The Taos News - Best of Taos 2020 : 2019-06-13

FOOD & DRINK : 12 : 12

FOOD & DRINK

Best Pizza Pizan os STATE ROAD 150, EL PRADO • (575) 776-1050 • TAOSPIZZA.COM Pizza is a passionate food. And the thin crust, hand-tossed, New York-style pizza at Pizaños (pie-zon-yos) is a longstandi­ng favorite among Taoseños and visitors alike. Pizaños, presented by Scott Barady and Charley Galer, (“Two guys from Utica, New York”) puts a twist on traditiona­l pies. Of course they have the tried-and-true combinatio­ns everyone is familiar with and you can create your own. But their imaginatio­n created specialtie­s such as the Taoseño (pepperoni or Italian sausage, mushrooms and green chile), Up-Stream (garlic oil instead of marinara, smoked salmon, spinach, capers, fresh tomato, onion, mozzarella and smoked gouda) and the Fire Twirler (pepperoni, Canadian bacon, green chile, jalapeño and pineapple). Pizza by the slice is also available, along with much-loved salads and spectacula­r mountain views. A section of the brew room at Taos Mesa Brewing, winner of Best Brewery. From pale ales to stouts, TMB has a lauded selection of 12 draughts on tap at all times and that includes the sister location downtown, the Taos Tap Room. and under $3 appetizers such as Crispy Green Chile Strips and Frickles. Good stuff. No wonder it keeps winning this category. having been a winner for years running. The simple exterior belies terrific fare. And with $5 burritos and combinatio­n plates for $7.50, you just can’t go wrong. Outdoor seating is available. BestofTaos Taos Pizza Outback Treehouse at Lambert's of Taos A la Carte World Street Food 712 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-3112 TAOSPIZZAO­UTBACK.COM 123 BENT STREET, TAOS • (575) 758-1009 • LAMBERTSOF­TAOS.COM 625 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-7503 ALACARTETT­AOS.COM Best Burger Best Beer Selection Best Bar 5 Star Burgers Taos Tap Room Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn 1032 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-8484 201 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-1900 5STARBURGE­RS.COM TAOSMESABR­EWING.COM Five Star Burgers doesn’t make a typical burger with typical ingredient­s. Their Black Angus beef is all natural and antibiotic free, and comes from ethically treated animals. The meat is ground daily. If you’re craving a burger and want a relaxed, yet more upscale atmosphere than a fast-food joint then head to 5 Star. An example of choices includes the popular Taos Burger with crispy green chile, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese, and 5 Star Burger topped with gorgonzola cheese and applewood-smoked bacon. Their patio is dog-friendly with free, organic non-GMO bones made in-house. Since opening seven years ago, the beer geeks at Taos Mesa Brewing have delivered on a promise of offering excellent locally handcrafte­d brews at their two locations. Taos Tap Room has gotten the first-place nod for the second year in a row, most likely due to their convenient downtown Taos location and cool atmosphere. The brews are made at its sister and original location, the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership (second-place winner), which is located off U.S. Highway 64 east on the way to the Río Grande Gorge Bridge. Taos Tap Room offers a dozen distinct, high-quality house beers on tap at all times from a light choice such as Kolsch .45 to darker brews like the Black Widow Porter, and every taste/style in between. 125 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-2233 TAOSINN.COM The Adobe Bar isn’t referred to as “The living room of Taos” by chance or default. Some seating is cradled in the lobby of the popular, historic inn known for free, nightly local music. The bar area was once a family home built in the 1800s. The Adobe Bar is known for its margaritas; the Cowboy Buddha is one of the best in town. It should come as no surprise that the Adobe Bar started racking up first-place votes beginning with the first poll in 1999. BestofTaos The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership 401 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-5522 The Alley Cantina TAOSBURGER­SANDBEER.COM 20 ABC MESA ROAD • (575) 758-1900 1 TERESINA LANE, TAOS • (575) 758-2121 • ALLEYCANTI­NA.COM TAOSMESABR­EWING.COM Best Roadside Food Stand Best Happy Hour Best Brewery Mary Jane's Home Cooking 5 Star Burgers Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership 1032 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-8484 616 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 770-1171 5STARBURGE­RS.COM MARYJANES-HOMECOOKIN­G.COM 20 ABC MESA ROAD, EL PRADO • (575) 758-1900 In addition to 5 Star’s award-winning burgers is its popular happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. daily, which features their own take on the “slider” starting at $1.65 each. Also offered are $3 tap beers, $3.50 house wines The food stand/“taco truck” ... modest, but oh so good. Mary Jane’s stands as a Taos Icon for breakfast and/or lunch. And Mary Jane’s Northern New Mexico cooking consistent­ly sits at the top of the heap TAOSMESABR­EWING.COM In this case, having the best beer selection goes hand in hand with BEST OF TAOS 2019 12

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