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Salad Restaurants Santa Fe – The Zia Diner has it Covered

Salad is very popular these days, partly because they’re good for you and partly because they taste good. Health experts tell us we need to eat 5 portions of vegetables in our diets. That being said, the Zia Diner is doing its part by offering eight (8) salads on its lunch-dinner menu. Check out this one —> Southwestern Chicken on romaine, roasted corn, red pepper, crispy tortilla strips with orange-chipotle vinaigrette GF 13.95

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New Mexican Style Restaurant – The Zia Diner Serves Comfort Food and New Mexican Dishes Too!

Blue corn chicken enchiladas are very popular and that reason alone is part of why at the Zia Diner it is on the menu. Another reason it’s included is because the Zia Diner knows how to make the right way and the end result it that they are delicious.

Blue Corn Chicken Enchiladas black beans, Spanish rice, red or green chile GF 14.95  Check out pics of the dish below:

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Appetizers Santa Fe – Zia Diner’s Crispy Asparagus is GOOD

Asparagus done the right way (as opposed to the wrong way) is so GOOD. It can be almost ridiculous because the flavor and the enjoyment of this amazing vegetable delivers flavor and health in each bite. The Zia Diner’s ‘Crispy Asparagus’ with wasabi-ranch dipping sauce is one of the restaurants most asked for appetizers and for good reason, it’s really, really good. Check it out below:

Crispy Asparagus with wasabi-ranch dipping sauce 8.95
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Zia Diner Breakfast Gallery

Breakfast is a great meal in life. Breakfast at the Zia Diner is extra special because we know how to prepare it right, serve it well and we know how to make sure we take care of you when you’re dining with us.  The Zia Diner breakfast gallery showcases a variety of the dishes offered. Click the link to the right here —>  http://www.ziadiner.com/menus/zia-diner-photo-gallery/ to take a look at some of dishes we serve.

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Zia Diner Lunch-Dinner Gallery

Online galleries are always fun because no matter what the service or product of a business getting to see pictures of what it offers really brings the business to life. You get to see what they do, what the are all about and mostly just enjoy what product of service the business is telling you all about. The Zia Diner lunch-dinner gallery is a perfect example of what it is offered by the business, which is mainly amazingly delicious food. Check out some of the pics here or click on a link the gallery here.

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Zia Diner Dessert Gallery

Virtually every restaurant across the country asks “Is anyone interested in dessert?” and the answer is quite often “No thanks!”.  However when the answer is yes at the Zia Diner the person uttering that famous three letter word is in for a real treat because the dessert menu at the Zia Diner is truly amazing. Featured below are a few of the desserts at the Zia Diner:

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Zia Diner Articles Oct. 2014

Information about Santa Fe, NM and about the Zia Diner is abundant. The company’s Articles web page provides tons of great information about Santa Fe like places to go and famous historic locations in town.  Featured below are some of those articles from Zia Diner ‘Articles’ page:

Music Makes Your Heart Sing – The Zia Diner April 2014 Calendar

Offering music to customers for entertainment and for reason to come to a place to eat or drink or both is nothing new. Businesses have been offering music at establishments probably since the people to serve food and include music for price as in charge for it. At Zia Diner serving food and including music is not new either, but what is new is the number of entertainers coming to sing and play each month. April of 2014 is no different with 13 different evenings set up with music of all types available. On two different Saturdays Zia Diner is bringing in Anthony Leon, a local rocker, for one of them, and the Lisa Carman Band, a local band featuring Americana music and some pop music originals. Mr. Leon is playing on April 19, 2014 and the Lisa Carman Band is laying on April 12, 2014. Both performers are playing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.. Each Tuesday the Zia Diner is serving up its traditional Zia Diner Bluegrass Jam, from 6 – 8 p.m.. On two Wednesdays the Zia Diner is bringing local rocker Gary Gorence to the stage with the performance set from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 9, 2014 and Wednesday April 23, 2014. On two Thursdays the Zia Diner is bringing local gypsy jazz band Swing Soleil to the stage with performances set from 6:30 to 8:30 on Thursday April 10, 2014 and Thursday April 24, 2014.  On two other Thursdays the Zia Diner is bringing local vintage string jazz band Trio Bijou to the stage from 6:30 – 8:30 on Thursday April 3, 2014 and Thursday April 13, 2014.

