New mexican food


V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017

Restaurant Review

An “Instant” Favorite

Burritos Alinstante

Burritos Alisante New Mexican fast food, with that like-your-grandma-made-it love, has withstood each test, delivering their downright affordable menu “in an instant.”
V.23 No.12 |

news

The Daily Word in more APD shootings, dog sex and conscious uncoupling

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday, March 26,

and yesterday, hundreds of people turned out to protest the fatal shooting of James Boyd by Albuquerque police,

so APD showed its willingness to take citizens' concerns seriously by immediately shooting and killing another person,

meanwhile, Her Enlightened Beingness Gwyneth Paltrow would like for her readers to know that she and husband Chris Martin will be "consciously uncoupling," or, as mortals call it,"divorcing,"

and kangaroos are invading Romania,

dog sex remains utterly weird and awful,

and Robert Basler of the Santa Fe Reporter isn't sure whether New Mexican food actually exists.

Have a great day.

V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
El Patron Restaurant and Cantina has taken over the massive former Garduño’s building on Montgomery.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Tasting the Fire

Singed by serranos at El Patron Restaurant and Cantina

Singed by serranos at El Patron Restaurant and Cantina.
V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
The deliciously chilI-dog-esque savory waffle boat
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Locovore

Tía Betty Blue’s

What’s red and green and blue all over?

The appeal of Tía Betty Blue’s might seem skin-deep at first. The paint is fresh. The food comes fast enough to service a drive-thru window. A collection of bottled soda pops is so vast, it could be a gimmick. And the image of a raven-haired hottie—Tía Betty Blue, presumably—stares you down from the sign, the walls, the menu. But despite its candy-coated veneer, Tía B’s means business. The food is simple but thoughtful, and it’s different. And as long as food is the priority, who cares how cute the servers are?

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V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011
Allure
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Side Dishing

Booze, huevos, pizza and miso

Allure

Mina takes a bite out of Allure, Matteo’s, Pizzeria Luca and Umami Sushi and Asian.
V.19 No.41 | 10/14/2010
Tamale heaven
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

El Modelo

Soul model

Which is better: having the best location and the worst tamales, or the best tamales and the worst location? Only soul-free capitalists would choose the former, while a soulful stream of Burqueños regularly choose the tamales at El Modelo.

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V.19 No.40 | 10/7/2010
Best Posole: Frontier / Golden Pride BBQ, Chicken & Ribs
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Best of Burque Restaurants 2010

State Treasures

New Mexican cuisine

6230 Fourth Street NW • 345-5339
sadiesofnewmexico.com

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The Corn Maiden’s gift
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

The Children of My Corn

New Mexican posole with a twist

As I was preparing my move to New Mexico, a Blackfoot Indian woman came by to see about renting my house in Missoula, Mont. She didn't rent the house but we became friends, and before she left she gave me some bright red kernels of dried corn she got at a powwow.

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V.19 No.34 | 8/26/2010
Vintage Lotaburger

Food

Burger Talk

Blake’s Lotaburger vs. Five Guys—Gustavo Arellano on green chile and regional chains

Nothing in this whole wide world compares to the ambrosial sensation of chowing down on foodstuffs covered with roasted New Mexico chile. Smitten with our state’s almighty green chile burgers, Gustavo Arellano—of the OC Weekly and ¡Ask a Mexican! fame—wrote a love letter to Blake’s Lotaburger. In the blog, he praised the fact that the 76 Lotaburger locations are all within the borders of New Mexico. Meanwhile he lamented the outbreak of Five Guys fever (I guess Southern California is experiencing it too), a once D.C.-specific burger joint that now has 625 locations in the U.S. and Canada. It seems that Arellano and I have similar feelings about Five Guys. The burgers are good, but is all of the brouhaha deserved? Wait, what’s that? I can’t hear you over this blaring Doobie Brothers song!

Albuquerqueans can find out what all the fuss is about at 6650 Holly NE (waaaaay up there in that mess of chain stores and subdivisions on Paseo between San Pedro and Louisiana).

V.19 No.32 | 8/12/2010
Cocina Azul server Hannah Otis hands out plates of huevos rancheros and chile con queso.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Cocina Azul

New Mexican for the old guard

One morning while waiting for a plate of huevos rancheros at Cocina Azul, some sort of meeting started taking place at a group of tables by the piano. Owner Frank Barela told me later that Cocina Azul has become a popular meeting place for local politicians, judges and other operators, and that Henry Tafoya sometimes does his KDEF 1150 AM radio show from the dining room, via cell phone.

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