map: (Some Of) Albuquerque’s Best Green Chile Cheeseburgers


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Despite what AMC’s Breaking Bad would have you believe, Albuquerque, New Mexico isn’t all meth cookery and fried chicken franchises. Instead, the city’s most sought after vice is undeniably the vaunted green chile cheeseburger, so popular in the state that it has its own government-funded trail (of tears, depending on how emotional you get about food). From the curious Monte Carlo Liquors and Steakhouse – literally a steakhouse in the back of a liquor store – to newcomer Lumpy’s Burgers, the combination of green chile and cheese is uniquely New Mexican and universally delicious. We certainly can’t say the same for meth.

Zachary Feldman