Alibi V.26 No.41 • Oct 12-18, 2017

Best of Burque Restaurants 2017

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Best Comfort Food

Ragin’ Shrimp

What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? Is it something spicy, fried and uniquely Southern? Apparently it is, according to first place winner Ragin' Shrimp. If you're in the mood for a little comfort, head over to this Nob Hill joint and settle in to some pan fried gator, étoufée, jambalaya and what's comfort food without hush puppies? (TG)

Best Buffet

Taj Mahal

Who doesn't love a buffet? It's like going out to eat at your parents' house. And it's Thanksgiving. And you don't know anyone there. Taj Mahal, a long-standing Albuquerque staple, took top honors this year. And with a large selection of mouthwatering, perfectly spiced food selections, how could they not? (TG)

Best Greasy Spoon

Frontier Restaurant

Another Albuquerque oldie but a goldie, the Frontier has been this city's late night greasy food go-to since 1971. A great place to study, people watch and get in some delicious chile-smothered burritos, just don't forget their signature sweet roll. (TG)

2) Mannie’s Restaurant

3) Kap’s Coffee Shop & Diner

Largest Portions

Weck’s

Taking the number one spot for largest portions is Weck's. With menu items like “Full Belly” toast and Belly Bustin Biscuits and Gravy, you better come hungry. Weck's mixes traditional New Mexican favorites like enchiladas, with traditional American fare, and they make sure to pile their food high. So you better check yourself before you Weck's yourself. (TG)

2) Sadie’s

Best Eating Challenge

Grandma’s K & I Diner

A mom and pop diner in the South Valley that first opened their doors in 1960, Grandma's K & I Diner is home to the Travis on a Silver Platter. Weighing in at over eight pounds, this eating challenge involves a giant beef and bean burrito smothered in chile and cheese and then piled high with French fries. Only two people have completed this under-an-hour challenge. (TG)