PDF’ing the Zia Diner Restaurant Menu for Its Website - It is Cool Thing

Restaurant menu’s are constantly being updated in most restaurants. Items are being added because the chef or the owner comes up with a new recipe or wants to add an item that is perfect for specific time of year and items are being take off, because the ingredients are hard to find or the menu item has been on the menu for long time and it’s the right time to take it off. Either way the menu at most restaurants is not static, but it’s dynamic. That is the case for the Zia Diner. The company updates menu quite often and because of this it means that the menu’s being handed out to customers have to be updated and so does the company’s online website menu.  These days a file such as Word document is set up in a restaurant’s computer that is used for the company’s menu. When changes are made to the menu it’s an easy process to take off discontinued menu items and add new ones. Once the updates are made it’s an easy process to print a complete set for the restaurants menu holders, swap out the old menu pages with the new pages and then it’s done. The website for the company is set up online and needs to be update as well when a menu change happens.  The company made the move to  set up a menu page on the company’s website menu www.ziadiner.com, with PDF’s of the new menu pages instead of constantly updating the company’s website pages. Doing this allows the company to remove the old PDF’ menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner and add the new PDF’s of the company’s menus. Setting the company’s menu up this way gives the company the ability to make easy changes to the paper menu and the online menu just by updating the Word document and printing it for customer handheld menus and converting it to a PDF format and uploading it the company’s website. It is easy as pie to do it this way and it eliminates mistakes in the online menu. All things considered doing it this way is much, much better.

Carne Adovada – A Red Chile New Mexico Classic Dish

Carne Adovada is a type of stew that is common in New Mexico. The term adovada is based on a Mexican cooking term adobada, meaning to cook in chile sauce with aromatics and vinegar.
Carne Adovada consists of pork in a ground dried chile sauce. The pork is chopped or cubed and simmered into the stew. The dish is strikingly red due to the amount of chile powder in the stew, but New Mexican red chiles are not that spicy. The chile sauce may also contain a small amount of garlic, cumin or other spices. Carne Adovada can be served in several ways; sometimes it is eaten as a soup, while at other times it may be served as part of a burrito, taco or enchilada. It tends to be more warming than spicy.
In New Mexico, Carne Adovada is common on breakfast menus, but works as a wonderful meal throughout the day. The time to prepare Carne Adovada can range from a few hours to days; the latter takes time to properly marinate the dish. It is known as a ranch house-type food; it can be cooked continually on the stove until visitors come and want to eat it.

 

The History of Happy Hour – Two for One Nirvana

3 o’clock on Thursday and you can’t wait for the workday to be over. Soon you’ll loosen your tie, take off your jacket, and relax with old and maybe some new friends too. It’ll be happy hour soon and you can almost feel the cold one in your hands. People all over the world have are having that same feeling right now; people everywhere from Canada to India partake in this little after work delight. You probably never thought about how happy hour started, not when you throwing back your favorite brew, but it’s an interesting story.

The term happy hour more than likely originated aboard United States Naval ships in the 1920s. Happy hour was a slang term used to describe the time sailors had to let off a little steam, which they used to engage in amateur boxing and wrestling matches aboard the ship.

Speakeasies took the term to another level. When alcohol consumption was banned during Prohibition, illegal gathering spots known as speakeasies cropped up. They held cocktail hours, or happy hours as they were known in some circles, and served the alcohol people wouldn’t be able to order later at dinner.

Civilians picked up the term in 1959 after it was used an article about military life in the Saturday Evening Post.

Happy hour has been around for a long time.

So, now you know a little happy hour trivia to share with your friends. And you didn’t have to break the law to find out.

Lunch Santa Fe NM – The Zia Diner Meatloaf Sandwich

Everyone knows if Mom made meatloaf for dinner the chances of eating a meatloaf sandwich again later that week or the next week were pretty darn good. At a place like the Zia Diner that specializes in making comfort food meatloaf or a meatloaf sandwich is a natural for the dining menu. Feature below is a couple of pictures of the company’s meatloaf sandwich:

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Place to Get a Great Burger in Santa Fe NM – The Zia Diner

Zia Diner serves a nice selection of burgers on its lunch-dinner menu. The hamburger is really an American classic meal with contests for the best burger in a town or city being held all over the country it just flat out is a staple on most restaurant menus. The most popular burger menu item on the Zia Diner menu is the Santa Fe Burger – Santa Fe Burger Smothered in green chile, with asadero cheese, tomato, avocado and a fried jalapeno 13.95. It is a mouth-watering savory burger with a lot of flair. Featured here are a variety of photos showcasing the burger. ENJOY!

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Salad Places Santa Fe NM – Zia Diner Does it Right

Salad has been on menu at restaurants since the beginning of time, well not since the beginning of time, but probably for a really, really long time. In Santa Fe almost every restaurant serves a variety of salads for patrons to choose from on the menu.  For the Zia Diner this is very true, with eight (8) total salads on its menu.  Feature below is the Crispy Goat Cheese organic field greens, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries 12.95, one of the best salads on the Zia Diner menu!

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326 S Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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