I’ve mentioned Bang Bang Cafe briefly before. It’s a cute little cafe owned by sisters and Albuquerque natives, Yuki and Miki Sodos. Open since 2009, they serve a variety of pastries, coffee, sandwiches, soups and (perhaps most importantly) New Mexico style breakfast burritos, complete with green and red chile sent fresh from Hatch, NM. The last time we visited was early Spring. The burrito was excellent, but you could definitely tell the chile was even fresher this time since NM is still in the middle of harvest season. Inside, it was filled with potatoes, turkey sausage, egg and beans. It was delicious.
Funny enough, this isn’t something I would order to eat at home in NM. I guess we really do want what we can’t have… or at least can’t have conveniently. My own need for variety means I will probably choose Barracuda Tacos for next week’s breakfast. They’re another favorite. On this particular rainy, cold Seattle day, though, I’m very grateful to the Sodos sisters for bringing me a little piece of home.