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1. Christmas Style: Red and green chile sauce together with the same dish.  
2. Alburquerque: The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with ...  
3. ABQ: Shorthand for Albuquerque, or its airport (officially called Albuquerque International Sunport).  
4. Just Muffin Around: A local bakery & cafe that serves up breakfast, lunch, and homemade muffins & muffin tops.
5. Chicharrones: Fried pork rinds common in Albuquerque because of its longstanding Spanish influence.  
6. Petroglyph National Monument: With approximately 20,000 images carved by native people and early Spanish settlers, Petroglyph National Monument i...  
7. Sandia Mountains: The Sandia Mountains got their name because of the brilliant colors they emit around sunset. ('Sandía' is Spanish f...  
8. Quadrant: Albuquerque is split up into four quadrants--NE, NW, SW, and SE.  
9. Albuquerque Isotopes: A Triple-A minor league baseball team in Albuquerque that derives its name from a Simpsons episode in which Homer t...  
10. Rio Grande: A major river that makes up half of the US-Mexico border and runs through Albuquerque. Rio Grande is known as Rio B...  
11. Big I: Interstate 40, can include Interstate 25, or the Interstate highway exchange depending on usage.  
12. Q, The: A quick way of saying Albuquerque, originally a city campaign to make the city better known and to promote awarenes...  
13. Alibi: A local free publication that has a large number of the "haps" (events) of the area, as well as up and coming conce...
14. Haps: Albuquerque English for local events.  
15. Heights-Foothills: This area is at the base of the Sandia Mountains in the NE quadrant of the city. It's a higher class living area t...  
 
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