ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – While some people are heading to the ballpark to watch the isotopes play, others are heading for the food. Isotopes unveiled three new menu items, all featuring New Mexican twists on popular foods.
The first item is the I-Chee-Wa-Wa barbecue sandwich. It includes a whole pound of spicy barbecue pulled pork, covered in diced green chile and nacho jalapeño cheese, all topped with a chili relleno.
The Green Chili Philly takes the traditional Philly cheesesteak and adds green chili, queso cheese, all in a sweet hoagie roll.
If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, the Wild West Sausage is the food for you. It’s Isotopes’ version of a classic Chicago hot dog, you can choose from rattlesnake, elk, duck or alligator with a Cajun twist.
It’s all the brainchild of Isotopes executive chef Jim Griego, who’s only been on the team for about six weeks but grew up in Albuquerque. When asked if he would ever use Colorado Green Chili, he made it clear where his allegiances lie: “No one convinced me to try using Colorado Green Chili and I don’t know. if I really would. time to call myself Mexican.
Fans will get their first taste of the new food options during the Isotopes’ home opener on April 12 against Tacoma.