in the heart of our own fair city?
Stick around as our own special specter and fellow ABQ podcaster, Gio, of Brian & Gio Made a Podcast (http://brianandgiopodcast.com/) joins us later to talk real New Mexican ghost stories in the dark. Have your own local chilling tale of the supernatural? Leave us a voice message on Anchor or record and send in your story - we just might feature it in the future!
Grab your candy, don your costume, and gather 'round the speaker for this one. Don't look behind you... this one's gonna get you.
To learn more about Old Town Julie Brown and Abq Tours, creep up on their website HERE (https://www.abqtours.fun/).
If you or someone you know haunts the local ABQ creative scene, guide them our way HERE.
Keep it spooky ABQ
We're coffee people.
You know it. I know it. The whole town knows it.
What you might not know is just how good Stan's Coffee & Scones is at pouring our daily fix over in Uptown. Seriously. And what's better to pair your favorite caffeine fix with than a handmade scone? Nothing really. Plus, Stan's doing it all out of a vintage airstream trailer!
This one's all about what Albuquerque's preferred morning beverage, good business sense, and a delicious scone or three mean for the everyday burqueno. Ever wondered what it's really like for a mobile coffee truck here in town?
You know, you might be surprised.
To learn more about Uptown's own Stan's Coffee & Scones check out their Instagram HERE.
We'd also like to thank Bosque Heating Cooling & Plumbing (https://www.hvacalbuquerquenm.com/) & Red Rock Roasters (https://www.redrockroasters.com/) for their continued support of Albuquerque's podcast! If you're a fan of the show, show them some love, would you?
- If you'd like to talk becoming a show sponsor, give us a DM on our Instagram! (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
On a personal note, Linds and Ryan just want to say THANK YOU to you, you wonderful listener, you! We've just hit our first 1,000 downloads, including national and international listeners. We love hearing from you - leave us a message or a review. Each one we recieve literally makes our week. Albuquerque is awesome, and apparently we're all in this for a little well-earned bragging. Go out and enjoy the local spots in your own neighborhoods! We really do have something special here. :)
Raise of hands, who LOVES writing cover letters?
How about going in for job interviews?
Whether it's any of the above, marketing, or strategic business planning, Ivan and Derrick have you covered. They're not just here to be another start-up... they're here to level up New Mexico one person and business at a time. On this episode Linds & Ryan talk with the dynamic duo of Lvl Up NM on what it really takes to present yourself well professionally, as well as how this can happen even across generational lines throughout our city.
To learn more about LVL UP NM click HERE.
We'd like to thank Bose Brothers for kindly allowing us to record out in their patio.
We'd also like to give a special shout out to the super LOUD group of giggling ladies there too, they're almost like extra guests!
Finally, we'd like to thank Bosque Heating Cooling & Plumbing for sponsoring this episode. You can learn more about all their awesome services HERE, or just call them at 444-7200.
Linds and Ryan are always looking for our next interview. If you or someone you know is a local entrepreneur, creative, or small business owner in Albuquerque, we'd love to consider an interview! Just message us on our IG HERE.
Last, if you'd like to sponsor episodes or help support the show, shoot us a message on our website (We also accept beers over at Sidetrack ;) )
Contrary to popular opinion, they're not actually a winking mythical creature - but they're still magical just the same.
This week Ryan and Linds talk it up with Kevin Wade over at Griffinwink Advertising about what it takes to market local endeavors right here in Albuquerque. It's more than just numbers and it's more than just a big budget... it's all about how skillful communication and talent can tell a story others want to help support.
But what Does that actually look like, you ask?
This episode's for you.
To learn more about Griffinwink Advertising, check out their website HERE (https://griffinwink.com/).
We'd also like to give a shout out to this episode's sponsor! Linds and Ryan are grateful to Red Rock Roasters (located right here in town) for their continued generous support and delicious delicious coffee. Want to satisfy your caffeine addiction while keeping it local? Check out more on Red Rock Roasters HERE (https://www.redrockroasters.com/). AND while you're at it, you can also listen to our previous interview with them HERE (https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e517es).
As always, Linds and Ryan want to know what's up, Albuquerque. If you or someone you know has a local business or is an entrepreneur or creative in town, we'd love to consider an interview. Just reach out to us on our Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/).
It's right there on 4th street. Big tall building. Hard to miss.
