After having its building at the corner of Bullard and Broadway in downtown Silver City on the market for a long time, Isaac's closed just before Christmas. Also closing in downtown — for now — is Café Un Mundo, which is said to be "shutting down for a year."
On a happier note, Curious Kumquat is celebrating a stellar mention in Saveur magazine's "Saveur 100" issue. The "Travel Edition" of the annual list ranged far and wide and even found its way to Silver City, where the magazine noted, "The award for most far-flung modernist cuisine may go to Rob Connoley of the Curious Kumquat... . the 'Quat, as locals call it, incorporates hydrocolloids and other standbys of molecular gastronomy into globally influenced dishes — Thai red curry duck, Korean-spiced elk shank — but Connoley's food is just as inspired by his own town."
In Las Cruces, the funky downtown eatery SB's Late-Night Lunchbox, which we featured in our July 2011 Tumbleweeds column ("Brave New Food"), has closed.
Also downtown, the former location of La Iguana, 139 N. Main St., is now the Main Street Bistro and Ale House. Owner Gary Ebert, of Zeffiro Pizzeria Napoletana and the Popular Artisan Bakery, will be serving up 50 different beers, burgers, sandwiches and bistro fare. Hours are daily 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch and for dinner, Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m. 524-5977.
A new outpost of the Jason's Deli chain is now open at 3845 E. Lohman Ave., 521-0700.
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