SaltRock Southwest Kitchen
If Top Chef were to host a gourmet Southwestern-inspired elimination challenge, these are the types of dishes you'd see. Break out your inner Padma Lakshmi and dig into wild mushrooms with smoked pine needle and Mexican chocolate, a DIY guacamole kit, and ancho chili-braised short rib tacos topped with beer cheese. Don't forget a margarita, or several, to wash it all down.
Wildflower Bread Co.
Bearing an uncanny resemblance to Panera Bread, this not-at-all-related mini-chain serves up healthy breakfasts, as well as larger meals, at under $10 in a fast-casual environment, complete with views and a fireplace. For a quick, satisfying meal that's not a splurge, this cafe is your best bet.
Some of the best tamales north of the border, these homemade tamales are stuffed with massively flavorful pork in guajillo pepper sauce, chicken in tomatillo sauce, and other tantalizing daily options. Steamed to order, tamales are also available "supreme" style with black beans, fresh spinach, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream and salsa, but eating them naked (perhaps smothered in avocado salsa) is totally legit, too.