Wednesday – April 29, 2015
San Antonio, New Mexico
Continuing on our quest to sample green chile cheeseburgers at the top rated green chile cheeseburger establishments New Mexico has to offer; we visited the Buckhorn Tavern in San Antonio, New Mexico this afternoon.
The Buckhorn Green Chile Cheeseburger was rated the #7 Burger in America by GQ Magazine in 2005 and the "Baddest Burger in the Land" by the Nightlife Flavor Roundup on the Marlboro.com website.
In May, 2009 the "Green Chile Cheeseburger Duel" was on between Bobby Olguin (the owner of Buckhorn) and renowned chef Bobby Flay….and the winner was…..Bobby Olguin’s Buckhorn Green Chile Cheeseburger. In honor of the event, New Mexico’s Governor, Bill Richardson, declared July 24, 2009 as the Buckhorn Tavern Day, proclaiming that the state’s revenue in green chile sales was way up for the year. The national publicity proved very beneficial for both the State’s main staple as well as for the Buckhorn Green Chile Cheeseburger.
Celebration of the Buckhorn Green Chile Cheeseburger and Bobby Olguin’s win over Bobby Flay continued during 2009 by naming him the Grand Marshal at New Mexico’s State Fair and Parade Marshal of the Aspenfest Parade in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
After sampling the green chile cheeseburgers at the Owl Bar & Café on Tuesday and the Buckhorn Tavern today, we agreed, both establishments make an excellent green chile cheeseburger. However, the Owl Bar & Tavern’s version was juicier, and therefore we enjoyed their version more.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.