Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Two thumbs up...

Late lunch yesterday at Five Star Burgers in Taos. Recommend. Would do business with again. AAAA++++

Above is a "Taos Burger": crispy green chiles, BBQ sauce, and cheddar. Also, deep fried jalapeno slices and pickle spears with green chile mayo in which to dip them. Absolutely divine.

In New Mexico I had to tuck my gun burkha back behind the butt of my pistol since, while they do not honor my Hoosier toter's permit, they have no problem with unlicensed open carry. Jay G was in similar straits in Colorado.

A minor annoyance, since most people just plain don't notice, but there's the occasional lingering stare at your hip from a cashier or uninvited conversation from some goof who wants to know if you're a cop or not. Thankfully things were idjit-free on this vacation.

19 comments:

Mr.B said...

get yer Fla and Utah Non Resident CCL.

Then no issues. (except in IL and CA)

Darrell said...

Taos. 8-)

There's a small town burger chain in NM that lays green chiles on their burgers. Yum.

Driving around NM years ago, I tried chicken fried steak at some local eateries. Instead of gravy, they topped it with chile con queso, which is actually darn good.

Per the other thread, you drove right by the Whittington Center and didn't go shootin? For shame!

Stingray said...

There's a small town burger chain in NM that lays green chiles on their burgers.

McDonalds?

Not being able to get green chile on a burger out here is the rare thing. (Though popular choices for hairy wild ass guess for which chain you meant would include Lottaburger and Bob's Burger Bowl in Santa Fe). The Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail is fun, too.

Darrell said...

PS I stopped for lunch one day at the Questa Cafe, north of Taos. I had a chicharrones (mexican pork rinds) burrito with green chile. OMG. I finished driving the Enchanted Circle afterwards, and I thought I was hallucinating from whatever they put in that burrito. It was damn good.

Darrell said...

Nah, it was some low rent drive in place, they were all over small town NM. Grandys? I forget, it was back in the '90s.

DJ said...

Two places to eat:

Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco, north of Taos. It's a local store / bar / beanery, and the food is served plainly, but we used to drive there all the way from Angel Fire just to eat tamales for lunch. Yes, they're that good. Get there early, as when they run out, that's it.

Guadalajara Grill in Taos. There's one on the north side and one on the south side. They are owned and run by a family that migrated up from Guadalajara, hence the name. If I were to pass through Taos and stop for only one meal, this is where it would be. The locals eat there, too; 'nuff said.

armedlaughing said...

Word to the wise - they're staring at your hip because it's your hip...

Jus' Sayin'

gfa

Jay G said...

The only time I've been questioned about open carrying was at the NRA convention in Pittsburgh in 2011.

By NRA members.

Go figure.

William Chavez said...

I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reading this post, this blog, the feeling most people get when they realize Tam passed within spitting distance of where they live. My, I felt this thrill going up my shooting hand. I mean, I don't have that too often.

Old NFO said...

Glad you got a chance to eat some of the 'local' foods! :-)

Tam said...

gfa,

"Word to the wise - they're staring at your hip because it's your hip..."

I had no idea my hip was that scary. :o

BobG said...

New Mexico doesn't recognize Utah CCW, either.

jetfxr69 said...

I miss grabbing a Carne Adovada burrito at Golden Pride and/or Twister's. Mmmmm. Adovada....

JimB said...

Mr.B said...
get yer Fla and Utah Non Resident CCL.

Then no issues. (except in IL and CA

And....NY,,NJ,Mass, Del,MD

armedlaughing said...

Well...scary in a GOOD way!

gfa

Bubblehead Les. said...

I hope before I die, that this country can "grow up" to the point where if I'm stopped for "Open Carry," it's because the person wants to know what Caliber I'm using.

phlegmfatale said...

armedlaughing is not wrong, Tam. You are lovely and eminently check-outable.

phlegmfatale said...

Oh, and omg-- that burger looks amazing. Must go to Taos one of these days.

AK™ said...

Alaska looks at your onerous gun laws and laughs. Permit or not,open or concealed..we just plain don't care...provided you legally can carry.

I was talking to the gun counter guy at the local sporting goods chain and noticed not one,but 2 Desert Eagles.

I wonder if someone would OC a Deagle....