I took a break from showing Bernalillo Homes recently and stopped off for lunch at one of my favorite places, the Range Cafe.
I love the food at the range cafe, but I love the atmosphere even more.
There is plenty of artwork on the walls and lots of color on the walls too.
The Range is replete with western charm.
I always request to sit in the room with the beautiful mosaic fireplace.
I've wondered if they call this place "The Range" because of the western "range" character or because of the antigue "ranges" here.
There's a gift shop located across the vestibule. I stumbled upon this amazing bar mantle there.
The story is this bar comes from Ft Sumner NM and is from the mid to late 18o0's. Do you think William McCarty aka William "Bonney" aka "Billy the Kid" might have had a drink at this bar? We'll never know for sure, but I couldn't help picture Billy sipping a whiskey sitting at this bar in my mind.
If a little Billy the Kid lore doesn't get your imagination going when you're visiting New Mexico, I don't know what will!
The food here is outstanding and the service is very good. The atmosphere is quintessential New Mexico.
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