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In ABQ for a conference--need chow help!

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In ABQ for a conference--need chow help!

prdct | May 18, 2010 11:07 AM

I'll be in Albuquerque for a conference--arriving Thursday afternoon and leaving early Sunday morning. Because of the conference I'll only have dinners on Thursday and Friday and all day Saturday. Its my first time in New Mexico, and because of my limited time I'm really only interested in sampling New Mexico cuisine.

The catch is that as far as I know right now I will be carless. I'm assuming that there is not much in the way of public transportation so I guess I'll need to be in cabbing distance from the hotel. We are staying at the Marriott Pyramid which is apparently in something called the Journal Center Business Complex (the conference is at the State Bar also in the Journal Center). Any recs nearby? Anything from hole in the walls on up. I have no plan at all for Saturday other than exploring the city, maybe finding some way to see some of New Mexico's natural beauty, so I'm happy to structure my day around food if such a thing is possible. I want to hit a Lotta burger and have heard great things about Berelas. Are these anywhere near me?

thanks in advance! I'm looking forward to my one day of being a tourist in your city.

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