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Take Out Carne Adovada and Tamales in Santa Fe or Albuquerque

El Modelo is at 1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque NOT 4th street. I think El Modelo has the best Carne Adovada that can be bought in large quantities. Tamales were in NM before the 30's per mi abuelita's.

Apr 11, 2009
austinguy in Southwest

Who's the best for shipping chiles?

I would not use USPS again but... I have to say that my dad (from NM) once mailed me a big box of fresh green chile. The post office in Austin called me when they were closed and said I could come and pick up the box even though they were closed. They said it smelled so good they new I must be looking forward to it! I opened the box there and handed them a couple big hand fulls. I explained how to roast them. So I did have FANTASTIC service from USPS that one time... but wouldn't risk it again!

Apr 20, 2007
austinguy in General Topics

Coldstone Creamery

I moved from Austin, I miss Amy's :(

Apr 07, 2007
austinguy in Chains

Norman OKlahoma

Any recomondations for Norman Oklahoma?

Looking for "Supermex" type restaurant

I didn't know what a "supermex" was (I won't 'splain my thoughts of a tights wearing sombrero wearing super hero). The menu lists ground beef burritos with NO meat??? I don't think you'l find meatless ground beef burritos anywhere else.

Mar 19, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

Seeking recs. for large-group dining in Santa Fe

Try Harry's roadhouse, they are "edge of town". They offer pizza, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pastas, Cajun and Asian cuisine as well as old fashioned comfort food. The desserts are GREAT! They offer a little for everyone, nice atmosphere.

Mar 19, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

Green Chili Cheese Burger

And nobody mentions the Owl Cafe in San Antonio NM? Since Bobcat Bites has only been around about 50 years, I think credit goes to many other sources. Belen Fiestas has had GCCBs decades before Bobcat bites ever existed. ANY place in NM has GCCBs. Geee Bobcat Bites burgers are good but there is no way that they are the ones who made it famous... That's like saying In and Out Burger made burgers famous. Just one of many many great places to get a green chile cheese burger.

Mar 19, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

Golden Crown Panaderia ABQ

Anyone have their pizza? I stopped by there for the first time. I was on my bike so couldn't buy too much. The empanadas, cookies, and rolls were great. I look forward to trying the pizza. Anyone already tried? Or sandwiches?

Mar 13, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

Need ABQ suggestions for New Mexican that serve dinner after 6pm

Mary and Tito's is way better than Sadie's. I'd skip the drinks and just go for the food to Mary and Tito's. Last time I went to Sadie's I was unimpressed. It was ok but not the a great representation of NM food. I could name a half dozen fast food NM places that I felt had better food.

Mar 08, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

Las Cruces-El Paso lunch / Tucson B-fast

Highly recommend Chope's as well. It is, as stated above, a don't miss for a chowhound within 50 miles. About La Posada... uhhhh La posada ummmm uhhh kinda is not so good, to be polite... A place to grab a quick bite would be GoBurger (has burgers and full line of New Mexican) on Lohman in Las Cruces or the Pic Quick's ( a 7-11 type thing) has Santa Fe grill in them and the food (burritos and such) is FANTASTIC! I know you might think it's crazy to buy good food at a convienance store but it really is great!. Mesilla valley Kitchen is also great. It's on Lohman and it's a bit nicer sit down place than the Pic Quick or GoBurger.

Mar 07, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

Albuquerque: Best of?

hahahaha, ok, I'm sure there are green chile pancakes somewhere out there, I just haven't seen them yet. ;-)

Feb 21, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

Albuquerque: Best of?

except pancakes.

Feb 19, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

WHO HAS THE BEST NEW MEXICAN FOOD!!!!

And as someone said already, it's "posole". "Pisole" would be somethign else entirely and I'll pass on trying the "pisole" ;-)

Feb 19, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

WHO HAS THE BEST NEW MEXICAN FOOD!!!!

I TOTALLY agree with what Tenacity said. I haven't been to Perea's since I moved back to NM, I look forward to it though. My favorite since moving back is Mary & Tito's on 4th, the red there is just like my mom's. Oh, also the buffet at National Hispanic Cultural Center is a great bargain with some stellar items. The biscochitos there are sublime! Chope's in La Mesa has the BEST rellenos ANYWHERE. Kathy's carryout in the SW valley has wonderful burritos and the Kathy burger may be the best in town.

Feb 19, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

BBQ Brisket - Texas style (PHX)

Having lived in Austin 14 years, and having looked at El Paso Bar-B-Que Company menu, and having never eaten there... I would venture a guess that El Paso Bar-B-Que Company is not anything like Central TX BBQ. No Central TX BBQ place would offer Carolina style or St Luis Style. Do they just not have their own style? Sounds like a big box restraunt that applies lotsa sauce to mediocre "smoked" meat. But again, I've never stepped foot in the joint and unless someone here can convince me otherwise I probably will not.

Feb 08, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

Albuquerque ...

+1 for Mary and Tito's, but I have to add "or anything with the green sauce" ;-) Even better, just say Christmas and get half of each.

Jan 14, 2007
austinguy in Southwest

Durango

Best eats in Durango? Interested in modest prices. I'll be doing a lot of skiing there this year and look forward to trying out lotsa places. Thanks.

Dec 09, 2006
austinguy in Mountain States

Carne Adovada in ABQ (or greater NM)

Another vote for Mary and Tito's. Best NM food in Albuquerque.

Dec 01, 2006
austinguy in Southwest

Santa Fe report (long)

I agree with Desert Rat, Mary and Tito's in ABQ is the true "New Mexican". But for some reason no sopapillas there! They do have outstanding stuffed sopapillas but not plain ones. Oh well.

Nov 02, 2006
austinguy in Southwest

Albuqueruqe: Places to buy NM Chile

"There are three stores in Albuquerque called The Fruit Basket. Go and ask for the Lemitar Hot. :-) "

The Lemitar hot may be in short supply. LOTS of flooding in Lemitar. Does anyone know how the crop is affected?

Aug 05, 2006
austinguy in Southwest

Albuqueruqe: Places to buy NM Chile

every grocery store in the state will have chile available.

Aug 03, 2006
austinguy in Southwest