Thursday, March 10, 2011

80 Miles for Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Really?  To drive 80 miles from Albuquerque to San Antonio (New Mexico, not Texas)   for green chile cheeseburgers. Yes.  Like the legendary rivalry between Geno's and Pat's Steaks in Philadelphia, are Manny's Buckhorn Tavern and The Owl Cafe, just down the road on this dot on the map; San Antonio.
I decided on The Buckhorn since my experience with The Owl in Albuquerque was not good, and besides, Manny seemed like a good guy when I saw him with Bobby Flay on tv.  He is a nice guy in person too.

My decision was right and the burger was perfectly made for the roll, or bun, depending on where you're from.  After a brief rest of consuming the first one, I ordered another only because I had to savor the moment of being there. Besides, I didn't order onion rings or beer. Just iced tea.
No ketchup here, that will ruin it.  A little yellow mustard along with the lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese and Manny's green chile completed the sandwich. If there were any other secret ingredients, I did not know about them.  And yes, if I did find out, I would have to be killed.
Returning north to Albuquerque, my stomach was happy!

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