Best Bites brings retro '40's flair with Northern NM flavor
Posted at: 07/09/2012 10:43 AM
By: Antoinette Antonio,KOB Eyewitness News 4
For this week's Best Bites, think retro 40's attitude with northern New Mexico flavor.
Combine the two and you've got one of Albuquerque's newest restaurants, Tia Betty Blue's, located on San Mateo north of Gibson.
Owner Daniel Boardman describes it as "northern New Mexico inspired home cooking but done with a lot of innovation."
Tia Betty Blue doesn't actually exist, but her spirit is alive in the menu and the staff.
"Our vibe here is kind of feminine hispanic I think and blue is actually from the blue corn. We do a lot of stuff with blue corn," Boardman says.
The blue corn waffle boats are en example. They are waffles in the shape of a boat.
Tia Betty's offers two versions, sweet and savory. The sweet has berries and whipped cream. The savory has scrambled eggs, red chile, and cheese.
Another one to try is the New Mexico Po' Boy. It's a twist on the New Orleans classic.
Tia Betty's version has carne adovada, fritos, cheese, and jalapenos.
And don't forget about Tia Betty's specialty soda selection.
"We have about 100 different varieties of soda, actually over 100. They are largely retro. If you grew up in the 40's or 50's it's something you'll be familiar with."
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