Posted February 19, 2007 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Events

Hot Places to Visit in Albuquerque, NM

As the 2007 Fiery Foods Show fast approaches, legions of chileheads across the nation are anxiously awaiting this annual pilgrimage. While the Sandia Casino is way outside of town & has almost everything you need for a weekend of debauchery, there are a few places that are worthy of the 15 min drive into town. Have a place you’d recommend? Leave a comment and let us know!

The Chile Pepper Emporium
901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 881-9225
(near a Starbucks)

Nice, clean and spacious hot sauce shop. Closest to the Sandia Casino (I think). They have a wall of heat and often have samples out.

Chile Addict
325 Eubank Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
(505) 237-9070
(across the street from Wal-Mart)

More crowded then the Emporium and less kept up, but still a fun visit. Carries more NM goodies and has a nice line of coffee beans.

Several Locations

Makers of one of the best jarred salsas I’ve ever had, the Garduno’s family restaurants are a great place to find satisfying Mexican food.

Nick Lindauer

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