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Albuquerque, NM

Population: 573,160
Brian McCord

Marrying traditional New Mexican cuisine with an independent spirit and hunger for diversity, Albuquerque, NM's restaurant scene treats the dining enthusiast.

Named one of the 10 Best Cities for Local Food by the Huffington Post, the city also offers standout farm-to-table offerings like Flying Star Café, which uses fair trade, natural and organic ingredients.

Beverages get a fair shake, too, with the unique artisan coffeemaker New Mexico Piñon Coffee (the Best in the West) and a number of wineries earning national acclaim. One of the oldest wineries in New Mexico, Casa Rondena recently got a nod from national food magazine Saveur for its Meritage Red, named among the 10 best reds in the U.S.

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