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VIDEO-Hatch Chile Festival

VIDEO-Hatch Green Chile Burger (view below)

One of the most popular times of the year in Hatch, N.M. is during the annual Hatch Chile Festival.  The small village of 1600 residents is about 35-miles north of Las Cruces. 

One popular destination in Hatch is Sparky's BBQ.  The diner always seems to have a line out front.  And nowadays, according to locals, the line seems longer.  The reason?  Sparky's was voted in July as the third best burger joint in the nation by online travel website, Trip Advisor.  Sparky's BBQ owner Teako Nunn was raised in a restaurant family.  His father founded the iconic El Paso steakhouse, 'Cattlemans.'