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Tía Betty Blue’s
Outside there’s a pleasant, shaded patio that hosts a mix of uniformed service-people on their breaks, as well as hipsters (and their dogs) hard at work on their food. The interior walls are clad with tattoo photos, Mexican archetypes and, of course, Frida. Tía B’s baked, canoe-shaped waffles are made with organic New Mexico blue corn and come two ways: sweet (fruit-filled and topped with a choice of flavored whipped creams, including lavender) or savory (stuffed with eggs, chile and cheese). The posole is thick with hefty pork chunks and shards of red chile pods, and the Chimayó red sauce is hot enough to humiliate out-of-towners. The many sandwich options—including a New Mexico po’boy (carne adovada, pickled jalapeños and Fritos) and a vegan sammy (homemade hummus and fantastic grilled asparagus)—can be served as a salad instead. There’s also a serious collection of root beers and out-there soda flavors like black pepper and PB&J. (Alibi Staff, June 21, 2012)