In a cooler city, a largely organic restaurant in a bowling alley would be a total hipster vortex. In humble Albuquerque, though, Ezra's Place is just a modest, family-run operation that happens to serve things like duck enchiladas with tomatillo-serrano sauce and toasted pumpkin seeds, along with a locally farmed lettuce. And if this sounds good, just wait till you see the daily-specials board, which incorporates seasonal, local ingredients into dishes from all over the globe, without an ounce of pretension. And the setting is just what you imagine: padded-vinyl booths overlooking the bowling lanes. Ezra's is open for lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch, with a couple of hours off in the afternoon. The same family runs equally awesome Sophia's Place, just up the street at 6313 Fourth St. N.W., with killer breakfast (try anything involving poached eggs and red chile) and lunch.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Sunday from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Takeout Available: Yes