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NYNM
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Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 5:18 PM
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I just csme back from City Bakery on W. 18th St./5th Ave in NYC (home of the fabulous $5 Hot Chocolate with homemade marshmallow). They had a catering menu avaialble - there are lots of offices in the area, esp. advertising, design, fashion, etc. area and lots of catered breakfast meetings.

I rememeber breakfast meetings were like Dunkin' Donuts and Cawfee. But this menu offers:
Fruit Platter: Mango, papaya, fresh pineapple, lychees and cherries
Organic Vanilla Yugurt with Granola
Breakfast Sanswihces: Baby BLT on Brioche, Smoked Salmon & Avocado, Gruyere Cheese & Parsey Butter, etc.

Prices? Breakfast buffet: $25/person,bagels,salmon & cream cheese $12/p/p, and so on.

If you were to design an "upscale/trendy" business breakfast menu, what would you add?

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 5:30 PM
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NYNM,
i have no idea, but i'd love to live your lifestyle
for a day.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 6:53 PM
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NYNM- Do you know about City Bakery's "secret" cookie store? It's on 1st Ave just south of 14th street. They sell nothing but cookies and scones ($2.50 a pop- ouch). It's a tiny storefront that's easy to miss except for the stacks of cookies in the windows. Supposedly, the floors and the walls are all made from recycled materials, and the whole operation is "green". The cookies are very good, but a tad greasy and crazy expensive.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 7:00 PM
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Originally posted by NYNM



If you were to design an "upscale/trendy" business breakfast menu, what would you add?
I have no idea. I don't have an upscale or trendy bone in my body. If the menu were up to me there'd be choices such as Denver omelettes, hash browns with onions and green peppers, huevos rancheros, chorizo and eggs, hash and eggs, piggies in a blankie and so on and so on. I'd either convert those yuppie snots to good food or make them hate me. Either way it matters not to me.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 7:40 PM
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"If you were to design an "upscale/trendy" business breakfast menu, what would you add?"

Since "trendy" is not a part of my vocabulary, I ignore same.

Since I am the "boss" at my job, and we OFTEN have breakfast get-togethers, my employees are the deciding factor in what we eat, as we all bring in something to share. We do this for holidays also, and also just about anytime we feel stressed. Of most all things mentioned previously, we have had them, and much more. We also have recipe cook-offs from time to time.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 7:43 PM
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Real homemade Corned Beef hash with a perfectly poached egg on top............don't forget to bring the peppermill to the table!

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 8:48 PM
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Originally posted by xannie_01

NYNM,
i have no idea, but i'd love to live your lifestyle
for a day.



yeah, well just wait til I see you in ABQ this summer!!!! Maybe Yuppie Breakfast Burritos with Taos Frre Range Hand-fed Brown Eggs, Cojita Cheese from Jalisco, Organic Hatch Green Chile and Tomatillo Chutney and Handmade Stone Ground 7 Grain Tortillas???

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 8:50 PM
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Originally posted by Pigiron

NYNM- Do you know about City Bakery's "secret" cookie store? It's on 1st Ave just south of 14th street. They sell nothing but cookies and scones ($2.50 a pop- ouch). It's a tiny storefront that's easy to miss except for the stacks of cookies in the windows. Supposedly, the floors and the walls are all made from recycled materials, and the whole operation is "green". The cookies are very good, but a tad greasy and crazy expensive.


Thanks for the tip. No, I didn't know about it. If I ever go "slumming" around 1st & 14th I'll check it out!!!

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 8:54 PM
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nooo, mary and titos or slate street cafe..
no santa fe yuppie cusine for you!
we're going where they sabe spanish only!

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 9:08 PM
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I prefer breakfasts that arent yuppie.The two just dont seem to go together.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 9:12 PM
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i agree ann..
i want a homey way to start my morning.
you would love the frontier!
http://www.nmgastronome.com/abq/american/frontier.htm
http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=305

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 9:16 PM
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NYNM, here's where i'm taking you.
http://www.nmgastronome.com/abq/newmexican/mary.htm

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 9:44 PM
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Yep,Xannie-right up my alley..And whenever we do make it out for a visit,you can break me in!!

