July 10, 2011
When you go to the Santa Fe Folk Art Fair on Museum Hill each July, you really don’t expect to be able to get any good food unless you crave the likes of funnel cakes, huge fried pretzels, and the like. You know—you’ve already been to these places.
And God forbid that you’re on a diet like Jane and I are right now. Our Dukan Diet is quite rigid and unforgiving. But we can have protein. Gobs of protein. All the protein that we desire.
We quickly found Bernie;s hot Dog Cart. Bernie Logue Y Perea, a charmer from La Cienega, and unabashed self-avowed best carne adovada cook in these here parts, offered to create hot dogs smothered in carne adovada for us without the hot-dog bun (no gratuitous carbs in this diet).
I was wowed. The carne is great. Pulled pork marinated in a picante and very tasty Red, this creation hit the mark.The wiener was good, but not great, but who cares—this was a real treat.
Bernie’s claim that his is the best carne adovada falls somewhat short of reality, but Bernie’s enthusiasm makes up for this. IMHO, the best carne adovada in New Mexico is to be found at Mary & Tito’s in ABQ and Restauranté Rancho de Chimayó north of Santa Fe.
Be that as it may, we were captive at an outdoor exhibition on a burning hot day (99 degrees F.) . This was clearly the best food on the hill that day, and, along with a frosty one, did the job.
I would not hesitate to drive up to La Cienega for a few vats of food for a house party. It’s that good.
Bernie doesn’t advertise and claims to be internet illiterate. No restaurant. Just catering. Call him.