Or is it in your pocket? You might be about to listen to our show on it right now.
This week, Linds & Ryan are in downtown Albuquerque talking with a whole cadre of wonderful folks who make our very own Telephone Museum of New Mexico run like a charm. Whether you're into state history, tech innovations of yesterday, today, and beyond, or (like us) are on the hunt for fun things to do around town, these guys are worth the trip.
Want to visit the Telephone Museum of New Mexico? Just drive or scooter on down to their 110 4th St NW location - they're open every Weds from 10a-2p.
"Ahoy, Ahoy!" "Watson, I need you!" - to come check out What's Up ABQ's next episode.
If you or someone you know is a local small business owner, creative, or entrepreneur we'd love to consider interviewing!
SERIOUSLY. You can get in touch via our Instagram HERE.
Also, Linds and Ryan will give a shout out to whoever buys us a beer down at Sidetrack. (We're both devoted dark beer drinkers)
We're always looking for the next spot to hang out at around town.
Whether it's grabbing a few beers with friends over at Thirsty Eye or chowing down on chicken at Happy Chickenzz over at El Vado, there's absolutely no shortage of sweet places to check out all over Albuquerque. You know it, we know it, and Javier Romero knows it. That's why he's introducing an awesome computer-based app called Hangerang. Just being somewhere isn't enough if it's lonely. Get ready to hear all about how this locally-based app is changing what it really means to be social in a way that actually matters to Burqenos like us.
To learn more about Hangerang and Javier head on over HERE.
Per usual, if you or someone you know is a local with something up the show's alley, we'd love to consider an interview! Get in touch HERE.
A sweet hair cut is something we all need.
Thus begins our eternal hunt for the absolute best place in town to obtain one. We're here to tell you EDo's Barber shop is top notch.
Joe is not only New Mexico True, he's also handy with a straight-razor too! Pull up a chair and catch up on your around-town gossip,
because this episode is all about the life and times of a local barber in the heart of our city.
Need a cut? Want to find out more about Joe and EDo's Barber Shop?
Head on down to his 521 Central Ave NE location or check out his Instagram HERE.
Lastly, if you or someone you know is a local creative, small-business owner, or entrepreneur we'd love to connect!
Hit us up on our website for more.
It's coming soon.
While it may sound like sci-fi, how living in an increasingly global world effects local businesses right here in our fair city on a day-to-day basis.
Whether it's AI shaping how we expect commerce to take place online or how our state is faring legally in the world of intellectual property,
Larry Donahue and his team are the bleeding-edge legal resource for our town.
So come with us if you want to live - this show's another good one!
To learn more about Larry Donahue and the folks down at Slingshot Law, check out their website HERE.
Per usual, if you or someone you know is a local creative, entrepreneur, or small-business owner, we'd love to consider interviewing them!
Just shoot us an email over at our website HERE.
We'd also like to thank this episode's sponsors - Rachel and the wonderful people over at Albuquerque's own Red Rock Roasters!
If you haven't tried them already, what are you waiting for?! They're local and they make awesome coffee. Go pick up a bag or three today,
or stop by their location over on Jefferson. Here's their website - enjoy!
So, you might have heard of them.
Maybe you already grabbed a beer with friends over at Starr Brothers and watched a game or three.
Chances are, you already know exactly who we're talking about because the whole city is in on this one.
That's right, we're talking New Mexico United right here on our humble little podcast, with none other than CEO/owner Peter Trevisani.
We get right into the nitty-gritty of how Pete first got involved, what he thinks it really takes for creatives to see their dreams come to light, and why he believes New Mexico is where it's at for Soccer.
Grab your Curse gear and cheer - it's New Mexico United time!
For more on Peter and the team, go catch a game. Or check out their website here.
As always, if you or someone you know is a local creative, entrepreneur, or small-business owner, we'd love to consider interviewing them for our show! Get in touch with us at our website HERE.
It's not every day you meet the real deal, but let us tell you, NM Bearded Man is.
In this one we sit and talk New Mexico, local green culture, and what it really means to break down stereotypes on the front lines.
So give yourself some space and time and get comfortable - 'cuz you're in for another awesome show.
To learn more about what NM Bearded Man is up to, hit up his IG HERE.
As always, if you or someone you know is a local 'Burqueno small business owner, entruprenuer, or creative - hit us up HERE!
