2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico

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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 07:45:12 (permalink)
For those of you needing a rental car...Priceline has Avis Premium Category car rentals for $22.00 per day.  That's the lowest I have seen.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 08:09:58 (permalink)
A week and a half to go.  I can't wait!
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 09:28:37 (permalink)
I am really looking forward to this trip.  My friend and I are staying a few extra days and have already booked our hot air balloon ride for Sunday morning!
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 09:35:52 (permalink)
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How cool is that!  That sounds like so much fun.   
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 09:46:53 (permalink)
From my desk in Bethesda, MD., it sounds like fun!  I hope I still think so once the balloon takes off....!
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 09:48:44 (permalink)
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After everything I plan on eating during the tour, I don't think the balloon would get off the ground, with me in the basket!
 
Enjoy your ride.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 12:52:12 (permalink)
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For those of you needing a rental car...Priceline has Avis Premium Category car rentals for $22.00 per day.  That's the lowest I have seen.

Thanks for the heads up.  Was that their Name your Own Price option, picking up and dropping off at ABQ airport?
So far the best rental car price I have seen at ABQ is a mid-size from Thrifty for $17.36/day (plus taxes and fees). 
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 14:22:45 (permalink)
A question for Roadfood eating-tour veterans: do you do anything to prepare physically for a trip like this? Like, eat a lot of yogurt, or salads/greens/high-fiber foods, for a few days ahead of time to get the old intestinal flora and digestive/GI systems revved up?
 
I'll be in the area for two more days after the tour; unfortunately, those are the two days of the week that the Bobcat Bite is closed. Planning on trips to the O'Keeffe Museum and the Sandia Peak Tramway.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 14:52:26 (permalink)
Ivyhouse -
The Avis deal was not on the name your own price option...it just came up on a sort.  I mention the Premium as the other 6-8 vendors listed ranged from $60-$81 for the same car class.
Typically, mid-size and other categories will be less.
This was just such a standout deal, I thought I'd pass it on.
 
post edited by ChiTownDiner - 2010/09/07 18:54:00
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 15:13:22 (permalink)
I would love to see ChiTownDiner answer Pixel Farmer's question, about if he does any physical preparing for the bus tour.
 
As for me, I learned early on to pace myself.  The food is always so good, you want to fill up at the first couple of places.   But no pre-trip preparation for me.  I figure once they set the food down in front of me, I will know what to do! 
 
Pixel Farmer-
Sorry to read you are going to miss out on Bobcat Bite
post edited by buffetbuster - 2010/09/07 18:31:33
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 18:19:01 (permalink)
I really hate wasting food, but I hate gorging myself until I'm sick even more. So at our many stops, if there are opportunities to split a dish two or three ways with other Touristas so we can all get a sampling of the fare, I'm down with that if the eatery is down with that.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 19:45:15 (permalink)
A couple quick tips to sampling the most on a roadfood eating tour.
 
  1. Most eating tours require you to fly to your destination - Avoid eating anything (airplane food, breakfast, etc) while enroute.
  2. Avoid ordering the same exact item throughout the day to avoid fatigue.  I learned that the hard way by going to 13 ice creameries in a single day.  My body couldn't handle the sugar highs and lows.  The next day I went to another 13, but had a few hot dogs and pizza slices in between and felt much better.
  3. Order about 1/2 the amount you think you need.  If you love it, order some more.  If you feel guilty about wasting food, then share with friends or tell the waitperson it is the 5th meal of the day and you want smaller portions.  That usually gets the conversation going as to what you are doing, which can lead to some fun experiences.
  4. Don't eat any unnecessary meals.  It always surprises me when I see people eating the hotel buffet/breakfast before an eating tour.  Avoid the temptation to eat ANYTHING that isn't roadfood.  That also includes rolls, bread, and other pre-meal condiments.
Looking forward to the trip in two weeks.  We just got a couple of surprises confirmed.  I can assure you this will be another unforgettable trip.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 19:57:48 (permalink)
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
We just got a couple of surprises confirmed.  I can assure you this will be another unforgettable trip.
Stephen, after last year, we know you mean business when you say this.  I can't wait!


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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 20:03:01 (permalink)
Been doing a little research on where to find the best pie in Albuquerque and one name that gets consistently good reviews is Asbury Cafe at the New Mexico State Fair.
 
http://www.asburyabq.org/cafe/
 
Looks like I know where my first stop at the state fair will be!
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 20:52:13 (permalink)
Perhaps I'll start with Sour Cream Raisin, add in Blueberry-Apricot for the fruit serving of the day and raise you a Spicy Walnut Raisin...I beleive one must be open minded when it comes to pie!
 
With regard to physical preparation or training as some folks like to call it...I say Steven summed it up pretty good except he left out a few key words...
 
#1 - This would involve passing up a meal which means wasting food and a subsequent increase in ticket prices to offset trash removal and recycling.
#2 - Agreed - always order each food group in batches of 13.  It can be a very lucky number!
#3 - Should be double not half as there are always folks nearby to assist....just a small typo.
#4 - I am unfamilar with unnecessary meals.  I have always assumed all meals are necessary to sustain life as we know it.
 