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by enginecapt
I'd either convert those yuppie snots to good food or make them hate me. Either way it matters not to me.


Come on now, you're verging on hypocritical here. People who don't eat like you are "snots"?

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 10:20 PM
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Xannie: Looks good to me! C U there this summer

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 10:22 PM
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NYNM

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Mon, 03/12/07 10:23 PM
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Pigiron,
no one in their right mind wants
pretense with their hashbrowns
eggs and coffee.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Tue, 03/13/07 1:32 AM
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man, there's a lot of vitriol concerning them durned yuppies. I'm not sure we all even have the same definition of what "one" is. In my travels, I seek out the best food and drink regardless of the clientele. Why should the yuppies have all the best coffee houses, artisan bakeries, bistros and brewpubs to themselves?
There seems to be a segment of this forum that doesn't want to go beyond diner fare and kid's food.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Tue, 03/13/07 2:33 AM
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Originally posted by mr. sausage

There seems to be a segment of this forum that doesn't want to go beyond diner fare and kid's food.
Or, you could consider this:

Mango, papaya, fresh pineapple, lychees and cherries
Organic Vanilla Yogurt with Granola
Baby BLT on Brioche, Smoked Salmon & Avocado, Gruyeres Cheese & Parsley Butter, etc..............

Do not sound the least bit appetizing to me for breakfast. Especially at 25 bucks a pop. And some of that stuff sounds gaggy at any meal.

What got to you, the "yuppie snot" part?

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Tue, 03/13/07 7:25 PM
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That's one thing I love about this great country.... DIVERSITY!

NYNM - If ordered a baby BLT on brioche in the south they would look at me as if I were from MARS!
but being in NYC, that could be fairly normal breakfast fare.

The fruit and yogurt sounds good, I love fresh pineapple and papaya.
Mango and I don't agree (bad mango experience in Haiti, )

I would try breakfast your way, but I am of simple taste and southern roots, the DD & Cawfee sounded good too.


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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Tue, 03/13/07 7:32 PM
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i love fresh fruit but 25 bucks is a tad steep
for my tastes.
i don't want to think of, much look at food
before 11 am.
hubster loves breakfast and doesn't think 7 is too early for
chowing down.
to each his/her own.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Wed, 03/14/07 2:07 AM
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fresh fruit for breakfast is something I don't get enough of. I love it. Eggs and meat are great, cereal is more common in my house but, c'mon, what's not tasty about mangoes and cherries etc?
25 dollars per person is steep for most folks but remember, this is Manhattan- where you can't get a walk-in-closet for less than 1000 dollars a month. In a crap neighborhood. Good smoked salmon, fresh fruit, quality baked goods...price wise, about par for the course in NYC.
By the way, enginecaptain, are you being picked on by yuppies on a regular basis?

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Wed, 03/14/07 2:57 AM
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Yes I am. Constantly. If you only knew how Fontana has changed, becoming the yuppie capital of the west. How I miss the days of illegal aliens and steel workers, shacky homes and cars up on blocks in front yards. Drug dealing, gangs, nightly gunfire........... the good old days.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Wed, 03/14/07 10:37 AM
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Enginecapt, Laugh it the good old days.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Wed, 03/14/07 10:41 AM
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Certainly not anything I would go out of my way to get in NYC. LA yes, NYC no.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Wed, 03/14/07 11:15 AM
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I attend my fair share of corporate breakfast meetings. They are always the same. Tier 1 - bagels, cream cheese, butter, jellies, coffee, teas, juices. Tier 2 - add fruit, a fruit salad preferred. Tier 3 - add pastries.

The nicer the catering is, the smaller the pastries are. Even mid-level caterers pre-slice bagels and cut pastries in smaller pieces.

Hot foods are out. Attendees are mostly trying to discretely feed themselves what they need to get through the morning without the need to excuse themselves. And hot grease is hell on business attire and laptops.

