December 4, 2023


Food & Travel Enthusiast

Horrors! New theme restaurant opens in Albuquerque

Manager Even Oliver usually takes orders for the duration of the night at Blood Sausage. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

With its black painted walls and “blood” splattered tables, just one of Albuquerque’s most up-to-date places to eat is supposed to be equally an homage to ’80s horror films and its namesake product — blood sausages.

Blood Sausage, located at 138 Harvard SE, opened March 16.

Co-proprietor Cameron Markham reported the strategy for the restaurant arrived from a childhood enjoy of ’80s horror films and a desire to open up a haunted household themed cafe with “elevated offerings.”

Owner Cameron Markham explained his love of ‘80s horror films inspired the decor and menu products at Blood Sausage found in the Bricklight District south of the College of New Mexico. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

By late very last year, he and his companion, Elizabeth Blankstein, experienced landed on an concept that would later develop into Blood Sausage.

“Originally we experienced assumed probably we just open up a horror bar,” he mentioned.

Having said that, they made a decision on also offering meals, and blood sausage appeared like an noticeable alternative for a restaurant themed about slasher films.

Markham mentioned his curiosity in blood sausages stems from he and Blankstein’s proclivity to exam out extra adventurous products on menus when eating out and Blankstein’s Tawainese origin considering the fact that a edition of blood sausage is frequently observed in Taiwan.

The Black Pudding blood sausage at the new horror-themed restaurant Blood Sausage. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

“My associate and I are both genuinely, really big into really adventurous culinary items, so anytime we go out whichever is the most, like, out there factor in the world to consider, that is generally what ends up being our beloved issue,” he mentioned.

The menu serves a few distinctive varieties of blood sausages produced in-house and motivated by German, United Kingdom and Taiwanese recipes.

For a little bit considerably less adventurous diners, the cafe also gives a chicken sandwich, a pork burger, chilled noodles, grilled cheese and a number of varieties of fries.

In addition to foodstuff, the restaurant also serves beer and an “exceptionally nerdy” wine listing, Markham claimed.

This is not Markham’s initially restaurant endeavor.

Santa Fe diners may understand Markham and Blankstein as the duo guiding the Asian fusion restaurant Liu Liu Liu.

Blood Sausage is open up from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday via Friday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For additional details, take a look at or call 505-265-9452.