Ten -day forcast is looking might bright...
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/07 22:15:57 (permalink)
I would be happy to join up to share food with someone. I know that appetite is a precious, scarce resource on these tours.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/08 00:11:52 (permalink)
Marlene and I will be arriving Thursday night and will be at the hotel by about 7pm. We are looking for a dinner place and dinner mates..anything going on? Any suggestions?

Thx. JonB
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/09 09:51:57 (permalink)
Updated 10-day forecast looks perfect...mid 80's for highs, 60 for nights!
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/09 16:01:49 (permalink)
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Been doing a little research on where to find the best pie in Albuquerque and one name that gets consistently good reviews is Asbury Cafe at the New Mexico State Fair.

http://www.asburyabq.org/cafe/

Looks like I know where my first stop at the state fair will be!

First, Second, Third......... 
 
This does sound like a great tour to be on, im sorry to miss yet another one.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/09 16:34:59 (permalink)
If it means getting my chops busted to have CajunKing post more often, I am all for it!
 
Wish you could join us too, CK.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/09 16:54:08 (permalink)
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Been doing a little research on where to find the best pie in Albuquerque and one name that gets consistently good reviews is Asbury Cafe at the New Mexico State Fair.

http://www.asburyabq.org/cafe/

Looks like I know where my first stop at the state fair will be!


The fair special is sour cream raisin. Heart, be still.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/09 18:25:28 (permalink)
Sour cream raisin pie in New Mexico?  Michael, I think the Roadfood gods are smiling on us!
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/12 21:42:17 (permalink)
For those of you going on the trip, here's some background info on the Chile Pepper Institute you'll be visiting:
http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/
Wish I was going with youze!
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/13 19:57:23 (permalink)
So many choices in Santa Fe. What are people doing:
 
1. Picking one place and chowing down?
 
2. Eating a little at each place.
 
I think Im going to do Pasqual, Rocque Carnitas, and Five and Dime
 
I want to have pizza at the Golden Crown Panaderia - need to find a time/day to get there.
 
The website for the NM State Fair says nothing about food...anyone know anything about the food there? Im from Texas..last year we had  "Deep Fried Butter" !!
 
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/13 20:54:08 (permalink)
I'll try to cover several places in Santa Fe. I'm not sure it's the wisest choice, but it's certainly the "me" choice.
 
I'll try to do Five and Dime and Roque's Carnitas, because their portions seem a little smaller than a full meal.
 
I'll skip The Shed, because I ate there in August - but I loved my meal there and I recommend it wholeheartedly. To back up this recommendation, I offer this picture of chilled red raspberry soup - even if you can't eat a plateful of carne adovada, you could eat a cup of delicious refreshing soup, right?
IMG_1343 by Ralph Melton, on Flickr   
Michael said the Plaza is doing something special for us, so that's something to try to seek out, as long as they aren't out of commission from their fire.
 
To me, Santacafé looks like a "fancy" place, and though it looks good, it doesn't call to me as much. So I'll put that on my might-miss list.
 
My real hope is to join up with a group of folks who are willing to share with each other, and do whatever the group does.
post edited by Ralph Melton - 2010/09/13 20:58:43
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/13 22:59:25 (permalink)
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The website for the NM State Fair says nothing about food...anyone know anything about the food there? Im from Texas..last year we had  "Deep Fried Butter" !! 

We wrote a Roadfood Digest post about the 2008 NM State Fair.  The 2010 fair probably isn't too different.
http://www.roadfooddigest.com/post/2008/09/05/September-5th-Thru-21st-New-Mexico-State-Fair.aspx
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/14 04:14:24 (permalink)
  Do you want that with red or green?? Or Christmas???
 
  The bolo tie!! P.S. Supposedly the bolo toe was invented in Wickenburg AZ. I saw a wonderful collection at the Los Caballeros Museum in Wickie.
 
  David O.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/14 18:50:52 (permalink)
Stephen Rushmore Jr.Looking forward to the trip in two weeks.  We just got a couple of surprises confirmed.  I can assure you this will be another unforgettable trip.

 
I'm very excited about the surprises, but I'd like to make a request: would it be possible to give us some forewarning about the surprises, just so we can budget our appetite? I worry about being too full to appreciate a fabulous surprise.
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/14 21:11:48 (permalink)
I'll volunteer to eat for you should you be full at any of the stops! 
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Re:2010 Roadfood Tour: New Mexico 2010/09/14 23:02:14 (permalink)
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Stephen Rushmore Jr.Looking forward to the trip in two weeks.  We just got a couple of surprises confirmed.  I can assure you this will be another unforgettable trip.


I'm very excited about the surprises, but I'd like to make a request: would it be possible to give us some forewarning about the surprises, just so we can budget our appetite? I worry about being too full to appreciate a fabulous surprise.

I think he may be referring to attendees, not food stops.
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