Work is taking me to Albuquerque this coming week, so I am looking for some good choices--local specialities, good eating, casual ambience. Moderate prices are a plus, but I will pay for a special experience.
Last time I was there--several years ago--there was a big noisy place--bar, casual food, open kitchen, right on Route 66 near downtown (if there is a downtown). I can't seem to find it in my research.
Also I remember eating at the Monte Vista Firehouse and being underwhelmed.
I will be at the Doubletree and will have a car.