Tumbleweed Burger, Isotopes Park, Albuquerque, N.M. Ryan Curry, former assistant general manager/executive chef, Spectra Food Services & Hospitality at Isotopes Park Photo: Courtesy Spectra Red chile cotton candy ignites a ballpark hit Jay Satenspiel, senior vice president of Spectra Food Services & Hospitality’s central region, admits that when he heard about the Tumbleweed Burger, he was skeptical. At the start of the baseball season at Isotopes Park, home to the Triple-A Albuquerque (N.M.) Isotopes, Spectra rolled out the $10 burger — a hatch green chile bun holding a grilled Angus burger, melted ghost pepper cheese and red chile cotton candy. “When I think ‘hamburger,’ I think ketchup, lettuce and tomato,” Satenspiel said with a laugh. “The cool thing about it is when you put cotton candy on a hot burger, it melts. The sugars from the cotton candy penetrated the beef. The flavors just explode in your mouth. It was unbelievable. I […]
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