We say “more” because New Mexico’s signature burger has been long regaled on these pages. Part of the New Mexico Roadfood Tour in the fall of 2010 was spent primarily on burgers from the Owl Bar (Roadfood.com review) and Buckhorn Tavern (Roadfood.com review) in San Antonio, as well as the king of all GCCs at Bobcat Bite (Roadfood.com review) in Santa Fe. On a recent roadtrip we found a few entries that maybe you haven’t yet frequented (emphasis on the “yet”). The above burger is the award-winning item from the Owl Café in Albuquerque. This beauty was so scrumptious that we no longer feel compelled to drive down to San Antonio for an authentic fix: Owl Café is just as good as Owl Bar or Buckhorn Tavern.
Plus, the architecture can’t be beat:
The primary filming for AMC’s blockbuster series Breaking Bad is Albuquerque, and we wanted to visit some of the more memorable sites. Thanks to Marc Valdez’s exhaustive blog, we found a dozen spots with no problems. Our favorite was the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos, a chicken shack that’s prominently featured in most episodes. The actual restaurant is Twisters, a local chain, but the branch on Isleta Boulevard SW is the filming location:
Sadly, they don’t serve fried chicken like Los Pollos Hermanos, but they do have a first-rate green chile cheeseburger basket with Twister (curlicue) fries:
And fans come from all over to have their photos taken in front of the LPH logo on the wall:
We discovered one last entry not in New Mexico but in Texas on the drive back to Dallas. We spent the night in Childress and were completely wowed by the GCC at Heather’s Bobcat Den:
Named for the Childress High Bobcats, this local stop is surely a favorite after football games down the street:
Next chapter: hot dogs of the South(west?)