The Curio Cowboys, Albuquerque's Own Western Swing Band (nearly as large in number as a football team) rocked the house last night at The Cooperage in Albuquerque. A local favorite the toe-tapping group managed to keep us entertained until way past the normal Sunday night (day-before-back to-work-Monday) quitting time.
Once again, local folks, local entertainment and a local venue outdid my expectations. The service was great, the food was good and the evening was fun, although I was a late arrival after procrastinating for hours about leaving the comfort of my home in my flipflops, tshirt and old jeans.
The live music fills the barrel-themed restaurant (even the exterior looks like a huge barrel), so seating should depend on your taste and desire for live tunes.
The Cooperage is tauted as one of the best steakhouses in Albuquerque, and is also known for their prime rib and seafood. Since I arrived late, I ate light and enjoyed the soup and salad bar.
Looks like I need to make another visit to check out the beef and seafood, and Friday Salsa Nights (and I don't mean red or green)!
The enchantment continues...