My Year in Roadfood - 2016
It's that time of year.....
Having spent a week in New Mexico in April eating green chile cheeseburgers, it comes as no surprise that they dominate the best burgers category. Best Burgers
10. Glenwood Pines
Nice char grilled flavor on French bread highlight this wonderful burger.
Considering Hatch is where the best chile peppers come from, there should be a restaurant in Hatch that serves a really good green chile cheeseburger. And Sparky's
is that place. Big, brash, Sparky's
is just as much a tourist destination as it is a restaurant. The beef itself was just fine, but those roasted green chiles is what puts this place on the "must-eat" map.
I didn't even know Chuckburger
existed until I just happened to be driving past. This tiny drive-though looked so charming that I forgot about the other destination and ate here instead. Open since 1955, Chuckburger
is a local institution. This is the double chuckburger on a well toasted bun, topped with swiss cheese and grilled onions. Sweet potato fries and an excellent chocolate shake completed this fine meal.
7. Rosco's Burger Inn
(El Paso, TX)
Since 1955, Rosco's
has been putting out El Paso's best burgers. During my visit, almost every seat in the place was filled with hungry soldiers from nearby Fort Bliss.
6. A & B Drive-In
(Truth or Consequences, NM)
I loved everything about this humble little drive-in off the beaten path in T or C. A well seasoned patty, lots of gooey cheese and the caliente green chile was the hottest of the week spent in New Mexico.
5. Market Burger
Certainly not the biggest burger, but it sure was the juiciest! Bacon, grilled onions and thinly sliced sweet potato fries completed this memorable meal.
4. Ranchman's Café
No doubt that this double was the biggest burger I tackled all year. High quality local beef was the key to this high quality burger. Further proof that everything really is bigger in Texas!
3. Greenside Café
(Cedar Crest, NM)
A 1/3lb. angus beauty, char grilled perfectly medium, topped with melted cheddar and a generous portion of green chiles, sitting between a soft, toasted bun. This burger had it all.
2. Buckhorn Tavern
(San Antonio, NM)
When driving through San Antonio, NM, it is can be a tough decision of where to eat. Sure, there are only two places, but both the Owl Bar
and Buckhorn Tavern
serve world class green chile cheeseburgers. I think after multiple visits to both, I am ready to declare Buckhorn Tavern
the better gcc. The patty is well seasoned, it has gnarly crispy edges and those green chiles on top just sing!
1. Santa Fe Bite
(Santa Fe, NM)
Yeah, I know. How boring! Santa Fe Bite
wins again. Trust me, I am tired of always ranking them number one. On every visit, I'm always thinking, could it really be good as I remember? Then you take that first bite. And then you realize just why you were willing to travel this far.....
1. Riverside Grill Shack
(Fort Worth, TX)
(Los Angeles, CA)
4. Zombie Burger
(Des Moines, IA)
5. George's Bar & Grill
(Cathedral City, CA)
post edited by buffetbuster - 2016/12/28 21:55:49