Las Cruces, New Mexico Is Home To A Green Chile Food Trail You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
There’s no question here that in New Mexico, green chile is king. The humble though fiery pepper dominates the state’s regional cuisine and even manages to find its way into unusual places. If you’re looking for a place to taste dishes that highlight green chile and learn more about the pepper, then you won’t want to miss out on the aptly named Las Cruces Walk of Flame green chile trail.
This trail is home to 13 restaurants that feature green chile in exceptionally unique ways: desserts, massive servings, drinks, and more. Here’s a look at just a few of the dishes you’ll find on the trail.
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You can participate in the Las Cruces Walk of Flame green chile trail any time of year. You can find a listing with all the featured locations on the Las Cruces tourism site. Roasting events take place in late summer and early fall (typically August through September). The teaching garden at NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute is open June through October.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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