It's always happy hour when you consult your Spirit Guide. Your best friend for bar-hopping lets you in on the drink and food specials, tells you where the music is (and isn't) and helps you find the perfect spot. A great night out starts with Spirit Guide.
1551 Eubank NE (Northeast Heights)
Mon,Wed,Thurs: 11am-2pm, 4:30-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 11am-9pm Closed Tuesday (hours can change without notice)
Ming Dynasty serves dim sum that comes the closest to an authentic Chinatown experience as you're going to get in Albuquerque. Affable owner Mihn Tang has made it easy for uninitiated diners to partake in this Chinese meal with an organized dim sum menu—dishes are grouped by price and include individual pictures. There's chilled mango pudding and coconut cake from the $2.35 list. Add 30 more cents for spareribs, steamed barbecue pork buns, stewed chicken feet, baked barbecue pork pies and beef balls. There are stuffed bell peppers and deep-fried eggplant, both with shrimp paste, and scallop dumplings on the $3.35 menu. Or climb to the top of the heap with a $4.35 plate of ox stew stir-fried Chinese broccoli and seafood salad rolls. You'll die happy. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)