We hope you are enjoying our newly evolved e-newsletter! Rather than a list of weekend events, we’re now sharing much more information with you. In this issue, we tell you about some food-related stories, which is good timing since many restaurants will be opening next week. We also provide some great ideas for having fun at home, expanded library servies, and our usual list of local restaurants which offer home delivery or pick-up.
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Though many businesses remain closed, New Mexico’s public health order will be extended and amended as of Monday, June 1, to permit indoor dining, hair salons, gyms and indoor shopping to open on a limited basis — and according to COVID-safe guidelines!
Fabulous Food: Got Meat? / Vegetarian Friendly Venues (p. 30)
Just in time for the statewide partial reopening of restaurants on Monday, June 1, this issue’s Fabulous Food section finds writers David Salcido and Alexia Severson going head to head to highlight some of the area’s best restaurants — for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Read more here or beginning on page 30 of the May/June 2020 issue of Neighbors.
Entertaining: BBQ, Veggies and Beers — Oh My! (p. 34)
Nothing washes down those carnivorous cravings and vegetarian vittles like an ice-cold New Mexico craft beer; don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Our intrepid author Daniel Gonzales braved some of the area’s best breweries in search of the perfect New Mexico craft beer to pair with any meal. Find your next favorite brew on page 34 of the current issue, or read it online here.
Branigan Memorial Library offering limited service
In compliance with the All Together New Mexico, COVID Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library began offering limited services to the public on May 26.
Library patrons can now request curbside pick-up of library materials and those needing access to the public computer lab will be allowed use on a limited basis.
For more information about computer lab use and curbside pickup, call the library at 575-528-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doña Ana Arts Council office, gallery now open
The Doña Ana Arts Council office and Arts & Cultural Center gallery, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Mesilla, has reopened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The gallery will be open for the public to view artwork during the normal hours. Animal Magnetism, an exhibit of the pastel work of Dinah Swan, is currently on display. Swan’s exhibit has been “isolating” in the gallery ever since early March.
Free online art history seminars and a limited number of on-line visual art workshops will continue through the month of June. For registration or more information, visit daarts.org/classes-workshops or call 575-523-6403.
Free home entertainment
- The Las Cruces Museums may be closed, but there’s still plenty of educational fun to be had on the weekends with Saturdays at the Museums: At Home Activities! Each week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., fun for the whole family is available online, with activities inspired by Artventurous, Jaws, Paws and Claws, and other museum programs; follow the Las Cruces Museums on Facebook for updates.
- The Doña Ana Arts Council’s series of online art history classes — Nineteenth Century Art, Gardens of the World, and World Impressionism — continue this weekend; visit www.daarts.org for complete dates and times.
- Since in-person presentations are out of the picture for the time being, the Humane Society of Southern New Mexico is offering free, fun and educational “kids fun” activities and animal-related stories. With units on rabbits, cats, and rattlesnakes, the program includes read-along stories, coloring pages, at-home activities, informative quizzes, and more. These activities are free, but as the kids enjoy, consider making a donation and help HSSNM save animal lives.
Neighbors book giveaway continues
Read anything good lately? Neighbors magazine’s book giveaway continues! During May and June, we’ll be giving away copies of four great books — titles and rules for entry are as follows:
- Tex Q, 100 Recipes for the Very Best Barbecue from the Lone Star State: One of our neighbors, well-known food writer Cheryl Alters Jamison, has contributed copies of her latest cookbook to give away to a barbecue-loving reader! Tex Q, 100 Recipes for the Very Best Barbecue from the Lone Star State, All Smoke-Cooked to Perfection, is packed with recipes for beef, chicken, pork, lamb, fish and other seafood, plus vegetables, infused with robust flavor from rubs, mops, sauces, and spices. To enter to win a copy, post a photo or description of your favorite barbecue on our Facebook page. Be sure to like our page to get updates! If you don’t do Facebook, you can email your entry to email@example.com.
- Black Pearl and Deadly Recall: Las Cruces suspense writer Donnell Ann Bell is featured in the May-June issue of Neighbors, and she’s providing two of her books for us to give away: a copy of her latest work, Black Pearl, and Deadly Recall, which is set in New Mexico. Want to try to win one? To enter, post the name of your favorite suspense or mystery novel on our Facebook page. Be sure to like our page to get updates! If you don’t do Facebook, you can email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Best Wildflower Hikes in New Mexico: Naturalist, outdoor writer, and photographer Christina Selby has contributed two copies of her new book, Best Wildflower Hikes in New Mexico, for a couple of our lucky readers! This ultimate guide to great nature adventures includes wildflower descriptions and full-color photos with profiles and maps of over 40 scenic routes. Want to try to win a copy? To enter the drawing, post a photo or description of your favorite wildflower or hike on our Facebook page. Be sure to like our page to get updates! If you don’t do Facebook, you can email your entry to email@example.com.
SUBHEAD: What’s cookin’?
Restaurants, which were allowed to offer limited outdoor dining on Wednesday, may resume indoor seating at 50% maximum occupancy effective Monday, June 1. Bar and counter seating are still prohibited; to be served, customers must be seated at tables positioned at least 6 feet apart, per the amended emergency public health order, among other required and recommended COVID-Safe Practices. Take out and delivery, however, are still an option!
Andele Restaurant: Curbside Pickup, Delivery
Aqua Reef Euro-Asian Cuisine: GrubHub, DoorDash
Beck’s Roasting House & Creamery: 575-556-9850
Boba Cafe & Cabaret: UberEats, DoorDash, LoDel, OrangeCrate
Caliche’s Frozen Custard: LoDel, UberEats
Chachi’s Express: 575-522-7322
Chala’s Wood Fire Grill: 575-652-4143
Chilitos Restaurant: GrubHub, LoDel
Corner Deli: Las Cruces Delivery Solutions
D. H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro: UberEats
Day’s Hamburgers: GrubHub, LoDel, 575-523-8665
Dick’s Café: OrangeCrate, 575-524-1360
El Patrón Café and Catering: DoorDash, OrangeCrate, GrubHub, LoDel
El Sombrero Patio Café: Chow Now, DoorDash, GrubHub, LoDel
Hacienda de Mesilla: 575-652-4953
Jim Bob’s BBQ: 575-302-2685
La Posta De Mesilla: 575-524-3524
Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant: 575-521-3505
Luna Rossa Winery and Pizzeria: OrangeCrate, DoorDash, UberEats
Mama B’s Restaurant: 575-680-0201
Matteo’s Mexican Food: LoDel, GrubHub
Miguel’s Restaurant: Las Cruces Delivery Solutions
Mix Pacific Rim: LoDel, Orange Crate, 575-532-2042
Pecan Grill & Brewery: 575-521-1099
Pastaggio’s Italian Cuisine & Pizza by Lorenzo: 575-522-5522
Picacho Coffee Roasters: Order online
Pizza Palazzo: 575-382-4554, OrangeCrate, LoDel
Roadrunner Pizza: 575-522-3600
Salud de Mesilla: 575-323-3548
Santorini Mediterranean Cuisine: 575-521-9270
Sunset Grill: 575-521-1826
Sushi Freak: OrangeCrate, DoorDash, 575-222-0496
Taqueria Las Catrinas: OrangeCrate, Doordash, GrubHub, LoDel
The Pit Stop 292 Café: UberEats
Urban Café: LoDel
Zeffiro’s Pizzeria Downtown: 575-652-4215
Zia Café: LoDel