'New Mexico' on Serious Eats

Daily Slice: Saggios in Albuquerque

In this edition, we enter the uncharted territory of The Land of Enchantment. The first New Mexican slice comes from Saggio's in Albuquerque, a pizza spot across from the University of New Mexico that looks equal parts Roman bathhouse, sports bar, and comic book. (See: fountain; columns; mural in which the Beatles swim in the Rio Grande next to Albert Einstein in front of a 7-Eleven sign.) More

Dear Slice: New Mexico–Style Pizza?

About your article on regional pizza styles... I don't know if this really rises to the level of "style," but people here in New Mexico eat green chile on their pizza. Most people also dip their pizza in ranch dressing. It's so common that all of the local pizza places serve green chile as a topping, and most have some kind of "green chile and ____" topping selection. The chile I can deal with, but the ranch dressing thing is vile and wrong (I'm from Chicago, so I have pizza ethics), but I haven't seen it done anywhere else so... More

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