The Seattle couple travels to New Mexico to eat pizza

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – How far would you travel for groceries? A couple from Seattle came all the way to Albuquerque to try a local favorite. When people think of New Mexico, they think of the natural beauty of our state, hot air balloons, and even the hit show Breaking Bad.

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However, for a Seattle couple, they traveled to the Land of Enchantment to eat pizza.

“Our local radio station KISW 99.9 The Rock, one of my favorite producers, is from Albuquerque and he said how good Dion’s pizza is and how we really wanted to go there and really try it for ourselves,” said Jacob Nugent. So Nugent and his friend Maddy packed their bags and headed for Albuquerque. “This was just a drop of the hat,” said Nugent.

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According to Nugent, Chicago’s deep dish is fine and New York’s famous pizza is good, but nothing beats a slice of New Mexican pizza for him. “There’s something about green chillies on a pizza that makes it stand out so that I can’t even describe it to people who haven’t even tried it,” said Nugent.

Although pizza was their priority, they made way for other local dishes. “Huevos Rancheros, some of the best Huevos Rancheros we’ve ever had, and of course we did [Blake’s] Lotaburger, ”said Nugent. “We tried the Slate Street Cafe for breakfast and it was amazing. The cookies and sauce that was poured into the green chilli cheddar biscuit. “

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They made time for sightseeing, including the tram that took them to the restaurant on the Sandias. “We ate up there too,” said Nugent. “That was also very tasty, a lot of food on this trip.”

Nugent said they will be returning to New Mexico for seconds. Nugent said he would be interested in trying the Santa Fe Margarita Trail. Dion says they will send the couple some presents. They say they will make it to Seattle one day but in the meantime encourage the couple to keep visiting.

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