Binge-watching television series has become a popular pastime, and “Breaking Bad” and its spinoff/prequel “Better Call Saul” are at the top of many lists. Both shows immerse the viewer in the seedier side of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the real-life city revels in the depiction.

Even years after “Breaking Bad” finished its run, show-related items such as “Pollos Hermanos” T-shirts are sold all over Albuquerque, and tour operators offer tours of some of the locales, including the Blake’s Lotaburger burger chain, where the show was shot.

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.

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alvin sallee

As a third generation New Mexican, a Native NM, or a NNM, I can add that there is nothing like real New Mexican food, it differs from Northern NM and Southern NM.

I have never watched Breaking Bad, even tho with my brother I wrote, The Methamphetamine Handbook: What you Need to Know. What you need to know is that Breaking Bad is not ABQ--even if it was filmed in the car wash my dad designed using a church plan.

During lock down, we have been getting our "fix" of New Mexican food from La Salita via Grubhub. Chile Rellenos are the best!

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