french fries


V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
The Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM
Mina Yamashita

Have Fork, Will Travel

Las Vegas, New Mexico

The first time I drove through Las Vegas, I had no idea what lay hidden beyond the freeway exits. I remember a Chinese restaurant along the main gas/food drag, and any number of New Mexican restaurants and familiar fast foods. But I’ve since embarked down the side streets to get a closer look at what was once a boomtown. It’s a nice outing just 125 miles from Burque, through verdant hills and open grasslands.

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V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Behold, asada fries!
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Food

A mouthful of carne asada fries

On a steep Nob Hill side street behind Imbibe is a tiny hole-in-the-wall kitchen, clad mostly in stainless steel. It’s called The Last Call, or TLC, and its proximity to Albuquerque’s nightlife weighs heavily on the short, funky menu. Read all about TLC’s signature dish in this week’s Food section.

Behold, asada fries!
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Dish Jockey

Carne + Asada + Fries

The Last Call

On a steep Nob Hill side street behind Imbibe is a tiny hole-in-the-wall kitchen, clad mostly in stainless steel. It’s called The Last Call, or TLC, and its proximity to Albuquerque’s nightlife weighs heavily on the short, funky menu. There are pickup lines attached to the taco dishes, each of which contain three tacos, or “threesomes.” The slider plate promises a “couple.”

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V.20 No.8 | 2/24/2011
smothered fries
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Carolina’s

That’s new Mexican, not New Mexican

California-style Mexican means more shredded cabbage, white cheese and guacamole, and less grease.