You may or may not know this, BUT, green chile practically does not exist
here. The only ones who have even heard of it are NM transplants.
So a New Mexican buddy of mine living in Texas (who plays in a band with me)
and I are trying to explain to all of our other Texan band mates what all
of the Green Chile fuss is about.
It is kind of hard telling them that the entire state is obsessed with a
What is it about green chile that everybody (including me)is so crazy about?
Can somebody out there give me some tips on explaining this phenomenon to
some "Tex-Mex" lovin' Texans?
In no other state do waiters ask "Red or green?"
Who likes green chile best, except when he likes red chile best.
Tell them it's like having a new Chevy Silverado every day!
One more question:
I am taking these guys from Texas to NM for the real green chile experience.
Were is the hottest, most flavorful, down home Mexican food restaurant in
> On Mon, 23 Apr 2001 19:15:08 -0600, Steve Browne
> <sbr...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> >Si usted dice "chile", entonces usted habla español. Si usted puede
> >hablar español, entonces usted puede leer esto. ¿No está en lo
> >correcto eso?
> I do not need to take any of your stinkin' tests. Much less stoop to
> answer any of your rude, presumptive, prosecutorial, pedantic,
> sophistic, questions.
Oh, man, you are opening the BIG CAN OF CHILE, but I'll vote for Garcia's on
Central in Alburquerque and take on all comers (especially for breakfast!)
YM New Mexican, I think. Personal favorites are Ron's in Abq. or
Dollie's in Espanola for carne adovada (red, not green), and the
Frontier in Abq. for green chile stew. The Owl Bar in San Antonio, NM
for green chile cheeseburgers.
Explore--there are hundreds of good New Mexican resturants in this
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Call it "New Mexican" food (it's different than Mexican!) and do a
search for this question in this group. This comes up periodically and
was probably discussed 3 months ago.
My vote for hot (picante) is the GC stew at blue corn.
I have to vote for Barella's (2'nd and bridge) for breakfast and La Familiar
on 4'th for any other meal.
Chope's - La Mesa (NM not TX)
> > One more question:
> > I am taking these guys from Texas to NM for the real green chile
> > experience.
> > Were is the hottest, most flavorful, down home Mexican food restaurant
> > in
> > the State?
> YM New Mexican, I think. Personal favorites are Ron's in Abq. or
> Dollie's in Espanola for carne adovada (red, not green), and the
> Frontier in Abq. for green chile stew. The Owl Bar in San Antonio, NM
> for green chile cheeseburgers.
La Cosina in Espanola, of course everything there tastes great!
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>I recommend using capsaicin, the chemical essence of "heat" in chili
>peppers. Capsaicin is thousands of times hotter than any chili. Why
>wade through all the bells and whistles and bitterness and roasting
>and freezing, when you can go straight to the heart of the matter?
>There isn't much else flavorwise to chili peppers other than the
>capsaicin, though there is lots of vitamin C. But you can get that in
>a pill too. "Cut to the chase," as they say in Hollywood.
There is the taste of the char from roasting the pods, the sweetness (chiles
are as sweet as bell peppers) as well as a host of other flavoring compounds.
In addition, there is the texture of the thing. The color is also there. Chiles
also have Vitamin A.
There are also many things that are better when you exerience them whole and
natural. Do you shine a light in your face, since that is all a sunset is? Do
you buy perfume, or is it better to sniff a flower? 20 minutes on your
treadmill, or a walk in the woods? Ask a parent which is the greater delight,
the photograph, or their child snuggling on a stormy night?
"It is almost like being there."
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>Were is the hottest, most flavorful, down home Mexican food restaurant in
Coyote Moon in Lemitar. (They grow their own chile.)
>I am taking these guys from Texas to NM for the real green chile experience.
Why? El Paso has umpteen good "green chili"
restaurants. All you'll get in NM is New Mexican
Mexican food and it's hard to find chile rellenoes
on most menus here. At least you'll get closer to
Mexico if not to Mexican food in El Paso
even if it is mostly TexMex, but chile rellenoes
are on every restaurant menu. Forte's and
Avila's are two of the best. I know of no
restaurant in all of New Mexico that can hold
a candle to those in El Paso for menu variety
and downright good food.