It was about a month ago Lois Alter Mark - contributor for Forbes - contacted New Mexico Tourism Department expressing interest in visiting the Land of Enchantment. As a result of her visit, Lois produced two articles thus far featuring two New Mexico artists.  

Chef Marc Quinones of MAS - Tapas y Vino at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque.

"We’ve never before sensed a chef’s personality so infused in their dishes," Lois said in her article about MÁS – Tapas y Vino at the Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque. In the extensive article Lois goes on to tell the story of the chef behind the culinary treasure. 

Native American cartoonist Ricardo Cate.

"There’s a powerful new "Art Through Struggle" exhibit at Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center that will stop you in your tracks," Lois wrote in her second article about her trip. This article is about cartoonist Ricardo Caté. Caté is the only Native American cartoon featured in a mainstream daily newspaper.

Forbes isn't the only major publication interested in New Mexican art and cuisine. Tia B's La Waffleria is drawing attention from Food Networks as the waffleria was featured in "The Best Waffles in America."

Tia B's La Waffleria

It's like Christmas all year around. Unlike many other waffles, Tia B's La Waffleria stood out among other waffles around the county with it's bold flavors of red and green chile. The Waffles Rancheros quickly caught Patty Lee's, New York City-based writer and editor, attention. Lee said the Waffles Rancheros "capture so much of what New Mexico has to offer."