New Mexico: Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown set for Sept. 12

Santa Fe’s annual Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown is set for Friday, when the eight top contenders light their grills in hopes of being crowned Reigning Chomp. The Smackdown, now in its second year, pays homage to this union of an awesome American classic and a palate-punching New Mexico staple. It’s become such a mouthwatering state symbol that the New Mexico Tourism Department has recently unveiled the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail map, which lists about 100 restaurants known for burgers slathered in green chilies and cheese.

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