Noon Break 2 Go

Chili Parlor | New Mexican | Small Town Café
excellent
Worth a detour
Jess Dawson | August 03, 2018
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Past the main strip at the edge of Cody, Wyoming, is Noon Break 2 Go. Recommended by a new friend, this establishment is known for Code 10 chili, which is next-level hot.

Around for over 30 years and run by husband-and-wife team Steve and Suzanne, Noon Break has moved locations a few times but retains a loyal following thanks to burritos and chili. It has been in its current spot for three years.

Suzanne greets you when you arrive and takes care of the bill before you sit down. No matter what you order, she’ll ask if you want mild, spicy, or in-between. The in-between is hot but flavorful: the kind of hot that keeps you coming back for more but does not burn your mouth. Then there’s Code 10, which you have to ask for. It’s the highest spice level of the four — a big hit around here. 

Grab a juice, soda, or “fancy water” out of the cooler (there’s also free water). From there, Suzanne disappears to join Steve preparing the food, giving you time to take in the scene. Star Trek and hot sauce have a subtle presence throughout the place, which fits 25 people, tops. When the crowd dwindled to just us, the duo turned up the music — which landed somewhere between the Star Trek anthem and a country ballad.

Food is New Mexico-style, good and simple. The burrito is comprised of a warm tortilla, chicken, chili peppers, white and yellow cheeses, and green chili sauce. The latter is sticky and very spicy, made with chilies from Hatch, New Mexico. The tortillas are thick and soft, the chicken excellently spiced and shredded.

The enchilada has a super-soft blue corn tortilla that tastes just-made, filled with chicken and topped with green chili. The chili relleno is layered with a big fresh chili and cornbread that is dry enough to soak up the sauces but still hold its shape. Portions are big but not too big.

What to Eat
Noon Break 2 Go, Chicken Burrito
Chicken Burrito
Must-Try
Chicken burrito, smothered with Hatch chili sauce and cheese
Noon Break 2 Go, Code 10 Chili
Code 10 Chili
Must-Try
Bowl of Green: legendary Code 10 chili
Noon Break 2 Go, Tamales
Tamales
Must-Try
Smothered tamale plate
Noon Break 2 Go, Combo Plate
Combo Plate
Two-dish combo: chicken enchilada & chili relleno with green chili sauce
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7am - 2pm
Wednesday7am - 2pm
Thursday7am - 2pm
Friday7am - 2pm
Saturday7am - 11am
Information
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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