Where to Eat:
To keep with the mall theme, a chain restaurant seemed only fitting and what chain restaurant is better than Sizzler? Located at 7212 Menaul Blvd Ne, the Sizzler is just steps from the Sheraton and the Midrock Mall. For a Sizzler, this one gets great reviews for its good service and fresh salad bar. Known for their steak, they offer nearly a dozen different varieties at reasonable prices too.
What to See:
The reason the majority of “Observe and Report” was filmed at Winrock is because the mall is mostly vacant, the only department store left is Dillards. This provided a blank canvas for producers to create their fictional shopping center Forrest Ridge. During the shoot, the facility housed fake stores like Curvaceous Lingerie, Zoo Town, and Dress Right. They even built a fake food court with restaurants like Captain O'Landers, Toast and Bun, Banzai Banana, and Sub Atomic, all complete with fake food.
It was recently announced that Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a multimillion dollar deal to help revitalize the Winrock Mall which will turn the space into an outdoor shopping center. In the meantime, you can get your shopping fix at the nearby Coronado Center, also in uptown Albuquerque. Coronado has a wide variety of stores including Macy’s and JCPenny.
· Set Visit: 'Observe and Report [Lex18]
· Albuquerque Travel Guide [Moviefone]
· Seth Rogen and Anna Faris Talk Mall Cops at the Aero Theater [Jaunted]