Tuesday, January 27, 2009
One More For St. Rachael
In my first two nights nights in Santa Fe, I've managed, completely by accident, to eat at two different restaurants featured in Rachael Ray's Food Network programs ($40 a Day and Tasty Travels). On Sunday, I ate at the Cowgirl Hall Of Fame, where there was a photo of Rachael in her cowgirl gear alongside the photos of real cowgirls like Dale Evans and Kitty Wells. And last night, I went to Upper Crust Pizza, which also has a signed photo of Ms. Ray on the wall.
I think Rachael might be the patron saint of Santa Fe, NM cuisine. She's literally everywhere here. She must have got through Santa Fe under $40 a day by not drinking beer or wine with dinner. I dropped $20 at the Cowgirl Hall Of Fame and Upper Crust just for myself, but that included a couple of Santa Fe Nut Brown Ales at $3.50 a pop.
Even though I'd never heard of it two days ago, SF Nut Brown is my new favorite beer, so tonight I went to the source (Santa Fe Brewery) to get more. It's only $3 a pint at the brewery, but they didn't have any pictures of Ms. Ray on the wall, so I broke my Rachael streak. Still, one hamburger plus two Nut Browns set me back $15, so I spent well under $40 today, which should earn me honorary Rachael points.