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Sep 6, 2006 02:08 PM

Albuquerque visit

Heading here for Balloon festival, need restaurants other that Southwest/Mexican food, such as Thai, comfort food, ect. Any help is appreciated.

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  1. Sharri.... What, you "no likey" the hot chile? ;-)

    OK, here's some recommendations.
    THAI: Thai Tip on Wyoming @ Constitution

    "Comfort Food": that can span a lot, so I'd suggest places that serve American like:
    The Range Cafe (three locations in town)
    Flying Star Cafe (seven locations, awesome mac & cheese)
    Powdrell's BBQ (southern and fantastic, on 4th Street in the north valley)

    Don't be discouraged if restaurants are "on the other side of town" - getting around ABQ is dead easy and fast.... and scenic, to boot!


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    1. re: tenacity

      Thank you so much for the tips, I have put in my New Mexico folder. I will give feedback about these places as we visit them. S.B.

    2. And, let me add Slate Street Cafe (505-243-2210) for you to consider. Website is

      Breakfast and Lunch Monday through Friday; dinner Tuesday through Saturday with a Brunch on Saturday. Closed Sunday. They are just north of all of the downtown courthouses, hence the breakfasts I guess.

      Excellent food from comfort foods like Chicken Pot Pie to a Rock Shrimp Scampi over Angel Hair Pasta or things like a Prime Rib Sandwich at lunch. High quality and flavor without being "fussy". Excellent and fairly priced wine list, too; about 10 choices by-the-glass.

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      1. re: fyfas

        I agree, I love the not fussy, high quality big flavor parts alot. Parking is painful, but well worth the suffering.In fact, I'm going there for lunch today.

        1. re: fyfas

          Thank you so much for the Slate Street info. We will try it.