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Pizza began to appear on the menus of Italian restaurants in Santa Fe in the late 1940s. That was well before the trend for New York-style pizza had managed to spread as far as New Mexico, so Santa Fe is known for thick crust pizza. Thick crust is a traditional type of pizza that has been consumed in Italy for centuries. Every family likes to let on that they have their own secret recipe which they use to prepare the dough with. While that may be true to some extent, it's difficult to believe that so many variations of something as simple as flour, yeast, and water can actually exist. Pizza bases can vary greatly though and you'll even come across one or two in Santa Fe who use craft beer when prepping their dough. Does it make a difference? You'll have to try it to find out.
Don't stint on quality, and get yourself the best delivery pizza in Santa Fe by getting one from Bruno's. This pizzeria, which also goes by the name of Punchy'z when operating from their food truck, has premises on the city's Paseo de Peralta. All of their pizzas, whether baked in the kitchen of their converted railway freight truck or on the road in their mobile wagon, are wood-fired as they believe in authenticity where pizzas are concerned. Just because Bruno's has a food truck doesn't mean they'll turn up outside your door and start the pizza cooking process there. Any pie you order will arrive in the hands of a delivery guy just the same way it would from any other pizzeria. The big difference is it'll be a whole lot tastier especially if you give their Il Diavolo or Bootlegger pizzas a try.
When you've been out sightseeing in Santa Fe visiting places like the historic Santa Fe Plaza or the New Mexico History Museum and are heading for the Railyard Arts District, you'll be just a stone's throw from the pizzeria that makes the best take-out pizza in Santa Fe. Take a stroll down Garfield Street and you'll come across the very smart premises belonging to the Andiamo Italian Restaurant. The bungalow-style building housing Andiamo's has been painted pristine white inside and out with the odd touch here and there of contrasting black. It's simply but stylishly furnished and the addition of a few pieces of interesting wall art adds just the right decorative note. Andiamo's pizzas are the same: simple, uncomplicated, and exactly how pizzas should be. For one that's definitely a cut above the rest though, try their pie which is topped with homemade lamb sausage, olives, and mozzarella, it's bellissimo.
No matter how good a city is to live in, it's always good to have a change of scene. Make a thirty-minute drive south-east of Santa Fe along the I-25 and you'll come to the quiet rural village of Pecos. There's not much of note in the village itself, other than the Pecos Canyon Cafe where you can get a great pizza, but it sits on the edge of the Pecos National Historical Park which is certainly worth a visit. In the park, you can explore the remains of the Indian pueblo, go bird and wildlife spotting, or take a leisurely hike along the park's dusty trails. It's a fascinating place to visit that will give you an insight into the history of the Santa Fe region of New Mexico.
It may be a little out of the way, but head for Sandia Park and you'll be in for an amazing day. Sandia Park is south of Santa Fe and a rural town which sits right in the heart of the Cibola National Forest. That's a great spot for a chill-out hike, but for something more exciting take a ride on the Sandia Park tramway. The cable car ascends to a staggering height of ten-thousand feet plus until it reaches the crest of the Sandia Mountains. The views as you go up are absolutely breathtaking and while you may want to recover with a drink in the restaurant at the top, wait to eat until you come back down and go to the Lazy Lizard Grill on the NM-14 for a pizza.
There are many amazing geological wonders in New Mexico and you don't need to go far from Santa Fe to find a few. Head south-west along the I-25 and before you get as far as Pena Blanca, stop off to browse around the museum called El Rancho de las Golondrina. Once you're on your way again, don't miss pulling up at La Bajada Hill to hike around the loop trail known as El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. It's a historic trail and the views more than compensate for the heat and dust. Recover with a pizza at the Rio Grande Restaurant on Los Sandovales then cross over the Rio Grande and go to the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Park to get totally mind-boggled by the weird and wonderful rock formations there.
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