Reader: Will the bitching about green chile/chili ever end?
When Mayor Michael Hancock made his wager with the mayor of Seattle on the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl, he promised to send a selection of green chile (among other non-edibles) if the Denver Broncos lose. Which immediately created a stir in New Mexico, which claims green chile as its own. But as any Denver diner knows, Colorado has created its own unique take on green chile, much more gravy-like, often porkorific and studded with tomatoes. Hancock's bet includes several green chiles from home-grown outfits -- but it also includes green chile from Little Anita's, a chain out of Albuquerque.
Lori Midson Green chil at Boone's, our 2013 Best of Denver winner.
Is there a flag on that play?
Well, Hancock is smart, he recognizes the majority of Denver green chile is awful. He is offering up New Mexican green chile from both Little Anita's and Jack-n-Grill. If you visit New Mexico you will quickly realize that chile from both of those places is mediocre at best....
Little Anita's is good, but you're right that we'd need real Colorado green chile.
And then there's this from bondadprevalece:
Oh my god, will the bitching about green chile/chili ever end?In a word, no. The competition between Washington and Colorado is intense right now -- but it's nothing compared to the ongoing green chile/chili competition between New Mexico and Colorado.
What's your favorite green chile in Denver? Boone's won the Best Green Chile award in the Best of Denver 2013, and we're on the hunt for the next winner. Post your nominations below.