Chilies from Gilly’s
Exit 41 off Interstate 25 crosses the Rio Grande just before you get to Hatch, New Mexico. At the top of a sweeping turn off the bridge is a colorful structure and a sign announcing Gilly’s Chile – Stop Here. We always do and each time it is like meeting a long lost dear friend. I think it could be a week or 10 years and Gilly would be just as happy to see you. His stand has expanded every year but the quality of his chilies is the same – super excellent. I’m told next year Gilly will have a little cafe were he’ll be selling food made from his own recipes and his own chilies. Sounds good to me.
We first met Gilly because our navigation software indicated a short-cut home through Hatch. The problem was we hadn’t picked up any “Thank you” gifts to the people back home who had been watching our house, yard, mail, etc. during our absence. So, when we just happened upon Gilly and his chili stand, it was most fortunate. Got to love happenstance. And we have been stopping every year since.
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