Murphy’s Mule Barn was one of the restaurants the owner of Lindy’s Diner recommended to me for a Green Chile Cheeseburger. Have you ever had one there?
I consider myself an Albuquerquean, though I’m from Indiana and live in Mineapolis right at the moment (job).
Next chance you have, try Murphy’s Mule Barn, on 2nd Street north of Alameda. Great breakfasts (try the breakfast burrito, biscuits and gravy) and decent "regular" food too. Try the pies.
The Frontier is indeed the starving student’s friend. Also try the Olympia (homestyle Greek food, wife had a beloved Greek aunt).
Try Hurricane’s on Lomas not far from Washington. It’s diner food with a New Mexican twist, like smothered burritos and fries.
Finally, try Fu Yuang, a first rate Korean restaurant, in Scottsdale Village behind the McDonald’s at Candelaria and Eubank. They have limited hours, 4 PM to 8 PM, but it’s worth it just for the (very) spicy pork. The bulgogi is very good too, and they also do Chinese well.
I imagine seeing someone my size Hopscotch can only make customers lose their appetites. And I like 66 Diner too much to do that to them.
Something tells me, you really would have hopscotched, though!
Damn this post makes me wanna travel…..at the moment impossibal but a must do thing…..
thanks for the post
Why didn’t you hopstotch yourself? Say, I’m (relatively speaking to some of you youngsters) old and fat, but I would have done it in a flash!
Your report here is a wonder. Your posts are always well worth looking forward to — and reading in their entirety.
Unhungrily (Excerpt For Words), Ort. Carlton in Not-Too-Chilly Athens, Georgia.
I know what happened! I read the first part and got sidetracked, forgot to "subscribe" and never read the rest. (You might see I actually posted on the 1st page… doh! Silly me!) Oops!
Anyway as ever EXCELLENT stuff and THANKS for the Pit photos! Yay!!! I wonder when I will make it to NM…
At the Original Hot Dog Shop here in Pittsburgh, they charge you extra late at night as a "security surcharge". And the "O" is right in the heart of the Pitt campus. Obviously, they have had some incidents, but I have always felt safe there.
I just don’t know how comfortable I would be eating at a resturant where they feel it is necessary to pat down the customers.
It didn’t happen to me, as we had lunch there, around 12:45 in the afternoon. I’ve read some posts on here regarding the Frontier, and it seems as though the Frontier was temporarily shut down in the early morning hours on weekends, due to a spate of violence (i.e. drunks fighting). Since then however, the 24 hours open policy has been reinstated. I think a consequence of that would be the pat-down. You are right, Central Ave through the University section is not a very bad area of the town, there are far worse. However, I think this is targeted more towards younger college aged kids who like to eat there after a night of drinking in the many establishments that ring Central Ave about a mile east of the Frontier. That’s where the majority of the watering holes are concentrated.
Just looked at the report again, think we will call you "Lucky Dog" from now on. Those burgers at the Frontier and Owl Bar have me drooling. [:p]
I was talking to someone last night who had recently been to Albuquerque. Needless to say, the subject of food came up and she was telling me that when she ate at The Frontier, she went at night and was actually patted down by security before she was allowed to enter!
Everytime I have been there, it was daylight or just before the sun came up, so I have never been patted down. Did this happen to you? I know it is right across from the University, but is it that bad an area? It sure didn’t seem so.
Thanks for the tip. What I will probably do next time through San Antonio is eat at either The Owl or The Buckhorn, visit the National Wildlife Refuge for a few hours and then go get a Green Chile Cheeseburger at the other place. Sounds like an excellent way to spend a day!
We’ve gone to the Owl a number of times after visiting Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge which is about 15 miles from San Antonio. A great place for a bird watcher to spend several hours.
It sounds like you will be having quite a Green Chile Cheeseburger kind of trip. Being able to try Bobcat Bite, The Owl and The Buckhorn in such a short amount of time, I am really looking forward to your insight on which is best.
Oh and good luck with the kids!
I am visiting the Santa Fe/Taos area this weekend. Since I live in Las Cruces, my plan is to eat at one on the way up, and the other on the way back. I also inquired about Rancho De Chimayo, since one day will be spent driving around the Enchanted Circle area. If I play my cards right, I might be able to knock off these places, and Bobcat Bite, which I’ve longed to visit. However, since I have two children in tow, anything can happen that will derail my plans.
Buffetbuster, my older brother was stationed in the airforce in Alamagordo NM, when he was discharged he moved to Santa Fe and then to Albuquerque. My mother moved to Albuquerque shortly after I graduated from college, to live near my brother. She was there for just about a decade, I decided to move out there too, but couldn’t find a job, and had to move back to NY after 6 months therefore my sole intent and purpose while living there was to find a job, not good roadfood (then again in 1987 I didn’t know what roadfood was!). I knew about the Frontier but my brother tried to down play it as too declasse, even though he used to go there with his wife all the time. So to make a long story short, I started out in NY, moved to Albuqerque right after college, returned to NY, and then moved to Seattle 5 years later, left Seattle after 3 years, moved to Pittsburgh, spent 5 years there and then moved to Rhode Island which is where I’ve been ever since.
I’m probably going to be here in New England for a while (I’ve been here for 7 years already), but as an fyi, my company just announced a possibility for signficant growth in Massachusetts with opportunity for advancement. If this is the case and an opportunity arises to relocate to the Boston area with a promotion, then…ya never know, I just might consider it.
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