On Thursday night M was on his way up to Albuquerque when some tube exploded in his truck. It left him stranded just outside of Carrizozo, New Mexico. As you can see from the map above Carrizozo is a tiny tiny town about an hour out of Alamogordo, and about 2 hours south of Albuquerque. When M called, I immediately headed out to get him. I left straight from work, and by the time I had gotten to him I was starving and so was he...poor thing. I saw an OPEN sign on a restaurant across from where I picked him up, and said "Look. That place is open. Can we eat there?"
Anyway...Check out the green chiles on this bad boy. I was happily greeted with thick roasted strips that were very flavorful. They had the right amount of spice, not too hot but spicy enough to taste the heat. the hand made patty was a pretty good size, and cooked just right. Not dry at all, and pretty well done. We got a generous portion of fresh cut fries to accompany our burgers. they were good; fried to a nice golden brown, and salted just right.
They had a pretty good selection of homemade desserts too...We got M a slice of chocolate cake to go home with us. We ate it the next day and it was moist and delicious. We were however, pretty disappointed when we saw how small the slice was.
All in all, I was pretty impressed with Four Winds. If we are ever stranded in Carrizozo again, we would probably hit it up. I do want to try Elsie's though, and I'm not sure how many more times that I'll be stranded there.
Four Winds does not have a website, but here is their contact information:
111 Central Avenue
Carrizozo, NM 88301