Founded in 2013 in the Nob Hill area, Elaine’s offers fine-dining with an atmosphere that is both causal and elegant, featuring modern American cuisine infused with local flavours. The culinary team, headed by executive chef Andrew Gorski, source the very freshest ingredients from local purveyors, altering the menu according to the exquisite seasonal offerings. Within a chic interior complete with contemporary artworks, discerning diners can sample a delicious array of items. Recent highlights have included Parisian gnocchi with Swiss chard, artichoke, tomato, and goat’s cheese and the succulent leg of lamb accompanied by stone grits and chanterelle mushrooms. Elaine’s also offers guests an impressive wine list, which features both national and international varieties.
Elaine’s, 3503 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA, +1 505 433 4782
Providing locals with authentic New Mexican cuisine since 1965, La Salita is a friendly family-owned and operated establishment open Tuesday through to Saturday. Within a casual and comfortable atmosphere, diners can sample a variety of flavoursome dishes all made from scratch using the freshest ingredients available. Notable highlights from the extensive menu include chile rellenos – two chillies stuffed with cheddar, Swiss cheese, or avocado then dipped in batter and fried – flat blue corn enchiladas layered with ground beef and cheddar; and the specialty B.O.G. burrito stuffed with slow-roasted green chile pork and topped with Swiss cheese. Respecting the dietary needs of their customers, they also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
La Salita, 1217 Eubank Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA, +1 505 299 9968
Often found at the Marble Brewery, The Supper Truck specialises in delectable Southern cuisine with a twist. Established in 2012 by Amy Black, this eatery on wheels — check out their website for their current location — delights customers with comfort dishes made from the freshest locally sourced ingredients. In order to highlight seasonal produce, the menu changes frequently, but customers will reliably be able to find a variety of tacos, grits, bahn mi sandwiches, burritos and delicious side dishes. Recent menu items included Coca-Cola braised beef with Vietnamese spices, jalapeño, and cilantro over creamy grits; shrimp tacos with sriracha sour cream, Asian slaw, pickled red onion, and cilantro; and beer-battered fried pickle chips served with momo sauce.
The Supper Truck, Albuquerque, NM, USA, +1 505 205 7877