I'd love a nice mini-sandwich, already prepared, and I could see situations where I might pay a premium to impress an important client (particularly if I were billing it back to them) with something good and different.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Wed, 03/14/07 11:41 AM
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I was at a meeting last month, we had "tier 1 to 3" plus hot food, eggs, bacon, sausage, chorizo, ham and potatoes.

Most of us tried to be good & eat from tier 1 to 3; however the smell of the hot food was so overwhelming that many of us put the fruit & yogurt aside and got some hot food.

After the huge breakfast feast, many people over ate and appeared to be napping or very restless during the meeting.

Needless to say the board recommended that at the next meeting we will stick with tier 1 only.
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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Wed, 03/14/07 11:55 AM
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I had to make a presentation to one of these green breakfast groups where everyone brought their own stuff. They had all kinds of yogurt and tufo and other unknown healthy things---so the fact that no one thought to bring anything for the guest was OK with me. The fact that I had driven 200 miles to do them a favor was not a consideration. Even watching them eating that stuff didn't make me hungry. BUT-------as soon as I was done I headed for Dunkin' Donuts. Long live the guys who eat donuts !!!!

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Thu, 03/15/07 5:51 PM
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I'd have it catered by Waffle House & White Castle. best of both worlds

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Thu, 03/15/07 6:04 PM
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Originally posted by CajunKingNYNM - If ordered a baby BLT on brioche in the south they would look at me as if I were from MARS!
According to the good Dr. Gray, you are from Mars, given the screen name *****King.

I might like to have some chanterelle or other la-de-dah mushrooms in my omelet, along with onions that aren't yellow, and buckwheat pancakes, especially since I can't even find the flour, but only once, I bet.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Thu, 03/15/07 6:34 PM
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Originally posted by sk bob

I'd have it catered by Waffle House & White Castle. best of both worlds



Both worlds? What 2 worlds are those? That's like the old joke, "I like BOTH kinds of music: Country AND Western."

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Thu, 03/15/07 6:56 PM
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The only time I heard that was in the movie Blues Brothers, right before Dan Aykroyd sang Theme from Rawhide. Must be because I enjoy C&W.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Thu, 03/15/07 8:41 PM
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We sometimes tend to lose sight of it on this board but many companies (mine included) are much more health conscious than even 5 years ago. My former boss, Mr. Donut-and-Bacon Man cost the company a bundle both in medical costs and lost leadership time with his two heart attacks and bypass surgery. As the chunky cholesterol laden guys retire, fresh fruit and bagels with regular or lite cream cheese have replaced donuts and Danish.

I don’t disagree with raising the bar on healthy breakfast or snack alternatives to satisfy those employees who embrace a healthier lifestyle than I do.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Fri, 03/16/07 10:40 AM
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I'm sort of odd on my beliefs about health. I think exercise is ten times more important than the fuel going into the body. If the furnace is hot enough it will burn anything.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Fri, 03/16/07 7:14 PM
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from The Blues Brothers movie, " we have both kinds of music, country & western "

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Sat, 03/17/07 3:01 PM
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Originally posted by sk bob

from The Blues Brothers movie, " we have both kinds of music, country & western "

Dont forget "de woman, de little girls...how much for the women"...
by Belushi

and can this post finally DIE.. dont yuppies eat food; dont they bleed when you break their skin... dont they eat grilled tofu with melon jus, coulis of basil gelatine and shiso infused monkfish liver oil.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Sat, 03/17/07 4:10 PM
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not for 25 dollars.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Sat, 03/17/07 6:54 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Wandering Chew

quote:
Originally posted by sk bob

from The Blues Brothers movie, " we have both kinds of music, country & western "

Dont forget "de woman, de little girls...how much for the women"...
by Belushi

and can this post finally DIE.. dont yuppies eat food; dont they bleed when you break their skin... dont they eat grilled tofu with melon jus, coulis of basil gelatine and shiso infused monkfish liver oil.