We'd love to consider interviewing you! You can also help us spread the word about WUABQ and leave us a review...
you know... 'cuz you're cool like that.
Coffee. Excellent coffee.
That's what we want you to know about this week. Namely the wonderful, talented roasters hard at work down at Albuquerque's very own Red Rock Roasters. Sit back, pour some of that roasted ambrosia in your mug, and enjoy this episode.
Afterward, go pick up a bag of Red Rock and see for yourself why our in-town coffee pros know what's up, ABQ.
To learn more about Rachel and Red Rock Roasters, go visit them at 4801 Jefferson St NE here in Albuquerque or visit their website.
But really, just keep drinking their coffee. We know we will!
Per usual, if you or someone you know is a creative, entrepreneur, or small business owner here in Albuquerque, we'd love to consider interviewing them! Just Head on over to our website and contact us - we'll be in touch. If you enjoy what you hear, give our show a share! Help us spread the word on all the awesome things, places, and people right here in the Duke City.
Until next time,
When's the last time you had a great burger? How about a chili dog?
Because OMG Gil Stewart's Burque's Burgers and Dawgs is AMAZING.
No, like, We're serious.
Stop what you're doing (*after you listen to our latest episode, of course) and go taste for yourself. - You'll be glad you did.
Got a small business here in the 505? Entrepreneur? Creative? We'd love to consider you for our next episode. To help donate or reach out to us, check out our website for more!
Until next episode,
This week, Ryan & Lindsey talk mortgages and music with the multi-talented Drew Herig.
Drew, who grew up in Nob Hill now loves helping first-time home buyers (especially) purchase their first house... but wait! Disguised as a mild-mannered mortgage officer, he also reps talented musicians right here in ABQ - including familiar tones you just might recognize whenever you're at your next New Mexico United game!
For more on Drew check out his IG HERE, or for down-to-earth mortgage advice try HERE.
As always, if you or someone you know is a small business owner, entrepreneur, or creative in or around ABQ, tell 'em to hit us up! - We're always looking for new people to interview! Help support our show with a helpful review wherever you're listening and help us spread the word on all the wonderful things, people, and places happening right here in our community.
This week Linds and Ryan meet up for some delicious chicken goodness.
Where you ask?
Why, Happy Chickenzz down at El Vado, of course!
Now, prepare yourself for tasty local ABQ insights as owner Tony Chaleunphonh of Happy Chickenzz talks what it really takes to make a restaurant make it in the Duke City these days.
Want to help the show?
You can always chip in at our website or, if you're a local small business/entrepreneur/creative you can reach out to us here. Finally, you can sponsor shows or just share our episodes with your friends!
Until next week,
This week Lindsey and Ryan are down at Bosque Heating Cooling & Plumbing talking with co-owner Carlos Griegos.
What makes a good local company stay dedicated? How do they last? Why does it matter, especially right here in Albuquerque?
We get into all of that and more on this week's episode!
To learn more about Bosque Heating Cooling & Plumbing, check out their website.
Want to help us spread the word about all the shining lights our city has to offer?
Leave us a review! Help spread the word about our show. Consider sponsoring episodes.
We're all in this together.
Find out more at our website HERE.
Until next week,
On this episode of What's Up ABQ we're talking all things in Albuquerque's burgeoning craft beer scene with Angelo Orona of Craft King Consulting.
To learn more about what Angelo is up to, check out http://craftkingconsulting.com/ .
Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share too! If you or someone you know is a local small business owner, entrepreneur, or creative, we'd love to consider interviewing you! Contact us at our spiffy new website HERE. Likewise, if you'd like to sponsor podcast episodes, you can shoot us an email there too.
Until next episode...
Right off the bat we're on it at Albuquerque's own Rio Grande CrossFit!
To learn more about our friends at the JCC, visit their website, or drop on by their location at 5520 Wyoming Boulevard NE.
If you enjoyed the show, leave us a review and help us share the word. If you or someone you know has a small business, is an entrepreneur, or creative here in our community, send them our way! We'd love to consider interviewing them. Also, you can donate to the show's efforts at
our website, or ask about sponsoring and advertising in our episodes by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next episode...
- Ryan & Lindsey
Our first episode drops Tuesday, July 9th!!
We'll be featuring Albuquerque's own JCC. And oh, do we have so many more awesome interviews with amazing locals to share! Look for them each Tuesday wherever you listen to podcasts.