Where to Eat: Both Arroyo Seco and Taos are smaller, less posh versions of Santa Fe. Replete with western art and shops sporting names like The Spirit of The Earth's Way, you can easily find great New Mexican cuisine. The rule to follow is the smaller the place, the better the food. At the Ski Valley, get a cheap bacon and egg breakfast from the a la cart menu in the cafeteria and stop in at Tim's Stray Dog Cantina for lunch. For dinner and beer, head to Eskes Brewery in Taos. Eskes is a full time ski patroller and has been making beer since '79. The porter and green chili beer are the way to go, accompanied by great New Mexican cooking and live music every Friday and Saturday.