Late summer storms are a great reason to go driving around to the other side of the mountain. Sandia, that is. And stopping for huevos rancheros at the Cedar Point Grille is a great idea. We happily eat alongside the locals, and yes, there was word of a tornado touching down just down the 14. Highway 14. But the huevos, yes the huevos.
Freshly made in a mountain kitchen, perfect eggs are placed on light corn tortillas and covered with red and green chile. What better than Christmas in the mountains? Sides today are whole pintos a little on the ranch style side, and Spanish rice a little on the dry side.
Red and green chiles are mixed delightfully with the bright roasted green slightly hotter in spice than the bright smooth red. The two together work splendidly throughout the meal. Nothing is served to the side of the plate, but I am so glad I order sopapillas because they are completely delicious and hot, worth the little wait, and perfect for a few bites prior to drenching in honey. A great way to finish my cup of fresh mountain coffee and watch a butterfly drunk on hummingbird food out the patio window. That, friendly service, and live contemporary music and Spanish guitar, sweet.
Ah, huevos, tornados, and butterflies oh my!