Saturday, May 5, 2012

La Hacienda in Albuquerque NM…

La Hacienda Burrito Express

ristraWhen you travel to New Mexico and you are a foodie of any type you have to eat some classic New Mexican food smothered in either red or green chili, or both as is my preference. Now the chili in New Mexico isn’t just any chili – it is the Green Chili also called the Hatch Green Chili. In and around Demming and Hatch, New Mexico is where most all of these chilis are grown. Green Chili comes from freshly picked chilies roasted over open fire until the skin peels away. Red Chili come from the ripened red chilies that are dried and then reconstituted into a thick pasty red sauce.

These chilies will spice up and flavor any food item you  order from the unassuming little spot in east Albuquerque called the La Hacienda Burrito Express. You find this unpretentious little spot at 4300 Eubank Blvd NE in Albuquerque, NM. Order in or to go at their drive through.

They specialize in burritos and I would recommend you get one with Carne Adobada and make sure to order it with both red and green chili sauce. Below is the sign at the take out window so you can see the variety of food they have to offer as a quick take out meal that will beat the socks off of any fast you have had before.

La Hacienda Burrito Express Menu

We even stopped by one morning and had their Huevos Rancheros for breakfast and all I can say is order it… This fantastic little Road Treat is not only super tasty but it also won’t put a dent in your eating out budget…

Friday, May 4, 2012

Luckenbach, Texas…

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2012-04-26 Luckenback etc 009“Everybody is somebody in Luckenbach” 

That is the saying in this small Texas town but it is here that one can sit and become part of the Texas music scene while sipping on a cold Shiner Bock (Texas original) beer. Just a few miles outside of Fredricksburg, Texas (also worth a visit) you will discover this little Texas gem!

2012-04-26 Luckenback etc 028It all started many years ago when Jacob Luckenbach (1817-1911) first colonized this area. Luckenbach was first established as a community trading post in the 1840’s or so they say. In 1970 the whole town was put up for sale and bought by a Texas icon named Hondo Crouch. Shortly thereafter musicians such as Jerry Jeff Walker, singer/songwriter Steve Fromholz, and the massive hit from Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson (“Luckenbach Texas (Back to the Basics)” had turned this sleepy little town into a worldwide destination.

cold Texas beersSo when you are traveling in the area of Fredricksburg, Texas look for the little town of Luckenbach. Walk into the trading post and saunter over to the bar and order you a cold Lone Star or Shiner Beer. Step outside into the courtyard and take a seat… Then soak in all that there is in this spot as you listen to whomever may be picking on their guitar and singing a few songs…. This is a chance to experience a bit of pure Texas culture…

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