Serious Eats Reviews Blake's Lottaburger

From Serious Eat’s A Hamburger Today review of Blake’s Lottaburger.

But the green chiles are the real draw, of course. Each chile chunk was warm and juicily popped open, hot and sturdy, under the teeth. And whereas many fast-food chains tone down their “spicy” creations for a mass market, these were the spiciest thing I’ve ever tasted on a fast food burger. Without the green chile, the burger is still better than McDonald’s and Burger King, but the green chili really makes it a star. The Green Chile Lotaburger comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and mustard. None of the other toppings are spectacular, not that it matters much since you can barely anything beyond the green chile.

I’ve lived in New Mexico for 15 years and I have yet to eat at Blakes. I probably wouldn’t like the spicy green chile anyway.

A New City Near Rio Rancho?

I’m for new cities near Albuquerque. A diversity of city management is a good thing. Looks like there’s a possibility of a new city west of Rio Rancho being built over the next 30 years. I hope the county addresses the issue of roads. Right now there are no freeways out that way and as far as I can tell, no plans for any.

An Arizona developer wants to build a new community in Sandoval County that eventually could have 70,000 residents.Recorp of Scottsdale wants to build the community about ten miles west of Rio Rancho.The community would be called Rio West.Recorp has submitted a master plan for about 12-thousand acres to the county.

Also looks like Albuquerque plans to add a chunk to the city the size of Rio Rancho, on the west side of course. Actually planning this development out ahead of time would be the ideal situation, since Albuquerque has done a really crappy job of this so far.