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Anyone got any Albuquerque advice? I'm...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...here for a few days, never been, no one to show me around, needing a margarita. And a bike shop.
     
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Old Town - Santa Fe if you have the time - the tram to the top of Sandia Peak - cruise or walk the old 66 at night when the hotels have their neons going full bore - try and score some meth.
     
  3. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    If you run into Steve Alford, kick him in the balls for me.

    Freaking hack.
     
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    If you ride on trails have cholla cactus, be prepared for flats. Think about using tire liners and Slime.

    Folks will tell you that The Owl Cafe that's in Albuquerque isn't as good as one somewhere else, but they do have a fairly tasty green chile cheeseburger.
     
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Eat at Frontier, on Central across from UNM. Open 24/7. I get the bacon breakfast burrito smothered in green chile, no matter what time of day.

    Catch an Isotopes game if they're home.
     
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    They are; going tomorrow night. Finishing a suspended game, then playing a second. Against New Orleans. The only bummer is I'm leaving Saturday and that's when the team I grew up watching, YOUR NASHVILLE SOUNDS, home of Geeeeeeeno Meeeeeeeeeeneeeeeeeeees and Steve Bye-Bye Balbonnnnnnnnnnnnniiiiiiiiii, come in for a four-game visit.
     
  7. Roscablo

    Roscablo Member

    Went to the ABQ NCAA games this year and hit Frontier twice for that exact breakfast burrito. One of the best I've had and darn economical, too. Even found myself craving it from time to time since.
     
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Be sure to take that left turn.
     
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    nice... especially because I think TV has been to the Coachella Valley and the big Carrot Festival therein.
     
  10. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    I spent some vacations in New Mexico about 10 years ago, so who knows if half of this information is still valid:

    - the Albuquerque Aquarium is surprisingly nice: it mainly deals with the marine life of the Rio Grande area. There's also a nice Botanical Garden there attached to the Aquarium that's a pleasant way to relax and waste an hour. I'm an aquarium guy and it's one of my favorite ones I've been to.

    - the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is worth a visit as well. They've got a lot of information and artifacts about the Spanish colonial exploits in America including conquistador helmets, swords, armor, etc. It's in Old Town, so you can walk around there and do some shopping after you're done.

    - another good museum is the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, which has a lot of Pueblo folk art, pottery and other crafts ranging from prehistoric times to today.

    - the Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town is completely ridiculous but also a lot of fun. I remember the owner being really friendly and easy to talk to. It's very touristy, but they do have 30 different species of rattlesnakes there and it's just a couple of bucks.

    - if you get a chance, head over to the Jackalope International store. It's just a massive collection of knickknacks, brickabrack, tchotchkes and God knows what else. Need a blanket? Pottery? Indian puppets? Cacti? They've got it here. I also had just about the best breakfast burrito I've ever had at the truck outside one morning.

    - a lot of the restaurants kind of blend together and several of the ones I went to probably aren't there anymore (and to be fair, we found more restaurants in Santa Fe). I do remember that the Duran Pharmacy in Old Town had some of the best Indian Fry Bread that I've ever had. Cheap and old-timey, it's definitely worth checking out.
     
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    http://albuquerque.about.com/od/fooddrink/tp/Albuquerque-Restaurants-On-Diners-Drive-Ins-And-Dives.htm


    http://www.tvfoodmaps.com/loc_NM_Albuquerque.html
     
  12. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Want good Mexican try Sadie's on Fourth St. Do not eat at Gardunos, it's overrated crap.

    Try a green chile cheeseburger from Blake's Lotaburger. It's fast food but damn it's good and it's a New Mexico institution.

    I echo the tram suggestion. That's damn cool. The Plaza in Santa Fe and The Governors Mansion are pretty impressive if you do go up there.
     
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