Best Red Chile - 2005
Little Anita's is an institution in New Mexico, where its locations spread across the state and its history stretches back thirty years. In the Land of Enchantment, foodies in the know generally consider it a destination of last resort; they respect its longevity yet think of it as a place to stop if you want to kill an afternoon making fun of tourists. But in Denver, where authentic New Mexican fare is harder to find than a virgin bride in Albuquerque, Little Anita's is a must-stop for sloppy breakfast burritos slathered in either green or red chile. And there's nothing more 'Burque than this red chile, a serious, fiery, honey-sweetened red that's tough to find north of Raton Pass.