ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The country is about to get a little taste of life inside one of Albuquerque’s most recognizable restaurants.
El Pinto, a 52-year-old New Mexican food behemoth, will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Big Kitchens.” It will air at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, on the FYI network, according to the network’s posted schedule and in subsequent scheduled reruns.
The restaurant will celebrate by hosting its own special screening of the show the following night, according to a news release. The event, set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, will include free appetizers and margarita specials until 6 p.m.
The “Big Kitchens” series “explores the mind-boggling logistics, colossal cuisine and extraordinary characters behind the world’s biggest, most extreme kitchens and restaurants,” according to the FYI website.
El Pinto, a sprawling, multi-room eatery in Albuquerque’s North Valley, can seat 1,000 people.