ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Judges settled two New Mexico State Fair competitions aimed directly at your taste buds Wednesday naming the best green chile cheeseburger and a unique taste treat you may not believe.
The burger contest is one of the toughest competitions around with cooks competing all afternoon to see who makes the best green chile cheeseburger New Mexico.
The winner is Sadie's, which has four locations around Albuquerque.
The contest was held at the state fair.
Other competitors included Papa Burgers, Albuquerque; Bravo Cucina Italiana, Albuquerque; Big Mike's Grill, Belen; Sparky Burgers, Hatch; De La Vega's Pecan Grill and Brewery, Las Cruces; Cowgirl BBQ, Santa Fe; Rockin 'BZ Burgers, Alamogordo; Badlands Burgers & Tortas, Grants; Ancient Way Café, Ramah; and AmorStop2Eat, Española.
The State Fair began its 12-day run Wednesday.
After you get your green chile cheese burger fix, you might want to try the more exotic offerings at the fair.
News 13 reporter Katie Kim helped judge the second contest--Taste Me @ The Fair--to find the best new and unique taste treat among the food vendors.
The entries included Fried Black Cherry Kool-Aid Pickle Chips with Ranch and Pineapple Chimichanga a la Mode.
The judges chose Deep Fried Green Chile Cheese Curds made by Farrar's Fresh Cut French Fries as the winner.
At last report Katie was feeling fine.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.
Police officers were called out to Lovelace Hospital on Saturday after a patient woke up to find his laptop missing.