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The dust had barely settled on Silverado Health Food Shoppe & More in Silver City before a similar but more tersely named supplement shop and eatery opened in its place. Healthy Eats is owned by Gabe Gutierrez, a Silver City Fire Department captain, and partner Kim Murillo. The menu is mostly the same as Silverado's and even the cook is the same. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 303 E. 13th St., 534-9404.

Shevek & Co. in downtown Silver City will have a six-course Italian wine-tasting dinner on Friday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., with wine expert Jesse Griego. Reservations recommended. Special high-carb/high-protein dishes will be on the menu for cyclists participating in Tour of the Gila,. 602 N. Bullard, 534-9168, silver-eats.com.

Curious Kumquat, also in downtown Silver City, has three events coming up. On Friday, April 5, 5-8 p.m., an open house welcomes one and all to explore the wine cellar, sample complimentary in-house-cured salami and explore new artwork. The next day, April 6, 12-2 p.m., it's an Indian Cooking Class with Farzana, followed by a banquet ($35, registration required). Then on Saturday, April 13, 12-8:30 p.m., it's the year's first Kumquat beer tasting ($20). 111 E. College Ave., 534-0337.



In downtown Las Cruces, Ono Grindz is gone, but much of the island-themed eatery has survived in a new incarnation as Gina's Cantina. Tacos and other Mexican fare have joined the Hawaiian offerings. It's open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. weekdays plus 5-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. 300 N. Downtown Mall, 541-7492.

Frozen-yogurt fans have a new place to go in Las Cruces. Sweet CeCe's features a changing menu of frozen yogurts plus more than 50 toppings. It's a small chain, with this marking the 35th location nationwide. 901 E. University Ave.

Another lesser-known chain eatery coming to town is Genghis Grill, which plans to start serving Mongolian-style stir-fry on Telshor, next to Fedencio's, by late fall.



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