Mild Mannered: Lil Woody’s has scrumptiously satisfying burgers, dare I say the best on Capitol Hill. I always thought food in cartoons looked astonishingly delicious (especially you, Ninja Turtles pizza) so I really appreciate that, to me, the hamburgers at Woody’s look just like the kind that J. Wellington Whimpy ravenously scarfs down in Popeye.
At Woody’s The New Mexican is seasonal. They serve it year round, but you can only get it with Hatch Green Chile three months of the year. Otherwise you’re getting the inferior Anaheim Chile Pepper (altering the sign twice yearly is why the word “Hatch” looks all wonky on the menu). The green chile they ship up tastes great and smokey, definitely the real deal, but there is a disappointing lack of heat. It’s just not spicy (why do I feel weird using “spicy” to describe green chile?) at all.
That queso sauce is ok, though I don’t know where in New Mexico you’d find that sort of thing on a green chile burger. Just plain ol’ bright orange cheddar compliments the chile best for me.
So, Fiveohfivers, I say go eat your fill of all the burgers at Woody’s, but get this every now and then(when the chile’s in stock) just to remind you what green chile tastes like.
FYI: My favorite green chile cheese burger in NM is at Horseman’s Haven. Brother, I tell ya, it’s the size of a dinner plate, you have to eat it with a fork, and don’t get me started on the chile there. Let’s just say, it has one hell of a half-life.