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