So I'll be in India for a month, and I'm thinking of what I should eat as my last New Mexico meal for a while, and I think "bean burrito from Mac's; maybe a tusum." So fine, I wend my way toward the last Mac's Steak-in-the-Rough that I know of, the old drive-in with speakers at Menaul and Jefferson. But from a way's off I see CHAIN LINK FENCING! OH NO!
Tearing it down, I thought, but no. They're remodelling the building (which was indeed a piece of antique crap) and a sign says reopening in November. Well... peachy. Better than "you missed it forever."
So I go to the equally ancient Blake's LotaBurger on Washington south of Menaul, eat my Itsaburger combo and then sit and talk to my cousin Debbie in Amarillo.
And that is my farewell to the local cuisine of Albuquerque. See you in late November, burritos and cheeseburgers.