Several months ago, I watched the underground classic road movie: Two-Lane Blacktop. In addition to a neat scene on the Santa Fe Plaza, and drag-racing on an empty Airport Road, the local landmark Bert's Burger Bowl was featured.
This favorite fast-food restaurant has also made it into the Congressional Record. On Thursday, September 9, 2004, then-Representative Tom Udall made a speech in the House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bert's. Citing the restaurant's unique motto of "Since 1954: One Location Worldwide", it is "one of the last independently owned drive-in restaurants". Udall lists highlights from their menu and celebrates their claim to fame: the invention of the green-chile cheeseburger.
Bert's will be on the Food Network on Monday, March 16 at 8:00 pm, with a reprise at 10:00 pm on March 20. Grab some burgers and fries and settle down to watch the show!
Thanks to RS for the research!