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Sugar's

1799 SR-68, Embudo, NM - (505) 852-0604
Posted By Merv Ashby on 12/23/2007 12:22:00 AM
Sugar's in New Mexico was the highlight of my four-day driving trip to Santa Fe from Denver. It totally caught me by surprise! Our group of five, in two cars, stopped for lunch at this unlikely looking BBQ trailer across from the Rio Grande in late October. We had no expectations other than hoping for full stomachs.

We ordered, then began exploring the semi-abandoned lot, looking for a bathroom and a place to sit. We found a magnificent old apple orchard loaded with fresh crispy fruit. We were given laughing permission to take all the fruit we wanted (organic and complete with worms). We then dined, under a heavily laden apple tree, on the best BBQ I've ever had the pleasure to sink my teeth into. Mind you, I have never enjoyed BBQ that came out of a foam take-out box, prior to this exquisite experience.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Barbecued brisket and hot green chile make a wonderful combination, with cheese, of course, wrapped inside a soft flour tortilla.
"Barbecued brisket and hot green chile make a wonderful combination, with cheese, of course, wrapped inside a soft flour tortilla."
Michael Stern





Unless you ask them to hold the sauce, the brisket in a sandwich comes bathed in it.
"Unless you ask them to hold the sauce, the brisket in a sandwich comes bathed in it. "
Michael Stern


Sugar the bulldog taught her daughter (pictured here) to
"Sugar the bulldog taught her daughter (pictured here) to "perch" on the adobe wall near the restaurant and stare at customers as they order and eat their barbecue."
Michael Stern


Sugar's is just a kitchen in a tin-sided trailer. Picnic tables are located to the left of the photo, in back. Many customers dine in their cars in the parking lot.
"Sugar's is just a kitchen in a tin-sided trailer. Picnic tables are located to the left of the photo, in back. Many customers dine in their cars in the parking lot."
Michael Stern



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