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Sharri Sep 6, 2006 02:08 PM

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

  1. fyfas Sep 7, 2006 02:52 PM

    And, let me add Slate Street Cafe (505-243-2210) for you to consider. Website is http://www.slatestreetcafe.com

    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
      scottso Sep 7, 2006 04:34 PM

      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
        Sharri Sep 7, 2006 07:23 PM

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

      2. tenacity Sep 6, 2006 02:43 PM

        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
          Sharri Sep 7, 2006 07:20 PM

          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.

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