If you are in the Nob Hill neighbourhood, drop in to this energetic spot for a latte or the house pasta. Soup, salads and daily specials like quiche, pot pies and various blue plate specials populate the menu. Order a simple cup of coffee, a fresh malt or shake. Enjoy a magazine or newspaper from the well stocked magazine rack and watch an interesting array of people, young and old, hanging out here. Tall ceilings and murals of big blue skies, fluffy clouds and hand gliders adorn the walls.
If you are in the mood for tasty Mediterranean cuisine, Yanni's is your stop. This setting is spacious and charming offering a wide array of favorite Greek dishes. Customers also have the option of dining out under the glistening, tiny white lights in the courtyard and gazing at the stars in the evenings. Yanni's serves wine from all over the world and the special Retsina Kourtaki is a crowd pleaser. Service is friendly and efficient and the food found is made with fresh ingredients. Quality and cleanliness is of paramount concern to this fine Greek establishment. A definite restaurant to visit.
PO Box 70535 Albuquerque, NM 87190 +1 505 243 0596
A team of the finest actors in town joined forces to found the Mother Road Theatre Company, which opened its doors in 2007. It is housed a" The Filling Station, a 1930's gas station in Barelas that has been renovated as an arts space. In addition to producing four major pieces a season, Mother Road hosts touring productions and conducts workshops and community education programs ("InRoads" for adults and the literacy-based "Avenues" for schoolchildren). The participation of Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin, who serves on their Artistic Advisory Council and conducts workshops and fundraisers, attests to the quality of the work you will see from this innovative Company. Admission is USD15-20 for adults, and USD10-15 for students and seniors.
10205 Central Avenue North West Albuquerque, NM 87121 +1 505 836 2903
To savor authentic and tasty Mexican food, drop in at the Tumbleweed. The locals flock here to gorge on sea-food and steaks. It also serves varieties of drinks. Fast and friendly service and good old country music adds to charm of this place. It also doubles up as a dance bar. The guests are all casually dressed and relaxing after a days hard work. So come along to gorge on delicious dishes and have a good time!
Burgers, sandwiches and steaks dominate the menu at this restaurant, and the bar offers over 20 beers on tap. Chef Steve Gallegos has taken traditional dishes and added a dash of Southwestern flavor. His Clam Chowder, would be great even without the addition of green chilli. But the chilli gives it a unique tang that fills a void nobody realized was there. The menu is a mix of sandwiches, traditional Mexican dishes and desserts. Sandwiches range from less than USD5 for a standard club, to less than USD7 a Grilled Chicken, Chile and Cheese on Wheat.
The graceful, yet relaxing, atmosphere of Twister's embraces you as you walk in and gaze upon the massive fireplace. A comfortable lounge is located in the back where you can enjoy the company of good friends over an after dinner drink. This classic grill offers a wide range of menu options including burgers, sandwiches, Italian and New Mexican specials, steaks and more American favorites. The local favorite is the Twister Burrito, which comes in four sizes. Bring your appetite.
905 36th Place Rio Rancho, NM 87124 +1 505 994 9497
This place is well worth the drive to Rio Rancho. Choose from 18 different Calzones, cooked to perfection. You will be delighted with the pizzas that are flavor-packed with a thin, delicate crust. The salads are gargantuan and fresh. Desserts are rich and substantial with treats like a warm Double Brownie. The brew-master micro-brews a half-dozen types of beer, including a snappy Rootbeer and a sparkling Cream Soda. Buy a 64 oz. Jug or bring in your own jug and refill it with your favorite soda at this "
"kid friendly, informal pub.
This is a United Artist, state of the art movie house located in the Cottonwood Mall, so if you change your mind about the movies, you can always browse and shop. First run movies are shown, usually four times a day, starting at noon. At night, plan on parking near the movie theatre as the mall closes earlier. Listening devices are available for hearing impaired.
323 Romero Street Albuquerque, NM 87104 +1 505 242 8445
Crave Ice Cream & Coffee is a centrally located place to stop in for a break from your Old Town plaza shopping. Indeed it is so convenient that you can loiter on its front steps to watch the activities taking place on the plaza, such as music on the bandstand on summer evenings. Crave doesn't have the most extensive ice cream selection you'll ever see, nor does it offer toppings, but it certainly offers convenience of locale. There are also sundaes, smoothies, malts, shakes, floats, espresso drinks, flavored syrups, iced drinks, sorbet, frozen yogurt, fountain drinks, muffins and cookies rounding out the menu. -Pip Lustgarten
1919 Old Town Road Northeast Albuquerque, NM 87104 +1 505 243 8259
The Roasted Bean Cafe serves smoothies, milkshakes, and hot and iced espresso drinks, as well as breakfasts, burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches, dinner plates and desserts. Try the value menu, which offers half sandwiches, chili, hot dogs and the like for an extraordinarily reasonable price. The cafe features comfy chairs and free Wifi. Live music is offered periodically; this includes an open mic night that, rather unusually, mostly features opera performers. Additional Roasted Bean locations can be found in the eastern part of the city at 1501 San Pedro Drive Northeast, 3120 San Mateo Boulevard Northeast, and 414 Aberdeen Way Southeast. -Pip Lustgarten
This neighborhood gathering place is just behind Charlie's Front Door.
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Musical Theatre Southwest is one of the original movie theaters
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Within the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, is
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