Q's Bistro in Silver City, in the building that formerly housed the Silver City Brewing Co., is looking to get back in the brewing business — and has engaged former owner Bob Brockhausen as brewmaster. A new menu will accompany the name change to Q's Southern Bistro and Brewery, with the brewery known as the Branding Iron Brewing Co. 101 E. College Ave., 534-4401.
Curious Kumquat in Silver City has two special events this month. Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m., will be a First Friday wine and cheese party; no reservations required. On Dec. 8, 6 p.m., an Apocalypse Tasting Dinner features 12 courses celebrating the Mayan calendar; $75 or $100 with wine pairings. Reservations are required. 111 E. College St. 534-0337.
Pizza lovers in Las Cruces can now enjoy Great American Pizza, serving up pies at 3100 W. Picacho Ave. The local outpost of the pizza chain is open weekdays 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and weekends until 10 p.m. 526-4277.
If you're craving Belgian waffles, have we got an eatery for you. A Bite of Belgium, 741 N. Alameda St. in Las Cruces, serves waffles and other Belgian fare, ranging from burgers on homemade brioche buns to pastries. Chef-owner Michael Mal was formerly a chef at the Double Eagle, and now has come out of retirement to share his native cuisine. 527-2483.
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