Yesterday I showed you what we DID in Albuquerque last weekend. How about we get to the food? Thats always more fun right?
Its been a while since I’ve done a WIAW. That’s what I love so much about it. No one cares if you don’t religiously do it every week. Come and go, every week or once a month, its all good. Thanks Jenn for being so awesome!
I can’t ever even remember Dions not existing. It has grown (they just branched out of the state and opened a location in Colorado Springs!) and in my opinion they need to be nationwide. Even though their salads were better with the circle croutons (c’mon, we all know they were) that is the only thing about this place that has changed. It is probably the first place I go to every time I go back to Alb to visit. Hands down. (why do people say that? I need to look it up.)
Dions has pizza, salads and subs. All three are good and usually I go between the Ranch salad and the turkey sub. Their pizza is good, but the salad and sub are just so good that when I have limited exposure to them, they are what I go for. This time around was the Ranch salad. Good as ever.
During dinner it dawned on me that this time in Alb might be the last time in a LONG time that I can get fro-yo. So I put the call out on Facebook.
Thanks Vince! He totally came through and right after Dions we headed to Menchies. I went with full cup of Red Velvet (my fave) with mixed toppings. Delish.
The next morning I needed chile. Most people who aren’t from New Mexico don’t understand how chile works when it comes to the “mexican” food. In New Mexican food everything is smothered with either red or green chile. That is why often you hear “red or green?” as a question after you order your meal. Christmas style is BOTH. (get it?) This is the main difference in Mexican and New Mexican food. I always go for green. It holds a special place in my
It was breakfast time so Wecks is the place to go. Paul and I shared the plate below. Original bowl o’ Papas. It was heavenly as always.
Later for lunch we had to hit up Schlotzsky’s. This place also holds a special place in my heart. It was around when I was a kid and then went away for a really long time and then came back! Yippee!!!
And then I moved. Boo.
I get the original turkey and throw all kinds of hot sauce all over it. I should have bought a bottle. I could probably drink it. Maybe.
The next day for lunch we hit up Kellys with some friends. I am pretty sure that Kellys was also in Breaking Bad briefly. It is right next to Gertrude Zacharay (where the tiara was stolen)….
Anyway, my awesome friends Amanda and Allan and their cutie daughter Cyan recommended the creamy green chile soup and half sandwich. (Well not really Cyan since she is just a little thing, but you know what I mean.) The soup was SO GOOD. This is why I am friends with them. They never steer me wrong.
The next day we met up with other friends at another one of my favorite restaurants in all the land. Sadies. As their website says, “A New Mexican Tradition”. I got my fave, the guaco tacos.
Kyle was a little stressed about how big the burrito he ordered was. He did good though, finished over half of it. Success!
We can’t forget the pups. Since we have three and my parents have two. There were FIVE dogs at the house. We tried to get them all lined up from big to small by using carrots as treats and we failed miserably. But they all ended up with a carrot. So there’s that. WTDAIA. What the dogs ate in Albuquerque.