Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Where the Locals Go"


"Where the Locals Go"

  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: June 23, 2008 
Aired on: June 23, 2008 
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  • Brunswick Stew
    chopped smoked chicken in tomato-chili-wing sauce-based soup; only available on certain days...check website
  • Biscuits & Gravy
    homemade biscuit topped w/ sausage gravy; "we've done biscuits & gravy all over the country...hands-down one of the best!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
285 ratings
third-generation small-town cafeteria serving Southern comfort food; local institution w/ long lines; Other Recipes: Sweet Potato Souffle
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Monte Carlo Steak House ($$)
(300 ratings)

3916 Central Ave SW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 836-9886
  • Greek Chicken
    cut chicken, seasoned, oiled, buttered & oven baked; "killer!...oh, that's good!"-Guy Fieri
  • Pork Souvlaki
    thickly sliced tenderloin pork seasoned, marinated for 5-6 days & flame-broiled on skewer; "this is monster flavor...wow!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Rib Eye
    hand-cut every day; seasoned salted, buttered & flame-broiled
4.0 out of 5
300 ratings
opened in 1980; Greek-with-a-twist restaurant behind a liquor store...you have to go thru the liquor store to get to restaurant; Albuquerque institution
  • Red Beans & Rice
    cooked for 3 hrs w/ ham hock chunks to creamy, velvety consistency; served w/ side of rice & smoked sausage; looks good
  • Snappin' Turtle Soup
    ground turtle, ground beef, tomatoes, lemon zest, hard-boiled egg, chopped spinach, sherry, thickened w/ roux & simmered for 3 hrs
  • Waskilly Wabbit
    rabbit thigh & drumstick seasoned, pan-fried & braised in white wine gravy; served w/ green onion & creole mustard spaetzel; only served as a special
4.0 out of 5
181 ratings
"home of the tacky ashtray" (drinks are traded for ashtrays brought in by customers..the tackier the ashtray, the better choice of drink); roadside bar where removal of asbestos shingles off the building revealed large, vibrantly colored, hand-painted advertisements from the 1940's; eccentric exterior & interior decor...even bar stools' legs resemble people's legs; menu changes all the time (call to see what's available)

"Where the Locals Go"

  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: June 23, 2008 
Aired on: June 23, 2008