I think everyone knows the drill by now. STFU.
restaurant this year.
Pete's is pretty decent. It's not the original Home of the Halfbreed, but they bought the name - or so I have been told. Here are a few bits of advice to keep in mind on your first visit:
1) They have two kinds of chile con queso - regular yellow queso with optional chorizo or white cheese with spinach. Go for the white with spinach; it's way spicier. The chorizo, by the way, is served on the side rather than mixed in, and it's greasy. Because it's chorizo. Chorizo is greasy.
2) Their red is better than their green. Trust me.
3) The Half-Breed is steak and enchiladas. It's too much food for most people. It looked pretty good, but the steak is about pork chop thin… it's not some big fat juicy steak, which is fine. It still looked like a ton of food.
4) They have margaritas, so save room.
There are some free tickets for Holy Grail and Life of Brian at Talking Fountain if you hurry. There also might be some Handsome Harry Tickets left at Rasoi, but I'd call first to make sure. Rasoi opens for dinner at 5pm.
I discovered this at the ABQ Uptown Growers Market and it's fantastic. The red is pretty good, but the hot green sauce rules. I've been cooking things (beans, hash browns, etc.) just for the sake of having something to dump it on. You can get it at La Montanita, too, I think. It's about $5 a jar.
maybe they'll catch the guy that stole my pickup truck.
I ate at Mimi's the other night with a couple of friends. I'd never even heard of it, but I now know it's a chain that's spread across the southern half of the usa, serving food in a "New Orleans style atmosphere." It was definitely a chain atmosphere along the lines of Buca di Beppo. Not that there's anything wrong with that. The menu had too many possibilities and none of them really seemed like a signature dish, or something they might be known for. I had the chicken crepes, which were tasty enough for a small serving but also dwarfed by a bland, large-leafed salad plopped down beside them. A not very remarkable cup of clam chowder preceded my entree. My friends ordered Salisbury Steak (ok) and Sweet and Sour Chicken (awful). All that, plus two glasses of white wine and a chunk of chocolate cake ran me $78. I cried. Writing this is part of my therapy. I won't be going back.
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and enjoyed it, mostly because of its pacing and rhythm. It went down like butter, which is probably more a credit to the translator than Larsson. There was nothing in the book that was remarkably sick and twisted. It was just a pretty straight-forward murder mystery, refreshingly not conducted by the police.
essentially what we have going now.
Jason's Deli is pretty much the same thing as McAlister's Deli across the street in ABQ Uptown Mall. It looks the same, it tastes the same. Their menu is smaller but they have a salad bar. My grilled rye bread was more like Roman Meal Bread, and there was a little pile of Ruffles on the plate for my side. These sandwich places… I wish they wouldn't pile on so much meat and just charge less. They must think people only care about meat. Personally, I'd rather have a sandwich with all ingredients in proper proportion.