Morning Fix: Living The Big Life In Albuquerque

  • I am anti-Black Friday. If I do decide to shop the day after Thanksgiving, it will be at locally owned shops!  Rebel Donut, here I come!
  • If you overdo it during the Thanksgiving holiday, please use this taxi service.  Thanksgiving weekend is one of the deadliest for car accidents.
  • Former Pittsburgh Mayor says that Albuquerque has great potential.
  • Speaking of great potential, the former Jazzbah will become a membership-based club called ArtBar which will benefit non-profits in New Mexico!
  • Anyone know what happened at the meeting last night regarding the kerfluffle over food trucks in Nob Hill? By the way...The Rustic Food Truck (in the picture in the article) has the best hamburgers EVER!
  • Restaurant report:  Eeewwwww!
  • On a side note...click on my banner picture and listen to Albuquerque's own Hillary Smith of hONEyhoUSe.  Burque's got talent folks!

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Tags: RusticFoodTruck, artbar, blackfriday, foodtruck, rebeldonut, roaches, taxi

Comment by Krista on November 20, 2012 at 7:49am

I don't know what happened last night, but it seems that "roach coaches" are way more sanitary than some restaurants!  And yay for shopping local!

Comment by RunLikeADog on November 20, 2012 at 9:18am
Hurray for those boycotting Black Friday. Personally, I will be hiking La Luz and enjoying the mild weather. I hope everyone this year takes it a step further this Holiday season reduces their consumer footprint.
Comment by Granjero on November 20, 2012 at 10:21am

I met Hillary Smith years ago when she worked as a temporary worship director at our small church.  Such a nice and humble person. God just doesn't make voices any better than hers.  

Also, I think businesses in Nob Hill need to learn to compete. If they're worried about food trucks, then maybe they just need to step it up a bit.  Perhaps start sending out food truck s of their own... just saying..

Comment by once banned twice shy on November 20, 2012 at 10:30am

Incredible that the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association wants to get rid of food trucks.  Completely stupid.  Hello!  Shop owners?  Food trucks attract FOOT TRAFFIC.  Which just might pop into your store to buy something.  As for the restaurant owners, I agree with Granjero (no, the world won't stop spinning)--they should step it up.  Give people a reason to bypass the food truck and go into your restaurant. 

But...here is my grand idea:  the city should create food truck parks, a la Portland, on the vacant lots created by all those torn down hotels on Central between Carlisle and San Mateo.  Put in water and power hookups and encourage those food trucks to park it there.  Would have the added benefit of making the neighborhood a destination...

Comment by once banned twice shy on November 20, 2012 at 10:43am

Oh, and here is a re-cap of what went on in the meeting on the food trucks:

http://www.followeric.com/2012/11/concerning-fate-of-food-trucks-in...

Comment by Phil_0 on November 20, 2012 at 10:53am

I've had the same thought re: food trucks, OBTS. The vacant lot where the Aztec Lodge once stood would be a great Nob Hill location for a food truck pod and I bet it still has utility hookups. Maybe they could even turn the neon back on to advertise it.

Comment by Granjero on November 20, 2012 at 11:20am

On Jefferson near the Journal and across from the Wells Fargo, you can find 6 or 7 food trucks there on any given day.  or at least you could when I used to work in the area...

Comment by Izquierdo on November 20, 2012 at 1:30pm

Pittsburgher says Albuquerque has potential?. Reminds me of when the movie Pretty Woman hooker told her housemate hooker friend, "You got a lot of potential, kid."

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