Alibi V.18 No.41 • Oct 8-14, 2009 



Best Restaurant to Loosen Your Top Button:   Tucanos
Best Restaurant to Loosen Your Top Button: Tucanos
Eric Williams

Best Restaurant to Loosen Your Top Button


Folks, it's an all-you-can eat Brazilian meat restaurant. If you're not loosening your top button, you're doing it wrong. In fact, loosen your fly a little bit, too, and wave another one of those skewer-wielding waiters over your way. There may be another meat there you haven't consumed. (DOL)

2) Weck's

3) Taj Mahal

Best Lunch Buffet

Taj Mahal

You’re welcome to descend upon the lunch buffet as soon you step foot inside Taj Mahal, which nabs this honor year after year. And we know why you would. It’s brimming with a fresh, omnivorous mix of meat and pure vegetable dishes that appeals to everyone in your party. Lunch at Taj Mahal encourages your complete dining autonomy. Even still, the staff is devoted to buffet patrons, refilling your water the moment it dips down past a few healthy swigs and standing sentinel with carafes of hot, milky chai tea. It’s self-service with full-service support. (LM)

2) Tie: India Palace, Tucanos

3) Tomato Cafe

Most Generous Portions


It’s a good thing Weck’s is only open for breakfast and lunch. If it did dinner, we’d have to go up a pant size to accommodate those extra extra-large portions. At Weck’s—which has gained weight by expanding to several new locations—behemoth breakfast plates and large lunches are not only amply sized but priced to move. (LM)

2) Sadie's

3) The Range Café

Best Chain:   Blake’s Lotaburger
Best Chain: Blake’s Lotaburger
Lindsay Holmes

Best Chain

Blake's Lotaburger

The Blake's Lotaburger man with his skinny legs, striped jacked and blue top hat is about as Albuquerque as they come. Hearty breakfast burritos, Angus beef burgers cooked to order and chile-cheese fries beckon the locals. (MD)

2) Flying Star Café

3) P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Poll results reported by Erin Adair-Hodges, Jessica Cassyle Carr, Christie Chisholm, Marisa Demarco, Ari LeVaux, Laura Marrich, Devin O'Leary and Maren Tarro.