Did you miss NFLC in Chicago? Don’t sweat it - there’s another chance to represent your state at the National Fall Leadership Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from November 9-10. Located in the heart of New Mexico, Albuquerque is a booming city of diverse cultures, authentic art, dynamic traditions, and innovative ideas. We know that sometimes in the hustle of conferences we forget to grab food… to help you maximize your time in Albuquerque, the FBLA Social Media Ambassador team has done research on some eating establishments you don’t want to miss!
1. Grab an infamous Green Chile Cheeseburger
Chiles are the backbone of New Mexican cuisine, and the Green Chile Cheeseburger from Blake’s Lotaburger certainly does not disappoint. Not only is it a stop on the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail, it’s been named by National Geographic as “The World’s Best Chile Cheeseburger” - interested yet? Grab your burger while you’re in Albuquerque, and cross this off your bucket list!
2. Get rollin’ with Frontier Sweet Rolls
We all know FBLA conferences can greatly alter our eating schedules - so whether you’re hungry at 5 a.m. or 1 a.m., we’re happy to announce Frontier Restaurant has something for you! An Albuquerque tradition since 1973, they’re a culturally-infused space with all the classics, from carne adovada burritos to green chile stews. The highlight? The Frontier Sweet Rolls, a must-have for anyone craving a sweet treat. (hint: buy them in the 6-pack)
3. Rad food from Rad[ish]
Fully prepared, healthy meals for busy people (wonder who the “busy people” are?)! Rad[ish] offers grab-n-go meals made from scratch with real ingredients - from Cauli Bowls to Chicken Bowls to Burger Bowls. Whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegetarian, all or none of the above, there’s something for you at Rad[ish]. Eat at the conference (cup n’ noodles does not count), and eat healthy!
4. Grab your Biscochitos!
Do you know the state bird of New Mexico? If not, it’s okay - as long as you know New Mexico’s state cookies are Biscochitos! Flaky, buttery, cinnamon-sugary… what’s not to like? Grab yours in Albuquerque from Golden Crown Panaderia, the ‘old-fashioned neighborhood bakery’ since 1972. Grab your Biscochitos in blue corn, sugar-free, chocolate, and cappuccino varieties - or if you’re not feeling biscochitos, grab some New Mexican empanadas in several fruity offerings or try the original New Mexico Green Chile Bread!
5. Classic American breakfast & lunch
Missing the classic feel-good foods? Whether you’re looking for a salad, sandwiches, or sweet treats, the Grove Cafe & Market is your go-to location, offering not only organic and sustainable local good, but serving it in a casual and fun atmosphere. From poached eggs and avocado toast to farmers’ salads and turkey toasties, the Grove serves breakfast all day (hooray!) + lunch, and offers vegetarian options - so stop by!
If you stop by any of these attractions, snap a photo and use the conference hashtag #NFLC18 when you post on social media! Your FBLA Social Media Ambassador team wishes you a great NFLC in Albuquerque, and remember - use this handy list and make sure to get breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the conference!