D  e  s  e  r  t     E  x  p  o  s  u  r  e    February 2006


Have Spacesuit, Will Travel
Is space tourism the ticket to success for the proposed spaceport?

For Love and Money
Ivan Thompson, the "Cowboy Cupid," stars in an award-winning documentary.

Connecting the Threads
The Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective weaves together area fabric artists.

Blooming in the Desert
"Little Vampire" author and painter Angela Sommer-Bodenburg.

Out of Africa
Festus Addo-Yobo, new director of NMSU's Black Studies Program.

Columns & Departments
Editor's Note
Desert Diary
Tumbleweeds in Brief
Top 10
Celestial Cycles
The Starry Dome
Ramblin' Outdoors
People's Law
40 Days & 40 Nights
Chocolate Fantasia
$1.98 Show
Clubs Guide
Guides to Go
Henry Lightcap's Journal
Continental Divide

Special Section
Arts Exposure:
Deming's Art Bloom
For the Love of Art Month
Arts News
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind & Spirit
Secrets of Romance
Echinacea & Colds
Lifelong Learning

Red or Green?
Dining Guide
Si Italian Bistro
Patio Café
Table Talk


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Table Talk

The latest outpost of the Lorenzo's empire has opened its doors, at the corner of Lohman and Roadrunner Parkway in Las Cruces (522-7755). It's open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. . . .

A Taste of Philly on Lohman in Las Cruces has closed. . . .

The Paisano Cafe in Organ is now the Organ Mountain Cafe (373-3000). Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. . . .

Pete's Hacienda on Espina St. in Las Cruces has become El Ranchero. . . .

El Rey Meat Market in Deming plans to add a sit-down restaurant and takeout food, dubbed Las Casuelas. It's at 108 N. Platinum, 544-8432. . . .

Also coming to Deming is Sapo Verde (which means "green toad"), on North Silver. . . .

Teapot Dome, which serves coffee and baked goods as well as selling books, has moved from its familiar corner location in Deming to 107 E. Spruce (546-2828). . . .

Jack's Rib Joint in Deming has closed.




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