salads


V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
A trio of grilled romaine hearts are filled with lentil salad in an herby vinaigrette.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Locovore

bRgR

Local meats, exotic flavors

Pastoral paintings of thoughtful, grass-chomping cows adorn the red walls of Albuquerque’s brand-new designer burger joint, bRgR. The restaurant’s lineup of burger names could double as the course catalog of a tantric yoga ashram, including (in order of the stages of spiritual growth) the Harmonic, Elation, Euphoria, Jubilation, Ecstasy, Nirvana and, finally, Enlightenment. The beef, which is grass-fed and grain-finished, comes from Heritage Ranch, a national beef company that matches local beef producers with consumers, state by state.
V.20 No.22 | 6/2/2011
Gorgonzola cheese and applewood-smoked bacon beef up the Five Star Burger.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Locovore

Five Star Burgers

Meat that’s bloody well done

Last week I explained the new direction this review column is taking, including the fact that I’ll no longer be eating or writing about mystery meat. There are many shades of mystery, and this simple-sounding mandate was tested numerous times during my first attempt to follow it at Five Star Burgers—with tasty results.