Normally Santa Fe real estate questions are more about Santa Fe than real estate. At least this is the case when someone wakes up one morning after dreaming about Santa Fe and ready to make a lifestyle change. Given our community is known as The City Different, these FAQs may often appear equally different as well. This time I am turning the table on you with a question you will be asked every time you sit down to eat in one of the many of our Santa Fe restaurants. And I do not mean any of the ubiquitous fast food drive in eating establishments found here too. This one is often the question asked you when you arrive in Santa Fe hungry and ready for our northern New Mexico cuisine.
If you order our classic Huevos Rancheros breakfast meal of eggs, corn tortilla and beans, your wait staff person will immediately ask if you want Red or Green? The same thing will happen again when you order Enchiladas for lunch or dinner. In fact, this question is practically a law given our New Mexico State legislature made it more or less official in 2009 when a Chile Memorial was introduced in the 50th session. New Mexico home grown Chile like everything else in the United States was being threatened by foreign competition. Now every time you eat in Santa Fe state capitol, you will be asked red or green? In a national election year this can appear confusing at first when the networks and news talk about red and blue. Fortunately chile only comes in two colors!
What is New Mexico chile? First it is red or green. Second it is not spelled chili. Chili is different from Chile. The former is a food favorite of our Texas neighbors. The latter is Red or Green. It is a food crop that comes in all shapes and sizes and is primarily red or green. In either color, it can become as addictive as Santa Fe as it releases endorphins when eaten. Sooner or later, when you discover you can not live without it, you will become a Santa Fean.
Now, when asked this question, remember the most common answer is “Christmas” meaning a combination of both red and green chile. If you can not make up your mind, this is usually the best answer!
If after becoming somewhat addicted to the pleasure of eating our northern New Mexico cuisine and you cannot live without it and thus ready to relocate here or invest in a Chile farm, contact us for experienced professional help and information about our Santa Fe Real Estate market. If you want to search for current homes, condos, land, farms and ranches on the market, go towww.emilymedvec.com for a easy map or list search of current properties on the market. Or if you know Santa Fe is on your radar and you are ready to talk Santa Fe everyday, call Emily Medvec at 505-660-4541 to arrange for a brief phone consultation on current market trends and to schedule showings in advance of your visit.
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