Cracker Barrel is a restaurant chain usually found along the highway. They have an "old rocking chair on the porch" feel like what you'd find 20-30 years back. The food is not exceptional but it's a place to get a good, inexpensive meal. Be careful to leave room for their delicious dessert: a warm caramelized apple crumble with cinnamon with two balls of vanilla!
I knew there'd be a Coke store in Vegas, but I didn't expect it to be so cool! I thought it would be a lot smaller, perhaps part of one of the millions of hotels in the city, but no, it is out on the street, in front of the Hotel New York, New York. You can't miss the huge Coke bottle outside, with a lift in it. Inside the giant 2 story shop you'll find everything you could possibly imagine with Coke branding. From clothes, to plush toys, to different bottles from around the world ... upstairs there's more shopping and a snack bar if you want to eat something, and drink some Coke, of course.
This little hole-in-the-wall across from Belen's busy train tracks has some of the area's best New Mexican cuisine. While their meats, enchiladas, and other dishes are also delicious, it's their green chile that's the real deal.
Their green chile is roasted from fresh peppers and then simmered with pork and other spices to make a topping that goes well on everything. I particularly enjoy and recommend the chile relleno or stuffed sopapillas or Saturday's special chilaquiles.
Their red chile, also very good, is very spicy and tends to smother the food that they cover with it. I'd recommend getting it on the side if you don't like hot flavors!
(Can't decide? Ask for "Christmas" and they'll put both on your plate).
Meals come with great, fresh salsa and chips to start and end with light and airy sopapillas with honey. Come hungry and expect to eat too much!