Posts Tagged ‘New Mexico’

Still Saucy After All These Years

August 19th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2008 Gourmet Magazine In 1901, there were fewer than 7,000 cars on America’s roads. Just 40 years later, Duncan Hines’s guidebook Adventures in Good Eating was pinpointing hundreds of gems worthy of a detour. Here are 11 that were already on the map at the time of Gourmet’s inception in 1941. … Continue reading Still Saucy After All These Years

Great Pod Almighty

August 19th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2007 Gourmet Magazine Our PIP2s are just fine, which is a good thing because the PIP2-impaired are in for trouble if they try to eat their way along the Rio Grande through New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley, the chile capital of the world. But those with tenacious PIP2s can … Continue reading Great Pod Almighty

Drive Ins

August 14th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2005 Gourmet Magazine For two-lane travelers, pulling into a parking lot perfumed by hamburgers and hot onion rings is as satisfying as any four-star dining experience. At a true classic drive-in, you never even need to undo your seatbelt. Ensconced behind the steering wheel, you order from a … Continue reading Drive Ins

Burritos, Rellenos, and Tomales Oh My!

August 8th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2003 Gourmet Magazine Santa fe boasts more than 200 restaurants. It’s an impressive number for such a small municipality, but what makes “The City Different” really different is the quality of food at every level, from fancy (Geronimo) to funky (Bert’s Burger Bowl). Corned beef hash for breakfast … Continue reading Burritos, Rellenos, and Tomales Oh My!

Sentimental Journal

August 5th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1999 Gourmet Magazine Route 66 never had an official name like the Ozark Trail or the Merritt Parkway. Mapped out in 1926 as a federal highway that would run diagonally, rather than the typical north-south or east-west, it connected Chicago to the California sea, and as history was … Continue reading Sentimental Journal

Pancakes

August 1st, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1999 Gourmet Magazine Pancakes make people happy. Arriving at the table in the form of short stacks or lofty towers, or fanned out like a haul of soft gold medallions, they are a simple indulgence that demands sweet syrup and defies seriousness. In a too-complicated world, a plate … Continue reading Pancakes

Santa Fe

July 29th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1997 Gourmet Magazine As pilgrims on the road of reprobate gastronomy, we encounter all sorts of green chile cheeseburgers (henceforth referred to as GCCBs) at drive-ins and truck-stops throughout the Southwest. But in New Mexico, where chile is a divine passion, the GCCBs are transcendent. From Las Cruces … Continue reading Santa Fe

The Chili Trail

July 22nd, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1995 Gourmet Magazine In West Texas and New Mexico, chiles are a way of life. Long green ones soak up the sun in the summer and ripen in the fall, and fiery food is on the menu in homes and restaurants year round. The road that leads from … Continue reading The Chili Trail

On the Santa Fe Plaza

July 18th, 2019 by Michael Stern

The vendor wars have ended in Santa Fe. Calm reigns on the Plaza, where, seven years ago, the lady with the churros wagon so resented the competition from Speedy Fred’s snow-cone cart that she flattened the tires on his customers’ cars, and Speedy Fred, thinking that the wiener vendor did it, punched the wiener vendor … Continue reading On the Santa Fe Plaza

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