PICO at The Los Alamos General Store
Nestled along the main thoroughfare in artsy Los Alamos, PICO is the kind of ambitious eatery more commonly seen in major metropolises. The fact that diners can feast on seasonal, locally sourced dishes in such an intimate and cozy setting makes PICO a highlight in the valley. Chef and co-owner Drew Terp tends a dynamic menu filled with novelties like local sashimi with fresh wasabi root, pork ribs with ash-roasted peppers, and duck breast with forbidden rice and edible local flowers. The motif is as photogenic as the food, as the restaurant doubles as a quaint general store stocked with sundries and housewares. For tired travelers, there’s even a cottage-like Airbnb space behind the restaurant, right next to the on-site chicken coop.