Real yuppies don't eat tofu. That's for tree huggers and other crunchy types

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Sat, 03/17/07 8:58 PM
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Originally posted by Wandering Chewand can this post finally DIE.. dont yuppies eat food; dont they bleed when you break their skin... dont they eat grilled tofu with melon jus, coulis of basil gelatine and shiso infused monkfish liver oil.
Who am I to criticize them for their tastes? I have a thing for meat that's been cooked until it's pasty, then formed into a relative cylinder, milk that's not only spoiled, but that bacteria and mold have been added to to aid said spoilage, and pancakes and waffles with tree sap.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Tue, 03/20/07 6:28 PM
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NYNM:

Have your people "SaraBeths" call my people "Tecolote", we wil do breakfast.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Tue, 03/20/07 6:30 PM
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Originally posted by BakersBoy

NYNM:

Have your people "SaraBeths" call my people "Tecolote", we wil do breakfast.

BB



I'd say that's a deal, but I don't think those two people talk with each other.....

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Tue, 03/20/07 7:27 PM
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NYNM,

You are probably right. But I do know that my wife wants to go to NY in the Spring and visit NM in the Fall. She has this thing for Canyon Road. Drop me a line. To keep this food-centric Tecolote does have poached chicken livers for breakfast. We always stay at the ElRey.

BB

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Thu, 03/22/07 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by Greymo

Real homemade Corned Beef hash with a perfectly poached egg on top............don't forget to bring the peppermill to the table!


I would certainly agree you, but somehow I don't think that CB hash qualifies as "yuppie food." And that's just fine with me because: (1) I don't particularly care for yuppies, and (2) if so-called-yuppies liked it, the price (in restaurants) would undoubtedly DOUBLE or TRIPLE.

Case in point: my favorite cuts of steak (flank, skirt, hanger) used to be very inexpensive until the YUPPIES and MARKETERS went to work. Now those cuts cost as much or MORE than porterhouse.

Let's don't tell the yuppies and soccer moms about corned beef hash!

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Thu, 03/22/07 7:25 PM
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Originally posted by BakersBoy

NYNM,

You are probably right. But I do know that my wife wants to go to NY in the Spring and visit NM in the Fall. She has this thing for Canyon Road. Drop me a line. To keep this food-centric Tecolote does have poached chicken livers for breakfast. We always stay at the ElRey.

BB


Poached chicken livers for breakfast????? How Hispanic is that??? ElRey is fun. One thing I did before we bought a place in NM is to use some property management places and rent a home for a few days rather than a hotel. They are often comparable to or even less that a hotel/upscale motel. Usually great views, hot tubs, etc. and you can cook your own NM meals right there.

NM is beautiful in the fall: chile roasting season, and NY is great in spring (all 5 days of it - it can go from wet and cold to humid and hot pretty fast)

Another NM breakfast place I recommend, breakfast burritos of course, is Over Easy Cafe on Rodeo Rd near Camino Carlos Rey and for a yuppified NM breakast, quite good, is Anasazi, on Washignton Ave near the plaza, reviewed on here on Road Food.

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RE: Yuppie Breakfast - Thu, 03/22/07 7:47 PM
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NYNM,

Yeah. I was surprised as well but she loved them. I always go for the pancakes. Tecolote is a great restaurant but you have to get there early or stand in line.

We have looked into properties in Mountainaire, NM. A really small town, The local grocery on the main street closes at 6:00pm. However there is a place there called the "Firehouse Grill". It is run by a transplated NYC fireman and the food there is really amazing. Nothing fancy but good.

We have been to Santa Fe many times over the past twenty years and have not had a bad meal. From the Coyote, to Pascquals to Woolworths. The last place we visited was the SantaFeCafe. Excellant! But we can never leave unless we have something from Roque's. As long as he is not in Mexico for the winter.

When you get back drive down to San Antonio, NM go to the Buckhorn Grill (across from the Owl Bar) and get a green chili cheeseburger it is better than any place in the state.

Drop me a line.

BB (Kevin)