Stop 7: Santa Fe
We said goodbye to Texas (and their Texas-shaped waffles at our hotel buffet breakfast!) and hit the road. It was much colder as we headed into New Mexico - there was even snow on the road (!!!) as we drove into Santa Fe. We walked around the cute town square and went to dinner at The Shed, a James Beard award-winning Mexican restaurant. Santa Fe's specialty is Hatch chiles, which made for some really spicy food – my eyes were watering but everything was so tasty that I couldn't stop myself from stuffing my face with bite after bite of delicious enchilada.
But our favorite meal in Santa Fe was the next morning when we had breakfast at Modern General. This restaurant was the cutest twist on an old-fashioned general store with gardening tools, cookbooks, and kitchenware adorning the walls of the sunlit room. They have a ton of different pancakes, or as they call them “modcakes,” on their menu, both sweet and savory – we picked the Acai berry teffcakes (made with teff flour) as well as a delicious breakfast sandwich on a homemade buttery biscuit with egg and cheese and bacon.
After leaving Santa Fe, we stopped briefly in Albuquerque to visit some of the filming sites from the TV show Breaking Bad. It was perfect because our beautiful car, Ruby Red, definitely needed a wash after hours of driving through the dusty desert. Who better to take her to than Walter White?