Best power lunch -- non-power-trip division - 2000
La Fiesta Supper Club
Those truly in the know realize that there's no supper at La Fiesta. The place is open for weekday lunch only -- but that's okay, because most diners will have made their dime before the close of the business day. For decades, the town's true power brokers -- everyone from lawyers to cops to insurance brokers to journalists -- have flocked to the cavernous confines of La Fiesta, where they dig into baskets of chips accompanied by a sense-singeing salsa, plates covered with crispy chiles rellenos filled with molten cheese, and such daily specials as chile Caribe. The talk is fast, the service faster. Like the green chile, this place is hot.