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.


There Are Things We Just Cannot Explain

Ex-wife I understand, but that he has a girlfriend now. Some people just go too far sometimes and I think this is one of those times.

Willie Windsor, 54, of Phoenix has for several years lived as a full-time baby, wearing frilly dresses, diapers and bonnets, sucking on a pacifier, eating Gerber cuisine, and habitually clutching a rag doll, in a home filled with oversized baby furniture. According to a long Phoenix New Times profile in June, the diaper is not just a prop. Windsor said he worked hard to become incontinent, even chaining the commode shut to avoid temptation, and the reporter admitted feeling “disconcert(ed)” that Windsor might be relieving himself at the very moment he was describing his un-toilet training. Apparently, Windsor’s brother, ex-wife, girlfriend and a neighbor tolerate his lifestyle (though no girlfriend has yet been willing to change his diapers). Windsor is a semi-retired singer-actor and said he’s been celibate for nine years. [Phoenix New Times, 6-9-05]

Thanks Sis!. Here’s the original article at the New Times.

50 Best Hispanic Restaurants

Hispanic Magazine has listed their top 50 “hispanic” (aka “Mexican”) restaurants. I guess referring to this type of food as “Mexican” may be offensive to those in Mexico. What is the criteria for being on this list?

we once again present our picks and our readers? picks of the top 50 Hispanic restaurants in the United States, including Puerto Rico. All of the restaurants honor the cuisine of the Americas in traditional or innovative ways, whether they are fancy or casual dining establishments 

So they are light on details. From the data it looks like they choose based on population. But this isn’t a competition after all. At least New Mexico had more restaurants than all the other non-most-populous states.

I do have to admit that I’m not one to run out and try new resturants. Someone has to take me there for me to discover it. I’ve never heard of Casa Ruiz Church Street Cafe, Barelas Coffee House or Restaurante Rancho de Chimayo but I would have added Gabriel’s (just north of Santa Fe) and El Pinto (located in Albuquerque).