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Old 05-12-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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One big difference is that LA is at least 1/2 multi family housing while ABQ is mostly single family homes. It is true that the SFHs share architectural styles - are there Craftsman homes in ABQ?
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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Tex Mex is "more common" in Phoenix and Los Angeles than in Albuquerque. I did not say it is what is exclusively available in those locations, and I expressed an overall preference for the New Mexican cuisine.

More reading comprehension issues...blame the schools much?
Tex Mex is not common in LA. I don't even know where you would get Tex Mex here.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:30 PM
 
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Tex Mex is not common in LA. I don't even know where you would get Tex Mex here.
Exactly the closest thing LA has to texmex here is taco bell and del taco.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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are there Craftsman homes in ABQ?
There are some areas around Downtown Albuquerque and around UNM which have them in decent numbers. You can find more scattered around the rest of the older parts of the city, but not very many. Certainly there are no neighborhoods with street after street or even blocks full of them.

The most notable single area is probably the Aldo Leopold Historic District, just west of Downtown Albuquerque:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Albuq...245.83,,0,8.07


It's notable more for its history, preservation and association with Aldo Leopold than for having tons of examples of Craftsman-style homes. There are really only a handful of homes of that style on that street. There were a few more houses of that style on the opposite side of that street which were razed in the sixties to build the apartment buildings which are there now. That is what kickstarted the effort to preserve the remaining ones and to create the historic district.


Another area in which you'll be able to easily find a good deal of them is the Downtown Neighborhood, which is just west of Downtown proper and north of Central Avenue from the Aldo Leopold area:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Albuq...76.05,,0,-2.04

Overall, though, the Downtown Neighborhood is a jumble of historic styles. It has everything from brick Federalist styles to Victorians to those Crafstman-style homes to Prairie-style homes to more Southwestern and Mediterranian styles.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Tex Mex is not common in LA. I don't even know where you would get Tex Mex here.
I was just thinking the same thing...I can't think of one place. El Cholo maybe? I don't know if it would be considered Tex Mex, but it definitely seems a little less authentic and more white-people-friendly than the typical Mexican restaurant in LA.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque is like the size of just 3 LA suburbs- Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank alone. So, no.

Albuquerque is to be said in the same breath as Tucson or Oklahoma City, not LA.
See, this where I think most of the people posting contrary to the notion that Albuquerque is like Los Angeles are coming from. They're getting all indignant that somewhere like Albuquerque could ever be compared to glitzy, glamorous and much more urban, and certainly bigger, Los Angeles.

It amazes me nobody from L.A. has brought up Fresno, since both are about the same size. But one person did come up with the Inland Empire, so I guess that's about as humiliating and humbling to Albuquerque.

(I should say that I actually like Fresno, but I know it doesn't get much respect from the bigger cities in California).
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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See, this where I think most of the people posting contrary to the notion that Albuquerque is like Los Angeles are coming from. They're getting all indignant that somewhere like Albuquerque could ever be compared to glitzy, glamorous and much more urban, and certainly bigger, Los Angeles.

It amazes me nobody from L.A. has brought up Fresno, since both are about the same size. But one person did come up with the Inland Empire, so I guess that's about as humiliating and humbling to Albuquerque.

(I should say that I actually like Fresno, but I know it doesn't get much respect from the bigger cities in California).
But its the truth, it resembles the IE more than anywhere else, do you want people to lie?
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Exactly the closest thing LA has to texmex here is taco bell and del taco.
I think that the reason they call it texmex is because it is Texas version of Mexican food................ As opposed to New Mexico, Arizona or California versions of Mexican food.

I could be wrong though. Been told I went to bad schools and have a reading comprehension problem.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The city of champions
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I think that the reason they call it texmex is because it is Texas version of Mexican food................ As opposed to New Mexico, Arizona or California versions of Mexican food.

I could be wrong though. Been told I went to bad schools and have a reading comprehension problem.
Doesn't matter. A Texan that owns a Tex-Mex restaurant could some day move to Cali and open a Tex-Mex style restaurant there. Wouldn't be the first time something like that has happened I'm sure.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Albuquerque is growing and the comparison is LA? Wow, (start screaming and crying) ABQ is becoming the PHX of New Mexico.
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