A Corrales Classic Keeps Getting Better….
Latest visit: February 1, 2012
First visit: September 17, 2008
While wandering through our Village recently, we stopped in the consignment shop that shares the parking lot with Hannah & Nate’s. Delightful place, and I struck up a conversation with the charming owner, Beth Salazar. She eventually got around to telling me that she and her husband, Phil, also own the restaurant. When I asked her about the restaurant name, she replied that Hannah and Nate are her children, and they don’t mind having a restaurant (actually, two) named after them. I have eaten there many times, and often take our house guests there, but never knew the origin of the name. Now you know, too.
But this is about food, not Corrales lore. Hannah & Nate’s is one of my favorite places in the Duke City area for breakfast. Get there early and sit outside on the bright, lovely patio. Bring your dog.
The food is outstanding and quite inventive. Great egg dishes, New Mexican takes on Eggs Benedict (my favorite), burritos, quesadillas, pancakes, and much more. A great Carne Adovada has recently been added to the menu. That addition has made Eggs Benedict de Nuevo Mexico my new favorite there — 2 poached eggs served on top of an English Muffin, smothered with excellent homemade tender and delicious Carne Adovada and melted cheddar cheese, with a side of diced red potatoes. Ask for some extra red chile to add to the nicely browned papitas. The chile is rich, complex, and high enough on the piquancy scale to satisfy all but the most macho fire eaters. The atmosphere is charming. The staff is superb. On Sunday mornings, you may run into Beth. Chat with her — she is a delight. For that matter, chat with anybody — a good way to meet Corraleños. When you’re done, visit the consignment shop across the parking lot. Buy something. We did.
Did I say that this place is one of my favorites? Well, I’ll say it again. And it is just a short walk from my house. Yeah!