WHAT’S BETTER THAN A BURGER from a two-time winner of the New Mexico State Fair’s Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge? How about a frothy, fiery green chile milkshake to go with it? This simple concoction of vanilla soft-serve ice cream and diced Hatch green chile from the world-famous Sparky’s Burgers, Barbecue & Espresso, in Hatch, is worth a trip across the state, maybe even the country. “The sweet and spicy flavors hit all the notes on your taste buds simultaneously,” says Teako Nunn, who co-owns Sparky’s with his wife, Josie. Prefer chocolate? Try the Ozzy, the same green chile shake but with chocolate sauce. Nunn created it for heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne, who came to town in 2018. “I brought it to his table, and before I walked by again, he had finished it,” says Nunn. “We’ve been serving it ever since.” sparkysburgers.com